133 Exterior Tiny Home Design Photos And Ideas

A photovoltaic panel is installed above the outdoor deck.
Utility equipment and storage is hidden in the hexagonal "systems ring" below the living space modules.
A self sustainable, eco friendly, Australian made tiny home.
We're focused on every detail.
Our family. Ben (the driver, builder & designer), Meag (me! I write and do all things social, design & online) and our rescue dog Moose (avid hiker and lover of peanut butter).
The exterior. You can see our wood stove flue and solar panels on the roof. When we bought our bus it was faded black, chipping and forgotten; I'll admit even a bit scary looking. We spent weeks prepping the body and painted the bus ourselves. It was one of the most challenging, yet rewarding steps of building this tiny home.
The entryway, refreshed but mainly original. You can see the black co-pilot seat we installed to the left, bolted to the front cage.
"With both sliding doors open, the two decks connect seamlessly through the building, dramatically changing the sense of scale, space, and connection to the site."
Currently, Build Tiny's models are all designed to be built on a trailer. However, the company can also construct the units on fixed footings.
The smallest DublDom model, the DD 26 is a compact, 280-square-foot studio with a cozy bathroom with heated floors.
Massive wooden fence, which is a stripe, is on the background of a brick house, which is a square.
The CABN model is also available for purchase, and can be installed on your own remote site.
Designed for year-round living for a mother and her teenage daughter, this 285-square-foot home has two closed bedrooms, a loft, and a living room with a sofa bed.
The outside of the tiny home is sheathed in two-tone corrugated metal and a slanted roof. This sleek, modern look is inspired by the company's earlier model, the Millennial Tiny House.
"Translucent glass in the sliding doors references the light qualities of Japanese rice-paper screens, creating a sense of enclosure and privacy at night, while encouraging the occupant to open them during the day," explain the architects. "They also prevent birds, including the endangered swift parrot, from attempting to fly through the building and striking the glass."
The 301-square-foot cabin is situated on 99 acres on Bruny Island, an island off the coast of Tasmania. For the exterior, the architects have chosen materials that "comply with the Bushfire Attack Level of 19," they explain, including bushfire resistant wood and zincalume metal. The cabin collects its own rainwater—storage tanks are underground for an uncluttered look—and the roof sports solar panels.
exterior view of the house
Mill Valley Cabins
The Honey on the Rock model by Carpenter Owl of Bloomington, Indiana
This house has an exterior of black panels and clear-grain cedar tongue-and-groove siding, and a rooftop deck that lets its owners enjoy the outdoors.
The facade has a valley-shaped roofline, and is clad in standing-seam, 100-percent recycled steel, and tight knot cedar tongue-and-groove siding.
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The remote, desert enclave sits just 700 feet from the tallest building in downtown Phoenix.
This Beverly Hills kitHAUS is comprised of modernist prefab modules that can accommodate a variety of uses: from yoga studios to home offices, and from weekend retreats to pop-up kiosks and guest rooms.
The cabin is located in Hvalfjörður, Iceland, just a 30-minute drive from Reykjavík, and can only be accessed by car. The area is remote, private, and quiet, making it ideal for viewing the Northern Lights at night, as well as hiking during the day.
In addition to the hot tub, there is also a 129-square-foot outdoor terrace on site with a small table and two chairs for al fresco meals.
West Coast Homes was created in 2011 as a division of Faber Construction, a family-owned residential building company that was established in 1987. They offer four different tiny homes, each at 400 square feet, which is on the larger end of tiny homes. These homes are permanent residences rather than portable homes or RVs.
Based in the Bay Area, this firm is under Everlast Development, a licensed construction company with more than 15 years of experience in high-end, custom residential remodeling.  Their homes are typically considered to be more of a recreational vehicle (RV), and are sealed with insulation that has an r-value of 20, making them portable and comfortable in temperatures as low as 0-degrees Fahrenheit.
A slatted wood canopy extends from one side of the cabin, providing an increased amount of filtered light.
Customers also can choose between two kinds of decks: a surface that drops down or a "bifold clamshell," where the surface spits down the middle with half forming an awning and the other half  forming a deck.
Living Vehicle's T27 Life model starts at $150,000, and the company is launching more affordable units this summer.
The structure is slightly elevated by four concrete piers to give optimal support, and the tiny house can be placed in even the most remote areas without the use of heavy machinery.
The A45 cabin can be customized and built in as little as four to six months.
With 60 years of combined experience in the worlds of residential and commercial construction, I Can Build It (ICBI) and their partner company, Container Homes of Maryland, complete a range of tiny home projects as well as larger residences. Their homes often feature custom work, including carpentry and kitchen/bath design. The homes can be built on wheels or a foundation, and are carefully designed for comfortable living. The company has even been featured on "Tiny House Nation."
The award-winning tiny house builder ESCAPE has recently unveiled the first phase of Canoe Bay ESCAPE Village—a tiny home resort community in Northwest Wisconsin.
The house has a standing-seam metal roof, and a fully operable roof skylight.
Here is a glimpse at the horizontal cedar siding over a quality rain screen.
To add more headroom to the sleeping lofts, the family opted for expanded dormers.
The family wanted a room on the main floor that could serve as an office and playroom. They also desired their home to include two sleeping lofts, rather than just one.
Large for a tiny house RV, but still small - especially in the western landscape.
Aside from its stunning look, what makes the Drake unique is the thoughtful expertise that has gone into its design. Crafted by Land Ark RV's founders Brian and Joni Buzarde, who have been living the mobile tiny house lifestyle since 2011, this travel trailer has been years in the making.
"Psychology and emotional response play big roles when you're living in such a relatively small space, so subtle moves can have a large impact." Whether one is looking for a weekend retreat or a mobile home equipped for an extended sojourn, the two founders have spent years researching and testing so that this model can be the ideal solution for all.
Photos taken on an ancient ocean bed.
Fishbeyn and Wright love that their home is set in a natural landscape with an incredible mountain view.
A MODERN GLASS ADDITION IN BELGIUM

For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a stellar view.
Each Getaway cabin has a hot shower with bath products, and electric toilet, mini-kitchen, hearing, and either one or two queen beds with, fresh linens, and pillows.
For the exterior, Latimer used shou sugi ban charred cedar in addition to the corrugated metal. He says, "The design inspirations are both Japanese and Scandinavian. We wanted it to have a warm and cozy sense of hygge. Funke called it 'sensual design' because it appeals to all the senses."
The tiny home was built on a trailer for easy mobility.
The corrugated exterior echoes an old, corrugated shed on author Cornelia Funke's Malibu property.
A lightweight frame enclosed with taut fabric and sheets of Jobert Okume marine plywood are used for this 44-square-foot hybrid prefab trailer house.
Although the couple originally painted the bus with a white and blue color scheme, they are currently repainting the body gray, as the white tends to show dirt. "Bus life is fixing things, tinkering, and constant changing, but we love it," explains Ashley. An 800-watt solar collector on the roof charges four six-volt batteries, which powers the lights, outlets, water pump, and water heater.

Zoom out for a look at the modern exterior. From your dream house, to cozy cabins, to loft-like apartments, to repurposed shipping containers, these stellar projects promise something for everyone. Explore a variety of building types with metal roofs, wood siding, gables, and everything in between.