Small House

La Petite Maison Haute



















Our house is a small stone cottage from the 17th century in a little hamlet at the top of hill in Dordogne, France.

A small stone cottage in Dordogne, France. Shared and owned by Emily. More info. here.

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  • Reply Janet L. April 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    This is beautiful!

  • Reply Linus April 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    There are 1000’s of small abandoned dwellings that could be turned in to near little houses like this all over France. They’re really cheap too. I’m renovating one myself (albeit slightly larger than a Tiny House)

    • Reply Jack Viroglio April 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

      where in France and what does it take to purchase one. We would love to remodel one for us to retire to.

      • Reply Linus April 17, 2014 at 11:29 am

        Hi Jack. All over France. There are some websites that list them, but my experience has been that the really small properties like these are often only listed in a local agency or notaires’ window. If the agent doesn’t speak English or the area isn’t popular with ex-pats it probably isn’t getting listed on the English websites. You almost have to get out and find them. I see lots of them when I’m out riding my bike. A house roughly twice the size of this one, about a mile from my house, sold for 13,000 euros a couple of years ago (including the agent and notaires fees) and the guy who purchased it (a Kiwi) has fixed it up himself – much like I’m doing with mine. Last year there was another on the same road that sold for around 5,000 euros to an English couple and that was proper tiny like this one, but they had to pay around 3,000 euros on top to get the water and electric connected if I remember correctly.

  • Reply AL April 16, 2014 at 12:20 am

    looked spacious for little place! I like that…feeling comfort!

  • Reply Erin April 16, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I love the place! What’s the square footage?

    • Reply admin April 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      I’m not sure. Looking at it maybe 300-400 square feet footprint?

  • Reply vicky valencia April 16, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    swooning. this is like.. my dream in tiny form 😉 i love this!

  • Reply SupaJupa April 16, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Everything was charming until the bathroom. Not sure why, but that vanity and mirror just totally ruins the entire feel.

  • Reply Lynn Roche April 17, 2014 at 4:01 am

    My absolute favorite so far!! I could live the rest of my life here!!! <3

  • Reply chaipat thamniemin April 28, 2014 at 4:20 am

    feel good

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  • Reply LDS May 24, 2014 at 5:41 am

    I’ve got a manual typewriter to work on my novel and some Virgin Wool to knit a blanket and I am all set.

  • Reply jennie long October 14, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Love this place…also, the catzzzz, and the chickens….cows, horse…..

  • Reply TrishD May 30, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Just like many houses where I live in Normandy, too. 🙂 Many of our friends live in houses like this, and others have renovated them as gites – good thick walls, easily heated by a woodburner (wood is plentiful in France). Very nice. You need a notaire’s office to find the bargains.

  • Reply Marianne December 28, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I would love to have a small home such as this. The price is certainly right.

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