A Tiny House in Mexico

13 Mar

We have had two days with spotty electricity. There have been blown fuses, and well it’s a long boring story. So instead, I’ll share pictures of Lisa’s mother’s house. 


A casita on the property.

When we decided to move to Mexico, Lisa and I discussed bringing her mother to live with us.  We brought her to Bacalar on vacation in February 2014 to see if it would be something she would consider. (See blog archives). She was all in!


Lovely patio with fountain and stairs to the roof

Little did she know that it would take two years to move into her little house.


About three hundred square feet, she has one bedroom and a spacious porch.


Lots of niches for her collections

Bathtubs are not common in Mexico, but Alice wanted a small tub.


Custom Made by Our Builder David


Mexican tile bathroom


Talavera sink


A small kitchen


The view from her bedroom

Being close by, Alice feels safe and has us to visit. She has been having fun fixing up her little house and planting a garden. We are going kayaking next week if the wind stays calm. She is having a blast.


Path to our house and the laguna


17 Responses to “A Tiny House in Mexico”

  1. emilievardaman March 13, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    Beautiful! How fortunate Alice is to have that lovely place and be close to the two of you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 March 13, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

      She is having fun. As we we’ll know, the newness wears off anything. I hope she continues to feel at home here.


  2. Jamie Ray March 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    That is a great tiny house! Do people ever put in back up propane generators or have emergency generators to run some lights and the fridge?


  3. Emily March 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    LOVE her Mexican tiny house! I could so live there. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Karen Hodgenbs March 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    Did you have that built as well as your place?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Karen Hodgens March 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

    Sorry, just fixing the spelling of my name. 🙂


  6. Jack Scott March 14, 2016 at 3:13 am #

    Delicious, good enough to eat! 😀


    • afish25 March 14, 2016 at 5:48 am #

      She definitely has a more flamboyant style than we do. It is all her own.


  7. Trish Callahan March 14, 2016 at 6:35 am #

    Alex the tiny house is gorgeous! Did you design it?


    • afish25 March 14, 2016 at 6:40 am #

      I designed the shell, but the interior is all Alice. David, our contractor designed the fountain.


      • Pam Needham March 14, 2016 at 11:38 am #

        Beautiful place! I love all the color! Glad to hear you’re healing. keep writing! Hugs to you all.

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Allan October 29, 2017 at 10:19 am #

    Are you still living in Mexico? I am interested in the Lake Chapala area because of the weather.


    • afish25 October 29, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

      Yes, we still live here. Lake Chapala is on the other side of the country from Bacalar.



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