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290 Sq. Ft. Modern Tiny Cabin

This is a 290 sq. ft. modern tiny cabin called the APH80 in Madrid, Spain.

It’s created by ABATON Architects and is designed to be completely portable so you can move it whenever you need to change locations for any reason.

When you go inside, you’ll find a living area, kitchenette, bathroom, and a bedroom all on a one-level floor plan so there are no lofts, ladders, or staircases to worry about. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

290 Sq. Ft. Modern Tiny Cabin

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Images © Juan Baraja & ABATON Architects

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Images © Juan Baraja & ABATON Architects

Approximate cost is about $42,000USD. They are able to manufacture a unit in 4-6 weeks and assemble it in 1 day.

SEE ALSO: 312 Sq. Ft. Modern Prefab Tiny Studio


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  • Sharee
    November 2, 2015, 4:47 pm

    All I could think of when I saw this was “look at all that wasted space”. I think I am learning to think tiny house, no matter how big the house is. I do like the big open “window wall”.

    • scott-soffa
      November 2, 2015, 5:47 pm

      Your comment made me chuckle. For many, this would be too small for s bedroom.

      My first thought was walls of shelves, drawers and cabinets in each room to keep things off the floor and concealed. I also like a full-size kitchen sink and larger refrigerator, even in tiny homes — I rarely eat out and often have people over to dine.

      What would you do?

      • jerry
        March 7, 2017, 3:45 pm

        First make it one room, make the bath half the size and put the kitchen in the space left so only 4′ of one end.
        Then you can do whatever your heart desires. Personally I sleep on day beds, long couches and no reason for a separate wasted space in a place this size.
        Otherwise except I’d like overhangs like a house long solar panel covered porch on the south side and enough overhangs to keep water off the sides mos of the time.

  • Catherine
    November 2, 2015, 5:06 pm

    I like the simplicity and space. Great built in storage in bedroom. I could live here in peace. I wonder if this is built with SIPs?

    • jake
      April 24, 2016, 1:01 am

      Outside is covered with grey cement wood board. Ventilated facade with 12cm thermal insulation around the building.

  • Suzanne Vien
    November 2, 2015, 5:34 pm

    I love the stark simplicity of this home. Can you buy it in the US or do they sell the plans?

    • Suzanne
      November 2, 2015, 6:59 pm

      Well, first of all the house is small and rather stark. I thought that it would be great to showcase artwork, but it doesn’t have much of a kitchen so it’s hardly perfect. I have lived in homes that were 3000 sq. ft. and what I noticed was I still only used 3 rooms. Kitchen, family room and bedroom. If you want lots of cupboards or big furniture or a place for elaborate entertaining this lifestyle is simply not for you and that’s OK.

    • jerry
      March 7, 2017, 3:47 pm

      Show a pic to any SIP builder and they’ll be happy to give you a price.

  • Kat
    November 2, 2015, 8:12 pm

    Cozy and Sexy! ?

  • john
    November 2, 2015, 8:29 pm

    I really like the minimalist approach – so clean and uncluttered looking.

    • Kristina H Nadreau
      November 3, 2015, 12:20 pm

      agree. this is lovely. ample room to have concealed storage if desired

  • Theo
    November 2, 2015, 9:02 pm

    I like the layout, but think the price is excessive.

  • Rich
    November 2, 2015, 9:21 pm

    I can always count being at polar opposites with most americans when commenting on european or japanese houses but I have some allies this time 🙂 Unfortunately we would be hard pressed to produce one of these in the US for similar $$’s. Note the difference in width makes in livability.

  • Thomas
    November 3, 2015, 12:28 am

    What, if any, appliance are included at that price?

  • Diana Diaz
    November 3, 2015, 3:30 am

    Nice but maybe codes won’t allow in US, also why show us this home when we can’t buy it? But thank you anyways it is sweet.

    • Kay
      June 26, 2016, 7:27 am

      Why post it when people in the US can’t buy it?? Because not everyone who reads Tiny House is an American. Kay – from New Zealand

      • wiz
        August 18, 2017, 1:37 pm

        SOMETIMES thows are posted for INSPIRATION, not for purchase. In fact, many thows CANNOT be purchased. But for those of building our own, or for those who are having them built or for those who are modifying an existing structure, these kinds of photos give us the opportunity to select ideas that will then go into ours.

        THAT is why thows are posted that are not available to every single person to purchase.

  • Allin
    November 29, 2015, 12:27 am

    This is will thought out and intelligently designed. To truly understand this house you need to go to the YouTube link. This house will be my next and last home. Once you watch the video you will understand. Form and function…art

    • kristina nadreau
      April 23, 2016, 11:15 am


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      April 24, 2016, 12:51 am


  • jake
    April 24, 2016, 1:44 am

    Wonderful. Achieves tiny with simplicity.

    Solid timber structure manufactured with computerized numerical control (CNC). Exterior is a cement wood-board facade covering a ventilated space around the inner shell of 12cm thermal insulation. Inside timber panels are Spanish Fir dyed white.

    Kitchen opposite bedroom is nice, but bath by bedroom might be better.

  • Gigi
    April 24, 2016, 3:34 am

    ¡Me gusta mucho!

  • Michael
    June 23, 2016, 6:22 pm

    It has all what you need and it doesn’t look like a shrink house. I like the modern design without useless clutter.
    Wondering how much it costs.
    Mi gusto mucho.

    March 7, 2017, 8:34 pm

    Another one that would work for me nicely, I love the fact it is so open and bright…!

  • kidcardona
    March 7, 2017, 10:17 pm

    My first impression of this was, shipping container. To me this would be nicer if it had a slide out room where the double doors are, which would add sq footage to the home.

  • Thomas Porter
    March 8, 2017, 3:04 pm

    I wonder about the insulation?

    March 13, 2017, 11:59 am

    Beautifully designed, especially how the doors hide extra rooms. But why put it way out in the middle of the field?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 14, 2017, 10:32 am

      I think it’s just there for pictures 🙂

  • Joseph
    April 19, 2017, 9:22 am

    This is my number one favorite of all the tiny homes I have seen. Fantastic design with a real bedroom on one floor. Love it.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 20, 2017, 4:23 am

      Wow! So happy you loved it 🙂

  • April 19, 2017, 12:10 pm

    Pleasing impact, accentuated by effect soft of colors.

  • Sam
    April 19, 2017, 6:38 pm

    Cook stove? Refrigerator? Storage?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 20, 2017, 4:09 am

      Probably a portable induction stove and the refrigerator is in the cabinet. It’s common in Europe to hide the face of a refrigerator with a cabinet door 🙂

  • May 1, 2017, 7:57 pm

    Didn’t see a kitchen. Didn’t a bathroom.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 2, 2017, 4:48 am

      Hi Kath — the kitchen is on the far end of the house (you can see one image with a man reaching up near it), and there is a picture of the shower in bathroom 🙂

  • Cate
    August 18, 2017, 11:46 am

    Wow! This is UGLY tiny house day. Every entry has been contemporary crap.

  • Joe
    May 11, 2018, 2:33 pm

    This is still among my top five favorite tiny homes. A bedroom downstairs is a must and the huge windows really give a feeling of space. Love it.

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