Jens Risom is famous for bringing Scandinavian furniture design to the US back in the 1940s and 50s – and it turns out he was also an early tiny house devotee. He had this two-bedroom / two-bathroom cottage built on his Block Island, RI, property in the 60s, and given that he had seven acres to work with the small size of the structure was clearly a matter of choice rather than necessity. The house is actually a prefab constructed offsite, and Risom carefully chose the installation orientation to maximize inflow of early morning and late afternoon sunlight through the glass ends. A half century on, the cottage has held up as well as its owner – Risom, who will celebrate his 100th birthday next year, still visits it regularly with his children and grandchildren.
A-Frame Prefab By The Sea Built In The 1960s