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The 500 sq. ft. “Inzu” Has a Moody, Scandinavian Vibe


Tiny home enthusiasts across the country are trying to find ways to make it legal to build small homes on foundations — something to call their own and something with “roots.” These “Inzu” plans are for a one loft, one-bedroom (on the ground floor) tiny home on a foundation.

The house comes in at just under 500 square feet and packs in a first-floor bedroom, a full bathroom, a kitchen with a dishwasher, and a spacious great room for living and entertaining. The loft bedroom gives you room for kids, office space, or storage. If you had land, would you pick this layout?

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Sit back and relax in a comfortable couch.

The kitchen even has room for a dishwasher.

Here’s the bedroom that walks out to a deck.

Full bathroom! You get that soaking tub.

Skylights help open up the loft area.

Here’s the first floor layout.

What do you think of this design?

Highlights:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bath
  • 497 sq. ft. + loft
  • Dimensions: 16’ X 32’
  • Wall height: 9’-0” with cathedral ceilings
  • 2×6 R-21 + walls
  • Trussed R-49 + roof
  • Insulated slab foundation
  • Mini-split heating & cooling
  • Tankless water heating
  • Wood or gas fireplace, optional
  • International Residential Code compliant

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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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  • Pam
    May 9, 2022, 2:39 pm

    I really like this design, however, I would make some changes. Instead of a ladder, I’d actually put in stairs with bedroom closet under and a door closing off the stairs. I most definitely would not have 9 foot walls and cathedral ceilings. Those high ceilings are a waste of utilities. I’d have a storage attic or bedroom over the great room and the now bedroom as attic.

    • Diane Harvey
      May 10, 2022, 10:17 am

      I agree

  • Maggie
    May 9, 2022, 4:08 pm

    I love it! Would have a pull down stair case for the loft, though.

    • W
      May 9, 2022, 4:59 pm

      Good idea. Safer and takes up no more space.

  • May 9, 2022, 4:44 pm

    I really like how(unlike the builders in the USA) a proper size fridge is used instead of protruding from the cabinetry. Still not a Seniors unit so much. For me, I prefer the 1.5 bath unit with the utility room combo in 400sq.ft. Fit and finish is what you expect from authentic craftsmen and women of Europe. Near perfect.

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