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This 1249-sq.-ft. Courtyard House Has Tiny House Design Features


This three-bedroom home is another perfectly-designed creation from Mønhuset that would work great for a small family. Like in the Farmhouse design we showed you last week, their “Courtyard House,” separates the bedrooms and main living area with a spacious breezeway/mudroom area. Which if you live anywhere with ice and snow is a HUGE plus.

Created by Danish designers, it has an unquestionably Scandinavian vibe, with light-colored walls and flooring and huge windows that look out on the surrounding nature. These homes can be custom-built and prefabricated to your needs!

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A Small Home Option for a Family? It Even Has A Sleeping Loft Much Like a Tiny House

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Extending the living area outdoors with these couches.

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View from the loft.

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Time to snuggle up by the fire!

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The kitchen, slightly separated from the living area.

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It connects to the mudroom space.

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There’s a lovely dining area just beyond the kitchen.

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An extra sleeping space in the loft!

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From the breezeway you enter the hallway to the bathroom and bedrooms.

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Kick off your shoes and coats.

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These doors let you really open up the house when weather permits.

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There are two mirroring twin-rooms.

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And a grand main bedroom for parents.

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Check out the layout below!

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Description:

Mønhuset’s courtyard house has a larger living area with several larger rooms. The courtyard house presents an opportunity for you to create a special terrace to escape from the elements. This courtyard house, and all of our homes, can be customized to meet your specific needs and desires.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • María Nieves
    November 30, 2021, 9:57 am

    This house is beautiful,but it’s not tiny , is veeery spacious.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      November 30, 2021, 11:15 am

      For sure, it’s definitely a “small” home.

  • Donna Rae
    December 20, 2021, 11:04 am

    The exterior is intriguing and that center covered exterior space is very nice…though I might opt for making it possible to enclose it so it is usable in bad weather, whether it is too hot or too cold. I love how spacious it is and the materials are quality. However, I would argue that the fireplace placement is odd and takes up unnecessary floor space between the living area and the dining area. How can you take full advantage of a warming fire when the furniture is off to the side so awkwardly? Yes, the furniture can be rearranged but it would still be an awkward arrangement that wasted space. I would eliminate or move the fireplace, move the dining area…and the kitchen…closer to the living room so I could add a half bath for visitors to use. It would also be convenient to have a bathroom adjacent to the exterior space so no one would have to go through a living space to use it. I would also move the refrigerator so it didn’t obstruct the view into the living spaces. All doable changes that wouldn’t cause major structural changes. Overall, I really like the space, especially if I could make those few changes.

  • Donna Rae
    December 20, 2021, 11:09 am

    I do see now that there are doors that enclose that covered area which does make that space more usable even while making it so you can open it up for a nice breeze. I didn’t notice that at first.

  • Donna Rae
    December 20, 2021, 11:16 am

    I should have paid closer attention to the bedroom/bathroom arrangement so I could avoid making separate comments. Sorry. I would move the bathroom so it was closer to the main bedroom, even making it a suite. I don’t need the two small bedrooms so would make it one large room that could serve many functions, mostly as a place to do artwork but possibly as a guest area, too. All easy changes before construction begins.

  • e.a.f.
    December 20, 2021, 6:52 pm

    1,200 sq. ft. these days is small for a house. Now going back to the 1950s and 60s. most aging baby boomers in Greater Vancouver, B.C., Canada grew up in 1200 sq. ft. homes. two or three bedrooms. one bathroom. Today homes are 2300 sq. ft. to 20,000 sq. ft.
    From the outside this house reminds me very much of 1950/60 homes. As I age a 600 to 700 sq. ft. house with one bathroom would be more than adequate.

  • Lou Berkley
    January 1, 2022, 1:26 pm

    I hope houses like this (read: NOT Tiny!) are paying you for the advertising space, because they don’t add much to the content I’m looking for.

    • James D.
      January 2, 2022, 1:11 am

      May not be what you’re looking for but it’s still part of the discussion. Tiny is relative, for some even this is tiny, as it can still be well below what they consider a normal/average size, and doesn’t change the fact it still uses the design principles seen in smaller structures, which is often the actual focus of most discussions on tiny living.

      Besides, something like this may better serve a family and long term living, versus homes only intended for one or two people and for short term use… For example, long term needs can involve things like needing to account eventually for things like needing wheelchair access, an increase in family size, changing the usage of the home, etc.

      Sticking to only a specific range of size and options can leave out a significant portion of the population and limit the potential of how much of the housing market such changes can actually effect…

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