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These tiny homes are filled with big ideas. From clever storage solutions to rooms that shape-shift to accommodate your every need, these stories show that you don't have to live large to have fun.
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A Canadian Family Thrives in a Charming, Farmhouse-Style Tiny Home
This 311-square-foot tiny house shines with bright-white shiplap, wood accents, and a stock tank swimming pool.
Before & After: An Eco-Friendly Family’s 400-Square-Foot Cottage Teems With Plant Life
A young couple, their son, and two rescue beagles model a grounded lifestyle from their Venice, California, tiny home.
10 Tiny Hawaiian Huts That Prove a Little Goes a Long Way
These compact island homes—as practical as they are striking—demonstrate that you don't need much where the natural landscape provides the grandeur.
An Architect Builds a Svelte Backyard Tiny Home for His Mom
Architect Peter Liang’s 265-square-foot ADU sits in his sister’s backyard in Oakland, California, balancing privacy and togetherness.
A Delightfully Simple Micro-Flat in Beirut Inspires Calm
Named “The Shoebox,” this tiny space maximizes charm and efficiency—all within 176 square feet.
A Photographer’s 331-Square-Foot Tiny Home Makes Room for Gear and a Drum Set
Ryan Tuttle’s airy tiny home in the San Francisco Bay Area has distinct work areas and a surprising amount of storage space.
A Brother-Sister Duo Craft a Tiny Home in Hawaii With a Half-Pipe–Inspired Roof
Reunited after their mother’s passing, Ellie and Dan Madsen pool their skills to build a 260-square-foot dwelling that embraces Big Island living.
A $70K Remodel Turns a Tiny Oregon Cabin Into an Idyllic Home for a Family of Four
Nine years ago, Jessica Helgerson turned a former goose check station into the perfect tiny house for her family.
This Minimalist Micro Cabin Is a Tranquil Retreat in Canada’s Wilds
L'Abri reinterprets the legendary A-frame to create a secluded shelter just north of Ottawa, Canada.
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Extraordinaire Builds the Tiny Home of Her Dreams With $12K
At 23 years old, self-taught designer Mariah Hoffman set out to craft her own 156-square-foot sanctuary.
Austin Tackles Homelessness With a Village of Sustainable Tiny Homes
Local architects from McKinney York explain their schemes for two sustainable models designed to give the formerly homeless a permanent place to call their own.
These Norwegian Tiny Homes Offer Low-Impact Living on Wheels
With models starting at $96,250, Oslo-based Norske Mikrohus offers sustainable tiny homes with Scandinavian design.
This Dreamy Diamond Cabin Is Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
Clad in salvaged wood and adorned with moss, this tiny hexagonal home is
This Texas Company Is Turning Shipping Containers Into Double-Decker Tiny Homes
We asked CargoHome about how they transform a cold, steel shell into a warm, elegant, and efficient space.
A Light and Bright Tiny Home in Portland Is a Young Couple’s Ticket to Financial Freedom
High ceilings and clever storage make this 324-square-foot home feel simultaneously expansive and compact.
These Prefab Cabins Offer a Bird’s-Eye View of Norway’s Natural Splendor
These sleek, tiny cabins offer the comfort of a hotel room in remote locations across Norway.
These Spellbinding, Handcrafted Saunas and Cabins Start at Less Than $10K
Handcrafted according to centuries-old technique, Estonian company Iglucraft’s shingled saunas and cabins are straight out of a fairy tale.
Dappled Sunlight Shines Through the Walls of This Mesmerizing Tiny House in Greece
Botanical cutouts punch through the green metal walls of this 226-square-foot retreat in Halkidiki, recreating the effect of an olive tree canopy.
This 3D-Printed Village Aims to House 40% of Austin’s Homeless Population
Last fall, ICON 3D-printed a welcome center for a new type of community in Austin, Texas—and now the first homes are complete.
This 484-Square-Foot Tiny House in Brazil Is as Sculptural as it Is Sustainable
Gustavo Penna Architect & Associates uses reclaimed mining waste to create a minimalist masterpiece on a spectacular site.
5 Prefab Homes That Cost Less Than $20K
These prefab homes and kit dwellings break new ground for affordable housing.
In Living Color: 6 Tiny Homes for Every Hue of the Rainbow
There’s a whole spectrum of tiny homes on the market—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
You Can Live Out Your Tiny House Dreams at This Charming Hudson Valley Retreat
Gather Greene’s simple material palette and thoughtful design let Mother Nature shine.
A Tiny Home Outside Bogotá Draws on Nostalgia and Awe
Architect Alfonso Arango’s design for a 258-square-foot getaway in La Calera, Colombia, ties together his love of the land and his memories of family.
Go Off-Grid in This Tiny Australian Cabin Made for Digital Detox
Sadie, the new self-sustaining tiny home by CABN, gives guests a chance to reconnect with themselves in a remote patch of wilderness.
This Tiny House in New Zealand Is a 241-Square-Foot Slice of Paradise
Inspired by the cinematic landscape of New Zealand’s North Island, this tiny home is the guest house you’ve always wanted to visit.
Move Freely About the Cabin—or the Country—in This $37K Airplane-Turned-Tiny House
The fuselage of a retired commuter plane comes with its jet-set charm intact—plus all the updates needed for grounded, off-grid living.
7 Companies Building Tiny Homes That Fit the Whole Family
These tiny home companies are designing small spaces that can house as many as eight people.
In San Francisco, a Developer Proposes Packing People into Underground Pods
The 50-square-foot subterranean sleeping pods are expected to rent for $1,000 to $1,375 a month.
This Bright and Airy Backyard Cottage in Los Angeles Feels Like a Cabin in the Woods
Originally an ADU for aging parents, this cottage in Solano Canyon is at once lofty and snug.