This low-country tiny cottage embraces rustic minimalism for the ideal winter escape in the marshlands!

Low Country is a tiny home located in Lake Glenville, North Carolina that infuses touches of minimalism with rustic outfittings for a luxurious and cozy winter escape.

Tiny homes have become the blueprint for the perfect winter getaway. If you’re planning on hitting the coast for a warm getaway from the cold or escaping to the woods for a cozy, snowy holiday season, tiny homes can be found near and far. While each tiny home plays to its own personality and environment, some cabins fully embrace the storybook setting to bring guests as close to a wintry, fairy tale as they can get. Located in North Carolina, the Low Country Tiny Home built by architect Jeffrey Dungan from Designer Cottages is one such storybook cabin.

Infused with minimalist details and outfitted with rustic charm, the Low Country cottage was inspired by the marshlands of Savannah and Charleston. Born and raised on a farm in Alabama, Low Country architect Jeffrey Dungan understands southern coziness like his own backyard. Citing the tiny home’s bucolic detailing, Dungan asks of Low Country, “What could be more southern than a porch with bracket supports and hand-made details like carved rafter tails at the eaves for good measure?”

The exterior of Low Country appears like a woodland creature’s hideaway with cedar shake shingles and poplar bark siding completing the cottage’s facades and roof. Interrupting the organic look of the cottage’s poplar bark siding, Dungan implemented sweeping floor-to-ceiling and small dormer cross-bar windows.

Painting them a slate gray to merge the unstained poplar bark with the burnt orange cedar shingles, Dungan tied the exterior’s changing facades together. Ensuring warmth during winter months and a cool interior during summer, the windows are clad with energy-efficient Ply Gem® aluminum.

Inside, a large set of double doors provide generous views of the lush summer greenery or snow-covered patio outside. Sweeping from floor to ceiling, the double French doors bring guests into the cottage’s living room area which merges with the kitchen and finally the main bedroom in the back.

Throughout the home’s interior, Dungan lined the floors with tongue and groove 7” oak hardwood panels. From its oakwood flooring to the cottage’s pine ceiling, the natural coziness of Low Country might as well be written on the walls.

Designer: Jeffrey Dungan

Low Country’s interior embraces rustic minimalism for a bucolic winter escape.

During the winter months, Low Country looks like a snowy haven straight out of a fairy tale.