This Tiny New England Cottage Is a No-Frills Weekend Hideaway

A one-room retreat outside Providence, Rhode Island, takes up no more space than a standard two-car garage.
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The rural landscape of Foster, Rhode Island, a town 30 minutes west of Providence by car, is farmland reclaimed by trees. After the area was clear-cut and mainly used for agriculture a century ago, nature has slowly regenerated a sylvan blanket over its gently rolling hills. It’s there that artist Allison Paschke decided to build a 530-square-foot retreat from the urban thrum. "It’s sort of like a miniature cottage a miniature distance from the miniature city," she says.

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