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9 tiny buildings with big personality

Whether you use them as potting sheds or guest houses, miniature structures are a great feature for any acreage!
  • Elegant outpost

    This gorgeous getaway, adorned with cedar-shake siding and shingles, decorative white trim, and mortared stone steps, is a sophisticated addition to this home's patio and gardens. It's the perfect place to host an intimate luncheon or tea, and can be used as a bar or food station at larger gatherings.

    Date Published: August 9, 2014
    Date Updated: August 9, 2014
    Tags: Buildings
  • American Gothic

    This adorable shed was built around several gothic windows picked up at an architectural salvage store. The arched shape is repeated in the stamped-metal roofing and the planters on the fence. What a perfect building for a mini office or library and reading area.

    Date Published: August 9, 2014
    Date Updated: August 9, 2014
    Tags: Buildings
  • Victorian folly

    This formal, glass-walled potting shed has enough natural light to double as a greenhouse.The Victorian-style mini building, with its wrought iron fence and antique paving bricks, fits in perfectly with the large, turn-of-the-century farmhouse and extensive well-manicured gardens.

    Date Published: August 9, 2014
    Date Updated: August 9, 2014
    Tags: Buildings
  • Outdoor bedroom

    This outdoor bedroom is nestled into the trees and gardens on this property, making it a wonderful three-season get-away. The walls are all all screened in, but a sturdy roof means the room can be enjoyed even if it's raining. Imagine falling asleep to the sound of the rain falling on this roof!

    Date Published: August 9, 2014
    Date Updated: August 9, 2014
    Tags: Buildings
  • Inside the outdoor bedroom

    Here's a peek inside the outdoor bedroom. The bed is suspended from the ceiling beams with heavy-duty chains, so you can sway in the breeze as you dream. Bamboo shades can easily be rolled down for privacy or warmth. 

    Date Published: August 9, 2014
    Date Updated: August 9, 2014
    Tags: Buildings
  • Mini me

    The mini shed in this front yard was designed to mimic the family farmhouse. It makes a great place for the kids to play, and to wait for the bus on rainy or cold days. 

    Date Published: August 9, 2014
    Date Updated: August 9, 2014
    Tags: Buildings
  • All the comforts of home

    This shed has been transformed into an adorable guest house with a country store feel. It features a copper roof, large porch, and colorful bench just right for relaxing. With such an adorable place to stay, this homeowner surely has guests waiting in line!

    Date Published: August 9, 2014
    Date Updated: August 9, 2014
    Tags: Buildings
  • Office space

    This storage shed is perched high on a hill at the back of this property, making for a beautiful view of the gardens from the mini porch. Electricity has been run to the building, which serves as a home office. What a tranquil place to work!

    Date Published: August 9, 2014
    Date Updated: August 9, 2014
    Tags: Buildings
  • Potting shed turned playhouse

    This mini building was once used as a potting shed, but as priorities changed, it was transformed into an adorable playhouse for the homeowner's children. The makeover included the addition of scrollwork on the mini porch, cute shutters, a Dutch door with lace curtains, and a kid-sized wicker chair. Vines growing onto the playhouse give it a real "secret garden" quality.

    Date Published: August 9, 2014
    Date Updated: August 9, 2014
    Tags: Buildings
  • Cabin-style shed

    This large shed was transformed into a rustic retreat. The front porch with peeled hemlock columns is a great place to sit and enjoy the view and to store firewood. A wood-burning stove inside means this building can be enjoyed year-round. Adding a get-away like this on your own property makes it easy to take a mini vacation without losing time traveling.

    Date Published: August 9, 2014
    Date Updated: August 9, 2014
    Tags: Buildings

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