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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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Adorable Bungalow with Land for Sale Bremerton, WA

The biggest struggle with tiny homes on wheels is finding a place to park them — this adorable bungalow solves that problem! Built on a foundation, this home has its own quaint fenced-in yard in Bremerton, WA. It’s for sale for $270,000 — hardly inexpensive, but you get a great location and the house is [...]

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Their DIY 24×24 Cabin in Alaska

Rodney and Marcel worked together to turn a shed kit into a beautiful 24×24 cabin in Alaska, complete with a 10×24 covered front porch and two queen-sized bedrooms. The bedrooms and full bathroom span the back of the home, but in the front, there’s a lovely great room with a living room and kitchen built [...]

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Renovated 100-Year-Old Naivasha Cottage, Australia

This small cottage in the Tasmanian bush has a rich 100-year-old history. A timber-and-stone creation, it was added onto in the 1970s and has been lovingly renovated in 2011 by the current owners. It’s a lovely blend of old and new that comfortably welcomes guests. Fresh white paint covers most of the interior and contrasts [...]

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Round Mid-Century Cabin in Shell Knob, Missouri

This is the “See You Round” mid-century cabin in Shell Knob, Missouri. The kit-built round home is made of fiberglass and features views of Table Rock Lake on its own acre of land. If you’re interested in staying here, it is available for booking via Kathryn on Airbnb. Don’t miss other interesting homes like this, [...]

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Sassafrass Silo Treehouse on Table Rock Lake

Vintage Silo Cabin with Swaying Bridge

Wait until you see the tour of this awesome grain silo that’s been turned into an eclectic and vintage treehouse in Eagle Rock, Missouri! Deek and his buddy Mike show you around the interior which is chock-full of neat pieces and talking points! Called the “Sassafrass Silo Treehouse,” you get to the home via a [...]

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The Silo House at Laughing Llama Farm in Troy, Texas

This is the Silo House at Laughing Llama Farm in Troy, Texas. If you like llamas, farms, and silo house conversions, this may be your match made in heaven! Don’t miss other interesting silo homes like this, join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!  The Laughing Llama Farm Silo House in Texas The silo [...]

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560 sq.ft. Studio Style “Pause House”

The “Pause House” is just that, a gorgeous spot where you can pause from the rat race of every day and find solace in a cozy modern cabin nestled in Yucca Mesa. The 560 square foot studio has all the luxuries of home and more — like a hot tub and soaking pool with dazzling [...]

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CrossRoads Park Model Tiny Home

Love a park model? These high-quality ones are built by CrossRoads Tiny Homes in Texas. They are real 2×4 construction and built to last! They have a number of floor plans available to suit your needs. The one below has a country/farmhouse vibe with a super spacious main bedroom in the back that makes it [...]

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The Hut AIA award-winning country home

600-sq.-ft. Open Concept Country Home

This is a beautiful off-grid cabin designed by Midland Architects and Liz Craig Dutton. The stunning Ohio Valley Hut, as they call it, sits atop a hill and features an open concept and striking cathedral ceilings. Covered in cedar shingles, a wall of windows looks out over the forest. There’s plenty of seating in the [...]

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Modern and Minimalist Tiny House in Sweden

This is a modern and minimalist one-level tiny house in Sweden called the KEU Mobile Home. The 37m2 (398 square feet) home includes a multi-functional living area/bedroom with a sofa bed, a luxurious bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen with a murphy-bed style dining table that hides away when not in use. Don’t miss other awesome [...]

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915 Sq Ft Cottage Renovation in Germany

Katharina and her husband purchased this 1960s home that was once a holiday property and hadn’t been updated since it was built. While living in it, the couple has done a fantastic job taking it from old to new, while still retaining (or adding) so much charm to the building. There are exposed beams, a [...]

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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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Abodu

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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