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Small Houses

Our small houses section takes you on a journey to homes on and off foundations from as little as 350-square-feet to as large as 1,200-square-feet. When tiny is too tiny, small is the best way to go!


In this section, you’ll discover homes on foundations with land, floating homes on the water, over-sized motorhomes, and other unconventional homes like ones built with cob, strawbale, and other natural resources.


The best part about a small home is that they are not too big, or too small. It can be good enough for a family, but not overwhelming if you’re a couple or even if you’re single.


Small houses are very versatile and have a better chance of being a long-term solution for most people, which is great because moving, building, or buying a new home can be pretty stressful, right?


What’s your favorite type of small house? Is it a cabin, cottage, houseboat, or what?

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Two Tiny Homes in One with this Duplex Cabin

While you’ll be hard-pressed to find many municipalities allowing foundation homes under 400 square feet, more and more communities are accepting in-law apartments and ADUs that allow members of the same family to live on the same property. These duplex plans could be a great way to give in-laws or kids their own space while [...]

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Eclipse Cottages Available at these South Carolina Tiny House Villages!

Today we’re excited to introduce the beautiful Eclipse Cottages, built with low-maintenance SIP panels and including rainwater catch base filtration systems, greywater reuse systems and other amazing sustainable options! They come with a few layout options and plenty of customization color/finish-wise. Right now, these cottages are only available to be placed in one of Eclipse’s [...]

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Neu Community Developing Prefabricated Modern Homes

This is the story of Neu Community, an up-and-coming prefabricated housing development in the Austin, Texas area. With thousands moving to the area and the Tesla giga-factory as an example hiring 20,000 people, communities like this are desperately needed in this area not to mention other areas with housing shortages and affordability issues too. What [...]

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14’x 36’ Shed to house conversion

14’x 36’ Shed to House Conversion in North Carolina

This beautiful one-bedroom, one-bath tiny house has been fully inspected and passed all regulations to exist as a backyard addition in North Carolina, but it’s ready for a new home! It features a spacious great room with a dining, kitchen, and closed-off bathroom. There’s a separate ground-floor living room that’s absolutely lovely, and just wait [...]

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20×24 sq ft Storage Building Turned Tiny Home for $50K

Nan got in touch with us to show off her awesome 20×24 storage building that she was able to transform into a tiny house rental with the help of a family friend “jack of all trades.” She said the majority of the $50K spent on the conversion went to installing a new water system and [...]

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He Took This Abandoned Cottage and Made it A Gorgeous Modern House

He Rebuilt This Abandoned Tiny Cottage 

UPDATE: There were a lot of concerns and questions regarding George’s renovation of this 1700s-era 400 sq. ft. home. Well, he just published a new video detailing exactly how much the renovation cost and answering your burning questions. Scroll below to watch it! ORIGINAL POST: I absolutely love when people take something old and more [...]

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Cedrus Cottage SMALL HOME Plans: 945 Sq. Ft.

Here’s another new small home design by Small House Catalog called “Cedrus.” It gives you about twice the living space of even your largest tiny home, but keeps everything on one floor for accessibility. There are two bedrooms — one larger, one smaller — with two adjacent bathrooms. The other half of the L-shaped home [...]

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Faltvy 684 Sq. Ft. Small House Plans

If under-400-square-feet is just too tiny for you, how about going a bit bigger with something like the latest Faltvy small home plans. These PDF plans show an awesome two-bedroom, two-bathroom home that also includes a multi-purpose loft space. The middle of the home layout is dedicated to a kitchen a living room overlooking the [...]

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One Floor Atlas Cottage Homes Juno Model FOR SALE

This is a great option for a one-floor cottage that comes in at just under 500 square feet. The Juno Model, by Atlas Cottage Homes, is constructed in-factory to Florida building codes and then delivered and secured on a foundation on-site. It features a spacious living room with adjacent kitchen, a full bathroom, space for [...]

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400-sq.-ft., ‘Atelier Lumi’ Miami Loft

This is a 400-sq.-ft., Japanese-inspired Miami loft known as Atelier Lumi. It’s a backyard tiny home designed by architect Emma Pereira of Emmanuelle Design, and it’s available to book on Airbnb. What an awesome and rather spacious tiny house this is! Check it out below! Don’t miss other super-interesting and inspiring tiny homes like this, [...]

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The Barn at Edenwood: Romantic Little Cabin with a Hot Tub Loft

This is The Barn at Edenwood. It’s a beautiful tiny cabin on a foundation with a hot tub in the loft and sleeping arrangements on the main level along with spectacular forest views. Scott and Ashley of The Hive Drive Bus take us on a wonderful photo tour of the little cabin in Hendersonville, North [...]

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Airstream to 800 Sq. Ft. 1953 Bungalow Life

Melanie and her husband have been living tiny now for nearly a decade! First they decided to renovate an Aistream, which they happily lived in for four years before deciding they were ready for sticks and bricks. That’s when they found this adorable 1953 bungalow and turned the 800 square foot space into their home [...]

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The Kingdom A-frame Cabin in Burke, Vermont

This is The Kingdom A-frame cabin in Burke, Vermont. It was built in 1968, features a full kitchen, 3-rooms, and 1.5 baths. The getaway cabin is near Kingdom Trails, Lake Willoughby, and Burke Mountain. What do you think? Don’t miss other interesting A-frames and cabins like this, join our Free Tiny House Newsletter for more [...]

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500-sq.-ft. Train Car Tiny House For $18k

This is a train car tiny house project in Longview, Texas for $18,000. It’s listed for sale over at the Tiny House Marketplace via Sifu_Rhi. The 500-sq.-ft. tiny home is built using a recycled train car. It needs some minor work, appliances, and a new location. Check it out and learn more below! Don’t miss [...]

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Modern Beach Bungalow in Waveland, Mississippi

This is a beach bungalow on stilts in Waveland, Mississippi. The 576-sq.-ft. home in the trees with 19-ft. ceilings is only two blocks from the beach. Check it out! Don’t miss other awesome homes like this, join our FREE Small House Newsletter for more!  Beach Bungalow Tree Cottage in Waveland, Mississippi There’s a massive fan [...]

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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. [...]

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Mønhuset H-Shaped 1087 sq. ft. Farmhouse

This is another lovely design by Mønhuset, a Scandinavian tiny house builder who just opened up shop in Canada, bringing their amazing pre-fab designs to North America. This “small house” clocks in at just over 1000 square feet, and is set up differently than any home I’ve seen before! There are two main buildings, connected [...]

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753 Sq. Ft. Mønhuset Longhouse Small Home Design

While going tiny is great, sometimes just downsizing works better for families. This family chose a lovely Mønhuset Longhouse, which includes two bedrooms and 753 sq. ft. of living space. The main living area is connected to the bedrooms via a breezeway, that can be closed off in inclement weather. There’s also a little office/shed [...]

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This 994-sq.-ft. Cabin Comes With A Tiny House

This is a 994-sq.-ft. cabin that also comes with a 280-sq.-ft. tiny house that sleeps up to six guests. It’s built and located in Ashland, Oregon on leased land from the Bureau of Land Management. There are also two RV hook-ups on the property. What do you think? Don’t miss other interesting tiny house-real estate, [...]

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Caney Creek: Park Model Tiny House w/ Two Ground-Floor Bedrooms

While you might imagine large loft bedrooms when you hear “park model,” there are options that keep everything on one level — like this “Caney Creek” model by Stone Canyon Homes. It takes some of the space from the main living room to create a “bonus room,” which perfectly fits bunk beds for kids. Like [...]

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The Butterfly Bungalow Log Cabin

This is the Butterfly Bungalow tiny cabin. It’s a one-room log cabin with a hot tub and views of the pine woods. The little cabin sits near the Wedding Gazebo of the property which is located in the Hocking Hills of Bloomingville, Ohio. Check it out! Don’t miss other interesting small spaces like this, join [...]

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280 sq. ft. Orange Mound Tiny House for $42,500 (New Construction)

This is a 280 square foot foundation home built by Dwayne A. Jones in the historic neighborhood of Orange Mound in Memphis, Tennessee. Jones showed us another one of his creations earlier this year, but this one is even smaller and just as adorable. The tiny house is currently for sale for $42,500. Enjoy the [...]

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58 ft Black Prong park model home

58-Ft. Movable Roots Park Model With Two Screened-In Porches

This is a park model of near-monstrous proportions! It clocks in at 58 feet long and 11.5 feet wide, and includes two spacious screened-in porches (one with an electric fireplace & TV). Between the porches you’ll find a living room, chef’s kitchen, full bathroom, downstairs bedroom, and split loft bedroom for kids. Custom-built by Movable [...]

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720-sq.-ft. Two-Bedroom Home in Arcadia, Florida

This is a 720-sq.-ft., two-bedroom home in Arcadia, Florida. It’s listed on the MFRMLS via Keller Williams for $125,000. I thought it could be a good opportunity for someone to live small and own some land in Florida. What do you think? Don’t miss other tiny and small homes for sale, join our FREE Tiny [...]

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