We’ll follow up with a tour of the cottage so you can see the kitchenette, the toilet closet, air conditioner, and the trundle bed that pops up to make a king size bed.
See a time lapse video an unused garden shed that is transformed into a guesthouse that has a modern farmhouse meets cozy, bohemian cottage feel on a budget.
We used this time lapse camera to film the project: http://amzn.to/2vBVqzZ
See the details on the blog Simplicity in the South here: http://wp.me/p2Tvp5-3wZ
This was an existing structure on our property (just 10 feet off our front porch) and already had electricity. This saved on cost and we spent under $4000 to make it into a place for my step daughter and our parents to stay when they come visit. We’re not renting it out or living it.
The cottage is just under 110 square feet and the outside dimensions are 10 x 12′
You can see more pictures in the link to the blog post below, but the built in on the left side of the bed houses the kitchenette that has a mini fridge, sink and microwave. The coffee station sits on the dresser. The composting toilet (http://amzn.to/2f4sn1p) is in the built-in on the right.
Water for the sink is fed through a garden hose and drains into a grey water tank. The toilet is composting so it doesn’t need to be hooked to plumbing.
It has been fully insulated and there’s a portable AC (you can see it in the video as we’re putting up the TV cover) that exhausts out of the wall instead of the window. We’ll be adding a slim profile wall heater when it gets cooler.
Every city will have their own rules for permitting a structure like this so check with your own city beforehand (like we did) before making improvements. We didn’t expand the footprint of the existing structure, tie into plumbing, or make changes to the electrical panel.
Music at the beginning of the video was purchased at: https://audiojungle.net/item/this-is-drums/19764329
and the music at the end of the video was purchased at: https://audiojungle.net/item/upbeat-acoustic-uplifting-inspiring/15912404
Catch up on all the projects that went into this transformation here:
The room reveal: http://wp.me/p2Tvp5-3wZ
DIY reclaimed wood sliding TV cover tutorial: http://www.simplicityinthesouth.com/2017/04/diy-reclaimed-wood-sliding-tv-cover-now-you-see-it-now-you-dont.html
How to make a live edge bar:
DIY industrial pipe bar brackets:
How we made the built-in bed with a pop-up trundle (this makes the bed into a king-size bed for 2 guests) and the closets: http://www.simplicityinthesouth.com/2017/05/make-built-in-trundle-bed-cabinets.html