Tiny Houses

The best tiny houses on the market right now

The best tiny houses on the ma...
The Retreat has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m) and can sleep up to six people
The Retreat has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m) and can sleep up to six people
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Design-wise, Zyl Vardos draws inspiration from the American Craftsman style
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Design-wise, Zyl Vardos draws inspiration from the American Craftsman style
The Fuchsia's downstairs living area
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The Fuchsia's downstairs living area
The Fuchsia pictured has already been sold to a client in California but the price to build another one is US$90,000
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The Fuchsia pictured has already been sold to a client in California but the price to build another one is US$90,000
The Fuchsia measures just 24 ft (7.3 m)-long and is clad in cedar
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The Fuchsia measures just 24 ft (7.3 m)-long and is clad in cedar
Fuchsia's loft bedroom: notice the space lost to the jutting down roof
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Fuchsia's loft bedroom: notice the space lost to the jutting down roof
The Fuchsia's kitchen sink
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The Fuchsia's kitchen sink
The Fuchsia gets all its power from a standard RV-style hookup
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The Fuchsia gets all its power from a standard RV-style hookup
Closeup shot of the stained glass in Fuchsia 's stained glass door
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Closeup shot of the stained glass in Fuchsia 's stained glass door
Plenty of operable windows in the Fuchsia
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Plenty of operable windows in the Fuchsia
The Fuchsia measures just 24 ft (7.3 m) long
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The Fuchsia measures just 24 ft (7.3 m) long
The Retreat's master bedroom
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The Retreat's master bedroom
The Retreat's bathroom
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The Retreat's bathroom
One of the Retreat's loft bedrooms
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One of the Retreat's loft bedrooms
The Retreat's loft bedrooms are joined by a catwalk
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The Retreat's loft bedrooms are joined by a catwalk
The Retreat's U-shaped kitchen
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The Retreat's U-shaped kitchen
View to the kitchen from the Retreat's living room
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View to the kitchen from the Retreat's living room
The Retreat's living room includes an electric fireplace
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The Retreat's living room includes an electric fireplace
View to the living room from the Retreat's kitchen 
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View to the living room from the Retreat's kitchen 
The Retreat's kitchen
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The Retreat's kitchen
The Retreat measures 33 ft (10 m)-long
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The Retreat measures 33 ft (10 m)-long
The Retreat has a road-legal width of 8.5 ft (2.5 m)
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The Retreat has a road-legal width of 8.5 ft (2.5 m)
The Retreat has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m) and can sleep up to six people
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The Retreat has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m) and can sleep up to six people
The Brown Bear's small lounge area with a couch and TV
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The Brown Bear's small lounge area with a couch and TV
Access to the Brown Bear's main bedroom loft is gained via ladder
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Access to the Brown Bear's main bedroom loft is gained via ladder
Most of the Brown Bear's ground floor living space is taken by a large kitchen and dining area
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Most of the Brown Bear's ground floor living space is taken by a large kitchen and dining area
The Brown Bear measures 28 x 8 x 13.6 ft (8.5 x 2.4 x 4.14 m)
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The Brown Bear measures 28 x 8 x 13.6 ft (8.5 x 2.4 x 4.14 m)
The Brown Bear's small lounge area with a couch and TV
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The Brown Bear's small lounge area with a couch and TV
The split loft kids bedroom is above the Brown Bear's bathroom
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The split loft kids bedroom is above the Brown Bear's bathroom
The parents' sleeping quarters is located in a loft above the Brown Bear's lounge area
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The parents' sleeping quarters is located in a loft above the Brown Bear's lounge area
The Brown Bear's kids loft overhangs at the rear, with space underneath used to stow away propane gas bottles and the family bikes
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The Brown Bear's kids loft overhangs at the rear, with space underneath used to stow away propane gas bottles and the family bikes
The Brown Bear measures 28 x 8 x 13.6 ft (8.5 x 2.4 x 4.14 m)
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The Brown Bear measures 28 x 8 x 13.6 ft (8.5 x 2.4 x 4.14 m)
The Tradition's kitchen area
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The Tradition's kitchen area
The Tradition's main sleeping loft
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The Tradition's main sleeping loft
The Tradition is offered in multiple sizes, including a 21 ft (6.4 m)-long model and a larger 25 ft (7.62 m)-long version with covered porch
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The Tradition is offered in multiple sizes, including a 21 ft (6.4 m)-long model and a larger 25 ft (7.62 m)-long version with covered porch
Access to both of Tradition's lofts is by ladder
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Access to both of Tradition's lofts is by ladder
The Tradition's optional sofa bed
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The Tradition's optional sofa bed
The Tradition's main living area includes a drop-down table that can also serve as a desk
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The Tradition's main living area includes a drop-down table that can also serve as a desk
The Tradition's optional covered porch space
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The Tradition's optional covered porch space
The Koda has a total floorspace of 26.4 sq m (284 sq ft)
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The Koda has a total floorspace of 26.4 sq m (284 sq ft)
Inside the Koda's living room area
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Inside the Koda's living room area
View towards the Koda's kitchen and bathroom
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View towards the Koda's kitchen and bathroom
Closeup of the Koda's concrete walls
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Closeup of the Koda's concrete walls
The Koda can be outfitted with solar panels
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The Koda can be outfitted with solar panels
The Koda is built from concrete and ships in prefabricated sections, so can be assembled within a working day
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The Koda is built from concrete and ships in prefabricated sections, so can be assembled within a working day
The Koda has a floorspace of just 26.4 sq m (284 sq ft)
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The Koda has a floorspace of just 26.4 sq m (284 sq ft)
Inside the Koda's bedroom
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Inside the Koda's bedroom
The Koda is built from concrete and ships in prefabricated sections, so can be assembled very quickly
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The Koda is built from concrete and ships in prefabricated sections, so can be assembled very quickly
The Koda will set you back £100,000 (roughly $130,000) and is available in the UK and parts of mainland Europe
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The Koda will set you back £100,000 (roughly $130,000) and is available in the UK and parts of mainland Europe
The Alpha is one of our honorable mentions and measures 24 x 8.6 ft (7.3 x 2.6 m)
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The Alpha is one of our honorable mentions and measures 24 x 8.6 ft (7.3 x 2.6 m)
The Alpha's kitchen
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The Alpha's kitchen
Inside the Alpha's main living area
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Inside the Alpha's main living area
The Alpha Tiny House starts at $79,000
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The Alpha Tiny House starts at $79,000
The Alpha's wall folds-down to create a small porch
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The Alpha's wall folds-down to create a small porch
Tiny Heirloom is one of our honorable mentions. This is the kitchen of one of its custom models, the Tiny Adventure Home
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Tiny Heirloom is one of our honorable mentions. This is the kitchen of one of its custom models, the Tiny Adventure Home
The Tiny Adventure Home's main living area
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The Tiny Adventure Home's main living area
The Tiny Adventure Home features a real rock climbing wall on its exterior
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The Tiny Adventure Home features a real rock climbing wall on its exterior
The Tiny Adventure Home is based on a double-axle 28 ft (8 m)-long trailer
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The Tiny Adventure Home is based on a double-axle 28 ft (8 m)-long trailer
Inside the Tiny Adventure Home
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Inside the Tiny Adventure Home
Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses is another of our honorable mentions and this model is called the Red Mountain 34' Tiny House
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Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses is another of our honorable mentions and this model is called the Red Mountain 34' Tiny House
Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses says that building a Red Mountain home to the same spec as this would come to around US$105,000
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Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses says that building a Red Mountain home to the same spec as this would come to around US$105,000
Inside the Red Mountain 34' Tiny House
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Inside the Red Mountain 34' Tiny House
The Red Mountain 34' Tiny House is based on a triple-axle trailer and weighs an estimated 14,000 lb (6,350 kg) 
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The Red Mountain 34' Tiny House is based on a triple-axle trailer and weighs an estimated 14,000 lb (6,350 kg) 
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The tiny house scene has grown so much in recent years that buyers are spoiled for choice, but this can be something of a double-edged sword for newcomers, making it a challenge to separate the wheat from the chaff. We've done some of the legwork for you and have assembled the best new tiny houses available for purchase in North America and Europe.

We can't cover all the tiny houses out there so have concentrated on recent models and firms we're familiar with. That said, we would still strongly recommend you do your own homework before handing over your hard-earned money. Each one is either already completed and ready to pick up, or can be commissioned as pictured for the price noted.

Read on below for our pick of the best tiny houses on the market right now, or head to the gallery to see more photos of each model, along with our honorable mentions.

The Retreat - Timbercraft Tiny Homes

View to the kitchen from the Retreat's living room
View to the kitchen from the Retreat's living room

If you're looking for a towable home suitable for six people, then the Retreat, by Alabama's Timbercraft Tiny Homes is a good place to start.

Measuring 33 ft (10 m)-long and clad in board and batten with a standing seam metal roof, the Retreat has a total available floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m). Its roomy interior includes a living room, a U-shaped kitchen, and a bathroom which includes a bath/shower.

There are also three bedrooms in the Retreat. The first boasts enough headroom to stand upright and is accessed by staircase, while the other two are smaller and are the more typical tiny house loft bedroom types, accessed by ladder and offering just enough headroom to crawl into bed.

Commissioning a Retreat like the one pictured will cost you US$79,000.

Tradition - Escape

The Tradition is offered in multiple sizes, including a 21 ft (6.4 m)-long model and a larger 25 ft (7.62 m)-long version with covered porch
The Tradition is offered in multiple sizes, including a 21 ft (6.4 m)-long model and a larger 25 ft (7.62 m)-long version with covered porch

Escape is best known for its contemporary tiny house designs but the firm's Tradition model offers a more, well, traditional looking tiny house and really nails the cottage-on-wheels style that many people still look for in a tiny house.

The Tradition is offered in multiple versions, from a 21 ft (6.4 m)-long model, up to a larger 25 ft (7.62 m)-long model with a porch. Each features cedar siding and a tiny house-style gable roof.

The majority of the ground floor is taken up by an open living room, kitchen and dining room, but there's also a small bathroom at the rear of the home that includes a shower. The main loft bedroom is accessed by ladder (stairs are another option) and a secondary loft is also accessed by ladder and can be used as a storage space or additional bedroom.

As standard, the Tradition gets power from an RV hookup but it can also be upgraded to run off-the grid at cost.

The Tradition starts at $53,000.

The Fuchsia - Zyl Vardos

The Fuchsia measures just 24 ft (7.3 m)-long and is clad in cedar
The Fuchsia measures just 24 ft (7.3 m)-long and is clad in cedar

Zyl Vardos produces some of the most eye-catching and well-finished tiny houses on the scene and its latest model, the Fuchsia is no exception. Drawing inspiration from the American Craftsman architectural style for this project, the firm created an eye-catching roofline that angles downward very steeply.

The Fuchsia measures just 24 ft (7.3 m)-long, so is on the small side, and is clad in cedar. There's not a whole lot of room inside but the living room has a high ceiling, which should make it feel a little bigger. The nearby kitchen area is pretty snug too and joins onto a bathroom that includes a shower.

Storage-integrated stairs lead to a loft bedroom and the Fuchsia gets all its power from an RV-style hookup as standard, however an off-grid setup is also an option.

The Fuchsia pictured has already been sold but Zyl Vardos will build another for roughly $90,000.

Brown Bear - Alpine Tiny Homes

The Brown Bear measures 28 x 8 x 13.6 ft (8.5 x 2.4 x 4.14 m)
The Brown Bear measures 28 x 8 x 13.6 ft (8.5 x 2.4 x 4.14 m)

Living in a tiny house seems pretty doable for a single person or a couple, but add a couple of kids to the mix and you've got yourself a far greater challenge. You could go with one of those supersized models but for those who want to retain easy portability, Alpine Tiny Homes made its Brown Bear tiny house family-friendly while keeping the size down to a manageable 28 ft (8.5 m)-long.

Clad in tongue and groove, with metal roof and detailing, the Brown Bear's interior layout centers around a large kitchen and dining area, including a breakfast bar with stool seating for four. A small lounge lies nearby while a bathroom is hidden from view behind a door and includes a large shower.

The parents' sleeping loft is located above the lounge area and accessed by ladder, while a second loft bedroom on the opposite side of the home above the bathroom is for the kids. This latter space is split in half to give both children a measure of personal space and is also accessed by ladder.

The Brown Bear can run on or off-the-grid and is available from $63,000.

The Koda - Kodasema

The Koda has a floorspace of just 26.4 sq m (284 sq ft)
The Koda has a floorspace of just 26.4 sq m (284 sq ft)

We're bending the rules by including the Koda, by Estonian firm Kodasema, as it isn't a tiny house per se, but it is very much part of the small living movement. Though not on wheels, it's easily dismantled and transported in pieces and as it doesn't need foundations it can be placed pretty much anywhere that's flat. The concrete micro-home also has a floorspace of just 26.4 sq m (284 sq ft), which is smaller than several of the homes here.

Inside, the two-story home includes a living room, kitchen, bathroom with bath/shower, and a bedroom and laundry room upstairs. It looks surprisingly roomy thanks to the high ceiling and those who want to trick it out with gadgets can do so with optional extras like solar power, digital door lock, and programmable LED lighting all available at cost.

The Koda starts from £100,000 (roughly $130,000) and is available in the UK and parts of mainland Europe.

Honorable mentions

The Alpha Tiny House starts at $79,000
The Alpha Tiny House starts at $79,000

We'd be remiss not to give a nod to the Alpha tiny house, by New Frontier Tiny Homes, which almost a year after we first wrote about it remains one of the most impressive-looking tiny houses on the market.

Tiny Heirloom is worth checking out too if you'd prefer a custom-built home and the firm's previous models include a climbing wall tiny house and a neat dwelling with a motorized platform.

Finally, Rocky Mountain Tiny Homes also puts out unique tiny houses with its own distinct style that are both small and supersized. Owner Greg Parham is organizing the Colorado Tiny House Festival if you're in the neighborhood and want to check out some tiny houses in person.

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6 comments
RolandReagan
Only one of the pictured "houses" qualifies as a house the rest are glorified trailers (or caravans if you are in the UK).
Derek Howe
RolandReagan - SHHHH!!! The millennials will here you! He's just kidding, tiny homes aren't fancy trailer homes, their luxurious eco-friendly mcmansions!
BartyLobethal
Can't help but notice that the trend in tiny houses is to be...less tiny. It's also completely laughable that many of these structures are trailer-mounted: all the disadvantages of living in a caravan, with few of the design features that make caravans better to tow. For the most part they are, in fact, badly designed caravans.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think those are really nice. I would not mind living in any of them. I think they could not just be used as homes but also used for other things like a quilting house, artist studio or other craft place.
EUbrainwashing
Ideal place to house middle class trailer trash too self-absorbed to accept their reduced circumstance or those who have swallowed the sustainable UN global climate warming change myth whole. Funny how these shed-homes are always pictured in nice rural locations where-as the UN's Global Partisanship Agenda 21 is for having us ALL living in little coffins like these but in super high density urban conglomerations - so I guess all this flannel is to soften impressionable people up to the idea that living in a shoe-box is hip. Meanwhile do you really think the global money-power elite and their puppet class of lackeys will be housing themselves in a container. Hahaha! I think not. They just want the great outdoors kept free of ugly tax-slaves.
Rusty Harris
Maybe in San Fran, Seattle, NYC etc, these would be considered "cheap", but out here in flyover country, you can get a pretty good sized house, with a garage, that won't move, for 80-100,000 dollars. You "trendy types" crack us up out here in flyover country, with what you put up with.