In Austin, Texas, there are many lovely craftsman and bungalow homes within city limits. Red River Restorations not only renovates these charmers but also constructs backyard bungalitos to match the historic homes.
These tinies may be used as an office, guest house, play room, yoga studio, storage shed, art studio, garden room or sanctuary. They have electricity though no plumbing.
Here are two drool-worthy and elegant bungalitos!
This 140 sq. ft. tiny bungalito is an authentic craftsman structure, built from scratch. (Red River Restorations)
Inside the bungalito, there are many fine wood treatments in the loft, ceiling and ladder. (Red River Restorations)
In a bungalito with Germanic touches, note the wider yet smaller dormer windows. (Red River Restorations)
Doors match nicely, with the Germanic main house on the left and bungalito version on the right. (Red River Restorations)
Why create bungalitos?
John Hindman, of Red River Restorations, explains what motivates him and his crew to build bungalitos.
“We are craftsman, we make everything by hand. Our goal is to create a space for our clients that is beautiful, unique and very functional. The type of work that we do is not easily found in today’s economy or society. People don’t do this kind of work anymore. We want to bring woodworking back and quality back.”
“So many of the older houses which are wonderful and well-built are small, and it’d be wonderful to have a little bit more space. Thus we created an outbuilding that can give you 100 square feet, up to 200 square feet, that will match the house in terms of quality and design, and it will be a beautiful building and yet very functional.”
We think that John and his crew have a great gig, keeping up woodworking traditions — and enhancing Austin with tiny houses that are built to last.