Owning two houses can be quite expensive. However, when designer Jorie Burns had her heart set out on having a second house near Lake Michigan, she made sure that her second house was super affordable and compact. How so? Keep on reading to find out!
Manufactured in Indiana, the 860 square foot cabin currently stands at Lakeside Cabins Resort in Three Oaks Michigan. Made out of inexpensive prefabricated components, the little house is a prime vacationing place for relaxation and disconnecting from the world. The house hones not only the already beautiful outdoors; it captures the essence of living indoors as well. In order to fit in with the rest of the houses of in the area, the miniature cabin has a log side exterior as well as a 280-square-foot enclosed deck that includes a wood burning stove, couch and still leaves enough room to hold a large dining area and another sleeping space.
The rest of the interior features a 380-square-feet lounging area and the remaining space is dedicated to a master bedroom for the designer and her husband and a double loft featuring two double beds and two single beds for the kids.
Jorie stayed in touch with the builder via emails during the entire duration of construction. She says, “I shipped the builder all of our lighting, bathroom vanity, tile, and chose cabinets, flooring, tongue and groove wood for the walls, countertops, cabinets and everything else that went into it.” To embrace the outdoors and make best of the compact space, the designer chose a minimalistic approach combined with Scandinavian designs.
The family will head out to their holiday home for the first time this summer and Jorie believes that they’ll spend most of their time outdoors since this miniature house -located at a 90-minute drive from their main home in Chicago suburbs- has access to two pools and two small lakes, which are perfect for swimming, fishing and kayaking.
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