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16 Tiny Houses You Wish You Could Live In

The tiny house trend is sweeping the nation. In a world where we’ve amassed an unprecedented amount of clutter, these miniature dwellings are very tempting. Can you imagine living in a tiny house, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and the amazing splendor of the outdoors? Who needs an enormous mansion when you can cut loose from everything that is tying you down, simplify and become one with nature? Besides, these houses are basically the grown-up version of having a fort in your backyard, and some are actually in backyards. Check out these 16 amazing tiny houses to get some tiny house inspiration!

16. The Tiny Tack House

This 140-square-foot home was built by Christopher and Malissa Tack of Snohomish, Washington. Built on a flat-bed trailer, the home is eco-friendly and sustainable, using natural wool as insulation, and utilizing solar panels for energy. The Tacks even grow their own vegetables in a tiny garden right next to their tiny house.

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Image via Tiny Tack House
Tiny Tack House Bathroom
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The Tiny Tack House
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Tack House Sleeping Loft
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15. Sandy’s Shabby Streamside Studio

Okay, so it’s not technically a house, but you know you still want to live in this shabby chic bungalow. Interior design blogger Sandy Foster works out of this magical 125-square-foot studio in the Catskills of New York. The tiny studio boasts an old-fashioned wood-burning stove and a sleeping loft that Foster is constantly changing up to reflect French and Nordic style.

My Shabby Streamside Studio
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Shabby Streamside House
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Shabby Stremside Studio
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14. Jessica Helgerson Tiny House

Just outside of Portland, Oregon on five acres of land lives interior designer Jessica Helgerson and her family in a comparatively palatial 540 square feet. Jessica and her husband Yianni bought the home in 2008 and remodeled it using repurposed materials.

JH Tiny House Exterior
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JH Tiny House Bathroom
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JH Tiny House Bedroom
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JH Tiny House Kitchen
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13. Hip Austin Retreat

Here’s one you can actually stay in if you’re coming to Austin anytime soon! Located east of I-H 35 in the heart of downtown austin, this tiny house goes for $125 a night on Airbnb. Considering that median hotel room pricing in downtown Austin will run you anywhere from $200-$600 per night, this place is a steal!

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Hip East Side Tiny House Bed
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12. The Backyard House

This tiny dwelling was built over a dead garden patch in the backyard of certified sustainable building advisor Megan Lea.

Image via Rise Over Run
Image via Rise Over Run
Backyard House Loft
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Image via Rise Over Run
Image via Rise Over Run

11. Vina’s Tiny House

Vina’s tiny house has 140 square feet of self-sustainability. It boasts a fireplace, skylights and a deck out front.

Vina's Tiny House
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Vina's Tiny House Interior
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Vina's Tiny House Bedroom Loft
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10. Sleeper Cabin

Unlike most tiny houses, this little cabin in the woods has the bed on the bottom and looks larger than it is, due to the pleasant deck out front.

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Sleeper Cabin Interior
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Sleeper Cabin Interior
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9. Studio Garage

To look at the simple exterior of this tiny house/studio you’d never realize the interior is richly decorated with such intricate walnut-veneer paneling and architectural detail. Created by Picklle Architecture in 2012, the two-room bungalow sits atop a convenient garage.

Image via Pickell Archetecture
Image via Pickell Archetecture
Image via Pickell Archetecture
Image via Pickell Archetecture

8. Hot Tub Bungalow

Just in case you thought living in a tiny house means sacrificing luxury, think again. The Tinywood Two, built by Tinywood Homes has a hot tub that fits right on the flatbed. This UK company developed hot tubs specifically for tiny homes.

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Hot-tub-house twin beds
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hot-tub-house master bed
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7. Wee House

At 131 square feet, this house is just short of tiny, which is why it’s called “wee” (which is also, somehow, much cuter). No space is wasted in this small abode, but if you’re looking for a more spacious wee house, they also make a two-bedroom option. The Wee House Company is also located in the UK, in case you’re looking for a tiny home abroad.

Image via The Wee House Company
Image via The Wee House Company
Wee House Kitchen
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Wee House Living Room
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Wee House Bedroom
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6. The Mica

This tiny home by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company may be just what you need if you want to unwind and simplify your life. At 172 square feet with no loft, it’s just enough room for one or cozy enough for two.

Mica Exterior
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Mica Living Room
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Mica Bedroom
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5. Tiny New York Getaway

This 14-foot by 14-foot outdoorsman’s dream cabin is owned by prominent New York designer Scott Newkirk. It is totally off the grid, and Newkirk spends a few weeks there every summer to unwind from the stress of the city.

Scott Newkirk Exterior
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Scott Newkirk Interior
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Scott Newkirk water heater
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4. Mini Home

Among tiny homes, the mini home is actually rather large. This adorable little house belongs to Akua and Brendon, a Canadian couple who have recently rented out their little 500-square-foot love nest for an extended stay in Thailand. Happy trails, friends!

Mini House Exterior
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Mini House Kitchen
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Mini House Bedroom
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Mini House Living Room
Images via Akua and Brendon Build Small

3. The Neverwas Haul

This enchantingly quirky home on wheels was built in 2006 as a vehicle through which to explore the Burning Man music festival. It was built using recycled and repurposed elements, and combines pieces of old steam engines as well as steam ships. The steam-punk themed vehicle is even available for rent!

Image via Obtanium Works
Image via Obtanium Works

2. Silo House

The Gruene Homestead Inn in Gruene, Texas (that’s pronounced “green”) on the outskirts of New Braunfels offers a really one-of a kind accommodation, namely, a restored grain silo. The loft space is available to rent for $175 per night and sleeps up to two adults and two children.

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silo bathroom
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Silo Interior
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silo stairs
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1. Music City Tiny House

The aptly named Music City Tiny House was built by Tennessee Tiny Homes in the city of Nashville, obviously. Originally built as a personal home, the Music City Tiny House quickly gained momentum in the constant zoning battle of the tiny house movement. It is also available to rent via Airbnb.

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Music City tiny house interior
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music city tiny house kitchen
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music city tiny house loft bed
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16 Tiny Houses You Wish You Could Live In

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