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Top 18 Tiny House Kitchens: Which is your favorite?

I’ve pulled together the top 18 tiny house kitchens for you to enjoy.

It’s always a challenge to design the right kitchen, especially if you plan on using it a lot.

I thought you might enjoy looking at what others have done to create their own micro kitchens in tiny houses.

And I’m curious… which one is your favorite? (Let us know in the comments.)

1. Macy’s Contemporary Kitchen with Wooden Sliding Door

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See more of Macy’s tiny house in this post.

2. Yahini Homes’ The Butterfly Cabin

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See more of this one on this post.

3. Tiny Dream Kitchen

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See the rest of this Tumbleweed here.

4. Modern Tiny Kitchen in Portland, OR

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See the rest of this 200 sq. ft. home here.

5. Shaye & Tom’s  Shabby Chic Kitchen

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See the rest of Shaye and Tom’s micro house here.

6. Alek, Anjali and Anya’s Compact Kitchen

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Enjoy the rest of this tiny home on wheels here.

7. Zen in Law Tiny House Kitchen

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Tour the complete Zen In Law Tiny House here.

8. Boulder Tiny House Kitchen

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Enjoy the rest of the Boulder Tiny House here.

9. Log Oak Cabin Tiny Kitchen

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See the rest of this 400 sq. ft. oak cabin on wheels on this post.

10. Little Beach Cottage Kitchen

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Enjoy the rest of this tiny little beach cottage on wheels on this post.

11. Off-Grid Micro Cabin Kitchen

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Check out the rest of this off grid micro cabin here.

12. Uruguay Tiny Beach House Kitchen

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Explore the rest of this off grid cabin in Uruguay here.

13. New Zealand Artist Tiny Kitchen

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Enjoy the rest of Brian’s New Zealand tiny house here.

14. Frank’s DIY Micro Cabin Kitchen

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See Frank’s complete micro lodge on wheels here.

15. California Tiny House Kitchen

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Tour the rest of this micro cabin on a foundation in this post.

16. Modern Industrial Tiny House Kitchen

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Watch the video tour of this 227 sq. ft. modern tiny home here.

17. The Kingfisher Tiny House Kitchen

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See the rest of the Kingfisher micro house in this post.

18. Aluminum Tiny House Kitchen

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Check out the rest of this super unique aluminum framed tiny home on wheels in this post.

In the comments below let me know which tiny house kitchen is your favorite!

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  • Mopsa February 20, 2014, 9:13 am

    My favorites:
    1. Macy’s Contemporary Kitchen with Wooden Sliding Door
    5. Shaye & Tom’s Shabby Chic Kitchen
    6. Alek, Anjali and Anya’s Compact Kitchen
    Great inspiration! 🙂

  • Rose February 20, 2014, 11:40 am

    I like Macy’s! And Ella’s, what about little yellow’s kitchen?

  • Comet February 20, 2014, 11:41 am

    Alpha and Omega—First and last!

    But–there are elements of a LOT of these I like—the tiny stove and oven in the Uruguay cabin; the practical uses of things in the “Off Grid” cabin; the wall of shelves in Shaye and Toms! Altho if you moved the place everything would ahve to be boxed up—but as a stationary unit this would be something I would want. I also liked the several ovens and micros on shelves. Gives you more counter space–something I have little enough of in an actual house!

  • Alynxia February 20, 2014, 11:46 am

    It’s #7 Zen In-Law Kitchen for me – hands down. Absolutely gorgeous.

  • Rebecca February 20, 2014, 12:24 pm

    I like #7 Zen kitchen hands down… feed your body and spirit at the same time. Beauty.

  • mel hughes February 20, 2014, 12:39 pm

    Where is the Hivehaus kitchen?

  • I like:
    10
    13
    1
    7

  • ruth February 20, 2014, 1:21 pm

    Hey Alex, nice post. Can you do the same for living areas? I am having a hard time finding nice comfortable living room areas for tiny houses and would be interested to see what you can find. So many of them are just a couple of uncomfortable low back armchairs or a bench seat. I am looking for ideas on a comfortable space that can be used all day.

    thanks.

    • Alex February 20, 2014, 4:59 pm

      Great idea Ruth, I’ll get on it for living areas. That will be a fun post. Stay tuned!

  • Pbyllis February 20, 2014, 1:35 pm

    Alex, do so enjoy your newsletters. I liked kitchens 1,
    3, & 10. We have a small log cabin & I always look for
    Compact ideas. I have Multiple Sclerosis so money &
    Ideas on no wasted space are a premium for me. Keep newsletters coming !!!! Thanks, P. Davisn

  • Jackie February 20, 2014, 2:09 pm

    I really like all of them. #11 and 12 are least favorite. A bit too primitive.

  • sue February 20, 2014, 3:46 pm

    #9 very cozy but roomy to move around. I love the whole tiny house. Its just adorable.

  • Robyn February 20, 2014, 3:47 pm

    I like #2 with all of the counter space, a place to sit, and shelving. You are a genius, Alex, for putting these all together for our perusal. Thank you:-)

    • Alex February 20, 2014, 4:10 pm

      Thanks Robyn, and it was Andrea who thought of it and did actually! I’m glad I have her help and ideas 😀

  • Cosy February 20, 2014, 5:37 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of galley style kitchens but I really am drawn to Macy’s Kitchen. I think the little French Door at the end of the room adds a euro element that I’ve not seen in many tiny homes and I don’t care for so much wood, so the white walls draw me in. I think I could whip up a nice little meal there.

    • elizabeth September 19, 2014, 2:56 pm

      I feel the same! I also love the windows in Macy’s and Tom & Shaye’s. With light paint schemes and lots of ambient light, these galley’s look much bigger than the are, and both seem to have practical, functional design, too.

  • Michael February 20, 2014, 6:20 pm

    Kitchen planning is obviously not a specialty of these guys. For the workflow its essential if somebody is a right or left handler. The no 3 Tumbleweed kitchen and no 1 are a good example for a left handler while no 2 and 10 seems to be designed for a right handler.
    Kitchen work usually starts with getting ingredients (fridge and dry), cleaning (sink), chopping and preparing and finally cooking and plating.
    In a tiny house the fridge has to be located where it fits and usually everything is in a range but the above examples are showing that a proper planning can be done.

  • Sue Kobes February 20, 2014, 7:11 pm

    I like 10 first and 9 second

    • Mark Guidry August 18, 2014, 5:48 pm

      I’m just the other way around. I like #9 the best and #10 the second.
      I also like the bed room in #9. A regular bed in it. At 70 yrs old and bad
      knees and back and other aches and pains I would not like to try climbing
      a ladder to sleep or get some rest. Also it has a large refer so that one doesn’t have to get down on the floor to find the yogurt in the morning.
      #9 is also most pleasing to the eye, even old ones.

  • Lisa February 20, 2014, 7:23 pm

    6 is my favorite and then 10

  • Otessa Regina Compton February 20, 2014, 7:48 pm

    I am torn between Number Three and Number 9. I like these the best.

  • Rita February 20, 2014, 7:55 pm

    #1, 9 & 10 with # 10 as the best. I need more than an under counter fridge, so a RV Fridge would work so much better for me.

  • wim February 20, 2014, 8:06 pm

    i loved them all! but #9 was my fave!

  • CathyAnn February 20, 2014, 8:29 pm

    I like Macy’s (#1) the best, but they all have their good points. A lot depends on how much room there is to work with. One of the big plusses for Macy’s is the sliding door, no door opening and getting in the way of working in the kitchen. I also like the open feeling of it due to the paint color and open shelving above the counter. Having that door at the end of the area really helps a lot too!

  • Les Vrolyk February 20, 2014, 9:19 pm

    I’m loving 1 and 5…I like the windows and light!

  • Julie February 20, 2014, 9:40 pm

    #1 & #10

  • Ginger February 20, 2014, 10:11 pm

    I like 10 because of the clean look, bright colors and the larger fridge (although maybe too large?). I like 8 because of the simplicity and openness.

  • Annie February 21, 2014, 1:22 pm

    So many great ones, but I think my favorite is #2, the Butterfly Kitchen. Love the countertop and that clean wood look.

  • Saint Phlip February 21, 2014, 2:23 pm

    I really like it when you have a bunch of things to compare- the idea about the living space was very good. Could also see you doing comparisons of other elements of the THs and PMs.

    Didn’t really see a favorite in this batch, but I found at least one element in each of them I like, Still don’t see any ideas any better than the one I have for myself, but half the fun is in the looking 😉

    • Terri August 19, 2014, 7:48 pm

      Would love to see the one you have.

      • Saint Phlip August 27, 2014, 9:07 pm

        If Alex will get us in contact with each other, I’ll send you a Google Sketch-up of a work in progress 😉

        • Alex August 27, 2014, 9:11 pm

          Just sent you an email with Terri’s contact 🙂 I’d love to see the SketchUp too 😀

  • Calia February 21, 2014, 9:14 pm

    wow so great!! My favs:
    # 7 Zen (love it!)
    #10 NICE !

  • Rich February 21, 2014, 9:25 pm

    Similar to Saint Phlip; not fair to compare personal needs, budgets, aesthetics. In context with the whole house design/functionality, I most appreciate 11, 12, 14, 1, 5, 8, and the odom’s, all for different reasons.

  • YKG February 22, 2014, 10:09 pm

    Odd. I didn’t see my favorite in this batch though I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it on this site before. I’ve got that one bookmarked more than a few times for their smart and beautifully detailed counter work and shelving solutions.

  • Brian April 8, 2014, 7:43 pm

    5. Shaye & Tom’s Shabby Chic Kitchen is the best for me although there are
    many runner ups. All the windows stood out for me with the long bench underneath and so much light.

  • Kim April 8, 2014, 9:32 pm

    I love the look and feel of #10. I would replace one cupboard with an appliance cabinet, with a drop door to hold them when they pull out and electrical built in, and kickspace drawers for things like cookie sheets.

  • Nikki April 8, 2014, 10:53 pm

    I like #10 the best; #9 is a close second – #10 seems to be the most functional; a full fridge, decent sized sink, a real stove with oven, microwave, upper and lower cabinets for storage, and even a window! Now all they need is one of those neat little in-sink dishwashers . . . so when can I move in?

  • Michael April 9, 2014, 12:00 am

    Andrew Odom’s is my favorite because I love to cook.
    Followed by 3 and 16.

  • Jan April 9, 2014, 12:02 am

    I stayed in #15 last month and it worked very well. What you don’t see are the views out the windows or hear the chickens in the yard and the seagulls calling. It is a marvelous tiny house!

  • Ellen April 9, 2014, 12:45 am

    #3 and #10 are great. Lots of good ideas!

  • Paul April 9, 2014, 4:18 am

    I like 2 best, good workflow from a single standpoint.

    I like 13 as my second choice… but.but.but… the guys name is Brett not Bryan!

    Bryce was the guy who interviewed Brett… but certainly, there was no Bryan, so it’s true… there is no Life of Bryan… LOL

  • Maria April 9, 2014, 8:39 am

    one,nine,and ten would be my choices. But it all depends on the size of the tiny house you want to build.

  • Curry Bullington April 9, 2014, 5:10 pm

    My top three are the Log Oak Cabin tiny kitchen, the Little Beach Cottage kitchen and Macy’s tiny kitchen.

  • Katydidit April 28, 2014, 10:59 am

    All good pics. I love lighter, but still on the rustic side so spaces, so 1,5, and 12 would be my favorites out of these to live in. All would be good to weekend in!

  • Barb B May 25, 2014, 8:25 pm

    The little yellow beach kitchen is still the one for me! Fell in love with it and the entire interior the first time I saw it. Also another one I liked but it didn’t make the top 10, was the all white kitchen in the Proto Haus. I liked the nifty arrangement of the stove nook and semi-enclosed fridge–Also I like a galley kitchen where you can work back and forth. I really like to cook and need full size appliances (even if small). But if someone would drop the tiny yellow beach HOUSE in my lap, I would be a very happy woman!

  • Otessa Regina Compton June 18, 2014, 1:33 pm

    I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT I AM TORN BETWEEN 9, 13, 16, AND 17. THESE ALL LOOK NICE TO ME.

    • Alex August 19, 2014, 10:14 am

      LOL, yup, really hard to only pick one! The most ideal thing would be to create a mashup of your favorites 😀

  • Martha June 18, 2014, 4:39 pm

    #10, Little Beach Cottage Kitchen would be my favorite, and I could definitely live with this kitchen. I love the white cabinets and yellow walls, plus the full size fridge is a plus, although not 100% necessary.
    #13, New Zealand Artist Tiny Kitchen is 2nd favorite, mainly because it is so sleek.
    #17, I prefer an L shape rather than a galley kitchen if it’s too narrow, but think I could live with this one.

  • Kate June 18, 2014, 7:45 pm

    No. 1 looks like a kitchen I can work in. Appears to have plenty of pantry space and work counters.
    No. 13 also has plenty of work space.
    I remember liking No. 6 also but I forget how much space was in it.

  • J.D. June 19, 2014, 1:36 am

    #9…4 burner stove w/oven, double sink, and a full ‘fridg…that works best for me!

  • Linda June 19, 2014, 9:58 pm

    LOOOOVE the tiny beach cottage kitchen!

  • Ellen T June 20, 2014, 9:04 am

    Love #5 & #7 because of the counter space and windows. I can do a lot in a small kitchen if there is some good counter space. Some kitchens look claustrophobic with little tiny windows and low ceilings. Long term happiness in a small space means you don’t mind being in there day in/out in all seasons and weather.
    #11 is just a hot mess. Some folks are okay with that, but it would drive me nuts.

  • Kimberley C August 18, 2014, 2:19 pm

    #10, because it does not look cramped. Plenty of good space for all things kitchen.

  • Martha F. August 18, 2014, 2:52 pm

    I definitely love the #9 kitchen. It is compact and attractive, and has full size fridge, stove, and sinks. When I viewed the rest of the house I thought it seemed dark, but that could just be the photography, time of day etc. It needs more light and brightness, but the kitchen was just about perfect for me.

  • Stacie August 18, 2014, 3:06 pm

    What about the Music City House Kitchen? I have two favorites Music City House Kitchen and Jay Austin’s Kitchen. LOTS of Windows 🙂

    • Alex August 19, 2014, 9:53 am

      Good call, Stacie! We need to update this list. Or do a re-take 🙂

  • Margie August 18, 2014, 6:47 pm

    Number 9 absolutely my fav!

  • Kathy August 18, 2014, 9:37 pm

    9,10, 13 I love to cook, so I need as close as possible to full size sink, stove/oven, and fridge. Number 9 has the cottage charm I would like.

  • Susannah August 19, 2014, 5:41 am

    I love #5, except for one thing. I need windows in my kitchen, and this is all window; I would be wanting to study and eat and work here, too.

    Except that I never like a bathroom that opens into the kitchen space; you’re always running the risk of mingling odors. Beef stew and composting toilet? Yuck!

    I could live with #8, the Boulder kitchen. Lots of light, a cross breeze if it’s needed, no bathroom in sight. I would paint it a happier colour and be happy.

    And #15 is good, too. Nice wood, windows on two sides, a “breakfast” bar that I would use for eating and work. But there’s the bathroom again! I would be moving walls around to open the door on the end rather than the side. Or even to open the b’room door to the outside, as if it were an outhouse; anything rather than into the kitchen area!

    I have lived with a kitchen about this size; a two-burner hotplate and a small sink, with a roll-out chest freezer underneath the rest of the counter space, and a small fridge beside it. It was fine, even when I served Christmas dinner to the whole assembled family.

  • Alex August 19, 2014, 10:13 am

    It’s hard to only pick one… I like #16, #10 and #7 😀

  • Terro August 19, 2014, 7:56 pm

    I liked 4, 9, and 10. I didn’t like the kitchens that had the stove or sink next to a wall (on the side). It seems to cramped for me. I also need an oven. The larger appliances are a plus. But weren’t some of the houses larger than what would be on a trailer. Not a far comparison.

  • Terri Ford August 20, 2014, 6:21 pm

    I have two favorites. Numbers 1 and 10. They have ‘real’ kitchens; oven/stove, large sink and frig plus enough counter to actually cook full meals. I would never consider building a house to live in without a full kitchen as I cook at least two meals a day. Anything less would not work for me as I eat out less than once a month.

    • Alex August 20, 2014, 6:38 pm

      Good picks Terri! I’d also like a kitchen I can use everyday.

  • Heidi September 15, 2014, 6:11 am

    I love #3, the tiny dream kitchen.

  • Jan October 14, 2014, 11:03 pm

    I love numbers 2, 9, and 10

  • Mandi June 19, 2015, 1:23 am

    #10, but not white cabinets. I have those now and I have a bugger of a time keeping it looking clean. Of course, a houseful of kids and pets doesn’t help! The layout is the most functional for a large family’s needs in a small space, though.

  • Doris Sanderson June 19, 2015, 2:26 am

    3,9,10 and 15

  • Beth June 19, 2015, 9:45 am

    1, 9, 10. Yay, bigger refrigerators! Less trips to the grocery store.

  • Pamela Flowers June 19, 2015, 4:27 pm

    Hard to decide! #1 & #7, I think. Checking out all the stoves. So hard to find a stove I love. I want one big enough to cook in and on (not a turkey but a chicken and cookies!) and propane, but not 30″. Too big. Help!?

  • Margy June 19, 2015, 5:35 pm

    I like the appliance sizes in number 9, but the layout in number 11 would work better for two people in the kitchen at once. I have an L-shaped section of my downstairs greatroom for the kitchen. Upgrading to a larger propane fridge and four-burner stove with oven was a huge improvement when we moved in full time. I like the open shelf concept. Things are handy and give the kitchen a functionally attractive.

    http://powellriverbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/float-cabin-tours-kitchen-kapers.html

  • Janis Brandes June 19, 2015, 6:52 pm

    Can’t decide a favorite, like 1, 7, 9, 10, & 13.

  • deb January 18, 2017, 11:50 am

    #9 love the warmth of wood !
    one other comment could you get people to put the L H and W of their houses and a floor plan some of the photos are very hard to tell what you are seeing . ty deb

  • Lynda January 18, 2017, 11:59 am

    Love #1, as I like all white in the tiny homes, seem more spacious!!

  • Kathleen Baker January 18, 2017, 1:29 pm

    #5 because of all the light!

  • Andrea January 18, 2017, 4:23 pm

    # 13.
    Not crammed, lots of open counter space. Won’t be bumping into another in the kitchen. Love the grey color!

  • Meta January 19, 2017, 3:20 am

    Like #10 and #16. Both have benefits of comfort and usage.

  • Patricia Chang January 19, 2017, 4:17 am

    I like the Little Beach Cottage Kitchen. Much of it depends, however, if this is your full time home or a vacation home. If I am going to call it home, I want at least an apartment sized frig with a decent freezer compartment, a 2-3 burner stove, and a microwave. I would like a 2 compartment sink and as much storage as possible. Lots of shelves that can be open, or not. There needs to be a vent to vent out cooking smoke and odors. In small spaces, I see that as a health necessity. A window is okay, but not so much fun in a cold climate. There should be a backsplash. It would be nice to have a space for a washer/dryer. I don’t need a dishwasher. I would also want a space for plants. They clean the air. I want it bright and airy and a fold down table.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie January 19, 2017, 5:57 am

      I agree. A full-time kitchen needs things a part-time one doesn’t. And I cook a lot 🙂

  • Patty January 19, 2017, 4:40 am

    I like #9. It has everything I need in a small space plus a window.

  • rachel January 19, 2017, 4:01 pm

    Lots of choices, thanks for the photos!.
    I am live vegan and use the kitchen a LOT so whichever provides the most counter space/storage is best, the best would be the ones with two sides (versus one LONG kitchen). I do not need a dishwasher or clothes washer or dryer (i go to the laundrymat). Amazing how many options and choices there are for tiny homes, and some people do not care much for a big kitchen. namaste’, rachel

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie January 20, 2017, 9:57 am

      I need a big kitchen too 🙂 I just do all my cooking at home and rarely eat out!

      • rachel January 25, 2017, 5:48 pm

        You go girl! kudos to people who make their own from scratch or whatever!. Everyone makes their own choice. I live mostly on fresh veggies and fruits. There is sooo much take out food today most people just grab and go because of time issues but i find that nutrition suffers this way, and, you get the energy of the person who makes it in your food. namaste’, rachel

        • Natalie C. McKee Natalie January 26, 2017, 8:20 am

          Yes cooking at home is a great way to go! Although it sure does take time 🙂

        • rachel January 30, 2017, 3:53 pm

          Make an incredible change in your health by NOT cooking!.
          Consume 50% (or more) of what you consume as RAW fresh fruits, vegetables (like salads). Takes no time to eat this way and you MAXIMIZE nutrition, fiber, vitality, energy, and it is easy to lose weight……
          (You lose up to 85% of all nutrients by cooking food).
          namaste’, rachel

  • kid cardona January 20, 2017, 2:48 am

    From what you showed here I would say #13 is first follwed very close by #5.
    I do think that the Andrew Odom’s kitchen should of been on this list, and if it had that would of been my first choice.

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN January 20, 2017, 7:00 am

    Not Bad….!

  • Nancy January 31, 2017, 10:45 am

    #9 & #10 Alex.

  • Sharon Wegner June 17, 2017, 6:46 pm

    There are way more and better examples of tiny house kitchens. I’d like to see more kitchens like the Morrison’s.

  • Dorothy June 17, 2017, 7:06 pm

    My favorite is #10. I have to have an oven and full refrigerator.

  • Kathleen veltsos June 17, 2017, 8:01 pm

    Shayne and toms!

  • carrie jacobson June 18, 2017, 8:31 am

    OK, I am putting in a vote for No. 14, simply because I am entertained by the notion of sleeping in the kitchen.

  • Mary June 18, 2017, 8:40 am

    I like the cottage kitchen because it has closed cabinets, I’ve never been a fan of open shelving.. you have to pack up everything if your going to move it each time and that’s a pain.. but I realize it’s for modern design of which I’m not a fan either but it works well in a tiny home

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 19, 2017, 11:55 am

      I also prefer closed shelving/cabinets. I’m just not organized enough for open ones haha.

  • Pam Lackey June 18, 2017, 10:45 am

    I like #1 Macy’s contemporary kitchen. It has great counter space,and I love how bright and light it is.

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