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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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Tiny House For Rent in China Spring, Texas

This is a tiny house for rent on a private farm in China Spring, Texas which is located about 12 miles northwest of Waco. The home is listed over at the Tiny House Marketplace on Facebook for $1,150 per month, small dogs are allowed with a deposit. It has an outdoor area, kitchen, bathroom, and [...]

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Seattle’s List of Pre-Approved Tiny and Small House Plans

If you’re looking to build a detached accessory dwelling unit in Seattle, the city has a list of pre-approved construction plans. This can streamline the permitting process, as all you need to do is pick a plan and connect with the designer. There are plans available in various sizes, from 288 square feet to 1000 [...]

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Beautiful Prefab Backyard Homes by Abodu

Abodu is a startup that specializes in building ADUs, or accessory dwelling units. These are small homes that are built on a concrete foundation and are designed to blend in with the main house. The backyard cottages are often used as rentals or extensions of the main home for family members. Abodu has already built [...]

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Two Story Italian Barn Turned Into a Two Unit Cottage

Wow! What a stunning spot! This renovated barn in Italy sits in a nature preserve in Brescia, Italy. The two-level barn has been turned into two studio-style apartments, each around 300 square feet. Both include their own micro kitchen and spa-like bathroom, and sleeping for three between the fixed beds and futons. You simply cannot [...]

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Josh Schweitzer’s Monument House in the Desert

This unique getaway was designed by architect Josh Schweitzer and was used as a private getaway up until recently. Freshly remodeled, the cubist-inspired cabins feature bold colors and all the amenities of home. There’s a great room and adjacent kitchen, along with a single bedroom (first floor) and bathroom with a luxurious walk-in shower. The [...]

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Ocotillo Plans for 560 sq. ft. Single Level Home

These small house plans would be perfect for anyone reaching retirement age. The single-level floor plan features a studio-style layout with the bedroom and living room dominating the space. There’s a comfortable L-shaped kitchen, a couple of closets, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. At 560 square feet, it’s just a bit more spacious [...]

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Magical Treehouse in Austin, Texas

Looking for a secluded and magical treehouse experience in Austin, Texas? Look no further than this elevated wonder cabin! The one-of-a-kind rental is centrally located yet feels like a world away from it all. The space itself is modern and open, with high ceilings and plenty of windows to let in natural light. It seems [...]

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Clark Farm Silos in Kalispell, Montana

Looking for a unique and cozy place to stay in Kalispell, Montana? Be sure to consider the Clark Farm Silos where there are a total of five silos on a five-acre, three-generation family farm, offering guests a one-of-a-kind Flathead Valley experience. Each silo has been thoughtfully designed with a modern, minimalistic feel while maintaining the [...]

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They Rebuilt This Boat into a Tiny Floating Cottage

This is the story of Pax, a tiny floating cottage restored and rebuilt by Jason and Cayley. It was originally one of the twenty-five boats built in Victoria, Canada for Expo ’86. They were able to acquire the ship for under $6,000 since it was in need of a complete rebuild. The two, one being [...]

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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. August 27: Price lowered to $225,000. 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 [...]

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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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