See How This Dairy Farm Bathhouse Makes Extra Space for Guests

Designer Heidi Richardson turned a 260-square-foot bathhouse into a guest cottage that suits the “family camp” environment of the surrounding dairy farm.

I'm forever dreaming of quiet little getaway spots where I can spend a weekend reading, writing and resting. Those dreams usually involve a sweet little cottage or cabin in a pastoral setting. Well, designer Heidi Richardson plucked one of these spots straight from my dreams and created it on a California farm.

White Country-Style Home Exterior With Porch and Container Garden

White Country Home Exterior With Porch and Container Garden

This country bungalow makes for a petite and completely charming retreat. A wraparound covered porch is the perfect spot to take in the lovely landscaping and surroundings.

From: Heidi Richardson

Photo by: Jeff Zaruba

Jeff Zaruba

Richardson worked with the owners of a dairy farm to create a spot to accommodate their guests in a “family camp” environment. The result was this adorable, 260-square-foot bathhouse with sleeping quarters that perfectly fits the setting of the farm.

White Country Bathroom With Barn Stall Doors

White Country Bathroom With Barn Stall Doors

Wood paneling and stall-style doors evoke a renovated barn in this charming country-style bathroom. Built-in shelving along the back wall offers up oodles of storage space as does the long vanity.

From: Heidi Richardson

Photo by: Jeff Zaruba

Jeff Zaruba

Richardson selected red-and-white gingham bed linens and vintage, Shaker-style furniture to match the cottage style of the bathhouse’s architecture. There’s also a small closet in the corner whose door mimics the style of the doors on the barn nearby.

White Country Bedroom With Red Gingham Bedspreads on Twin Beds

White Country Bedroom With Red Gingham on Twin Beds

Red and white checked gingham bedding brings classic country charm to this bedroom, which is reminiscent of a revamped barn. Simple wood furnishings and high ceilings keep the space feeling open and light.

From: Heidi Richardson

Photo by: Jeff Zaruba

Jeff Zaruba

The bathhouse serves both the sleeping quarters inside of it as well as a collection of nearby platform tents, so Richardson added two toilets, two showers and plenty of shelving space for towels and toiletries to accommodate a crowd. Sign me up! I’ll be there shortly!

White Wood-Covered Porch With Rustic Round Table

White Covered Country Porch With Rustic Round Table

Come on over for a glass of lemonade and take in the rustic country charm of this white and wood covered porch.

From: Heidi Richardson

Photo by: Jeff Zaruba

Jeff Zaruba

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