The Adirondacks & Tiny Homes

The Adirondacks have long been famous for the sprawling great camps of the wealthy in the 1800’s.

Things have changed since then, however, the Adirondack Mountains are still just as fascinating a destination. In this modern age you don’t need to have a ton of money in order to set up your own “great camp”. In fact there is a new fad going on now: The great camps are being replaced by tiny camps. 🙂


I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated with what are now called “tiny-houses”. My dream is to build one, not on a trailer, but on a small catamaran! …I’ll keep you posted when I finally start this project.

A tiny-house is roughly defined as a house that is less than 1,000 square ft, although most authentic tiny-houses don’t surpass 500 square ft. The idea of downsizing, simplifying and concentrating on the important things in life is very appealing to most of us and tiny-homes seem to offer the solution. If this appeals to you check out these TINY-HOUSE PLANS

CLICK THIS PICTURE to check out this rustic yet sophisticated tiny house!

It is amazing how big these houses can seem. In such a small space you can fit everything that you need! For example: Check out the link to the picture above and see how comfortable everything looks!

Another great place to get ideas for both rustic homes and tiny-houses is one of my favorites is one they call WILDWOOD UNIT 80. It is definitely a tiny-house, however, the feeling of it is very “big”. Another feature that I love about it is the ingenious way that the dining room turns into a spare bedroom!


If you enjoy the great outdoors there is no better place in the Northeast than the Adirondacks. Add the fascination of a Tiny House on a beautiful piece of property and you have the set up for some great weekend getaways!