Maine is perfect for people who work hard to create the life they want. With a little skill and ingenuity, you can dream, build and create just about anything. There are few better examples of this than the Crooked River Tiny House in Waterford.
Located down a country road off of Route 302 in Waterford lies a little house by the banks of the Crooked River. It was built from the ground up by the skilled hands of a local Mainer.
Perhaps most impressive is that these skills were not honed after years of building experience. He learned the skills to build the Crooked River Tiny House as he went, displaying true hard work and tenacity.
Wish you could live in a home like this? Good news - it's available to rent!
Meticulous detail has gone into every shingle, making this the most beautiful and cozy home you'll find nestled in the woods.
The house is located on 3.5 acres next to the Crooked River, where you can enjoy swimming and tubing. There's even a trail taking you to a tube launch point that allows you to float your merry way back to the house.
We don't recommend tubing in weather conditions that cause ice, but you're more than welcome to give it a try! Any fun boating equipment you'll need comes with a stay at the home.
Let's check out the inside!
The inside of the Crooked River Tiny House comes with even more loving detail than the outside. The cabinets were discovered before the house even existed and the home was built to ensure they had a prominent place inside. Those cabinets hide every single grain, snack or cookie you could possibly want while being ensconced in the wilds of Western Maine.
The interior is fully insulated and has pickled pine v-match walls.
A stay even comes with a very unique candy dispenser. If you love Skittles, you'll be one happy camper.
Tiny houses and small-space living mean an incredibly efficient use of space. Even the backsplash is used as a form of kitchen storage.
And the unique and personal details throughout the home are truly special. The counter top is actually made of a slab of bowling alley!
There's a lot of love for Maine in this 200 square feet of living space.
A set of stairs, complete with nautical details, lead to the upstairs sleeping loft.
The sleeping loft might be one of the best features. The comfortable bed next to the large windows allow for magnificent star gazing at night, followed by some great wildlife watching in the early morning.
The home was built using various finds from resale stores and internet sites.
The home is heated using a wood stove, which creates so much heat you'll end up stripping down to your skivvies to get through the night. If you're hoping to hone your frontier skills, this is your chance!
Once you've got your wood stove roaring, take a seat on one of the re-purposed chairs and watch the bird feeders outside the huge windows.
No homey, off-the-grid stay is complete without friends. The Crooked River Tiny House comes with its own guest house. Also built by hand. This is also where the compost toilet is.
The bed in the guest house is just as comfortable as the one in the main house.
But, spending time off-the-grid in Waterford isn't for staying indoors. It's for exploring and enjoying the clean air. The creator of this home recently added a screened-in area for outdoor dining without mosquitoes and black flies.
Enjoy lunch and some hammock time while you listen to the sounds of the Crooked River and the air blowing through the trees.
Late nights are for campfires. Bring out the always-present s'mores ingredients from the red cabinets and enjoy the outdoors knowing you have a 200-square-foot haven to retreat to.
If the existence of this house doesn't make you feel warm and cozy inside, reading the guest books surely will. They are full of not only the owner's complete record of the creation of his home, but also tiny drawings and recipes from each guest who has called it home for a night or two.
The Crooked River Tiny House is truly a special place. If you’d like to read more about it and how to book a stay click
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