Living and bedroom lift inside the Kootenay tiny home (Credit: TruForm Tiny)
Kitchen and master bedroom inside the Escher tiny home (Credit: New Frontier Tiny Homes)
View towards the Coastal Craftsman’s living area, by Handcrafted Movement (Credit: Handcrafted Movement)
Daybed inside the Le Petit Prince tiny house (Credit: Baluchon)
Dallas designer Paige Morse renovated two 100-year-old sheds in her backyard to create a cozy home away from home. With just two rooms and 250 square feet, her space is remarkably stylish and space-efficient.
With authentic country character and hand-crafted, farmhouse-inspired details, Tiny Heirloom Homes makes it easy to downsize and upgrade at the same time. This 192-square-foot luxury farmhouse is outfitted with a sleeping loft, kitchen, bathroom, living space, and even a laundry machine. The base model, similar to the one shown here, starts at $65,000 and includes delivery plus a one-time trip out to the company’s Oregon City headquarters to see its construction.
The Fuchsia’s loft bedroom, notice the space lost to the roof jutting down (Credit: Abel Zyl)
The Spiesses managed to fit a washer and dryer in this 2-foot-wide closet, which still has another 4 square feet of overhead storage space to boot!
Gallery: Don’t look down – The most spectacular and precarious cliff-side houses
View towards the loft of the Tiny Adventure Home (Credit: Tiny Heirloom)
View towards the Coastal Craftsman’s living area (Credit: Handcrafted Movement)
Dining area inside the Escher tiny home (Credit: New Frontier Tiny Homes)
The couple’s quaint bedroom is only 4 feet high, which is just big enough to fit a king-size bed.
Open shelving and beadboard paneling are both practical and attractive in this pantry.
Living area in the Acadia tiny house (Credit: Wind River Tiny Homes)
If not a necessity, bedroom lofts are a very commonly used device in tiny home construction. They ask inhabitants to do away with any semblance of respectable headroom, but in return they make way for bigger kitchens, enclosed bathrooms, dining spaces and lounge areas.
View towards the bathroom from La Bohème’s kitchenette (Credit: Baluchon)
Inside the 22-ft Off Grid Tiny Home (Credit: MitchCraft Tiny Homes)
Janet and Larry Korff took out the bulky bathroom door and replaced it with a stylish curtain. The upgrade makes the space feel far less cramped, but it still ensures privacy.
Try scaled-down living on for size at Live a Little, a collection of three mini retreat, including the Old Blue Chair shown here, surrounding a central fire pit on a scenic mountaintop property just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rates from $142 per night.
The Laurier’s mirror, on the left wall, can be pulled downwards to use as a table (Credit: Minimaliste)
Michelle and Tyson Spiess used top-of-the-line materials, fixtures, and finishes to create their space that doesn’t skimp on style or quality.
This cute 80-square-foot guest cabin was built in just three weeks for $700.
Escape updates Vista tiny house with more storage and living space
With an attachable greenhouse and porch, the Elsa by Olive Nest Tiny Homes proves that you can still have it all in a small space.
Storage loft inside the Denali tiny house (Credit: Timbercraft Tiny Homes)
Visitors enter the Catalina into a well-equipped kitchen area (Credit: Tiny Innovations)
Inside the Denali, by Timbercraft Tiny Homes (Credit: Timbercraft Tiny Homes)
The Urban Payette tiny house with Elevator Bed has an attractive cedar ceiling (Credit: Tru Form Tiny)
At 970 square feet, this quaint cottage is certainly on the larger side of the tiny home movement, but this little home has plenty of small space design ideas. Built in 1890, the charming Redlands, California property was originally the gardener’s residence on a large estate.
Some say constraint breeds creativity, and a particularly pleasing place to see this in action is inside the burgeoning tiny house movement. It’s a place where full-time homes are made to fit onto a single trailer, and a peek inside shows not just how crafty tiny home builders can be in making the most of limited space, but making things look good while they’re at it.
The Damselfly House’s kitchen also includes an induction stove (Credit: Zyl Vardos)
View towards the Breezeway’s kitchen, by Tiny Heirloom (Credit: Shelsi Lindquist)
The Coastal Craftsman’s kitchen has quite a bit of storage for a tiny house (Credit: Handcrafted Movement)
Living large is officially a thing of the past. Settling in a tiny house is more than just a trend—it’s a lifestyle choice that people all over the country are happily taking up. Although many structures can measure less than 300 feet, with ideas this stylish and innovative, small-sized homes are anything but a sacrifice.
Jump on into the gallery for a look at some our favorite tiny home interiors.
The Retreat’s master bedroom (Credit: Timbercraft Tiny Homes)
And although the tiny living movement is defined by a willingness to do without the material goods and luxuries that accompany a typical lifestyle, you’ll be amazed by how some folks strike a balance.
Kitchen area inside the Tiny Adventure Home (Credit: Tiny Heirloom)
Living area inside the Utopia tiny house, which serves as a full time home for two (Credit: Baluchon)
The interior of the Acadia has been fitted with fixtures and metal accents, which work with the white shiplap walls to create an industrial feel (Credit: Wind River Tiny Homes)
This treehouse-slash-guest room looks small from the outside, but boasts a living room, office area, and bedroom within.
Top-down view of the Cedar House’s kitchen (Credit: Timbercraft Tiny Homes)
The ground floor of the Ébène measures 360 sq ft (33 sq m) (Credit: Minimaliste)
Living area inside the Utopia tiny house, which serves as a full time home for two
When square footage is tight, it helps if statement pieces are both charming and useful. An old wood-burning stove brings a vintage vibe to new construction and also heats the entire place.
It took Paige four months to renovate the two sheds into one stunning guest house.
To make tight quarters—such as the Robinson’s living room—have more continuity, use one accent color throughout the house. Amanda chose a cool, icy blue.
The Tesla killers that could? Ten cars gunning for a slice of the EV pie
Inside the Artist tiny house, which includes a kitchen with full-size appliances and plenty of storage space (Credit: Alpine Tiny Homes)
Paige simply attached a piece of striped fabric to her bathroom sink—instead of installing a bulky set of drawers—to cover up her necessities. The double mirrors also create the illusion of more space.
Built-ins are always a welcome storage solution when space is at a premium. The homeowner implemented green drawers (a garage sale find) for the “dresser” that’s built into the wall.
The City tiny house kitchen includes two-burner propane stove and microwave (Credit: Alternative Living Spaces)
The Sturgis has a total floorspace of just 170 sq ft (15.8 sq m) (Credit: Cubist Engineering)
View towards the Silhouette’s kitchen, by Wind River Tiny Homes (Credit: Wind River Tiny Homes)
Although blogger Amanda Robinson and her family of four downsized their home by 1,100 (!) square feet after moving from the city to the country, they couldn’t be happier with their new place.
The Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano (Credit: Smiling Forest)
Top-down view of the Eucalyptus’ main living area (Credit: Minimaliste)
The City tiny house includes a sofa bed (Credit: Alternative Living Spaces)
Options for the Catalina include washer/dryer (Credit: Tiny Innovations)
The Breezeway by Tiny Heirloom measures 8.6 ft (2.6 m) in width (Credit: Shelsi Lindquist)
View towards the kitchen in the Fuchsia tiny house (Credit: Abel Zyl)
Engineering grad builds Tiny House with an elevator bed for just $15k
Although (very) small, this cooking space features a a 24-inch under-counter fridge, a 20-inch four-burner gas range, and ample granite counter space.
Compact appliances and smaller-scale custom cabinetry—featuring salvaged leaded fronts and old sewing drawers—are just the right size for this tiny kitchen.
The Millennial Tiny House has two French doors that open the home to the outdoors (Credit: Build Tiny)
The Silhouette’s living room by Wind River Tiny Homes, complete with a workout space (Credit: Wind River Tiny Homes)
Kitchen and living area in the Legacy tiny house (Credit: Heart & Wood)
Gallery: Astounding imagery from the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards
Ultralight Mantis hiking hammock is a one-kilogram tent killer
A mirror used to give the impression of more room in the Swallowtail (Credit: Tiny House Company)
Ram 1500’s new tailgate folds and swings for access with or without a trailer
Deep navy walls make this 8′-by-10′ bedroom feel quaint rather than claustrophobic.
Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses installed two sets of vertical louvers to offer a little privacy between the two upstairs bedrooms (Credit: Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses)
A hand-built hideaway—short on space, tall on charm—looks right at home among the Douglas firs of Port Orchard, Washington.
This tiny house is a musician’s dream: it houses a giant working amp and the deck even doubles as a stage.
Bikepacking and bush-bashing through lush forest on Australia’s spectacular southern coast
Kitchen and living area inside the RoadHaus tiny home (Credit: Wheelhaus)
You’ll find nautical decorating inspiration in every nook and cranny of this recently restored waterside retreat situated in Provincetown, Massachusetts. From its weathered finishes to its ocean blue wood floors, it’s brimming with boat-tiful ideas for sea-loving homeowners.
The Ondine’s staircase has an alternating step layout (Credit: Baluchon)
Their sleeping space was so important that Emily and Sloane Southard actually designed their entire treehouse around it.
Shelving inside The Nugget tiny house (Credit: Modern Tiny Living)
“I joke that the structure is a family quilt of salvaged windows, because they came from important people in our lives,” Christina says. “We got windows from my husband’s, aunt, my mom, an old landlord…”
New experimental drug rapidly repairs age-related memory loss and improves mood
The Cornelia Tiny House, by New Frontier Tiny Homes (Credit: New Frontier Tiny Homes)
The Cedar House’s bathroom includes a composting toilet and clawfoot bathtub (Credit: Timbercraft Tiny Homes)
Inside The Retreat tiny home (Credit: Timbercraft Tiny Homes)
Highlights from the record-breaking 2019 Retromobile car auctions
The Urban Payette tiny house with Elevator Bed has an attractive cedar ceiling(Credit: Tru Form Tiny)
Bathtub with a view inside the Kestrel tiny home (Credit: Rewild Homes)
Beauer’s latest expanding camping trailer sleeps a family of six
View towards the Ridgewood’s living room (Credit: Timbercraft Tiny Homes)
Hill Country Tiny Houses offers the Vintage Retreat tiny house for a price of US$98,000
View from the bedroom loft inside the Ridgewood tiny house (Credit: Timbercraft Tiny Homes)
San Juan Tiny House’s elevating bed turns living room into bedroom
This upstate New York picturesque perch, owned by Treehouse Masters’ Christina Salway, is constructed from roughly 75 salvaged windows.
The Pemberley’s kitchenette (Credit: Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses)
Fully electric motorhome offers nearly 190 miles of emissions-free touring
The Nugget measures just 12 ft-long, yet looks quite roomy inside (Credit: Modern Tiny Living)
The Ébène’s living room/dining room complete with an L-shaped lounge (Credit: Minimaliste)
We often see staircases leading up to these lofts put to use as storage cupboards and drawers for hiding away bits and pieces, which helps create low-clutter interiors whose orderliness defies these very tight confines.
Slideout pet bowls inside the Denali (Credit: Timbercraft Tiny Homes)
A horizontally striped rug make this narrow porch look wider.
We’ve seen tiny houses with jacuzzis and large dining spaces, and those featured here make clever use of space to include gyms, wine racks, claw foot baths and four-burner stoves. And on top of that, they are stunning examples of tasteful interior design at work.
The Wikkelhouse can be used as an office, studio, or tiny home (Credit: Yvonne Witte)
Kitchen area inside the Phoenix tiny home (Credit: Alpine Tiny Homes)
Plenty of storage inside the Kestrel tiny house (Credit: Rewild Homes)
The Damselfly House’s upstairs sleeping loft is reached by storage-integrated staircase (Credit: Zyl Vardos)
A shot of the Ridgewood’s clawfoot bathtub, showing overhead shower (Credit: Timbercraft Tiny Homes)
The interior of La Bohème looks surprisingly spacious, given its size (Credit: Baluchon)
Bedroom loft in the Legacy tiny house (Credit: Heart & Wood)
By sticking to a black-and-white color scheme, Paige makes her modestly-sized kitchen appear much larger than it really is.
View of the Laurier’s living room from the loft (Credit: Minimaliste)
In pictures: Awe-inspiring aerial engineering from the Aerospace Museum of California
The Swallowtail’s interior layout looks uncluttered (Credit: Tiny House Company)
Inside this treehouse-inspired tiny cabin, you’ll find salvaged church windows, reclaimed wood, and a funky dining table set crafted from old boats.
Clean living inside the English Rose tiny house (Credit: Alpine Tiny Homes)
Kitchen inside the Kootenay’s tiny home (Credit: TruForm Tiny)
Bedroom loft in the Artist tiny house (Credit: Alpine Tiny Homes)
Less is more inside the Artist Bothy tiny home (Credit: Johnny Barrington)
Gallery: Smartphone photography comes of age in the 8th Mobile Photography Awards