The 10 Teeniest Tiny Homes of 2022

Ranging from 64 to 100 square feet per person, these compact dwellings stretch the limits of small-space living.
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As housing costs continue to skyrocket, many people are reexamining where, and how they live—and tiny houses have never been more appealing. From backyard ADUs to compact cabins and micro apartments the smallest tiny homes show that good things really do come in petite packages.

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The compact house is sheathed in cypress, glass, and copper and features an expandable roof.

The compact house is sheathed in cypress, glass, and copper and features an expandable roof.

Salvaged ironbark floors in the living room step down to the adjacent kitchen and dining space, creating a built-in seating area.

Salvaged ironbark floors in the living room step down to the adjacent kitchen and dining space, creating a built-in seating area.

The wood-wrapped tiny home features a deck pierced by a tree trunk.

The wood-wrapped tiny home features a deck pierced by a tree trunk.

Inside, a built-in bed features large storage drawers and cubbies.

Inside, a built-in bed features large storage drawers and cubbies.

Llabb Architettura created an experimental retreat made entirely of plywood in the mountain town of Tartago.

Llabb Architettura created an experimental retreat made entirely of plywood in the mountain town of Tartago.

"It’s simple, yet it’s expressive," architect Luca Scardulla says. "We don’t like excess. We don’t like when you enter a space, and everything is immediately declared, everything is clear. We like discovery and complexity."

"It’s simple, yet it’s expressive," architect Luca Scardulla says. "We don’t like excess. We don’t like when you enter a space, and everything is immediately declared, everything is clear. We like discovery and complexity."

Elizabeth and Matt Impola of Handcrafted Movement designed and built a 264-square-foot tiny house on a lush property in Battle Ground, Washington, where towering trees, a large pasture, and abundant wildlife create a cinematic scene.

Elizabeth and Matt Impola of Handcrafted Movement designed and built a 264-square-foot tiny house on a lush property in Battle Ground, Washington, where towering trees, a large pasture, and abundant wildlife create a cinematic scene.

A floor-to-ceiling white ceramic brick fireplace sections off the living room from the main-floor bedroom. Mint-green pocket doors slide up or down, providing both privacy and openness.

A floor-to-ceiling white ceramic brick fireplace sections off the living room from the main-floor bedroom. Mint-green pocket doors slide up or down, providing both privacy and openness.

The micro apartment in Paris that Miogui Architecture designed for a couple as an office/pied-à-terre lives much larger than its 137 square feet.

The micro apartment in Paris that Miogui Architecture designed for a couple as an office/pied-à-terre lives much larger than its 137 square feet.

The architects removed layers of finishes from the walls, exposing rough concrete columns and beams that lend texture and a historic note.

The architects removed layers of finishes from the walls, exposing rough concrete columns and beams that lend texture and a historic note.

Upon relocating to the Methow Valley, a family found their compact cabin to be a little too cozy—so they roll up their sleeves and break ground.

Upon relocating to the Methow Valley, a family found their compact cabin to be a little too cozy—so they roll up their sleeves and break ground.

Cast Architecture provided plans for the compact dwellings, and the family of four constructed them with the help of family and friends.  

Cast Architecture provided plans for the compact dwellings, and the family of four constructed them with the help of family and friends.  

The wood-clad tiny home opens in the rear and connects to nature.

The wood-clad tiny home opens in the rear and connects to nature.

The glass double doors can be propped open or closed for privacy.

The glass double doors can be propped open or closed for privacy.

The cabin is clad in corrugated metal panels. The rectangular window is positioned over the kitchen to let in light and air.

The cabin is clad in corrugated metal panels. The rectangular window is positioned over the kitchen to let in light and air.

The barn-style front doors stay open during warmer months, giving a view of Eugenia’s garden. A floating desk, Hay Design coffee table, and separate couch offer additional seating in the downstairs area.

The barn-style front doors stay open during warmer months, giving a view of Eugenia’s garden. A floating desk, Hay Design coffee table, and separate couch offer additional seating in the downstairs area.

The tree house features a rooftop deck and a steel slide beside the entrance staircase.

The tree house features a rooftop deck and a steel slide beside the entrance staircase.

The kitchen showcases birch plywood cabinetry and counters.

The kitchen showcases birch plywood cabinetry and counters.

Furniture designer Ash Dipert transformed three disused structures behind his parent’s craftsman home in Bakersfield, California, into a fun and functional ADU.

Furniture designer Ash Dipert transformed three disused structures behind his parent’s craftsman home in Bakersfield, California, into a fun and functional ADU.

The main living space was previously two separate volumes with different floor and ceiling heights. To make the queen-size Murphy bed clear the kitchen cabinets, Ash had to cut a curve into the corner of the mattress.

The main living space was previously two separate volumes with different floor and ceiling heights. To make the queen-size Murphy bed clear the kitchen cabinets, Ash had to cut a curve into the corner of the mattress.

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Norske Mikrohus’s spruce-clad Tind tiny home was inspired by the mountains and woods of Norway.

Norske Mikrohus’s spruce-clad Tind tiny home was inspired by the mountains and woods of Norway.

The open-plan kitchen and living area are outfitted with birch veneer walls, and the flooring is ash.  

The open-plan kitchen and living area are outfitted with birch veneer walls, and the flooring is ash.  

Rast is a 174-square-foot-home that promises to get you closer to nature.

Rast is a 174-square-foot-home that promises to get you closer to nature.

Designed by Jeanette Reiss-Andersen of Norske Mikrohus, Rast is a 174-square-foot tiny home clad in dark-stained Norwegian spruce.  

Designed by Jeanette Reiss-Andersen of Norske Mikrohus, Rast is a 174-square-foot tiny home clad in dark-stained Norwegian spruce.  

The blackened timber–clad cabin that Arba designed in Longueil, Normandy, France, is marked by large glass doors, layered with wood slats that slide open and connect the home to its lush landscape.  

The blackened timber–clad cabin that Arba designed in Longueil, Normandy, France, is marked by large glass doors, layered with wood slats that slide open and connect the home to its lush landscape.  

The open-plan ground floor allows the communal spaces to flow into one another. A wooden ladder accesses the lofted bedrooms.

The open-plan ground floor allows the communal spaces to flow into one another. A wooden ladder accesses the lofted bedrooms.

"The composite structure is extraordinarily durable," says Haus.Me CEO Max Gerbut. "Its yacht-inspired exterior is created from fiberglass, stainless steel, and teak."

"The composite structure is extraordinarily durable," says Haus.Me CEO Max Gerbut. "Its yacht-inspired exterior is created from fiberglass, stainless steel, and teak."

Whether you’re looking to hit the road or build a backyard ADU, the Microhaus offers mega convenience in a pint-sized package.

Whether you’re looking to hit the road or build a backyard ADU, the Microhaus offers mega convenience in a pint-sized package.

Delo Design’s compact holiday cabin packs a kitchen, bathroom, bed, and storage into 120 square feet.

Delo Design’s compact holiday cabin packs a kitchen, bathroom, bed, and storage into 120 square feet.

The Cabin is furnished with Delo Design’s TRU chairs in cream. The bed is nestled beneath a large window that frames the landscape, and a small kitchenette sits opposite the dining zone.

The Cabin is furnished with Delo Design’s TRU chairs in cream. The bed is nestled beneath a large window that frames the landscape, and a small kitchenette sits opposite the dining zone.

Fatigued by skyrocketing housing costs and the modern world’s waning connection to nature, Lee Loewen and Payam Shalchian of Canada-based Instead create an off-grid-capable tiny house called Project 01. The 262-square-foot cabin is clad with black-stained pine that helps it to meld with the natural landscape.

Fatigued by skyrocketing housing costs and the modern world’s waning connection to nature, Lee Loewen and Payam Shalchian of Canada-based Instead create an off-grid-capable tiny house called Project 01. The 262-square-foot cabin is clad with black-stained pine that helps it to meld with the natural landscape.

The interior of the micro-cabin is finished with pine plywood that provides pattern and an organic quality. In the kitchen, stainless-steel cabinetry, counters, and appliances lend an industrial aesthetic that balances the materiality of the wood.

The interior of the micro-cabin is finished with pine plywood that provides pattern and an organic quality. In the kitchen, stainless-steel cabinetry, counters, and appliances lend an industrial aesthetic that balances the materiality of the wood.

Pin-Up Houses transformed a 20-foot shipping container into an off-grid tiny home in just three months. The eco-friendly escape is powered by solar panels and a wind turbine—and it even includes a full bath.

Pin-Up Houses transformed a 20-foot shipping container into an off-grid tiny home in just three months. The eco-friendly escape is powered by solar panels and a wind turbine—and it even includes a full bath.

The design team sprayed the metal structure’s inner walls with thermal insulation. Then they framed the interior with studs and clad it in spruce plywood.

The design team sprayed the metal structure’s inner walls with thermal insulation. Then they framed the interior with studs and clad it in spruce plywood.

Nikki Adcock and Rick Hill designed and built the Hideaway, a 162-square-foot cabin, to be a weekend retreat. It’s sided with Japanese cedar and features a matte black, corrugated steel roof that references traditional backcountry huts.

Nikki Adcock and Rick Hill designed and built the Hideaway, a 162-square-foot cabin, to be a weekend retreat. It’s sided with Japanese cedar and features a matte black, corrugated steel roof that references traditional backcountry huts.

In the cabin’s living area, a built-in plywood bed cantilevers above a storage area and a plywood bench padded with cushions.

In the cabin’s living area, a built-in plywood bed cantilevers above a storage area and a plywood bench padded with cushions.

Inspired by the idea of a living organism, Madeiguincho’s 188-square-foot cabin collects, stores, and reuses rainwater and produces food and energy.

Inspired by the idea of a living organism, Madeiguincho’s 188-square-foot cabin collects, stores, and reuses rainwater and produces food and energy.

The interior of the cabin is outfitted with a living space that converts to a sleeping area and an open kitchen. Birch plywood wraps the space, lending warmth and texture.

The interior of the cabin is outfitted with a living space that converts to a sleeping area and an open kitchen. Birch plywood wraps the space, lending warmth and texture.

Nestron’s latest tiny home, clad with steel and fiber-reinforced plastic, measures 376 square feet and is available in a one-bedroom or two-bedroom configuration.

Nestron’s latest tiny home, clad with steel and fiber-reinforced plastic, measures 376 square feet and is available in a one-bedroom or two-bedroom configuration.

Built-in furniture preserves floor space for the tiny home. The designers outfitted the dining area with a built-in table for two and created a sleek built-in sofa for the living space.

Built-in furniture preserves floor space for the tiny home. The designers outfitted the dining area with a built-in table for two and created a sleek built-in sofa for the living space.

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