Ravenlore – A Sweet Life Tiny House

A Sweet Life tiny home

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.”  – William Blake

We designed this model starting in January, 2014 as a concept design with some Carpenter Gothic features as shown in the 1st  two pictures. It was published on our website and Facebook page in late March and early April. As a custom builder of tiny houses, tiny homes, and tiny cabins; we use the designs to get the “juices” churning in to what is possible. We are often surprised by some of the results.

Below is the stern and starboard side of the Ravenlore as originally drawn. Just like a boat, a tiny house also has terms for different sides of the craft.

The bow is the hitch, while the stern is the rear of the tiny house. Here is a picture of the Ravenlore floor plan with parts named.

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Why is the port side called the port and starboard the starboard side?


An early version of “port” is larboard, which itself derives from Middle-English ladebord. In Old English the word was bæcbord, of which cognates are used in other European languages, for example as the German backbord and the French term (derived from Dutch) bâbord. The origin of lade has not been determined but some would connect it with the verb lade (to load), referring to the side on which cargo was loaded.[1] The term larboard, when shouted in the wind, was presumably too easy to confuse with starboard[2] and so the word port came to replace it. Port is derived from the practice of sailors mooring ships on the left side at ports in order to prevent the steering oar from being crushed.


The origin of the term starboard comes from early boating practices. Before ships had rudders on their centrelines, they were steered by use of a specialized steering oar, which was held by an oarsman located in the stern of the ship and, due to the prevalence of right-handed sailors, on the right-hand side of it. The word starboard comes from Old English steorbord, literally meaning the side on which the ship is steered, cognate with the Old Norse words stýri meaning “rudder” (from the verb stýra, “to steer” or “to govern”) and borð meaning etymologically “board”, then the “side of a ship”.

Definitions from wikipedia

Ravenlore Tiny House Southeast Elevation

View of the Ravenlore off the Starboard Stern


View of the Ravenlore Off the Port Stern

From our concept we now move onto our customers’ color scheme and changes such as the Carpenter Gothic detail on the stern to create her own unique home just for her.

And the Ravenlore as a painted lady tiny house; For those who aren’t fans of the cabin-in-the-woods look of natural, unpainted pine, check this head turner out! It would fit right in with our Big House neighborhood of Painted Lady’s,  Cape Cods, Federals, Victorians, and Craftsman homes.


The Ravenlore hitched up

Off The Bow Starboard View


The Ravenlore tiny house is part of the Sweet Life series of our tiny homes; they are wood framed built to the clients specifications.

To see more of the Ravenlore and pricing options click on this link;  Ravenlore Tiny House

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One Response to “Ravenlore – A Sweet Life Tiny House”

  1. Stan November 30, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    terrific blog post nice one for posting.

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