Maybe it started with children’s fairytales. Or maybe it’s a result of my love of Beatrix Potter books. But as far as I can remember, I’ve always had a thing for quaint cottages. The small houses with all their charm seem like such a happy place to live. How could anyone not want to live in the world of Peter Rabbit and friends with its cozy little animal homes and charming gardens?
The yellow cottage above has interesting roof angles and dormer windows. It’d make a cozy vacation getaway for two.
I love the use of dark and light blue on the trim of this tiny house tucked into a garden at the end of a paver pathway.
Pink is the perfect color for a Victorian cottage with a picket fence. Flowers appear to grown randomly throughout the yard.
Since you typically spend less for a smaller house, you can afford to indulge a little more in its location. A red cottage with a matching garden shed enjoys a prime waterfront location.
Here’s another quaint cottage on the water. What a perfect place to get away from it all.
Stylish cottages can be seen in an array of hues. Due to their small size, a bold color doesn’t seem so overwhelming. An overflowing flower basket adds a punch of pink color against the blue clapboard siding.
A row of identical cottages get their own look with color choice.
Modern tiny houses are popping up more frequently, although most of them are too small for my claustrophobic liking. I could do with 1,000 square feet, however. Did you know tiny house communities are available across the country? Could you live in one?
I prefer a cottage that’s more vintage – even an historic cabin cottage will do as long as it has modern day comforts like running water and electricity.
A tropical cottage has well-groomed landscaping. Although the house is small, the front porch is still large enough to comfortably seat two people.
It almost seems like a picket fence is a must-have for a quaint little house. I like that this one is painted blue to match the trim on the home.
Wouldn’t you love a seaside cottage? Whether you live in it or vacation there, it would be heavenly. I prefer a smaller house when vacationing since there’s less to clean, allowing you more time to while away the hours.