This 500 square-foot cottage in Golden, Colorado, reminds of the hobbits to me. Its design was a collaboration between the homeowners and Peter Boes of TKP Architects. The interior is just one open room with a bathroom tucked behind the fireplace and a sleeping loft above. As there’s a lack of space, the homeowners came up with a vine-like ladder beside the stone fireplace that leads to a sleeping loft for guests. The ceiling trusses were made from longleaf yellow pine salvaged from a Civil War–era munitions factory in Louisiana. The same wood was used on the plank floors as well. The walls are new whitewashed hemlock. Welcome to the fairy-tale!