Catskill Bungalow and Dome: Tiny House Rental

This is Ella and Doug’s Catskill Bungalow and their Dome in Hensonville, New York. They’ve owned their tiny house, which they’ve named the Catskill Bungalow, since 2005.

So later they built a geodesic dome as an additional structure on the property. Now they’re able to earn income by renting them out as vacation rentals. Here’s our interview with them below along with a photo tour of their tiny homes. Enjoy!

Ella and Doug’s Tiny Bungalow Cottage on a Foundation and their Geodesic Dome Cabin

How long did it take you to finish your dome and bungalow?

The tiny bungalow has been renovated twice (originally after purchase and recently due to damage from the flood our town had in 2011)

The geodesic dome took us about 2 years to complete as we have work schedules and due to winters slowing us down.

Did you do it yourself? Who helped? How much did it end up costing you to build it?

We did do it ourselves. The cost would have to be calculated but under $20,000 (dome).

How did you figure out where to put it?

Our only choice for the dome was our backyard

What’s been the most challenging part about it so far?

It’s been fun! Most challenging was probably figuring out all the angels while working on the dome.

What benefits are you experiencing now that you have it?

Guests love it (and so do we)

What helpful piece of advice would you give to others who are interested in going tiny?

Try it first.

Do you have a website, blog, or social media pages where we can connect with you and follow along?


Our big thanks to Ella and Doug for sharing!

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