Sixteen Tiny Homes to Fall in Love With

As the world's interest in micro-homes continues to grow, here are 16 mini-houses to pore over. These tiny abodes may not be for everyone, but they sure are neat to look at

January 21, 2015

The Totems

Another local tiny home, this one is located in Squamish and is a spacious 400 square feet. It is a dovetailed log cabin and was designed with its beautiful environment in mind.

Source: Tiny House Living

A Labour of Love

Click source link to see the dramatic transformation of an old garage into an impressive 250 square feet mini-home. While it would have been cheaper to demolish the structure, it is inspiring to see what a little work and imagination can do.

Source: Owner Builder Network

Weekends at "The Crib"

At 435 square feet, this is actually one of the relatively bigger homes featured on our list. It was originally designed as a weekend cottage, but could function as a office, studio or guest room as well.

Source: Tiny House Swoon

Livin' Small in Massachusetts

Students from Yestermorrow Design/Build School designed and built this tiny house in one semester. It was created with sustainability in mind and is a mere 227 square feet.

Source: Tiny House Swoon

Harmonious Living

This mobile abode is built on a 20ft trailer and has been fully winterized for 365 dwelling. It is a beautiful little home and many thoughtful details can be seen through out.

Source: Full Moon Tiny Shelters

Tiny House on a Hill

The photos were taken on an overcast day, but can you imagine just how amazing a summer sunset would be at this home? What a great little home with fantastic light and nature integrated.

Source: Tiny House Swoon

"Home is Where You Park It"

That is the motto of Heirloom, the company that made this adorable tiny home. It seems that while home is where the heart is, with this mobile residence, you can follow wherever your heart leads.

Source: Tiny House Swoon

Retreat into the Forest

If you are looking to vacation off-the-grid, this tiny house is available for rent. Built from salvaged materials, it takes its styling cues from the surrounding nature and is decorated with local artsts' creations.

Source: Airbnb

Gulf Island Cabins

Breathtaking. This beautiful small home is a summer guest cabin nestled in the forest. It functions on a battery system that is charged via solar panels and collects water from the roof.

Source: Osburn/Clarke

Embrace Your Inner Nomad

We could not talk about tiny homes without mentioning Nomad, a local start-up that creates eco-conscious micro-homes that are 10'x10'. Aside from its efficient design solutions to maximize space, this home is also termite, moisture and fire resistant.

Source: Nomad

Peace and Quiet

This 300 square feet home was designed to be a place of solace and quiet. Lined with pine board and treated only with a drying oil, there is a pleasant warm glow that makes this place seem extra homey.

Source: Small House Bliss

Tiny House Hotel

Next time you head down for a road trip to Portland, Oregon you could give the tiny home experience a try. 170 square feet of loveliness, this is one of six options available at the Tiny House Hotel.

Source: Tiny House Swoon

Tumble Onto New Adventures

This mobile tiny home was designed by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and puts a focus on an open floor plan that allows for plenty of light into your home.

Source: Tumbleweed Houses

Adorable Cottage in Stockholm

This guest cottage proves that looks can definitely be deceiving. With its bright interiors and ample storage, it is hard to believe that this little home is a mere 160 square feet of floor space.

Source: Small House Bliss

The Leaf House

Based in Whitehorse, Yukon, Leaf House builds little eco-friendly homes on wheels that can sleep up to four people. This particular house was built using recycled materials and is designed to withstand harsh Canadian winters.

Source: Trendhunter

Teeny-Tiny Living in 84 Square Feet

To put that into perspective for you, this Ikea area rug is bigger than the entire house. This adorable little home was built by Dee Williams, a Washington resident who decided for a change of pace after being diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition.

Source: Trendhunter

Joanne Yen is the multimedia marketing designer at and Real Estate Weekly newspaper. She has a background in graphic design, event marketing and video production.
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