The Fortune Cookie

Photo by Scott Haydon.

The “Fortune Cookie”, a vardo-style tiny house built by Abel from Zyl Vardos and owned by Kera of Dreadnaught Darling. Photos by Scott Haydon.

From Kera…

When it comes to my little house, the questions I am asked most frequently are, “How do you like it?” Truth is, I love it. ”Is it everything I thought it would be?” Yes, and then some. I can say with complete honesty that I love this space more than any space I have ever lived in.



  1. Antoinette July 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Would love to see pics of the inside of this fabulous place! And know the cost to build one.

  2. RENIE July 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    i just love your perfect little casa. if it was just me or my darling husband thatis just what we would be living in. he would have a workshop of course but i would be a happy camper in that casa. i love feeling cozy and safe.

  3. Dan July 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I just paid $2.99 for 30 days access to all pictures, but I can’t access the pictures of the fortune cookie post. Just the “Part 2” post.

    Can you help me?


  4. Deek July 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Abel does great work! Great photo too!

  5. kendy September 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I love these tiny houses but they always have the sleeping space lofted. I am handicapped and can’t do a ladder. Are there any designs that would accommodate?

    • steven September 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      Hi Kendy. Yes, Tiny Home Builders offers plans that have a downstairs bathroom. You can get more info. here.

    • Abel Zyl Zimmerman September 30, 2012 at 2:48 am - Reply


      I have a design (not on my website) for one with a downstairs bedroom. Additionally, I just decided that I would offer any of my designs to be adapted for wheelchair, elderly, or alter-abled access — upon request (without charging more.)


      • Judy June 1, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

        I am disabled and could not do ladder either but have kids that could so need downstairs bedroom and need something for two school age kids could sleep in as well we are living in WA state currently now if I could find a place to park the tiny home I will have build do not want to buy land looking to rent for now

  6. Ginger July 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    where can I find plans to build one like this fortune cookie, please?

  7. Karen May 1, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Where do you park it???

  8. […] Kera in her “Fortune Cookie” tiny house built by Abel from Zyl Vardos. Photo by Scott Haydon. See more photos of the Fortune Cookie here. […]

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