2016 Tinyhouse in Øygarden, Bergen
Our first project was a small house with annex in Øygarden outside Bergen. We considered tearing down the buildings to build two new tinyhouses on the plot but we prefer to repair and re-use if possible. Here we decided to keep and renovate both the house and the annex.
These small buildings were originally built by two women who lived on the farm that this plot belonged to. They wanted a "summerhouse" and built the first part of the main building and annex in 1940. The addition to the main house was built in 1970. We found the old key to the house above the door frame on the outer door.
We bought the house from an heir and wanted to keep as much of the character of the houses as possible. We choose to do the necessary renovation work yet maintaining the cozy atmosphere these 2 women had created here. Below are some before and after pictures of the houses and the renovation we did in 2016/2017. The house was sold in 2018.