Lilypad, an Exotic Eco-Sanctuary


Anita’s tiny house in Portland has a bohemian style inside and features a unique curved roof.









  • Colleen says:

    This is a beautiful, comfortable, and inspiring home!

  • Connie Murray says:

    That is a super cute Tiny House!

  • LauraLMHS says:

    This is delightful. Extremely unique and highly personalized. Love the full bath and the pull-out table, but most especially the little black kitty making himself comfortable on that sumptuous bed.

  • Robert says:

    Beautifully decorated, very personal, cozy spaces. Just what tiny living should feel like – abundant and full. I love the roofline. I’d love it even more if the outside had some more of the character of the inside – warm, inviting, and bohemian. Beautiful home.

  • Grace says:

    Anita, I also decorated my apartment bohemian style and have been researching the Tiny Homes for the past five years to get me one. I LOVE your tiny home. It is warm and beautiful. Could you tell me who built it for you? Thank you

    • Anita says:

      Hi Laura, thank you so much! My home was custom built by Walt Quade of Small Home Oregon. He is now available for consultations. We don’t have the “As Built” drawings or construction plans available yet, it was a unique design.

    • Anita says:

      Hi Grace, thank you so much! My home was custom built by Walt Quade of Small Home Oregon. He is now available for consultations. We don’t have the “As Built” drawings or construction plans available yet, it was a unique design.

  • Laura Graham says:

    This is hands down the most perfect TH I have ever seen. I love how you made the office/closet/etc. Standing up in an office is over rated anyway. The decor is amazing. The only thing I would need is some type of oven, I love to bake. 😉

    • Anita says:

      Hi Laura, sorry I posted my reply to Grace in the wrong spot. I did end up acquiring a small toaster oven from a thrift shop that works great. I have some mini baking dishes for the oven as well. 🙂

      • Jennifer Buttino says:

        I love your TH! Very clever how you utilized the space. In most the TH I’ve seen, the extra loft is usually used for storage. Not at all pleasing to look at! You mentioned an oven. Is there any pictures that you could send me?
        Would love to hear from you!

  • M. Plisco says:

    This would have been a huge endeavor for my “Endymion” soul, around 20-30 years ago. I like the idea of the den/living room is in one of the lofts.

  • Anita says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your comments about my home here on Swoon!

    Photographs © by
    Shawn Linehan:
    Walt Quade:
    Guillaume Dutilh – photos & video tour:

  • 9418 says:

    If I weren’t 6 ft. tall this would be my favorite design. Still great. One of the best i’ve seen.

  • Linda says:

    My favourite design of ALL the tiny homes!

  • suzanne gravelle says:

    absolutely my favourite!

  • June says:

    This tiny home I could live in. Swap out her lovely style with my contemporary/traditional style with a touch of vintage. Yes, I can see myself opening up the door to this house after work. So many places to wind down.

  • sam says:

    Unique and beautiful. I am a person who can’t take knick-knacks sitting around drawing dust, so my decorating taste would be very different, but I can see how beautifully done this little home is.

  • helenbeee says:

    one of the best designs 🙂

  • SusanB says:

    This is one of the best tiny homes ever and has long been a favorite. I’ve never seen this many pictures of it–thanks!

  • Estelindis says:

    This is my absolute favourite tiny house that I’ve seen anywhere. Anita’s personality shines through in every aspect of the design and decoration. The utility of the five distinct spaces is amazing. Bravo!

  • Marguerite says:

    My favorite tiny ‘nest! Warm, inviting,great use of space and so interesting! Full of character and personality without being overwhelming! Very well done!

  • john andrews says:

    Is that legal in portland under their zoning codes? Thanks

  • Harriet Biehner says:


    I was blown away when I just saw your TH. It was laid out and designed as if I had. I have looked at over 10,000 TH’s and not one came close to the way this one struck me. From your roof angle and max water collection, denatured cook burners, to the interior colors, it was not only pleasing to the eye but very well thought out with efficiency and easy on the environment, playing a big factor.
    I also have 2 cats (and a dog). Where do you put the kitty box?

  • Di says:

    This is one of my all-time favorites. Brilliant, beautiful use of space, and it looks so inviting and comfortable. Her height played a role in the amazing success of the office space area, but a taller person could scale everything down closer to floor level and learn to bend down before entering (just like the loft(s). The possibilities for this layout are endless. The upstairs living area is gorgeous.

  • Michelle says:

    WOW!!! Absolutely lovely! Great job! Love the colors. Very charming and cozy! <3

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