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Tiny Houses

Tiny houses come in all shapes and sizes. From as little as 50-square-feet to as large as 400-square-feet. Tiny homes built on wheels, floating platforms, foundations, and even vehicles like school buses that have been converted into tiny living quarters.


The tiny house movement is all about extreme downsizing and minimalism. Tiny homes are all about eliminating the unnecessary so that the necessary can stand out. Here you’ll find the latest designs and builds to fuel your ideas and creativity for your own small or tiny house project.


You’ll find homes here as little as around 50-square-feet up to as large as around 400-square-feet. From houses on wheels to ones on foundations. Why do people choose to live tiny? Find out in the stories ahead.

Retiree’s Amazing Camper Van Filled with Heirlooms

Retiree’s Amazing Camper Van Filled with Heirlooms

You might remember Kenny’s awesome Dodge Dualie Home on Wheels we showed you back in 2020 when he won Simple Solar Homesteading’s “Off-Grid Houses on the Move” Contest. Well here’s a video tour nearly two years later showing Kenny living his best life on the road! His entirely off-grid rig has an amazing closet that [...]

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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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Vintage 1920s Bowtop Caravan from English Travellers of Texas 4

Vintage 1920s Bowtop Caravan from English Travellers of Texas

This is a tiny house with history! Built sometime in the 1920s or 30s, this caravan/vardo has been in Doug’s family for generations. It’s very simple with a green canvas exterior, wooden frame, and old iron trailer, and in the right hands, it could be brought back to its former glory. Doug is looking for [...]

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Fully Off-Grid THOW in New Zealand with Stand Up Loft 3

New Zealand Tiny House with a Tall-Boy Loft

One of the biggest complaints with tiny homes is that people don’t want to crawl into a loft to go to bed. But, getting a bedroom on the ground floor usually means sacrificing space for the kitchen, living area, and bathroom. Not in this tiny house! Angus tows tiny homes for a living and got [...]

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“The Smell of Rain” THOW by Baluchon Offers a Fresh Start

It’s always an exciting day when we have a new Baluchon build to show you. This lovely tiny house was built for Claire, a client who is starting a new chapter of her life and calls her home, “The Smell of Rain” in French — that idea of fresh waters falling on formerly parched ground. [...]

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Her DIY Reclaimed Tiny Home in Oregon

Her DIY Reclaimed Materials Tiny Home in Oregon

Almost a decade ago, Danielle lived in Austin and was tired of the creeping rent prices. In her heart, she wanted to get all her friends to build tiny homes with her, so they could live in a little commune. While that didn’t all happen, about 6 years ago, *she* finished building her own DIY [...]

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58-ft. Turkey Run Tiny House by Movable Roots at Black Prong Equestrian Village

This is the 58-ft. Turkey Run tiny house by Movable Roots. It’s a custom park model tiny house located at the Black Prong Equestrian Village in Bronson, Florida where you can possibly book a stay. Don’t miss other interesting tiny homes like this, join our Free Tiny House Newsletter for more like this!  58-ft. Park [...]

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Viking 2 Tiny House on Wheels by Voyager Houses

Is the sequel even better than the original? I suppose it depends on who you ask, but this second version of the “Viking” model by Voyager houses has a lot going for it. In this iteration, they have a larger wall of separation between the dining and sleeping area, and there’s the addition of a [...]

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Built his first Tiny House for $13k

Tony used all his savings to buy a shipping container back in 2017. He had zero construction experience but was sure it’d take him about 3 months to convert the container into a home. Instead, he worked extra and then spent his weekends — for 9 months — seeing his plan come to fruition. In [...]

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Multi-functional Viking 1 Tiny House by Voyager Houses

We showed off the “Hubble House” from Voyager Houses yesterday, and today we want to show you one of their THOWs. This is the Viking 1, which is a 21-foot-long tiny home on wheels with *no loft.* Instead, there’s a ground-floor bed that’s slightly elevated to allow for a really neat couch-to-bed system underneath that [...]

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Hubble House by Voyager Houses

One of our readers tipped us off to Voyager Houses, a Romanian tiny house company that builds some truly gorgeous modern tiny homes. The one I’ll show you first is the Hubble House, a studio-style foundation home that fits a lot of style into a compact footprint! This one has the “bedroom” tucked in three [...]

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The Field’s Edge Tiny Home Community for Homeless

Remember the Community First Village we told you about? Well now we want to tell you about The Field’s Edge, founded by a group of people who interned at Community First for four months so that they could replicate the awesome community-based system in Midland, Texas. This group has been raising funding while finding RVs [...]

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The Outpost Adventure Series Uncharted Tiny Homes

The Outpost | Adventure Series by Uncharted Tiny Homes

What if you could have the mobility of an RV, with the quality of a tiny house? Uncharted Tiny Homes, known for their beautiful stick-built tiny houses, has recently ventured into the world of recreational trailers designed to go anywhere! Unlike typical RVs with their cookie-cutter interiors, The Outpost has a cozy, modern design. This [...]

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Affordable 20′ Tumbleweed Cyprus SHELL 2

20-ft. Tumbleweed Tiny House Shell for $20k

Jim got in touch with us to show us his Tumbleweed Cypress shell that he built back in 2014 on a 20′ Tumbleweed Titan trailer. He did an awesome job with such attention to detail, and now he is ready for it to go to someone who can finish off the inside. While he did [...]

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Dancer and Fashionista’s Amazing French-Inspired Shuttle Bus 4

Dancer and Fashionista’s Amazing French-Inspired Shuttle Bus

D knows what she loves and is so unapologetically *her,* and you can see that all the way through her shuttle bus conversion. She actually built and owns her own tiny house, but found it was too difficult to tow around. So she used the leftover materials from her THOW build, along with other reclaimed [...]

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Senior Finds Safety and Security and Financial Freedom in Her Container Home 2

Retired with Financial Freedom in Her Shipping Container Tiny Home

After suffering sexual assault, Sally found herself feeling unsafe in her three-bedroom home. She would need to check closets and bedrooms to make sure they were clear. But now that she’s downsized into a tiny container home, she feels at peace in her surroundings filled with artwork. Her home has all she needs and with [...]

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Artist and Web Designer on the Road at 18 Years Old 2

Artist and Web Designer Hit the Road at 18 Years Old

Emma and Justin fell in love at 15, and as high school graduation loomed, were trying to decide what to do next. College? Stay home with their parents? Neither option sounded fun, but they saw van/bus conversions all over YouTube and thought that was their best course of action. While they spent $6,000 more than [...]

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Super Moody 2008 Chevrolet Express Conversion

In a world where almost every van/tiny house/big house is “bright and airy,” it’s pretty fun to come across something stylish and — dark! The moody interior of this 2008 Chevrolet Express feels cozy and stylish in it’s own way, proving that you can use dark colors in a small space. I also love how [...]

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Gorgeous 30×10 Leola Tiny Home w/ Cozy Living Room

If you’re going to have a loft bedroom, having standing room and a staircase to reach it is the way to go! The Leola model by Liberation Tiny Homes makes that happen in this 30ft x 10ft house. I’m always amazed at how much more spacious a tiny home feels with that extra two feet [...]

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Kay’s 280 Sq. Ft. THOW Has an Amazing Bedroom & Closet!

The latest tiny house built by MitchCraft might just be the *perfect* tiny home. I’m not sure what it’s missing. Not only is there a bedroom you can stand up in, but the room also has a washer/dryer AND full closet space, so you can put your clothing away as soon as it’s dry. Downstairs, [...]

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Off-Grid, Mushroom Cabin with Green Roof

This is an off-grid, mushroom-inspired cabin with a green roof known as the Pickalotta built by Joel and Stephanie out of Chesterville, Ontario, Canada. The owner-builders have been living off-grid in their self-built cabin for well over ten years. Now they built another structure to share with others who are curious about building an off-grid [...]

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Domek Family Tiny House by Acorn Tiny Homes

This is the Domek family tiny house by Acorn Tiny Homes out of Toronto, Canada. The owners built and live in this tiny house with their young son and are in the business of building tiny houses for others. Domek boasts 3 lofts (2 sleeping lofts and one office space), a glass atrium above a [...]

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WonderINN Mirrored Glass Cabin Norway

Talk about a stunning vacation property! Set above a Norwegian river is this modern mirrored glass cabin with a second sleeping pod and a personal hot tub that’s sure to make this a magical stay. The tiny home itself has a queen bed on one side, and a glass bathroom with a rainfall shower head [...]

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32 ft. BELVEDERE

32-ft. Belvedere Tiny House With Bright Downstairs Bedroom

This is another gorgeous tiny house model featuring the coveted ground-floor bedroom. The interior boasts tons of sunlight from the many large windows, and there’s even one that opens awning-style in the kitchen to really bring the outside in. The home also has a traditional loft and a full bathroom and space for a washer/dryer. [...]

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Vintage Airstream Tiny House in Austin, Texas Village

This is a vintage Airstream tiny house in an Austin, Texas village. It’s part of the Community Inn of tiny homes at Community First Village (a community where they help house and restore the formerly homeless) and you can actually book a stay here. What do you think? Have you ever considered renovating or buying an Airstream? [...]

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People Experiencing Homelessness in France Can Build Their Own Tiny Homes!

Program Allows Homeless in France to Build Their own Tiny Homes

Through this incredible program, people experiencing homelessness in France have a chance to build tiny homes and learn valuable construction skills in the process. The video below shows Pascal, age 52, getting the keys to his own beautiful, clean home built by himself and others in the program alongside experienced carpenters. What a great idea! [...]

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Conestoga: Tiny Home with a Tiny Office & Tons of Charm

It’s not news that many people who previously worked in offices 9-5 are now enjoying (or hating) work-at-home positions. Jobs that previously tied people to a particular location now allow folks to live anywhere — even tiny! If you’re someone like this, you might love this tiny house. No need to work at the kitchen [...]

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Life in her Escape Boho Tiny House

I always enjoy getting to see a tiny house model that’s lived-in! We show off a lot of gorgeous, hot-off-the-press Escape models, but this one is extra special because Tyler has made it hers with artwork, plants, and mementos. She was trying to buy a home and put in multiple offers, but it all fell [...]

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Art Center Tiny House on Wheels

While we mostly talk about tiny homes here in terms of a living or vacation space, that’s not all they can be! This innovative group had the great idea to create a mobile art studio in a tiny home, so they could easily bring art to those who might otherwise not have access (or might [...]

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This Strausburg Tiny House has a Beautiful Ground Floor Bedroom

It’s no secret that over the past few years, tiny house builders have gotten the message that clients are really looking for a layout that includes a ground-floor bedroom. Liberation Tiny Homes developed their Strausburg THOW to meet that need. The beautiful farmhouse-inspired tiny home is 28 ft. long, and in that space, they manage [...]

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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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Stuga One Bed One Bath Foundation Tiny Home Plans

Modern 390-sq.-ft. Cabin Plans

At just 390 square feet, the Stuga tiny house is a “true” tiny house (under 400 sq. ft.) that’s designed to be built on a foundation. It’s essentially a modern square that’s divided into a kitchen/living area and then features a separate bedroom and bathroom. Lots of windows and doors bring light inside, and there’s [...]

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Moovinn Tiny House With Four Bunk Beds!

Here’s a unique tiny house built by Moovinn LTD in Turkey. The tiny house would be great for larger families or a host of friends because of the Murphy-style bunks that fold down for bedtime. There are a total of four bunks, and then an additional loft bedroom where you could put a queen bed [...]

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