The Pinafore: A Whimsical Tiny House

The Pinafore: A Whimsical Tiny House

While in Maryland, we were lucky enough to see a whimsical tiny house and meet its lovely owner, Bernadette! This house looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale, so get ready to fall in love.

Take a tour of Bernadette’s Whimsical Tiny House:

The Pinafore was built for Bernadette by Abel of Zyl Vardos. Abel is as imaginative as he is meticulous with his craftsmanship. He’s known for his innovative and whimsical tiny house designs. Abel is famous for curved roofs, high-quality materials, intricate trim and his signature circular “moon window” (seen below).

Bernadette wanted something unique, so Abel sketched her an original “gothic, european, whimsical” tiny house design. And so, The Pinafore was born. Isn’t she a beauty?

Of course, one of my favorite things about The Pinafore tour is Bernadette’s mini Australian Shepherd named Alice. I also like the moon window…and the door… and the spacious loft… oh, and her tiny purple studio!! There’s just too much to love in this tiny space. 

Although Bernadette has more storage than most tiny housers, she also mentioned that she tries not to over clutter her space. We do the same in our tiny house. Recently we came across a great way to declutter and recycle at the same time! Art, from another tiny house tour we did recently, told us about it. Have you heard of We give our unwanted belongings to someone who will actually use them, and by doing so we earn “Yerdle dollars.” Then, when we need something new, we shop on Yerdle! It’s a great way to repurpose perfectly good belongings that go to waste by sitting idle and causing clutter. Plus I love that I don’t have to dip into my bank account to get something new!

What’s your favorite part of The Pinafore?



  1. June 5, 2018 / 7:53 am

    Is there a way to get in touch with this owner? I am in MD and trying to figure out how to find a place to park my Tiny House. Thanks!

    • User Avatar June 7, 2018 / 11:41 am

      She actually sold it a few years ago. I’m not sure where the Pinafore ended up.

  2. December 25, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    What was the cost of this build? Does it have a heater and washer/dryer? Is it equipped with wifi and television? The design is beautiful with exquisite craftsmanship.

    • User Avatar December 26, 2017 / 11:20 pm

      Sorry, I’m not sure. You can look up the builder’s website for more info: Zyl Vardos.

  3. Wendi Galczik
    December 3, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Particularly drawn to the design of this there any way you could give us some figures re the costs involved?

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