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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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The Hammock House: Modern Cabin in the Texas Hill Country

The Hammock House is a modern cabin in the Texas Hill Country, about an hour outside of Austin. It’s a unique cabin with two levels: the first floor with the living, kitchen, and bath, and the upstairs with a large bedroom that opens to a balcony and hammock. It’s meant to be the perfect place [...]

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The Pond House

The Pond House: Industrial Cabin on 19 Acres in New York

The Pond House, located on 19 acres of secluded woodlands, will seem worlds away from the city. The pond and abundance of trees create a peaceful backdrop for a family vacation just an hour and a half outside of New York City in Phillipsport, New York. The cabin itself is a blend of industrial and [...]

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SunRay Kelley Built Forest House on Orcas Island

Suzanne couldn’t resist purchasing this amazing forest house designed by famous Pacific North West designer SunRay Kelley. For eight years, she lived by herself on this ferry-access-only island, enjoying her deep Japanese-style soaking tub and sleeping in the tower bedroom. Now she rents out the gorgeous spot on Airbnb — and it is almost always [...]

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Monolithic Home Decorated in Shire Style

Madeleine and Nollie purchased this 800-square-foot Monolithic dome home from a man who had lived in it without many amenities. They took the empty concrete dome and transformed it into a cozy Airbnb with decor inspired by the “Hobbit.” There’s a large open-concept living/dining/kitchen area for feasting, reading, and relaxing. Walls block off a cozy [...]

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A-frame Cabin on 3.69 Acres for $150,000

This is an A-frame cabin with a warehouse on 3.69 acres in La Grange, North Carolina. The home was built in 1989 and the warehouse/garage includes an unfinished office area. It’s listed over at the NCRMLS for $150,000. Check it out! Don’t miss other homes like this, join our Free Tiny House Newsletter for more!  [...]

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Cabin with 5 Acres in Zolfo Springs, Florida for $250,000

This is a tiny cabin with 5 acres in Zolfo Springs, Florida for $250,000. 5 acres with 407′ frontage to Charlie Creek with electricity, a working well, and high speed internet via satellite. Don’t miss other interesting tiny homes and cabins like this, join our Free Tiny House Newsletter for more!  Tiny Cabin on 5 [...]

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Manufactured Home with Separate Garage on 5 Acres in FL

Small home, big yard! Doesn’t get much better than this. Not sure about the zoning regarding animals in this area, but what a great spot to create a large kitchen garden and raise your own food. This manufactured home looks wonderfully cared-for, and comes with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious kitchen, and even a [...]

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The Nook Tiny House in Swannanoa

This is the Nook tiny house in Swannanoa, North Carolina. It’s a one-of-a-kind, hand-made tiny home that’s bookable on Airbnb. Don’t miss other interesting stories like this, join our Free Tiny House Newsletter for more!  The Nook Tiny House in North Carolina This modern tiny cabin offers an amazing interior space that even includes an [...]

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Two-Bedroom Yurt with Views in Asheville

This is a two-bedroom yurt with beautiful views in Asheville, North Carolina. It lives like a regular home with a spacious bathroom, kitchen, first-floor bedroom, and an upstairs loft bedroom with a sky view. The yurt is 30-ft. in diameter with a surrounding deck. What do you think? Would you ever consider a yurt of [...]

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650 Sq. Ft. Bungalow with Land in Florida

Here’s an adorable little home that proves “living tiny” isn’t a new concept. Built in the 1930s, this “cracker house” in Florida features two small bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a cute fenced-in backyard. There’s even a covered porch for your rocking chairs and iced tea! The home has lots of potential, and the [...]

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Family’s 450 sq. ft. Garden Shed Home with a Pink Bathroom

This is a 450 sq. ft. garden shed that owner, Sofie and her husband decided to build so they can live in it while renovating their main house. It has a kitchenette, a beautiful indoor/outdoor bathroom with a lush outdoor pink bath, and bedroom pods that are currently home for this family of four. Check [...]

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Three-level Round House Built on a Narrow Lot

When their customers wanted more space on their narrow lot, it was really not a problem for Deltec Homes. This is a three-level house built on a narrow lot known as the Cresent Chalet. It was custom designed and built by Deltec Homes which specializes in customized prefabricated residential homes that ship anywhere out of [...]

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920-sq.-ft. Small Modern House

This is the Alpine 2.1, a small modern house by Den Outdoors. It is a 920-sq.-ft. design with 24-foot tall ceilings with two bedrooms and space to host guests. Don’t miss other interesting small homes like this, join our Free Small House Newsletter for more like this!  The Alpine 2.1 Modern Small House by Den [...]

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746-sq.-ft. Prefab Cottage by Deltec Homes

This is a 746-sq.-ft., 2-bedroom prefab home on stilts by Deltec Homes. I know it’s not very tiny, but we love featuring small homes too! It’s a one-story, 32-ft. diameter energy-efficient compact home that’s available as a shell or turnkey. The shell starts at $75,000-$118,000 depending on your options while the turnkey begins from $290,000-$450,000. [...]

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Shobac Farm Gate House

Shobac Farm Gate House Designed by Architect MacKay-Lyons

You know what they say about location, location, location. This modern vacation cottage designed by the famous Canadian architect, Brian MacKay-Lyons, has an idyllic seaside setting in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia with sheep and horses grazing in the nearby pastures. It both blends in and stands out among the weathered buildings nearby. The two-floor cabin has [...]

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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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Quirky East Side Beehive Tiny House in Austin, Texas

This is the East Side Beehive tiny house in Austin, Texas. It’s a quirky backyard cottage with an open floor plan in Central East Austin. What do you think? Don’t miss other awesome tiny homes like this, join our Free Tiny House Newsletter for more!  East Side Beehive Tiny House in Austin The ceiling is [...]

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399-sq.-ft. SIP-Built Cottages for these 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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749 sq. ft. Arkansas Small Home on 3.5 Acres for Sale

While it might be almost twice the size of many THOWs, this little foundation home is still quite compact compared to the McMansions all over the U.S. And it comes with 3.5 acres of land! Perfect for starting a little homestead — or just enjoying privacy. The house is on sale for $150,000 and sits [...]

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Knowe Lodge Off-Grid Scottish Vacation Cabin

Off-Grid ‘Knowe Lodge’ Cabin in Scotland

If you ever get a chance to go to Scotland, you most definitely should take it — and you could even stay in this lovely little off-grid cottage perched high on a hill with breathtaking views. The one-bedroom cottage has a dine-in kitchen and cozy living room with floor-to-ceiling windows that let you take in [...]

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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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