Tiny homes are really popular nowadays. If you have an Instagram account and you are interested in interior design, architecture or even traveling, they may have popped up on your discover page. Some of the hashtags often accompanying pictures of tiny houses include sustainability, minimalism and (you guessed it) living big.
Living in a tiny home is not just about #smallspaceliving (114K posts), it’s a reflection of a mindset, a lifestyle and a movement known as “the tiny house movement”. There are many reasons to join the movement, but the main concerns are related to the environment, finances and a desire for freedom. Many build tiny homes on wheels, so they can travel in a more convenient way or have the flexibility of moving the house from a temporary to a permanent location.
Some houses are small but have big outside spaces. There are university students, young couples and families living in tiny homes. No homeowner is the same and no tiny home is the same. The beauty of tiny homes and what makes them so fascinating is the fact that they reflect their owners’ needs and personality. That’s also why they are often tagged alongside minimalism and why minimalists are drawn to them. These tiny homes have everything their owners need – no more and no less.
Tiny homes tend to combine the best of creative architecture, interior design and personality.
1. Tiny Canal Cottage
This family proves that you don’t need a large home to live beautifully. If you are interested in tiny homes and are thinking about living in one, Whitney Leigh Morris will have some great tips for living in a small space. If you are not particularly into Instagram or blogs, you can take a look at the book Small Space Style, which aside from having great advice on living effectively and elegantly in a small space, will make the perfect coffee table book in your tiny home.
The Tiny Canal Cottage is a perfect fit for this family of five (because we obviously count the two Beagles as being part of the family).
2. Get Away House
If you have been looking at tiny homes online you may have stumbled some incredible views from windows. That’s because tiny homes tend to provide you with more freedom in terms of location. This tiny cabin definitely delivers on views. If you are looking to see what it’s like to live in a tiny home, renting one for a holiday may just be the perfect way to do that.
This cabin is designed to help you escape from the stress of everyday life. It’s meant to help you relax and get away. You can check out their Instagram here.
3. Elevated Prefab Cabin
Tiny homes, just like any other homes, have to adapt to their surroundings. This cabin is not only beautiful but can withstand the harsh weather conditions of the Andes Mountain in Chile. You can view more pictures here. This cabin is undeniably gorgeous, its beautiful exterior matched with an equally appealing interior.
4. Traveling Tiny Home
The beauty of tiny homes is their mobility. That is if you build your tiny home on wheels, which is what most people do. This particular tiny home has everything you may want from a home on the road. A comfortable bed, shower, toilet, kitchen, entertainment and a tiny escape from the outside world. It’s a house designed to live big, to travel and explore. You can learn more about it here.
5. Modern Tiny House
Tiny homes on wheels don’t just come in ultra-compact shapes. This modern tiny house is quite large as far as tiny houses go, especially with the large deck area outside and the extra hight on top. It is a fabulous home with a design that will definitely provide you with ideas and inspiration for your own home. You can learn more about it here.
6. Floating Cabin
Living by a lake is fabulous, but have you ever thought about living on a lake. This is an incredible floating cabin in New Zealand combines features of a house and a boat to create a unique home. It is functional, beautiful and it’s also completely off the grid. You can learn some more about it here. The best part is that you can stay there!
7. Dream Tiny House On Wheels
Tiny homes give people the opportunity to build their dream homes. This house undoubtedly reflects the personality and needs of its owner. Tiny houses can have walk-in wardrobes, too! It’s an incredibly well-designed home that manages to fit a whole lot in a tiny space. Learn more about it here.
8. Off-Grid Cabin
This off-grid cabin in Japan is a rustic gem. All around the house, you can see lovely landscapes of the mountain and it’s the perfect place to retreat if yo need some time in nature. The cabin combines elements of Japanese and European style and it provides the perfect serene atmosphere to relax or focus on a project. You can learn more about it here.
9. Tiny House With An Amazing Pool
Tiny homes often have a great outdoor space, which makes the house feel even bigger. This particular home has an incredible outdoor space, which beautifully compliments the interior. Click here to see more pictures of the home. Tiny home doesn’t always mean tiny space and this house proves that.
10. Fairytale House By A Lake
This house seems like it comes form a fairytale. The design of the home is so unique and absolutely incredible. You can watch a video about it here. It is truly a dream come true. It’s a tiny home with a lot of character.
11. Pinecone Tree House
Your imagination will run wild when you see this house. This tiny house is unlike any other one on the list. It’s an incredible Tree House designed to resemble a pinecone and it is a very impressive project. While it’s very cool (and you can hear more about it here) it is not an ideal full-time home. It is, however, the perfect getaway, which you can rent on Airbnb.
12. A Tent In Touch With Nature
This family lives in an incredible tent surrounded by nature, which will inspire you to spend more time with your own family. And possibly build your own tiny home close to nature. Filled with handcrafted furniture and decor (which you may find here), this tent has much to offer in terms of design
13. The Best Camper Ever
This is a camper like no other. Perfect for stargazing and built for the road. It will definitely inspire you to live big and prepare for your next adventure. Equally intriguing inside and out, this camper is a must-see. You can check it out here.
14. Not So Tiny House
Tiny homes can serve and inspiration for slightly bigger houses. This house takes the best parts of tiny homes and levels it up. Because this tiny home was built with the idea of being stationary, it has certain advantages, such as a higher ceiling, wider stairs, and thicker insulation to name a few. You can learn more about it here.
15. A Tiny House With A Journey
If you are interested in building your own tiny house, this home may be the perfect one to follow. The journey of building this house is all documented on Instagram. And it is incredibly inspirational if you are looking to make your own tiny home. It is a delightful tiny home, which will give you some great ideas for your own.
What is your favourite tiny home? Share in the comments.
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Currently going into her final year of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Gery has been writing in a personal blog since 2014 and has been published in publications StudentVoices and FictionHub on Medium. She debuted her first play 'Liminality' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is already planning her next project.