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753 Sq. Ft. Mønhuset Longhouse Small Home Design

While going tiny is great, sometimes just downsizing works better for families. This family chose a lovely Mønhuset Longhouse, which includes two bedrooms and 753 sq. ft. of living space.

The main living area is connected to the bedrooms via a breezeway, that can be closed off in inclement weather. There’s also a little office/shed area on the property. Mønhuset — a Scandinavian company — has now opened in Canada offering homes as modular, prefabricated panels or as site built and can be customized as per client wants and needs. Awesome!

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Two-Bedroom Scandinavian-Style Small Home

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This one was built in a beautiful clearing.

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Walls of windows line one side of the home.

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The kitchen has its own separate space.

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There’s a loft for extra sleeping space.

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View from the loft. Love the wood-burning stove.

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Here’s a look at the breezeway.

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There’s also an additional shed/workspace.

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This is the layout.

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Another view of the kitchen.

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I’d definitely want the location, too!

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Images via Mønhuset-Canada


  • Two bedrooms
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Spacious living room
  • Lots of windows
  • Breezeway to bedrooms
  • Extra storage room

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Bryan O'Connor
    November 26, 2021, 8:36 am

    Love the lay out but I just don’t get all the windows, not just with this one but period.

    • David Pedersen
      November 27, 2021, 4:05 pm

      In Denmark we use low energy windows consisting of three layers of glass with argon or krypton gas between the layers. This results in less heat escaping, from the sun’s heating, than enters the room. Even in winter, when the sun is shining. At the same time we use a lot of insulation. Hence the large windows plus the thick insulation makes houses less reliable of artificial heating. They become more passive solar heated. And it is nice to bring nature “into” the house. They most often can open all the way up, which is nice in summer. We do not use air conditioning. The thick insulation prevents the heat from making the house too hot in summer.

      • Bryan O'Connor
        November 27, 2021, 6:38 pm

        I didn’t mean the energy or the heat, I’m talking about in general. I just don’t get the want for wall to windows period, the last thing I want is anyone and everyone seeing me in my own house.

    • James D.
      November 28, 2021, 2:52 am

      Well, there’s no one to look at you where it’s located and that makes the bigger question why have a home surrounded by nature if you don’t want to look at it?

      Add, some climates lack of sun and natural light can be downright unhealthy if you compound it by staying in dark enclosed spaces… Along with other reasons it could actually be a good idea to consider windows, even if you ignore the energy or heat benefits…

      Besides, you can always modify the windows so you can look out but no one can look in except at night and then just close the curtains… Or get smart windows that can turn opaque at a push of a button… Or actual one way mirror windows…

      • Bryan O'Connor
        November 28, 2021, 6:43 am

        I’m not saying no to windows, I just don’t get a wall of windows, you can not tell me that those windows are as energy efficient as a wall insulated with spray foam and is completely sealed up, because if you because that I have some beach front property in New Mexico that I’ll sell you cheap. Yes nature is great but unless your 50 miles from the nearest town someone is going to see more important see IN your house, I’m not about all that, I like my privacy. As a Prepper my #1 is for noone to know anything about my home, where I live and what I have. Whether you all want to admit it or not people who live in cabins like this off the grid and off the and on homesteads that are self sufficient are Preppers and the #1 rule is to not be found. When you have a wall of windows your going to be found.

        • James D.
          November 28, 2021, 12:31 pm

          Well, David already pointed out the energy efficiency. Insulation is nice but all it does is slow down the transfer of heat and eventually you’ll still need a way to heat/cool the space to have actual control… That’s where the windows can play a role by taking advantage of the sun to do that part naturally… Along with benefits of lots of natural light and helping the space feel bigger and less stressful…

          Basically, keep in mind everything that goes into a structure contributes to not only how it looks but also how it functions. Multiple aspects of which essentially work together like an ecosystem…

          While I already pointed out all your concerns can be addressed… Besides, most people who just want a healthy home and enjoy nature aren’t preppers… YMMV…

      • Tina Lee
        July 3, 2022, 10:36 am

        This is my favorite of all your designs.
        I want three of them for myself and family members.
        Just trying to find a beautiful location.
        Your design is so pleasant and relaxing.
        Excellent job!

        • May 24, 2023, 12:05 pm

          Send us an email and we can set you up, now that COVID is done!

  • Paula B
    November 26, 2021, 3:14 pm

    Horrible layout, can’t imagine going through the breezeway in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, especially in the winter.
    Living area is very Spartan, doesn’t look inviting. Might be ok as an AB&B but not livable. At least for me.

    • David Pedersen
      November 27, 2021, 4:07 pm

      It is actually a summerhouse.

    • Bryan O'Connor
      November 28, 2021, 6:49 am

      This is a summer house but I could live here year round if it weren’t for all the windows. I like the breezeway, it gives you somewhere to to put your fire wood and get and keep it dry. I’d much rather have a breezeway to walk out onto than go trapsing through 4 foot of snow to get firewood and have it drying in my house before I burn it.

  • Alison
    November 27, 2021, 5:08 pm

    I like the plan, for a summer house. Kids might want to sleep outdoors, and they would have equal easy access to the bathroom.

  • cheryl
    March 8, 2022, 9:48 am

    how much are they going for?

  • Donna Rae
    March 8, 2022, 1:32 pm

    Overall, I like it though I do wonder why, in a country known for its very cold winters, you would make it so you have to go outside to get to the bathroom? I do like that the bathroom door doesn’t open up to either the kitchen or the living room, though. I really like that you can shut off the kitchen from view. I’m thinking of when you have folks over for dinner. You’ve been cooking up a storm and the kitchen is a real mess, and all you have to do to be able to truly relax and enjoy everyone’s company is to slide a door closed and the mess is out of mind! I do like the windows but also realize that it is not everyone’s cup of tea. No problem. We can each build our own to suit our own needs and comfort levels. No need to be argumentative. We all want to express our preferences and that is available to all of us but we also need to realize that our preferences may not be that of others. If everyone liked the same things, what a boring world this would be! Our differences can add to the beauty and experience of life if we just let it.

    • James D.
      March 8, 2022, 2:58 pm

      Well, budget and resources, you can’t always have everything in one large monolithic building… Separation also provides improved privacy, easier moisture control, easier odor control, etc

      Off-grid living can also make it more practical to have a separate bathroom. For example, if the pipes freeze and burst, it won’t effect the main living area… Among other reasons…

      Like I often state, there’s always trade offs and reasons people may choose to do it differently… So agree, beauty in our diversity…

  • David Beardsley
    March 13, 2022, 10:34 am

    Good AM….
    Am looking to build a small house on some property I just bought as an in law house….luv this design…. And others… 1000 +\_ what should I expect for sq ft cost range….. very simple inside and out…..?

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