Tiny homes are becoming popular to most homeowners. Since properties are getting expensive, and younger people are more concerned about paying off their student loans, there seems no time to save up for a house. Small houses provide a way to live somewhere on the affordable side, focusing your life to the essentials, and not necessarily economize on some of the finer things in life.
Living in a smaller home is one of the most ideal ways to lessen your ecological footprint, from energy expenditure to constructing materials. It seems difficult to give up the luxury of space and living more minimally, but it does come with several perks! You can experience bigger skies, open spaces, and fewer possessions. From houses on roofs to wheels to backyards, here are the most amazing tiny homes in the world. If you’re planning to have your own tiny home, you can get inspiration from these homes we’ll share with you. Don’t forget to show your favourite pick from our list to your new home builder as their guide.
KODA Walking Concrete
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Measurements: 250 sq. ft
The KODA Walking Concrete has made its way to the World Architecture Festival’s shortlist of the best “Small Projects” in 2016. It’s entirely mobile and can be unassembled and reassembled if it needs to move to a new location. Kodasema, the company that built it, designed the two-tiered home so that it can be constructed in as little as four hours. The plain design allows it to operate as whatever space is required, be it an office, beach house, mountain hut, or café.
The Matchbox House
Location: Washington DC, USA
Measurements: 150 sq. ft
Jay Austin, the artist who designed and built a 150 square foot himself and called it the Matchbox. It’s not just small, but his house is also mobile. Jay has lived in three different areas using the same small house. Moreover, the house is also eco-friendly and self-sustaining, it depends primarily on solar energy.
The most notable feature of the interior design is the plentiful ray of sunlight, and its walls have huge windows that bring the outside in. Its bed is nicely placed in a loft, where you can see the skylight that allows you to gaze at the stars.
Measurements: 8 sq. m
Interestingly, this house is built by a group of three architecture students. They wanted it to be a movable residence for one person. It’s intended to be placed in natural surroundings so the person can reconnect with nature and discover their true self. Nonetheless, it looks really comfortable even if it’s tiny! The use of natural fair wood in the interior design makes the place look more spacious than it really is. The entire house measures a total area of just 8 square meters, so it’s really for just one person.
Measurements: 28 sq. m
When it comes to practicality, this house is the definition of it. Although it’s tiny, is complete with all lifestyle amenities. The house even has its own little backyard. Its contractor, Arthur Weeden, built this house when discovered the small empty lot between two normal-sized houses and decided to make use of it.
Surprisingly, it comes with a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a living area. The house is using smart solutions to save space like a foldable kitchen table and murphy bed.
The Mushroom Dome Cabin
Location: Aptos, California
Measurements: 100 sq. ft
Want to live away from everyone? This tiny house is located in a quiet grove in California. A cute mushroom cap is placed on the top of this building that almost makes it look like it’s part of the forest. The cabin comes with a skylight and wide windows that provide a view of California’s surrounding redwood forest and the stars in the sky at night.
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Measure: 120 sq. ft
This futuristic tiny home was a collaboration between architects Tomas Zacek and Sona Pohlova. Aside from being unique, it’s self-sustaining also as it generates its own power, and acquires water from its surroundings. It was constructed for two people to live off the grid for up to a year. Today, the company is entertaining pre-orders for the first 50 homes, each starting at roughly $90,000.
The Tiny Fern Forest Treehouse
Location: Lincoln, Vermont
Measure: 100 sq. ft
This amazing small house is one of the most-booked Airnbnbs in Vermont! When you see the house it looks like a hand-built treehouse. And it’s actually hand-built by a couple in the woods of Vermont. It’s very lovely and available for rent, the reason why it’s one of the most-booked Airbnbs ever.