People ask us all the time how we can live together in 120 square feet. It is asked as though people are surprised that a couple would even have any interest in being that close to one another. We always smile and laugh politely and tell them that we have 15 acres so we always have an exit. In reality, we’ve never had any problems living in our tiny house. That isn’t to say we haven’t fought, but we also fought in a 2700 square foot house and the dynamics don’t really change.
So when I was talking with Alex here at Tiny House Talk about my next few topics and he suggested Tiny House Plans for Couples, I was intrigued. As far as I am concerned the best tiny house for a couple is whatever tiny house they want to live in. But, I accepted the challenge and here are three tiny house plans that I think can be great for couples.
1. Tarleton Tiny House
The Tarleton by Tumbleweed Tiny House. Okay, I am a bit biased. Our tiny house is a Tarleton that we modified slightly as we built it. I think this 120 square foot home is perfect and has everything two people need: a reasonably sized kitchen, a bathroom with a shower, a nice sitting area, and a loft. Friends came to visit recently who hadn’t yet been to the tiny house and they commented on how much bigger it was than they thought. It is a pretty spacious little house that is designed well. Buy the plans here.
Take a look at my other two favorite tiny house plans for couples below:
2. Prospector’s Cabin by Michael Janzen
The Prospectors Cabin by Michael Janzen. So even though I love the Tarleton design when Matt and I build another tiny house (and we will because we like to build stuff) we plan on building a 12X12 tiny house like the Prospectors Cabin. We like the idea of a square house and you can arrange the interior in just about any configuration. I also like the idea of a 12X12 house similar this one with a shed-pitch roof and a small staircase going into the loft with a bank of windows. The beauty of tiny house designs is that they are very customizable.
3. McG Tiny House Plans by Humble Homes
The McG Loft by Humble Homes. This modern style tiny house features the best combination of a staircase and loft within a home built to fit a trailer. I love the proposed interior design and I believe this could be a great solution for a couple looking for a tiny house. I am impressed with many of the designs offered through the Humble Homes website and if the McG isn’t the right fit, they may have other tiny house plans that will work for you.
Keep in mind, I chose these three designs based on my own personal preferences. I’ve been living comfortably in a 120 square foot house with another person for over a year and I know it’s possible. But that’s us. Your experience may be different and you and your partner might prefer a larger home or different plans. So what’s your favorite tiny house design for two people?
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