I’ll admit – it has been a long time since I was single. Over 18 years, in fact. Since I live comfortably in 120 square feet with one other person (and a cat) I started to think about what kind of space would be right for a single tiny house owner.
Before I provide my list of tiny house designs for singles I do want to say that the perfect tiny house for anyone is whatever tiny house they want to live in. But, without further ado, here are 5 designs that I think would be great for just one person.
Renzo Piano’s Tiny House. This teensy tiny house made the circuit a few weeks back. The approximately 8X10 tiny house is a lifelong dream for 75 year old award winning architect, Piano. The tiny house, called Diogene, may have been named for the Greek philosopher Diogenes who believed the artificial growth of society was not compatible with happiness. When the tiny home hits the market in about three years it will cost around $45,000. This minimalist home appears to have everything that a single person might need to be comfortable.
I encourage you to see more tiny house ideas for single people below:
The Epu. An early design from Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, and the one featured on Oprah in 2008, is the 96 square foot Epu. This little house has become synonymous with the very concept of what a tiny house should be and the cozy home with a small fireplace may be just the perfect thing for one person.
A yurt? Yes, a yurt. These nomadic Mongolian tents are the gateway drug to tiny houses for many dreamers. If you live on your own and plan to travel there is no reason to pick up a small yurt that can become your mobile home. For a slightly more permanent and modern yurt, check out this design.
A tiny apartment. When is a tiny house not a house at all? When it is an apartment. Fair Companies has featured several small New York City apartments that work well for their renters. My favorite small apartment design has to be this 180 square foot loft featured on The Tiny Life.
A tiny convertible apartment. Finally, I wanted to re-share this gem from a few years ago. This 258 square foot apartment appears to be a big empty cube, but owner Christian Schallert converted his Barcelona home to a very functional space by offering a number of hidden and convertible amenities. Original story here.
So how big is too big and how small is too small for just one person? What kind of tiny house do you want to live in?
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