Tiny Houses

Top tiny homes on the market today

Escape's Vista, one of the best tiny homes available today
Escape's Vista, one of the best tiny homes available today
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The miniature dwelling gets power from a standard RV hookup
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The miniature dwelling gets power from a standard RV hookup
Alpha Tiny House sits atop a custom double-axle trailer, with a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m)
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Alpha Tiny House sits atop a custom double-axle trailer, with a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m)
Alpha Tiny House also sports a large pull-down porch
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Alpha Tiny House also sports a large pull-down porch
Inside Alpha Tiny House
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Inside Alpha Tiny House
The interior appliances are high-spec
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The interior appliances are high-spec
Inside the kitchen
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Inside the kitchen
A ladder leads to the bedroom
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A ladder leads to the bedroom
Inside the Alpha Tiny House's bedroom 
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Inside the Alpha Tiny House's bedroom 
Ladder and table are hidden under the stairs
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Ladder and table are hidden under the stairs
Defined by its large curved roof, the Curved 260 Micro Home shoehorns a lot of home into its small space
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Defined by its large curved roof, the Curved 260 Micro Home shoehorns a lot of home into its small space
Inside the Curved 260 Micro House's bedroom
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Inside the Curved 260 Micro House's bedroom
The interior is spacious and clean-lined
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The interior is spacious and clean-lined
The kitchenette
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The kitchenette
View of the interior 
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View of the interior 
Escape's Vista is a small and relatively light tiny home that boasts some very generous glazing
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Escape's Vista is a small and relatively light tiny home that boasts some very generous glazing
Escape's Vista is small and light but has more glazing than a lot of larger tiny homes
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Escape's Vista is small and light but has more glazing than a lot of larger tiny homes
The privacy conscious can opt for frosted glass 
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The privacy conscious can opt for frosted glass 
Storage space in the Vista
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Storage space in the Vista
The small dining table
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The small dining table
Inside the Vista
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Inside the Vista
Escape's Vista, one of the best tiny homes available today
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Escape's Vista, one of the best tiny homes available today
Escape's Vista is a small and relatively light tiny home that boasts some very generous glazing
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Escape's Vista is a small and relatively light tiny home that boasts some very generous glazing
Mint Tiny Homes' impressive unnamed steel-framed tiny house measures a whopping 32 ft (9.7 m) long, including loft
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Mint Tiny Homes' impressive unnamed steel-framed tiny house measures a whopping 32 ft (9.7 m) long, including loft
The kitchen area
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The kitchen area
Storage-stairs lead to the main sleeping loft
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Storage-stairs lead to the main sleeping loft
The secondary loft is accessed via ladder
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The secondary loft is accessed via ladder
The sleeping loft on Mint Tiny Homes' unnamed tiny house 
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The sleeping loft on Mint Tiny Homes' unnamed tiny house 
Mint Tiny Homes' impressive unnamed steel-framed tiny house features a bathroom with sink and shower
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Mint Tiny Homes' impressive unnamed steel-framed tiny house features a bathroom with sink and shower
Inside the small bathroom
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Inside the small bathroom
Weight comes in at a relatively reasonable 13,000 lb (5,896 kg)
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Weight comes in at a relatively reasonable 13,000 lb (5,896 kg)
The tiny home is based on a triple-axle trailer
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The tiny home is based on a triple-axle trailer
While this Moon Dragon has been sold,  Zyl Vardos told us it would build another for $94,000
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While this Moon Dragon has been sold,  Zyl Vardos told us it would build another for $94,000
Moon Dragon looks like it belongs in a fairytale
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Moon Dragon looks like it belongs in a fairytale
Olympia, Washington's Zyl Vardos recently completed a remarkable tiny house called Moon Dragon
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Olympia, Washington's Zyl Vardos recently completed a remarkable tiny house called Moon Dragon
The home is defined by its impressive curved roof
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The home is defined by its impressive curved roof
Moon Dragon measures 13.1 x 9 x 24 ft (4 x 2.7 x 7.3 m)
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Moon Dragon measures 13.1 x 9 x 24 ft (4 x 2.7 x 7.3 m)
Inside Moon Dragon's loft bedroom
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Inside Moon Dragon's loft bedroom
Engineers Tina and Luke Orlando decided to design their own tiny house called Basecamp
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Engineers Tina and Luke Orlando decided to design their own tiny house called Basecamp
Basecamp shows a focus on off-grid and pet-friendly design
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Basecamp shows a focus on off-grid and pet-friendly design
You can buy the build plans for $300
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You can buy the build plans for $300
Based on a three-axle trailer, the tiny house has a total floorspace of 204 sq ft (19 sq m)
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Based on a three-axle trailer, the tiny house has a total floorspace of 204 sq ft (19 sq m)
There's a lot of storage space in this build
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There's a lot of storage space in this build
You can buy the build plans from $300
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You can buy the build plans from $300
The storage area for off-grid gear 
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The storage area for off-grid gear 
Inside Basecamp's main living space
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Inside Basecamp's main living space
Access to the secondary loft is via ladder
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Access to the secondary loft is via ladder
Inside the bedroom
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Inside the bedroom
France's La Tiny House makes tiny houses that meet European weight and size requirements
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France's La Tiny House makes tiny houses that meet European weight and size requirements
 This model, the Tiny Stream, will set you back from €23,500 (roughly $26,600)
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 This model, the Tiny Stream, will set you back from €23,500 (roughly $26,600)
The Tiny Stream boasts a nice large patio
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The Tiny Stream boasts a nice large patio
Towing the Tiny Stream is legal in Europe
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Towing the Tiny Stream is legal in Europe
France's La Tiny House makes tiny houses that meet European weight and size requirements
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France's La Tiny House makes tiny houses that meet European weight and size requirements
This model, the Tiny Stream, will set you back from €23,500 (roughly $26,600)
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This model, the Tiny Stream, will set you back from €23,500 (roughly $26,600)
Tiny Stream's kitchenette
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Tiny Stream's kitchenette
View towards the patio
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View towards the patio
Tiny Stream's bedroom
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Tiny Stream's bedroom
A full-size jacuzzi bath is just one of several features that makes Alpha Tiny House a standout example of small luxury living
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A full-size jacuzzi bath is just one of several features that makes Alpha Tiny House a standout example of small luxury living

The tiny house scene has come a long way in recent years and we continue to be impressed at how firms manage to shoehorn more and more house into what's really a very small space. Below, we've selected some of the best tiny houses currently available for purchase in Europe and North America.

While the following shouldn't be considered an exhaustive list of what's on the market at the time of writing, it'll be adequate to give you an idea of some of the more interesting models available. There's something to suit everyone's tastes, from high-end luxury models to relatively budget-friendly options, but we'd always recommend viewing a potential purchase in person if at all possible and doing your own research on the firm's past work.

Read on below for our picks, or head to the gallery to see more photos of each.

Moon Dragon – Zyl Vardos

Moon Dragon looks like it belongs in a fairytale
Moon Dragon looks like it belongs in a fairytale

Olympia, Washington's Zyl Vardos recently completed a remarkable tiny house called Moon Dragon that looks like it belongs in a fairytale, or perhaps a Studio Ghibli movie. With a whimsical design defined by its impressively curved roof, this tiny home had a lot of time and effort put into it – and it shows.

Moon Dragon measures 14 x 9 x 24 ft (4.2 x 2.7 x 7.3 m) and has fairly typical tiny house layout inside, with a large living room, kitchen, bathroom, and storage-staircase that leads to a loft bedroom. It also includes a full solar panel setup, allowing it to operate off-the-grid.

While Moon Dragon is already sold, Zyl Vardos told us it would be willing to build another just like it for US$94,000 (no t including the solar setup, which is an extra $8200).

Basecamp – Tina and Luke Orlando

Basecamp shows a focus on off-grid and pet-friendly design
Basecamp shows a focus on off-grid and pet-friendly design

Engineers Tina and Luke Orlando decided to design their own tiny house, and their unusual but very thorough approach resulted in a model that's quite different from the norm. Basecamp has a lot of storage space and is focused on pet-friendly design and off-grid technology.

Based on a three-axle trailer, the tiny house has a total floorspace of 204 sq ft (19 sq m), and is clad in attractive tongue-and-groove cedar. Notable pet-friendly design includes kennel space, hideaway dens, built-in collapsible food and water bowls, and even a rainwater-harvesting dog waterer. The home runs off-grid with a rainwater collection system, a roof-based solar array, and a battery backup.

The Basecamp itself isn't for sale, but those interested in building their own version can buy the plans, starting at $300.

Alpha Tiny House – Frontier Tiny Homes

A full-size jacuzzi bath is just one of several features that makes Alpha Tiny House a standout example of small luxury living
A full-size jacuzzi bath is just one of several features that makes Alpha Tiny House a standout example of small luxury living

Tiny houses don't usually even come with a bath, let alone a jacuzzi, but that's just one feature that makes Frontier Tiny Homes' Alpha Tiny House a standout example of small luxury living.

The miniature dwelling gets power from a standard RV hookup and sits atop a custom double-axle trailer, with a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m). Its exterior is clad in fancy Shou Sugi Ban-treated cedar siding, and the interior is similarly high-spec.

Other notable features include two large doors that open it up to the outside, a generous drop-down porch, and a huge eight-person dining table stowed away beneath the stairs.

The Alpha Tiny House is currently for sale at $95,000.

Curved 260 Micro Home – Structural Spaces

Defined by its large curved roof, the Curved 260 Micro Home shoehorns a lot of home into its small space
Defined by its large curved roof, the Curved 260 Micro Home shoehorns a lot of home into its small space

Canada's Structural Spaces is pretty new to the tiny house scene, but its inaugural project, the Curved 260 Micro Home, shoehorns a lot of house into its 260 sq ft (24 sq m) of floorspace.

Boasting a high-end finish including cedar shingle siding and trim, the tiny house sports a large curved roof, like the Moon Dragon, which adds headroom. In a nice touch, the curve was created by following the natural curve of salvaged cedar log used in construction.

The interior includes a large living space, kitchenette, bathroom, and a sleeping loft, while its insulation is also relatively efficient and should be cheap to heat and cool.

The Curved 260 Micro Home is up for sale at CAD 90,000 (approximately $71,200).

Steel-framed tiny house – Mint Tiny Homes

The tiny home is based on a triple-axle trailer
The tiny home is based on a triple-axle trailer

Mint Tiny Homes' impressive unnamed steel-framed tiny house is not really all that tiny, measuring a whopping 32 ft (9.7 m), including its two sleeping loft overhangs.

This leaves room for 326 sq ft (30 sq m) of floorspace, while weight comes in at a relatively reasonable 13,000 lb (5,896 kg), thanks to the unusual choice of using a lightweight steel frame, instead of the more typical wood.

Inside, the finish is excellent and the layout makes full use of the space available, with all areas of the home seeming relatively roomy.

The model pictured has been sold but Mint Tiny Hoses can build you something similar, starting from CAD 77,000 (around $59,400).

Vista – Escape

Escape's Vista, one of the best tiny homes available today
Escape's Vista, one of the best tiny homes available today

Escape is well-regarded in the tiny house community, having released a slew of high-quality models, including the Park Model RV and Traveler. The firm's latest offering, the Vista, focuses on providing its occupants an excellent view.

The Vista is pretty small, with a total floorspace of 160 sq ft (14.8 sq m), all on one floor. It's also on the lighter side too, at 6,000 lb (2,720 kg) – or less than half the weight of the aforementioned steel-framed tiny house.

It's a nice looking home and hopefully the Vista's very large windows should help the space feel less claustrophobic. It runs from a hookup or can also be outfitted with off-grid technology, including a roof-based PV array, battery storage, and inverter.

The Vista will set you back $46,600.

Tiny Stream – La Tiny House

The Tiny Stream boasts a nice large patio
The Tiny Stream boasts a nice large patio

The tiny house movement is definitely more mature in North America than Europe, but France's La Tiny House is one old-world firm that's turning out high-quality tiny homes in line with European regulations.

Its recent model, dubbed Tiny Stream, pays homage to the classic Airstream trailer. While it doesn't seem to very closely resemble models sporting that iconic name, the tiny house is appealing in its own right, with its wood and aluminum cladding and generous porch area.

Inside, the downstairs floorspace measures 10 - 15 sq m (107 - 161 sq ft), while the sleeping loft measures just 5 - 7 sq m (53 - 75 sq ft). The base model Tiny Stream starts at €23,500 (roughly $26,600), with extras including awning and fitted bathroom available at cost.

2 comments
unklmurray
I like the "Hippy Houses" while our "Homes / Houses weren't as pretty on the outside, They were never the less "Tiny Houses".........This is nothing more than the modern day "Trailer Trash of the Era" they are all on street legal trailers, Kinda like an ""AirStream"".........Tiny Houses = Unique Trailers.......LOL :-)
BigGoofyGuy
I think those are nice. The list was very informative.