Couple Spend Six Years Building 450 Square Foot Tiny Mansion

Sometimes building the perfect house can take a lot of time, even years to complete.
Ron and Sue Corl have been living the tiny house lifestyle for 28 years. Today Ron is sharing with us their storybook cottage, designed and built by himself.

They spent 6 years building their dream house, but the wait was truly worth it.
They have built a 450 square foot tiny home in Millersburg, Ohio and since they were in no rush, they could take as much time as they wanted so the house can look perfect. The tiny house has a nice garden surrounding it, so they can spend time in nature whenever they feel like.

We are not young, idealistic dreamers, fresh out of college, thinking we can change the world. We are old, idealistic dreamers, fresh out of youth, knowing that 2 people can not change the world, but ideas can. We can share our decades of small living experiences and contribute to the conversation we like to call a –
“Movement Towards Rational Habitation.”

The interior of the house has rustic elements, combined with vintage and even modern ones. It is a very colorful interior, with lots of patchworks and DIY decor. It reminds you of grandma’s home and the bright colors on the walls and stairway create a hippie feel.

The paintings on the stairs were made by the couple themselves and the kitchen features a lot of upcycled furniture, so they tried to keep their investments at a minimum. The large bathroom is styled in the same way as the rest of the house and is used for multiple purposes, even as a cat lounge and laundry room. The upstairs bedroom has large windows for plenty of sunlight and the bright yellow and blue ceilings make this space look more luminous. For a full tour of this eccentric tiny house, take a look at the entire picture gallery.

The front of our house faces the road. But there is a creek and lots of trees between us and the road, so we get privacy during the summer.

Shiny Tiny Mansion is about living a small, sustainable, simple, and natural lifestyle. We talk about ideas to help you move toward this mindset in your home and gardens.

Ron and our nephew Braden built our front porch. We love to sit in the rockers and drink tea, coffee or something a little stronger ; )

21 Responses to “Couple Spend Six Years Building 450 Square Foot Tiny Mansion”

  1. Richa P. says:

    Really! It looks beautiful but little congested. But yeah!, it seems really cool to spend time. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sherry W. says:

    Really cute. I can see you’ve incorporated a lot of different styles. I like it.

  3. Arleen Welker says:


  4. Cathy CLark says:

    Very cute. Only thing is the state and county they live in will be charging them
    property taxes on it. So it will never truly be theirs.

  5. Jen says:

    It’s beautiful!

  6. Joe Lowes says:

    That’s because it’s a tiny house you dumb bitch

  7. Amber says:

    @Joe Lowes is it really that serious to call someone a dumb bitch for commenting their opinion about the house?? Just bc its a tiny house doesn’t mean it has to be congested. So youre actually wrong. Small spaces can be uncluttered! Where is the respect for other ppls opinion…

  8. Susanne Golladay says:

    Love how spacious it looks for a tiny house, especially the normal sized bedroom. Some you have to crawl into and the older generation I think prefers not crawling on their hands and knees. Wondering if you also have a normal sized shower? It is wonderful and love the porch and garden

  9. Hems baby says:

    Geez guy. Lol

  10. Judy Gagnon says:

    Beautiful …downside for seniors if medical equip ever needed I dont believe they have the room to stay there and the color scheme would not work for dementia….

  11. Karen says:

    How much did it cost to build. Perfect fir 1 or 2 people.

  12. Debby D. says:

    Awesome home. I love it. Its whimsical, but looks very cozy & very well laid out. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Kat says:

    Wow why you gotta be an asshole..

  14. Cheryl Marconi says:

    Hideous ,sorry! Too busy and too much junk.

  15. Vicki Ramsey says:

    Be nice Joe

  16. Michele S. says:

    I think it’s wonderful, joyful and very clever. Artistic and functional too! I am old and blind, but is thete any heating or a/c necessary? Is it on a septic tank system or sewer? Compst toilet? I love it. Good for you.

  17. Sharon D. Green says:

    I, think a lot of your styles are awesome. Most people want a house of their own, but it costs too much.

  18. Regina Mitchell says:

    I love it. Would love to have one for myself#!❤

  19. Misty Dawn says:

    I love this I’m in the process of remodeling my RV and love your tiny home.. As far as any other opinions I can honestly say love how every thing comes together

  20. Cory says:

    Be nice were all adults here.. Nice job. Looks kinda groovy

  21. Linda says:

    Love your house. Beautiful! I Love my small house. I live in 900 square feet on two acres. I can’t understand why anyone wants the hassle of a large house. I raised our two children in this house too.

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