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Completed in just six weeks by Australian practice Archiblox, this modest prefab home is perched atop cliffs with prime views of Avalon Beach, just a short drive away from Sydney. Oriented east to west to maximize cross ventilation, the house is clad in marine-grade Colorbond Ultra steel and Queensland blue gum to protect against the elements.
The exterior is clad in cedar siding with metal roofing; the complex roof form accommodates the lofted spaces inside.
Comprised of a 26' x 8.5' by 8.5 foot wide trailer, this tiny home RV is ready for the road.
FLEXSE measures in at 328 square feet, with an oval footprint that maximizes floorspace, according to the designers.
To optimize versatility, “the structure can be positioned on different foundations—concrete slab, metal piers, etc., which allows for placing it in the most remote areas, even on water,” says the firm.
Wild bush, sand dunes, and scrub surrounds the circular home. The architects were careful to minimize the building impact on the fragile landscape.
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The silvertop ash shiplap boards that clad the home will develop a patina over time.
ESCAPE One is a transportable tiny home with 276 square feet of adaptable space. The Wisconsin–based tiny homes builder’s ESCAPE One model resembles a minimalist cottage with a shou sugi ban exterior and clean, pine interiors. The unit can sleep up to four people and the pricing starts at just under $50,000.
The house measures 20' x 7'.
Vertical blue-painted steel siding and horizontal cedar planks clad the exterior.
Parked in Henderson, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas, the Blue Baloo tiny house currently serves as an AirBnB rental.
The Mohican from Modern Tiny Living is made by Amish craftsmen in Ohio and can be built in as little as eight weeks. This 20' tiny home has an unfinished contemporary exterior and a bright minimalist interior that packs all the essentials into a compact footprint and retails for only about $59,000.
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 out of Portland, Tiny Heirloom is a family-run business. Their custom homes feature a signature rustic-modern style and are built with wood siding, large windows, and modern appliances. The Vantage model shown here is customizable and starts at $44,995.
Energy-efficient LED lighting and a rainwater collection system round out the home's sustainable features.
The home has rooftop solar panels, and it’s clad with cypress wood that turns a light gray over time.
Prospective buyers can visit a prototype of the Minim House in Washington, DC. Production of the home is currently on hold, but interested parties can purchase plans on Minim's website.
The San Juan Mountains and the environment inspired many design elements of the aptly named San Juan Tiny House. The undulating roof line, for example, recalls a flowing river, while the blue gradient on the back wall recreates the shifting blues of the Colorado sky. "The sun-ray pattern pays homage to the Colorado sun—we have 300+ days of sunshine per year—and the portholes mimic the stars in the desert sky," says Greg.
The exterior shape, which echoes that of a covered wagon, is a riff on a whimsical design that the Parhams have previously created for clients. It also employs some tricks that maximize the home's tiny footprint.
Tongue-and-groove cedar siding clads the exterior. The windows are by Alpine.
Set on a quarter-acre pasture rented from a family friend in Maui, the tiny house operates entirely off grid with electricity, water, and sewer needs handled on-site.
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.
Designed by Giovanni Pesamosca Architetto, this shelter in the Italian Alps fits nine beds within its triangular A-frame structure. Situated along the Ceria-Merlone trail at an altitude of 8,303 meters, the shelter is a memorial to Luca Vuerich, a well-known mountain guide who was killed by an avalanche while climbing an iced waterfall in the mountains near Tarvisio.
The H4 is HONOMOBO’s most efficient shipping container home. At just over 700 square feet, the home has two bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, a full kitchen, and one bathroom.
In Texas, where everything is bigger, Ryan McLaughlin is placing his bets on something small. Specifically, a simple 160-square-foot cabin that he hopes city-dwellers will book to get away, find some focus, and reconnect with nature. The result is a laidback, pitched-roof cabin in which every inch of space is thoughtfully allotted so that guests can spend the maximum amount of time outdoors. "Most tiny homes you see essentially replicate a normal house and downsize everything," says Ryan. "We wanted to work our way from the inside out."
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 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.
Ryan McLaughlin watches the sunset from the deck of the 160-square-foot tiny home he built, with no prior experience, at his parents’ horse ranch in Georgetown, Texas. Soon, the trailer-mounted cabin will be moved to a vineyard, where it will operate grid-free and be available to rent for short stays.
Elsewhere Cabin by Sean O'Neill
Suspended in the forest, the Pinecone tree house is a sight to behold.
The structure is accessed via a steep wooden ladder and a trap door that unfolds down from the top.
Jason and Suzanne Koxvold commissioned Studio Padron to design a 200-square-foot guesthouse on their Ellenville, New York, property. The geometric structure’s dark cedar cladding contrasts with the inviting interior, which is heated by a cast iron Jøtul stove. A layer of built-in bookshelves made from felled oak lumber also helps insulate the building in winter. We can certainly see the minimalist exterior and warm interior filled with books being a great inspirational example for a she shed in the woods.
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.
Built in 2005 for a client looking for a compact, easy-to-maintain shelter for his and his friends’ adventures, Delta Shelter’s design was inspired by structures like tree houses and fire lookouts.
Oozing with charm, comfort, and modern amenities, these 10 micro homes are eagerly awaiting to help you experience the tiny house lifestyle. But brace yourself—you might become an aspiring tiny-house dweller after just one stay.
Based in Guntersville, Alabama, Timbercraft Tiny Homes promotes minimalism, deliberate and mindful living, and sustainability. Its five available models can be customized for individual needs and budget restraints. The Denali, pictured above, ranges from 37 to 41 feet long, and features a bedroom that can accommodate a king bed. Choose a bathtub or a tile shower for the bathroom, and enjoy a fully equipped kitchen with butcher block counters. The price runs from $94,000 to $104,000 for the standard model; additional options will cost upwards of $120,000.
With a stark and restrained design, the sense of presence and solitude are carefully elevated.
The trailer is set on wheels, so the home is easily relocatable, and can be registered as a caravan.  A power drill winds the slide-out inward and outward.
The Sojourner tiny house was built atop a high-quality, galvanized trailer chassis.
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Sebastian Heise’s wooden structure, seemingly atilt, overlooks a green valley in Oberwiesenthal, Germany. The two horizontal windows on the side and the front porch give the home its own unique sense of balance.
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.
Manufactured in a factory offsite, the 370-square-foot house can comfortably fit two people.
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.
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.
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"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."
Massive wooden fence, which is a stripe, is on the background of a brick house, which is a square.
"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 facade has a valley-shaped roofline, and is clad in standing-seam, 100-percent recycled steel, and tight knot cedar tongue-and-groove siding.
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.

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.