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Rounded A Frame Tiny House Inspired by the Pod

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The Pod Tiny House
Or should we call them cabins?

I found these tiny houses / cabins to be really cool because I like the style of A frame houses and these resemble them in a much smaller way.

They’re like little huts. Some of these are probably too small but I can see a 150-250 square foot version being really cool.

I got so excited about this idea that I decided I’d use my “not so good yet” SketchUp skills to try and design something similar. So here’s my design and below that you’ll find pictures of the “The Pod”.

My Larger Version of the Pod…
I’ll call it the Rounded A Frame Tiny Cabin

The inside is approximately 14′ by 14′ so it’s about 196 square feet of interior space.

Rounded A Frame Tiny Cabin Design Rear of Rounded A Frame Tiny House Design

There’s no windows on the side so I tried to make up for that with the large window in the rear and two 2’6″ by 2’8″ windows in the front by the door. I’d also use a door with large windows to keep the light in the place. In the back the window space is 9′ wide and 4’6″ tall. Large enough to bring the nature outside “in”.

I’d certainly live in a place like this with a view of the forest, mountains, a lake, the ocean, or a garden. SketchUp is fun!

The Pod (Inspiration for design)

The Pod Tiny House

Photo Credits: The Pod UK

The Pod is like a rounded A Frame House Tiny Cabin Pod Camp

Images © The Pod UK

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • sesameB
    February 3, 2012, 2:53 pm

    I had to revist this, I just love these rounded wellings.
    rural Arkansas

  • Kat
    April 30, 2012, 2:26 pm

    Love this shape. I have something similar in mind for my (eventual) place – but I want it underground – with just the ends showing, and done in cordwood masonry. Then I will add a greenhouse to the kitchen end and a sun-room on the bedroom end. It will not be ‘tiny’ but it is small, and should be super-efficient. To grow your garden on your roof would be fantastic! Great ideas here.

    • May 8, 2012, 10:34 am

      Thanks Kat your house plans sound great. Tiny is not always the way to go, I just think it’s inspiring to see examples of tiny, even for a big family, just so people can realize what they can do with their current space or how they can reduce. Greenhouse and sun-room sound really cool. Best to you Kat! 🙂

  • Marty
    May 8, 2012, 12:10 am

    I’m brand new to this site and I luv it. Since my daughters in college and out on her own. I’m lookin for something simple yet functional. If anyone has any ideas please leave pots on this site. I will be checking it frequently.



    • May 8, 2012, 5:15 pm

      Thanks Marty and welcome! I’m sure you’ll be able to find lots of ideas that you like just by browsing around here and there. See you around and thanks again for coming by.


  • EG
    June 21, 2012, 12:20 pm

    Aslo known as a quonset hut. See their history in Wikipedia.

  • Serena Benson
    February 14, 2013, 7:39 pm

    I just love it all. I’m new here too. Thanks for all the info and time you put into this.


  • LK
    July 17, 2014, 5:42 pm

    Loved the look, wish they had included more than 2 inside views, with a 3rd one showing one slight view of the inside. It appeared that one had a small restroom. The look is cozy and, for some reason, not claustrophobic for me. I would prefer it to a tent, since I haven’t put up one in years. I would definitely prefer the pod to a hotel or motel room, even if nature were all around me outside the motel or hotel..

  • Colleen Trainor
    February 24, 2015, 5:13 pm

    i’d like to be added to the newsletter, thanks!

  • Rob
    November 28, 2015, 11:30 am

    Looks like our Aerospan home (an arched “A-Frame” design that was popular in the Oregon Mt. Hood area). Our place however is 2800 sf.

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