Tiny homes aren’t just about looking cute — they’re part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped — and yeah, pretty adorable too.
Spend every waking moment on Alpha Tiny Home’s fold-down porch. And the inside isn’t too shabby, either. A fully-equipped kitchen can whip up alfresco meals for warm summer nights.
Not only is the European bohemian style of the Gypsy Mermaid totally alluring (you have to see the exposed beams inside), but the kitchen even has a fireplace that can be used as a pizza oven. Genius.
Watch the falling snow or turning leaves from the comfort of the Escape Vista. And “comfort” isn’t an understatement — a flatscreen TV pops up from the foot of the bed for cozy movie nights.
PLACE FOR PETS
Animal lovers can get behind this 204-square-foot abode by Daystar Tiny Homes. It hosts three dogs plus the occasional foster pup with built-in kennels and collapsible food and water bowls.
Believe it or not, the owners of the Tiny Canal Cottagegot married on the stoop of their Venice Beach home with 60 (!) people in attendance. Of course the equally tiny backyard helped squeeze everybody in.
Go ahead and invite guests for an overnight stay at the Hikari Box Tiny House made by Shelter Wise. The two “bedrooms” can host more people than its mere 184 square feet implies. The large suite accommodates a luxuriously-wide queen bed, and the second loft fits a twin mattress (or a cozy reading nook if you’re so inclined).
Aspiring pioneers, take note. These adorable wooden wagons by Güte prove life on the frontier can be comfortable, after all. The custom layouts come with modular furniture, like a bunk bed equipped with a trundle or a fold-out desk for writing exploration journals.
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