The Choch

January 11, 2014

A 240 square feet tiny house with downstairs office, upstairs sleeping loft and living area. Shared by Cherae Stone. More info. here.

Originally shared at Tiny House Swoon.


  • Reply tinycamper January 12, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I have been following Tiny House Swoon for a while now. Almost every new one I see takes my breath away and there are features about them that I marvel at.

    This is the first one I’ve been disappointed in. The rusty tin doesn’t look nostalgic to me. It just looks like nobody cares about maintenance. And I am thinking that if one took a bath with hot water in that bathroom, the condensation would be horrible.

    And is that sheet vinyl on the kitchen counter?

    I do like the counter space and cupboards in the kitchen. And I do like having storage space in the bathroom.

    But that rusty tin…… can’t deal with that!

    • Reply Penny May 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Love the creativity, I have looked at lots of Tiny Houses and love this ones bathtub, rust and fold down kitchen counter/cutting board. I am into the least money spent the better, bravo!

  • Reply Jürgen January 13, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Fantastic! Love the rustic galvanized exterior!

  • Reply Peter January 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm


    “The rusty tin doesn’t look nostalgic to me. It just looks like nobody cares about maintenance.”
    “But that rusty tin…… can’t deal with that!”

    Well… its your your opinion, the western world is (hopefully) still free. There are areas where I too would not like rust.

    I follow tinyhouseswoon, too, and almost none of the houses is my dream house, but some are really close, I can steal a good idea here and there and improve my dream house more and more.

    And you will have to admit, that this rusty tin is an honest surface, at least.
    It does not pretend so be more than it really is.
    Honest surfaces degrade and age gracefully, showing the age, past usage and some wrinkles, but without becoming ugly.

    OTOH, glossy , artificial surfaces will become ugly after some time and need to be replaced.

    In an environment of honest surfaces, man has a chance to age with his environment.
    In an environment of glossy , artificial surfaces, man will most likely look older and more worn out than his environment.

    Rusty surfaces can be really nice. Google for “Corten steel”. And you can stop, encapsulate and conserve rust for example with “Fertan” or “Owatrol” (trade names, please google for them, I only get results in german language), so you can have stylish rust, full functionality, and no rusty fingers at all.

  • Reply Kelly January 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I look at Tiny House Swoon almost daily. I love this house!!!! I love the use of color, the true neatness of the house and the use of every available space!!!!!!!!! This is a wonderful home and I have many more ideas now since I have had the pleasure of viewing it. Thank you for the opportunity!!!
    As for the comments from Tiny Camper. You are correct, we are all blessed with the right to our own opinions, this one though sounds more to me like a spoiled child who is ticked off because YOU had the forethought and the determination to build that cool bathroom just the way you did!! Personal envy can be nasty. So can people who can’t think of anything nice to say. I love your home. Great, great job!!! Condensation be damned, let the mirror dry and move on. Have a blessed day.

  • Reply Kathy January 14, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    TC, there’s legitimate opinion, and there’s thoughtlessness. People submit swwons because they’re builders sometimes, and then it makes sense to ask if other materials are available, and other people submit swoons because they are proud of their homes and want to share them. Even then, it seems reasonable to ask somethibg like, “do you get condensation issues with the tin?”

    But would you walk into somebody’s house and say, “vinyl flooring, blechhh?” This isn’t the comments section of Architectural Digest. It’s a little, personal place for tiny dreaming.

    For my part, I’m a clapboard girl, but like many elements of this house, includung the tub and chalkboard framed mirror. ‘My humble commode,” LOL. The tree-limb railing, too, and charming hostess smiling through it as well!

  • Reply kathy January 14, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I’m adding that this house is full of creative touches that I love and remind me of the great Tiny Texas Houses. Including the tin, which, btw, has been used successfully in tiny bathrooms since Jay Schaefer was a pup. ; – )

  • Reply Rebecca January 15, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    The first thing I was going to say was that I absolutely love the rusty tin. All those little nooks in the bathroom are genius – making use of every square inch. The stained glass window in the sleeping loft is so charming. And if you look closely, it’s obvious that the countertop in the kitchen is stone tile, NOT sheet vinyl. I love this house!

  • Reply Munkee February 7, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Ummm…. how does one make that gorgeous sitting pillow?
    I really like this house, and that gorgeous pillow.

  • Reply George September 3, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I love it.. Bravo….

  • Reply Ida January 30, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I love the galvanized tub and am planning on putting one in my single wide mobile home master bath. I am also going to put a glavanized bucket in use for the sink amidst a dresser for the vanity! Great going folks! Love it all! What an inspiration!!!

  • Reply Shelley February 3, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Reuse, repurpose, why not? Old barn tin is the BEST!!! And it’s everywhere in Texas. We pay good money for it to be installed on ceilings, halfway up a wall, as a backsplash… We LOVE old tin. Rust just makes it better!!!

  • Reply Steve March 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I love the fold down porch roof/storm shutters–and the overall look of rough, scrounged, repurposed materials. I would love to see more pics of the house from the outside–to see the overall size and setting and so on. Also, more to show the lay-out inside. I have a sense of nice details and of the style of the house, but not an overall sense of its layout.

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