Small Cottage

Historic Plymouth Cottage











I would like to submit my tiny house for your website! I love my small house! Built in 1920, and totaling only 650 square feet, this 1920 historic treasure boasts two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bath, and tiny screen porch. It has been lovingly and authentically restored and included in Plymouth, NH’s 250th anniversary home tour in 2013. It is now a short term/vacation rental

A restored 1920’s 2 bedroom home totaling 650 square feet in Plymouth New Hampshire. More info. here.

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  • Reply Devan January 13, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    A beautiful home indeed! I love and adore cottage style homes. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Reply Pat January 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    This is one of the cutest homes I’ve ever, ever seen. My mouth dropped open on the first picture and stayed that way because each picture was as good as the last. There just aren’t enough words… Awesome.

  • Reply Susan January 13, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Your home radiates the love you put into it! What a lovely place. I especially like the kitchen and the peaceful, spare bedrooms.

  • Reply Lisa E. January 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Love it!

  • Reply marti January 13, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    My favorite small house to date!!! I love cottage style & the gingham is the icing on top! CUTE, CUTE CUTE!!!!

  • Reply jo January 13, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    This is adorable. I especially like the cute bedroom with the wallpaper. I don’t see a lot of wallpaper anymore and I like it. Reminds me of grandma’s house. Comforting. I’d spend most of my time on that porch swing. That is a must have!

  • Reply Nancy January 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    So love this style and era of homes. Pretty and practical, just the right size.

  • Reply betty chambers January 14, 2015 at 12:10 am

    love this house

  • Reply M.Jo January 14, 2015 at 12:40 am

    🙁 Everytime I see this house I want to cry- it is so so adorable! I love the grandma look of it!

  • Reply Jeanette B. January 14, 2015 at 12:51 am

    I love this home. I like the kitchen. It made me feel at home.

  • Reply Nerida January 14, 2015 at 12:53 am

    This is lovely. Would be there in a flash if I lived in USA. Thank you for the photos and inspiration.

  • Reply Denise January 14, 2015 at 2:50 am

    I work at Camp Walt Whitman in the summer in Piermont. I was on time off and I drove by your house last summer and fell in love. I even stopped my car and took pictures. I talked to a handyman last summer and he said the house was for sale at the time. I am into the little house movement so your house showed up on Facebook today. It is an adorable house!

    • Reply Susan Mathison February 17, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Next time you are in Plymouth, if the house is not rented, please feel free to contact me and I’ll give you a tour of the inside!

  • Reply Kimber January 14, 2015 at 2:56 am

    Lovely house. And this, in my opinion, is truly what small homes are about. I believe in restoring old homes before building new ones, if at all possible. I too live in a tiny, old home. My question is where is the refrigerator? I may have only noticed that because I had to put mine in the sun room because my kitchen is too small for one.

    • Reply Susan Mathison February 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      We’ve had a couple questions about the fridge. It is across the kitchen from the larger window. It is nestled in an alcove next to the chimney. It is NOT a minifridge, but it is right-size at 5 feet tall and a microwave sits above. I can provide brand name if you need it!

  • Reply Deogracias Lantaca Vedad January 14, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I like tiny house.

  • Reply Merete W. January 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I love everything about this house and would buy it in a heartbeat if it was for

  • Reply Natalie January 15, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    This is an adorable small home — truly a swoon!

  • Reply Erika January 16, 2015 at 6:30 am

    I adore this house! I truly would like to know if there’s way to get a copy of the floor plans?
    Truly an adorable home.

  • Reply Ralph Yusavage January 25, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    What historical value does this house have?

    • Reply Susan Mathison February 17, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Well, I don’t know how to place a value on the home other than it just feels historic and cozy and bespeaks a lifestyle of a simpler day. It was included in the home tour during our town’s 250th celebration. What an honor!

  • Reply Annette January 25, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    That is my home for sure, thank you for sharing it.

  • Reply Jim February 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    This is a remarkable house if it’s classified as a “tiny house.” Would I be able to use, purchase the plans for this & have a builder construct it on property I own? How large is it? Is it steel construction?

    • Reply Susan Mathison February 17, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words and interest in the Doll House. Unfortunately, I don’t have any plans for the house outside of the exterior dimensions. You are very welcome to visit the house (if you don’t want to rent it for a night, but it might be fun!), and I can certainly give you a tour AND hold the other end of a tape measure! Alternately, if you wanted to hire someone locally to draw up some basic plans, I could likely connect you with someone and I could provide access to the house. Perhaps we could share the cost and then I could share the plans with some other tiny house lovers who have also requested to replicate this tiny gem.
      Thanks again and let’s get our heads together to get you what you need.

      • Reply Nathan Irving November 28, 2015 at 12:26 am

        Hi Susan – I’d be very interested in getting or taking measurements of The Doll House, and drawing up a basic plan for you to share. I currently live in Ithaca NY, but I grew up in Salisbury NH (just west of Franklin) where my father still lives, and my brother lives in New Hampton. I loved the look of your cottage as soon as I saw it, and was desperately hoping it was in Plymouth NH, and not Plymouth MA, or some other Plymouth.

        I’m interested in small houses in general, particularly from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and while I’m not currently a builder or architect, I do have 12+ years of residential construction experience with my father’s homebuilding company and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Cornell. If you can hold one end of the tape measure, I can probably figure out the other end. 🙂 This is strictly a personal project for me; I’ll give you everything I do and you’re welcome to do with it what you like.

        I look forward to hearing from you!


        • Reply Barbara Bertoldi May 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm

          YES!!! Awesome idea…Nathan! if Susan complies with your request, I hope to be one of the beneficiaries of those plans!!! Thank God you were watching too!! ♡

      • Reply Barbara Bertoldi May 24, 2016 at 7:25 pm

        Hi Susan…I too have been admiring your Lovely Cottage House for a while and am Also interested in aquiring any Measurements or Plans that Do become available in the future.
        I have been researching Tiny Houses for couple of years but ‘This’ is and Always has been, my whole life…the Cottage I’ve dreamed of!! I’m 67 and I’m praying that I see that dream realized one day soon.
        Thank you so very much for sharing your home with All of us. ♡

  • Reply L Benoit February 25, 2015 at 5:34 am

    I love the inside and outside. You must be so happy there.

  • Reply Giam March 18, 2015 at 5:43 am

    So peaceful …. It radiates happiness…….

  • Reply Debra September 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Your house is darling! I love it.

  • Reply tealady3 November 4, 2015 at 5:08 am

    The most charming home I have ever seen in a small home. Could see myself there.

  • Reply Don Clarke November 30, 2015 at 6:21 am

    I’m interested in the exterior dementions as we have a 33 ft lot with an already tinny house on a lot with a back lane. Our zoning allows for a lane way cottage this floor plan could work if it were under 14 ft wide if you could tell me the dimensions that would be great , thanks from. Don

  • Reply Alice LoMascolo January 6, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    I think this is my favorite of all the small houses you’ve posted.

  • Reply Seth March 8, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I would much rather have 650 sq ft. of this cuteness than 4,000 sq ft of tacky McMansion.

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