If you want to live in a tiny house the first piece of advice I’ve got for you is to take your time when designing your home. I’ve seen plenty of people design and build their first tiny home only to have to start all over later on because they didn’t think things through enough the first time around. That’s why I recommend spending time over here in our tiny house design 101 section which has free courses on how to create your own tailor made micro house.
SketchUp is another amazing tool (there’s a free version, too) that you can use to play around with any design ideas you might have. Or even just to mix and match ideas that you find here on our site or anywhere else as well. But enough design gibberish for now because right now I’d like to introduce you to Tuckerbox Homes, a relatively new tiny house design and construction project.
TuckerBox Homes: Designing & Building the Perfect Tiny House
Since he has a roommate, the space needed to properly accommodate two adults. And in a place like Brooklyn, making the most out of a small space like they did can save you some serious money every single month. And that sure adds up over the years.
Tiny Brooklyn Studio Turned into 2 Bedroom Apartment
Tiny houses aren’t just for people who want to live in 150 square feet because they can be used as creatively as anyone can imagine. This young family decided they would hire the help of Tennessee Tiny Homes (aka Tiny Happy Homes) to build Music City’s tiny house, invite people like you and me to try on tiny while in Nashville, and meanwhile they even get to supplement their income from home. That’s just down right awesome, isn’t it?
Living simply doesn’t always mean you have to move into a tiny house either. Or move at all for that matter. It’s really just about figuring out what you want more of and what you want less of. This story is an example of just that. You don’t have to move into a micro home to simplify. But you probably do have some ‘life editing’ to do, right? We all do.
Anyway- what I really wanted to do in this post is simply show you Music City’s 200 sq. ft. tiny house that you can vacation in thanks to John and Sarah Murphy who are both in the hospitality industry.
When these four couples, who are all friends, decided to purchase a piece of property on the Llano River in Texas together they originally were going to build a big house and share it, according to Small House Bliss. But instead they decided to each build their own 350 sq. ft. tiny cabin and share a common building instead. So what they’ve now done is created their own tiny cabin micro community on their own property.
Pretty cool, right? And they were able to build the tiny cabins for about $40,000 USD each with the help of Matt Garcia Design. Each unit is slightly different but they’re all very similar and in this post you’ll get to tour one of them (and see the outside of the rest). Each cabin has its own open floor plan with a combo bedroom and living room (like a studio). And yes, of course, views of the river from inside. (source)
Group Creates their own Tiny Cabin Micro Community in Texas
If you’re into tiny living but just need something with more space long-term than you might really enjoy this 778 sq. ft. Japanese family small house designed by Alts Design Office.
It’s a simple and minimalist style home that’s perfect for a couple that’s planning on having children or already has small children. I can also see this space working well for a professional that works from home.
778 Sq. Ft. Japanese Family Small House by Alts Design Office
Meet Alysha, her kids, and their tiny house in Red Bluff, California. It was built with the help of the Oregon Cottage Company.
She decided to move she and her kids into a tiny home after her husband passed away tragically and unexpectedly in his early 30s after serving in the United States Air Force.
Alysha knew she had to do the best with what she had. So she decided to pick up a lifestyle that would allow her to spend the most time raising her two young children, especially since she would do it alone.
Her tiny house was built by architect Todd Miller in Eugene, Oregon. She now rents out her former ‘big house’ for immediate income and lives in the backyard.