10 Tiny Home Floor Plans That Illustrate Smart Use of Space
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10 Tiny Home Floor Plans That Illustrate Smart Use of Space

By Kate Reggev
Find out how tiny homes fit everything in such a small amount of square footage with these free floor plans.

Known for their thoughtful and carefully planned spaces, tiny homes are efficient—usually between 200 and 1,000 square feet—and pack a lot of innovative, space-saving solutions into their small footprints. From layouts that incorporate lofted spaces to wheels or trailers for mobility to furniture that is either multifunctional or easy to store, what tiny homes lack in space, they make up for in high-quality design. Read on to see the floor plans of some of our favorite tiny homes.

The Salish by West Coast Homes

West Coast Homes was created in 2011 as a division of Faber Construction, a family-owned residential building company that was established in 1987. The company offers four different tiny home floor plans, each at 400 square feet and stationary rather than on wheels for mobility. The Salish features a flat roof and large, floor-to-ceiling windows for lots of natural light on the exterior.

With its many windows bringing in lots of natural light, the interiors of The Salish by West Coast Homes has a kitchen with a rolling island that also functions as a dining table, allowing it to be tucked away when not in use. 

With its many windows bringing in lots of natural light, the interiors of The Salish by West Coast Homes has a kitchen with a rolling island that also functions as a dining table, allowing it to be tucked away when not in use. 

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The 250-square-foot lofted bedroom in the 400-square-foot Salish model by West Coast Homes is open to the living/dining/cooking area below. With large windows on every wall, the outdoors feels like an extension of the tiny home.

The 250-square-foot lofted bedroom in the 400-square-foot Salish model by West Coast Homes is open to the living/dining/cooking area below. With large windows on every wall, the outdoors feels like an extension of the tiny home.

The Minim House by Minim Micro Homes

Minim Micro Homes seeks to create modern tiny homes that can be constructed on wheels for mobility or with foundations for stationary homes. Their award-winning model, the Minim House, encompasses 264 square feet but feels surprisingly bright and airy thanks to its large windows and glass doors. While the company only makes this one model, the home comes with several customizable options, and clients can choose electric/water packages for locations without utilities.

With an exterior of shiplapped cyprus wood and an interior that features hardwood floors and stainless-steel kitchen cabinetry, it's no surprise that the home has won numerous American Institute of Architects awards for its space-conscious design.

With an exterior of shiplapped cyprus wood and an interior that features hardwood floors and stainless-steel kitchen cabinetry, it's no surprise that the home has won numerous American Institute of Architects awards for its space-conscious design.


While the Minim House isn't completely customizable in terms of layout and floor plan, there are a few options to choose from that incorporate additional closets for a slightly different configuration. However, upgrades of everything from shower enclosures to off-grid solar power and refrigerator packages are available, as well as the possibility for a trailer option on wheels for an additional fee.

While the Minim House isn't completely customizable in terms of layout and floor plan, there are a few options to choose from that incorporate additional closets for a slightly different configuration. However, upgrades of everything from shower enclosures to off-grid solar power and refrigerator packages are available, as well as the possibility for a trailer option on wheels for an additional fee.

The Magenta House by Pinup Houses

Bright and eye-catching as it is tiny and practical, the Magenta House by Pinup Houses features a kitchenette, convertible sofa-bed with storage underneath, a heater with exterior exhaust, and, of course, a magenta exterior. At only 70 square feet, it’s a tight squeeze for more than one person, but it’s also travel-friendly (being on wheels) and has the potential to be built for around $2,500. We particularly love the plywood interiors and the use of netting for storage under the gabled roof.

The exuberant hot pink of the Magenta House reveals a calmer, plywood-clad interior.

The exuberant hot pink of the Magenta House reveals a calmer, plywood-clad interior.


The home makes efficient use of its 70 square feet, fitting in a small bathroom and a main room with a convertible sofa-bed and a small kitchenette.

The home makes efficient use of its 70 square feet, fitting in a small bathroom and a main room with a convertible sofa-bed and a small kitchenette.


Live Series by Living Vehicle

Founded by Santa Barbara, California–based architect Matthew Hofmann and his wife and business partner Joanna, Living Vehicle designs and manufactures high-end mobile homes. Their company, which now has its own manufacturing facility and employs more than 25 people, designs mobile tiny homes that are able to function off-grid because of solar panels feeding a solar system and oversized water tanks.

Taking design cues from boats, the founders of Living Vehicles used maintenance-free, weather-resistant aluminum for the interior walls and midcentury-style cabinetry. High-end appliances like a dishwasher and washer-drier combo are small and tucked away.

Taking design cues from boats, the founders of Living Vehicles used maintenance-free, weather-resistant aluminum for the interior walls and midcentury-style cabinetry. High-end appliances like a dishwasher and washer-drier combo are small and tucked away.

The one-bedroom layout of Living Vehicle's main typology is capable of sleeping up to six people if furniture in the main room is reconfigured and an additional lofted bed is lowered down from the ceiling. The company also offers other configurations and layouts for the bedroom.

The one-bedroom layout of Living Vehicle's main typology is capable of sleeping up to six people if furniture in the main room is reconfigured and an additional lofted bed is lowered down from the ceiling. The company also offers other configurations and layouts for the bedroom.


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Rustic Modern Tiny House by Ana White

With a warm but modern style, Alaska–based Ana White designs tiny homes and bespoke furniture for small spaces, including this tiny home with a lofted bed that looks out a clerestory window. The walls are whitewashed and airy, allowing the accents of natural wood to pop.

At one end of the tiny home is the living area, with seating on casters for mobility and a lofted bed. Storage has sliding doors for access and covers the wheel well; the leaves of the cabinet can also be flipped horizontally to create a table. The lofted bed can be lowered with the push of a button, and a coffee table doubles as a step stool.

At one end of the tiny home is the living area, with seating on casters for mobility and a lofted bed. Storage has sliding doors for access and covers the wheel well; the leaves of the cabinet can also be flipped horizontally to create a table. The lofted bed can be lowered with the push of a button, and a coffee table doubles as a step stool.

The kitchen and bathroom are raised up to allow for pull-out drawers underneath for storage; the sink in the kitchenette does double-duty as the kitchen and bathroom sink.

The kitchen and bathroom are raised up to allow for pull-out drawers underneath for storage; the sink in the kitchenette does double-duty as the kitchen and bathroom sink.

The Pacific Pioneer by Handcrafted Movement

From the designers and builders at Handcrafted Movement comes The Pacific Pioneer, a tiny house trailer that, despite its size, is able to sleep up to a whopping seven people because of its convertible sofa-bed and lofted sleeping spaces. Sustainable features include LED lighting, energy efficient appliances and plumbing fixtures, and excellent R-values for the exterior’s insulation.

The use of light colors on the walls and ceiling of The Pacific Pioneer by Handcrafted Movement keeps the two lofted sleeping spaces at either end of the tiny home from feeling claustrophobic, while the blues, greens, and natural wood of the furniture and cabinetry are simple but thoughtful.

The use of light colors on the walls and ceiling of The Pacific Pioneer by Handcrafted Movement keeps the two lofted sleeping spaces at either end of the tiny home from feeling claustrophobic, while the blues, greens, and natural wood of the furniture and cabinetry are simple but thoughtful.

The main floor of the tiny home features a master bedroom, kitchenette, dining area, built-in couch with storage, and a bathroom with a washer/dryer combination unit. The lofted upper floor has room for either two queen-sized beds or a queen and two single beds, as well as storage.

The main floor of the tiny home features a master bedroom, kitchenette, dining area, built-in couch with storage, and a bathroom with a washer/dryer combination unit. The lofted upper floor has room for either two queen-sized beds or a queen and two single beds, as well as storage.

Kasita

Kasita is a modern micro home that, at about 350 square feet, can be used as anything from a backyard apartment to a rural retreat to an office or studio. Their current offering, a studio plan, comes with a queen sized bed that tucks out of sight, a walk-in shower, refrigerator, convection oven, washer/dryer combo, and cooktop; the homes also feature integrated technologies including built-in speakers, automated thermostats, lighting, shades, fans, and easy connections for mobile and other devices.

Prefabricated and stackable, Kasita's high-density units may be a solution to America’s affordable housing crisis—with tech-enabled, high-quality design to boot.

Prefabricated and stackable, Kasita's high-density units may be a solution to America’s affordable housing crisis—with tech-enabled, high-quality design to boot.

Kasita's floor plan features a sofa that pulls out to form a bed, a glass-encased raised "cube" at one end that acts as a multi-functional lounge, a raised kitchen with storage under the steps, and an open kitchen.

Kasita's floor plan features a sofa that pulls out to form a bed, a glass-encased raised "cube" at one end that acts as a multi-functional lounge, a raised kitchen with storage under the steps, and an open kitchen.

The Goose by Tiny Heirloom

Made out of a gooseneck trailer, The Goose tiny home by Tiny Heirloom is a two-level, flexible tiny home that can be upgraded from its two bedroom configuration (located on the second floor) to include an additional lofted space. The ground floor features an L-shaped kitchen, full bathroom, and a fold-up dining table, and the home is highly customizable from the length of the trailers (ranging from 31 feet to 37 feet long) to interior fittings, lighting, and skylights.

Founded by three couples in Portland, Oregon in 2014, Tiny Heirloom designs tiny homes including this flexible model called The Goose. Most models feature a lofted bedroom and an open kitchen; The Goose, because of the use of a gooseneck trailer, actually features a second floor.

Founded by three couples in Portland, Oregon in 2014, Tiny Heirloom designs tiny homes including this flexible model called The Goose. Most models feature a lofted bedroom and an open kitchen; The Goose, because of the use of a gooseneck trailer, actually features a second floor.


Although the deck and steps aren't included as part of the package, The Goose by Tiny Heirloom does provide multiple options for adding additional space, including additional lofted bedrooms and skylights.

Although the deck and steps aren't included as part of the package, The Goose by Tiny Heirloom does provide multiple options for adding additional space, including additional lofted bedrooms and skylights.

The Roadhaus Wedge RV by Wheelhaus

The perfect house for being on the move, the Roadhaus Wedge RV by Wheelhaus is on wheels and makes for an easy guesthouse, backyard office, or tiny home. The floor plan features an outdoor deck for integrated indoor/outdoor living, which also helps to expand the home's 250 square feet.

With its open porch with an overhung roof, clerestory windows, and high ceilings, the Roadhaus Wedge RV by Wheelhaus feels much larger and more open than its 250 square feet would suggest.

With its open porch with an overhung roof, clerestory windows, and high ceilings, the Roadhaus Wedge RV by Wheelhaus feels much larger and more open than its 250 square feet would suggest.


Different floor plans feature alternate ways to lay out the bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living room depending on what the owner wants to emphasize—living space, cooking space, or the sleeping area.

Different floor plans feature alternate ways to lay out the bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living room depending on what the owner wants to emphasize—living space, cooking space, or the sleeping area.

The Verve Lux by Truform Tiny Homes

The Verve line of tiny homes by Truform Tiny Homes starts at $39,000 ($45,900 for the Lux) and comes in two layouts: The Verve and The Verve Lux, both available in 16-foot-, 22-foot-, and 28-foot-long options. The larger of the two floor plans, the Lux has a larger bathroom with a toilet bump out as well as a fold-down deck, detachable awning, and a larger kitchen. Both have a modern exterior of colored panels and wood siding, and the Lux also has the option to come with a smart house kit.

With more than 50 years of experience in residential construction (not to mention their first tiny home design in 1978), Tru Form Tiny Homes features floor plans that include convertible sofa beds and lofted bed options. The Verve line, available in a variety of lengths, consistently comes in at under 1000 square feet.

With more than 50 years of experience in residential construction (not to mention their first tiny home design in 1978), Tru Form Tiny Homes features floor plans that include convertible sofa beds and lofted bed options. The Verve line, available in a variety of lengths, consistently comes in at under 1000 square feet.


The Verve Lux by TruForm Tiny Homes has an L-shaped kitchen, bathroom with a toilet bump-out, and a drop down deck. Potential extras include a double or queen hydraulic lift bed instead of a convertible sofa-bed, a smart house kit, window shades, and other amenities.

The Verve Lux by TruForm Tiny Homes has an L-shaped kitchen, bathroom with a toilet bump-out, and a drop down deck. Potential extras include a double or queen hydraulic lift bed instead of a convertible sofa-bed, a smart house kit, window shades, and other amenities.