Houzz Tour: A Tiny Scottish Home That’s Big on Style
Affordable, small-space living – this Wee House makes the perfect pad for a young couple
The answer, once Jennifer had graduated from university with an entrepreneurship degree, was to set up The Wee House Company. ‘We wanted to work with local teenagers to build energy-efficient modular homes,’ says Jennifer. Importantly, too, the houses would be affordable. ‘When I was looking to buy a home with my boyfriend, there wasn’t much within our small budget,’ she says.
Jennifer designed the Wee House to reflect traditional Scottish architecture, and each one has a smart, timber-cabin look. There’s a standard one- or two-bedroom design, which can be modified to suit the buyers and their building plot. The homes are energy efficient and can be portable if required, and prices start at just £59,000. Ingenious!
After five weeks in the workshop and two weeks installing the house on its site in East Ayrshire, Jennifer’s house was complete and she and her boyfriend moved in in July 2013. Decorated with fresh colours and simple furnishings, their mini home is a mighty marvel, and feels light, bright and – whisper it – spacious!
Houzz at a Glance
Owners Jennifer Hope and her boyfriend
Location Drongan, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Size 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
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