Exterior, Metal Siding Material, Tiny Home Building Type, and Cabin Building Type The Porter cottage makes the most of its unwieldy site. The cottage was sited as close to the water as legally allowed to take advantage of the views and far enough away from the graywater leach field where the soil is deep enough to allow for proper run off. The screen porch was angled to capture direct southern exposure for the solar panels.  Photo 3 of 21 in A Tiny Cabin is This Writer's Off the Grid Getaway