If you are thinking about moving into a tiny house or any other type of small space like a studio you might want to consider a washer dryer combo unit. There are plenty of choices to pick from and different features that you’ll want to know about, so I’ll go over all of that with you here and you’ll have a pretty good understanding about what’s available after you’re done reading this post.
Washer Dryer Combo Units Save Precious Space in Tiny Houses
Load capacities range from 11 to 22 lbs. Some models do not even require a vent hook up for the dryer. And if you’re on a tight budget or just don’t have the space to spare I’ll also show you an interesting counter top alternative. Ready? Let’s go..
Tiny House with a Washer Dryer Combo Unit
Before we get started I wanted to show you an example of a tiny house for sale that I posted on which included a washer dryer combo unit with it. Here’s a shot of it installed in the Fencl’s little kitchen.
Photos Courtesy of Weston Becker
Here it is from one more angle so you can see how it looks in a really tight space like this one. To see the rest of the pictures go to the original post.
Top 5 Washer Dryer Combo Units for Small Spaces
Which one would you pick for your tiny house or small space? I rented an apartment once that had an older version of the LG WM3987HW you’ll see here. Since the dryer does not use a vent it takes at least double the normal amount of time a vented dryer would. But you don’t have to take the time to move your clothes from the washer to the dryer so that’s nice. Most of these dryers are more environmentally friendly because they use less power to operate and although they are required to run longer during the drying period they also use significantly less water because of the front load design.
1. LG WM3488HS 24 Inch Wide 2.3 Cu. Ft. Front Load All-in-One Washer Dryer Combo with 14 Wash Programs
This LG 2.3 Cu. Ft. ventless washer dryer combo is available in white or silver and it’s great for micro apartments and other really small spaces since it’s a 2-in-1 and relatively compact in size! Here are its key features:
- 2.3 cu. ft. capacity
- Ventless condensation dryer
- Dimensions: 33.5″ H x 24″ W x 25.25″ D
- Power: 15 Amps
- Input voltage: 120 volts / 60 Hertz frequency
- Weighs 165 lbs
2. BestAppliance 2.0 Cu. Ft. Ventless Washer Dryer Combo
- 2.0 cu. ft. capacity
- Ventless condensation dryer
- Dimensions: 34 7/16″ H x 26 15/16″ W x 26″ D
- Power: 12 A
- Input voltage: 120 V/60 Hz
- Spin RPM: 1200
- Weighs 182 lbs
3. Magic Chef 2.0 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Electric Washer and Dryer Combo with Ventless Drying Technology
- Model: MCSCWD20B3
- 2.0 Cu. Ft.
- 1 Year Warranty
- Weighs 174 lbs
- Voltage: 120 V / 60 Hz
- RPM: 1120
- Dimensions: 33.5″H x 24″W x 22.3″D
- Available in Black or White
4. LG WM3997HWA 4.3 Cu. Ft. Steam Washer Dryer Combo
If you can make the space, and have the desire/need to be able to process more clothes at a time, this is a great unit because you’ve got a 4.3 Cu. Ft. capacity! Of course, it is going to take up more space in your tiny home though. But in case you need something like this, this is the best larger washer/dryer combo on the market right now.
- Model: WM3997HWA
- Large Capacity: 4.3 cu. ft.
- 12 A Power
- Weighs 211 lbs
- Dimensions: 38.6875″H x 27″W x 29.75″D
So that’s it for washer dryer combos but…
I thought you might also like the following alternatives to conventional washer/dryers and combo units below:
5. Wonder Wash & Mini Spin Dryer/Wringer – Cheap Laundry Machine Alternative!
Yes, it is a bit unconventional and might not be the best choice for everyone but it sure is cost efficient!
- 2.2 lb wash capacity
- Order the Wonder Wash here and the Spinner here
- Ideal for delicate garnments
- Environmentally friendly
- Great for campers, RVs, and compact spaces
- MINISPIN: 82 watts; 110V
- Works in only 2-3 minutes
- MINISPIN can be used as standalone or with conventional tumble dryer
- Dryer (spinner) operates at 1600 RPM
- No electricity needed for the WONDERWASH
- Dryer Weight: 11 lbs
- Washer Weight: 6 lbs
- Dryer Dimensions: 13.5″ L x 13.5″ W x 15″ H
- Washer Dimensions: 16″ H x 12″ W x 12″ L
6. Avalon Bay EcoSpin: Portable Hand Cranked MANUAL Washer and Spin Dryer
- Completely portable and lightweight
- Perfect for small loads and delicates
- 4.5 lbs capacity
- Easy to use and no power needed
- Great for apartments, dorms, traveling, RVs, and tiny houses
- Weighs 6.22 lbs
- 13.39″ Wide x 13.39″ Deep x 13.5″ High