141 Exterior Tiny Home Design Photos And Ideas

Because the unit was temporary, it didn't follow the typical permitting process of a micro-unit or home in New York City; what's more, because it was installed on land owned by the United Nations, local and federal codes and permits did not apply.
The tiny home was oriented to best take advantage of the sun, and an entire facade of the building was designed to hold greenery.
The Ecological Living Module (ELM) was installed at the UN Headquarters in New York City for two months.
Manufactured in a factory offsite, the 370-square-foot house can comfortably fit two people.
The home's modular design is composed of an outer shell and an interior core unit that contains essential living functions, such as a bed, bathroom, and a small kitchenette.
Set on an 80-square-foot irregular pentagonal base, and built with 100-percent recycled materials, this cabin is 17 feet long, 11 feet tall, and seven feet wide at its widest point. It has a small, 30-square-foot loft.
Witzling's life partner, model and actress Sara Underwood, explores Cabin 4.
"I used the same roofing concept on this cabin as I did with the second, covering it in metal, chicken wire and moss," says Witzling.
The roof insulation is rigid, waterproof material that Witzling placed on the outside in order to leave the roof framing exposed on the inside. The metal roof has a layer of chicken wire, with moss harvested from the property stuffed into it to create a weathered-looking green roof.
This cabin has a 100-square-foot lower level and a 70-square-foot loft. The cabin has a shed roof that rises as high as 22 feet.
Witzling's sixth creation is the Truck Cabin, which he and his partner Underwood are using to tour the U.S.
Cabin designer and builder Jacob Witzling found inspiration in his architect father and childhood fairy tales.
Witzling, a second-grade teacher, makes most of his cabins for friends and family.
Jason Witzling first fell in love with cabin life when he was 16 years old.
Western red cedar has been used for all the siding; several of the sections have been painted with Finnish linseed white paint. The single slope roof is made out of blue metal sheets. It has been fitted with roof ladders supported by five brackets on each gable.
The options for travel have become endless for this family. The small trailer provides enough technology and flexibility to be able to work and teach from just about anywhere on the road.
Even though the house can be connected to the city grid, it also has solar panels that collect energy from the sun and can produce its own energy.
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
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.
Living Vehicle's T27 Life model starts at $150,000, and the company is launching more affordable units this summer.
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 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.
"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.

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.