76 Exterior Tiny Home Building Type Design Photos And Ideas

The cabin measures roughly 120 square feet with a rectangular plan.
The succulent planter facade is a low-maintenance living wall.
Every “Seed Stitch” ceramic tile is made intentionally unique.
Over 4,500 3D-printed ceramic tiles clad the 120-square-foot backyard building’s wooden balloon frame.
Envisioned as a livable or rentable ADU, the one-room gabled structure is weathertight, structurally sound, and designed for longevity.
They have lived in their tiny house for more than a year now, and Robert says that the most challenging, but also the most educational and character-enriching aspect of the project was realizing that mistakes made during construction (like an imperfect mitered corner) will be forever remembered, and experienced first hand in the years to come.
Corrugated metal siding on the front of the house.
Pig Rock Bothy and Inshriach Bothy are tow of the handcrafted structures that inspire artists who use it a residency spaces.
A bothy is a small Scottish laborer’s hut or mountain refuge.
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.
The goal was to be able to squeeze a full bathroom, kitchen, living room, storage, as well as a sleeping space that would accommodate a king-sized bed into the cabin's original tiny footprint.
The house can accommodation a range of optional extras such as shelving, storage, window or door additions, awnings, planter boxes, and more.
Although Jay Nelson thinks it’s great that there’s interest in tiny homes, and that is pushes us to minimize our consumption and environmental footprint, he feels that really tiny houses can be challenging for most people.
A peek at the back side of the trailer where the front door is located.
Thanks to the rock climbing wall on the front facade, the Tiny Adventure Home allows the owners to practice bouldering whenever they like, no matter the time or place.
Th towable, double-axe trailer home is 28 feet long.
A custom rock wall system that takes care of the couple's shared passion for bouldering.
The 180-square-foot RV is currently parked on their lot in Ventura, California.
No matter the destination, the couple's poodle, Riley, always tags along.
L.A.-based Icelandic natives Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson of Miniarc created the 320-square-foot Iceland-inspired tiny dwelling Plús Hús, to be a sustainable and useful solution for addressing the housing shortage in their adoptive home. The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is prefabricated at the company's mnmMOD’s facility in downtown Los Angeles, shipped flat pack, assembled with minimal waste and can be delivered anywhere in the U.S. starting at $37,000.
Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Wind River Tiny homes designs and crafts custom tiny homes. Able to build from pre-existing plans or design a completely customized homes, they also promote
The Austin-based Kasita, has designed a stand-alone tiny home that they call the Independent. Starting at $89,000, the award-winning micro-home perfect for those want to live simply, or for the backyard of a homeowner who looking to add a guest house, granny flat, or a rental.
The
New Frontier Tiny Homes’s Alpha, is one of the fanciest tiny homes around. The 240-square-foot modern design is super functional and good looking to boot. They also have a larger model, Escher, a model that at around 300 square feet, is more spacious and offers two bedrooms.
For the last two years, Brian Crabb has been designing and building custom Tiny Homes from the ground up all over the world. The 238 sq ft
The Greenmoxie tiny house project is 340-square-feet, sustainably built , and can be completely off-the-grid. Completely customizable their prices start at $65,000.
The Oregon-based tiny home builder's flagship model, the Catalina, has a bright airy feel and offers which has a sleek look cool modern interiors.The home comes in three sizes—24, 28, or 32 feet—and features exterior details such as cedar accent siding and black metal framing. The home has two lofts, one for storage and one for sleeping, ample living space, a bathroom with a full shower, bathtub and toilet, and an optional solar setup allows the home to run off the grid. The Catalina starts at $65,000.
A polychrome facade made of salvaged, 100-year-old barnwood gives this small, lofted cottage space its unique character. Its copper roof is also reclaimed, a lucky Craigslist find from a local remodel. Though the structure has a footprint of just 11' x 14', it provides a useful space to entertain, catch up on work, or relax.
OFIS arhitekti + AKT II + Harvard GSD Students, Alpine Shelter Skuta Mountain
AO, Alpine Shelter “Bivak II na Jezerih”
Nicknamed “Woody”, this 236-square-foot trailer which has taken a young, upwardly-mobile couple from Austin, Texas, to the Rocky Mountains hamlet of Marble, Colorado. The trailer, which cost just around $50,000 to build has modern birch-veneer plywood fit outs and skylights, and accommodates a half-size refrigerator, eight-inch-deep storage compartments built into the floor, a loft bed and even a galvanized-steel cow trough bathtub.
The contrast between the old, dilapedated brick structure and the new, smooth Corten steel create a balance between the old and new.
Japanese architect Takashi Kobayashi of the Tree House People has been declared a “tree house master” by Design Made in Japan. Seamlessly integrating nature and design, this tiny tree house is certainly not just for children.
A mere 172 square feet, the treehouse in the hills of Brentwood in Los Angeles was designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects, Inc. as a refuge, gallery and guest cottage
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.
The Park Model
The Wedge tiny home model
Light and shadow play on the textured facade.  Greenery frames the simple, geometric form of the house.
The custom screen door is visible on the far side of the space.  Windows are strategically located to frame views of the exterior landscape.
When the Ferguson Sauder family—parents Meg, a school counselor, and Tim, a design instructor, plus kids Cole, Olive, and Asher—wanted a multifunctional backyard addition, they decided to build it themselves. Two Liftoff chairs by Tim Miller, one of Tim’s former students, surround an oil-drum fire pit set in granite dug up on the property. On the deck, the Panamericana chair is by Industry of All Nations.
To keep the project close to their $10,000 budget, the family looked for bargains whenever possible. The circular window was a misorder they snagged for 90 percent off from a local building supply store. The mahogany siding is a mix of Craigslist purchases and Dumpster finds.
Boise, Idaho–based architectural designer Macy Miller built her own 196-square-foot home, which she shares with her partner, James Herndon, their newborn, Hazel, and the family’s Great Dane, Denver. The exterior cladding, which Miller stained for a uniform effect, is a mix of nearly a dozen types of wood plank, including poplar, oak, and fir.
Project Name: Island House

Website: http://www.2by4.nl/language/en/
Project Name: Basic Pod

Website: http://www.pod-idladla.com/
Experience the unique architectural heritage of Italy’s Apulia region at Brindisi Trulli, an ancient trullo that was transformed into a modern vacation rental home.  
If you’re traveling to Puglia in Italy, one of the most iconic sights are trulli (trullo is the singular), an ancient hut that's specific to the Itria Valley in the Apulia region of Southern Italy. Made with dry stone, trulli, which date back to medieval times, have an unmistakable conical roof that's shaped somewhat like a gnome’s hat.  
Through Boutique Homes, you can now rent a modernized trullo that's been cleverly restored to enhance its ancient architectural appeal, while providing a comfortable, contemporary shelter.

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.

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