Name: Zoe Peters
Location: Mill Valley — California
Size: 231 square feet
Years lived in: 3.5 years
Nestled under trees on the far edge of family property in Mill Valley is a charming cottage Zoe calls home. Near Mount Tamalpais, it's the perfect home base for a nature lover. And it's got a history packed with artistic spirit; the space used to be her brother-in-law's grandmother's art studio. A little over three years ago, Zoe made a fantastic deal with her family; she would convert the small existing structure into a home in exchange for living in the space. Though Zoe's renovation updated the cottage's look, it's still an inspiring space: Artwork created by Zoe adorns the walls.