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Looking for the perfect tiny house design so you can live tiny? This is the right place because we feature hundreds of new tiny and small house designs every single year single 2010. Whether you’re looking for a tiny house on wheels, on a foundation, or any other compact housing alternative, you’ll probably run into it here!


Getting your tiny house design right is really about making the right choices for yourself when it comes to your home. Asking yourself the right questions… Like:

  • Do I want to sleep on the main level?
  • How much storage space do I need?
  • Do I want to be able to have a washer/dryer in my tiny house?
  • Do I want to sleep in a sleeping loft to create more space on the main level?
  • How big or how small do I want to go?
  • Should I build on wheels or on a foundation?
  • Or should I build on wheels but use the house permanently?
  • Should I go with a park model tiny house (~400 sq. ft.) or a tiny house on wheels (8.5-foot width limitation versus ~10-ft for park models)
  • Do I want to have a dedicated workspace?
  • How much multi-functional space should I have?
  • What are my options when it comes to multi-functional furniture in tiny homes?



These are all great questions. And you can uncover many of the answers for yourself in the pages ahead. Please let me know if you have any questions and be sure to join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!

Her Casa de Canto Park Model Tiny Home in Austin Village 2

Nomad Settles Down to Tiny House Village in Austin

Iris lived as a digital nomad when her job when virtual, and then decided to fulfill her long-time tiny living dreams (she used to be hooked on the HGTV shows) by purchasing a Casa de Canto Park Model in a tiny house village in Austin, Texas. While this 399 sq. ft. model does have a [...]

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David’s Kenya Bush House 12

Kenya’s First Tiny House on Wheels!

A couple of weeks ago we showed you David’s awesome garage transformation in France, but that was far from his first tiny project. He built this awesome tiny house on wheels in Kenya, where he and his wife live while she was researching for a book on African myths. His design is remarkable, with “two-floor” [...]

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Silo Stay w Clawfoot Tub 30

Grain Silo Cottage with a Clawfoot Bath Tub

Repurposing things is such an important part of sustainability, and grain silos offer the perfect shell for creating a really unique space. These ranchers took this one and made it into a super bright and airy farmhouse stay in Hahira, Georgia. There’s a living room with leather and cowhide seating, and a full kitchen you [...]

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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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Le Lagöm Scandinavian Stay in Quebec 19

‘Big Tiny’ Scandinavian Solar Cabin

This one-of-a-kind solar-powered vacation cabin sits in the Quebec mountains, secluded from neighbors with absolutely gorgeous views! Called “Le Lagöm,” it’s supposed to encapsulate the Swedish idea of “living life with less.” The huge glass tower surrounds the living room and lets the loft bedroom lookout on the snow-capped evergreens. If you come during the [...]

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On The Rocks Shipping Container Home w Stunning Valley Views 12

“On The Rocks” Shipping Container Home w/ Stunning Valley Views

Shipping Containers are such a great starting point for tiny houses, particularly if you’re looking for a little vacation property. This is one of three cargo container cottages on a property in Georgia with breathtaking valley views. The interior is nice and simple, with an open kitchen/bedroom area and a bathroom at one end. It [...]

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Lockdown Living in Gite Over Garage in France 11

France Lockdown Living in 300 Sq. Ft. Gîte Over Garage

David and his wife have been building a small home in Kenya, but just before the pandemic hit they were in the process of selling their country home in France and renting out their townhome, leaving them with nowhere to stay! So they took the space above their garage and created a 300 square foot [...]

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