The Birdhouse – A 10-Foot-Wide Tiny House from Asheville

This tiny house from Asheville, North Carolina, is just 10-feet-wide, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with charm. The property was originally a single storey garage for a larger residence. The tiny house has been dubbed the Birdhouse by its owners.


The Birdhouse - Asheville - Exterior - Humble Homes

The owners decided to build upwards, adding another level to the structure, and transform it into a cozy tiny house. The house is now available for rental through the website AirBnB, so you can experience the “chocolate box cottage” for yourself.


The Birdhouse - Asheville - Kitchen - Humble Homes

The lower level of the house, previously used as the garage, has been kitted out with a small wrap around kitchen and dining area. The wooden double doors to the front are a clue as to the original usage of the building.


The Birdhouse - Asheville - Living Area - Humble Homes

A spiral staircase leads up to an intermediate level, which serves as a living room and contains the bathroom to one side. Another flight of stairs will take you up to the final level – the bedroom. The bedroom takes advantage of the shed dormers to add a little extra space, and includes a built-in closet.

The Birdhouse - Asheville - Bathroom - Humble Homes

The Birdhouse has been finished in such as way so as to create a relaxing, home-away-from-home atmosphere. The walls and ceilings are a mix of soft pastel blues and white. The light colors are offset by the dark-stained wood flooring.

The Birdhouse - Asheville - Bedroom - Humble Homes

Plenty of windows help to keep the interior bright, and prevent it from feeling claustrophobic. If you want to check the house out for yourself, you can rent it through AirBnB.

Fore more tiny and small houses check out “Starter Home”, an affordable contemporary home from New Orleans. Or, IA House, which features spectacular views of the sea. See all tiny houses.

Via Apartment Therapy
Photos: AirBnB

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. It looks charming. Someone like me could not deal with this layout. I can’t do stairs too well. To have one section or room on each level would kill me. Especially to get to the “facilities” :).

    But for the majority, it’s nice.