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Blue Moon Rising

image from: www.bluemoonrising.org

image from: www.bluemoonrising.org

One more little cabin for all you tiny house lovers out there.

Blue Moon Rising is actually a vacation cabin rental business in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Their specialty is cabins built from recycled, vintage and eco-friendly materials. Several cabins are located on the lakeside lot but this cutie caught my eye – her name is “Kaya”.

image from: www.bluemoonrising.org

image from: www.bluemoonrising.org

“Kaya” has the whole Blue Moon theme going inside and out, starting with that crescent curve over the porch.

image from: www.bluemoonrising.org

image from: www.bluemoonrising.org

The interior is just as blue-moon-y. There’s no other way to describe it.

image from: www.bluemoonrising.org

image from: www.bluemoonrising.org

Walls, floor, ceiling, doors, and windows are derived from old house and barn parts.

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The X-permit cabin

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com

Another project by David and Heather!

My Canadian house-loving friends in Nova Scotia have been busy little bees over the past few years. I’ve featured their work before here on House Crazy with their converted school house and beautiful seaside home that is now for sale. Another little side project they have been working on is the ominously named X-Permit Cabin.

The X-Permit Cabin (pictured above) is located somewhere in eastern Canada with a view of the ocean.

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

I can’t tell you exactly where it is because I have no idea. That is classified information.

I can tell you that the code word for the location of the X-Permit Cabin is “Pirate Harbour”.

So why all the precautions for this fun tiny home?

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

Here’s the backstory….

The X-Permit Cabin was built on a salvaged trailer frame. It is self-sustainable, off grid, and built without permits because technically it is a “travel trailer”.

The point of all this, as David tells us, “is to circumvent onerous permits and inspections that come with ‘permanent’ structures”. He adds that the X-Permit Cabin is “an exercise in civics, construction and innovation”.

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Rezoned and Repurposed: vintage Cabin Cruiser on dry land

Ever wanted to live on a house boat but not be bothered by sea-sickness? This place is the perfect solution…

image from: http://tinyhouselistings.com/off-grid-tiny-home-boat-parked-on-land/

image from: http://tinyhouselistings.com/off-grid-tiny-home-boat-parked-on-land/

Come on, be a rebel!

Listed for sale (or trade) in Kingston, Tennessee this unique take on small space living is priced at a mere $15,000.

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It has 1 bathroom and 1 bed – well 2 if you count the “Amish style bunkhouse” also on the property.

The tiny galley kitchen has a propane stove and fridge, in addition to a pub table and matching bar stools.

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image from: http://tinyhouselistings.com

It’s tight, but efficient (it is/was a real ship after all).

And someone had fun with the décor…

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You can buy the tiniest house in Toronto!

image from: www.vallis.ca

image from: www.vallis.ca

Both of my bathrooms are larger than this house. It measures in at 189 square feet, and unfortunately, it does not actually have a bathroom. But it does have a bedroom (area), kitchen (area) and living room (area).

image from: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/

image from: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/

This garden-shed sized cottage is located close to my old neighborhood in The Beaches area of Toronto, Canada.

And it is cute…

image from: www.vallis.ca/listings

image from: www.vallis.ca/listings

….and you do get somewhat of a yard.

But for $229,000?

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Half million dollar oceanfront shack for sale

Actually it’s a former lobster trap shed.

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/55-pond-rd-truro-ma

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/55-pond-rd-truro-ma

Well, two of them if you count the studio next door.  Price? $575,000

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

Measuring in at 384 square feet, this place is just real estate insanity.

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

Sure it’s cute – vintage, beachy – shabby-chic even; but I do believe that one of my bathrooms is bigger than this, um, house. (Does it even have a bathroom??)

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Sarah Felix Burns

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