Tiny Houses

Gallery: The tiny house movement's most tasteful interiors

Gallery: The tiny house moveme...
The Urban Payette tiny house with Elevator Bed has an attractive cedar ceiling
The Urban Payette tiny house with Elevator Bed has an attractive cedar ceiling
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The Cornelia Tiny House, by New Frontier Tiny Homes
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The Cornelia Tiny House, by New Frontier Tiny Homes
The Cornelia Tiny House, by New Frontier Tiny Homes
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The Cornelia Tiny House, by New Frontier Tiny Homes
View towards the Coastal Craftsman's living area, by Handcrafted Movement
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View towards the Coastal Craftsman's living area, by Handcrafted Movement
The Coastal Craftsman's kitchen has quite a bit of storage for a tiny house
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The Coastal Craftsman's kitchen has quite a bit of storage for a tiny house
View towards the Breezeway's kitchen, by Tiny Heirloom
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View towards the Breezeway's kitchen, by Tiny Heirloom
The Breezeway by Tiny Heirloom measures 8.6 ft (2.6 m) in width
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The Breezeway by Tiny Heirloom measures 8.6 ft (2.6 m) in width
The Silhouette's living room by Wind River Tiny Homes, complete with a workout space
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The Silhouette's living room by Wind River Tiny Homes, complete with a workout space
View towards the Silhouette's kitchen, by Wind River Tiny Homes
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View towards the Silhouette's kitchen, by Wind River Tiny Homes
Living area in the Acadia tiny house
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Living area in the Acadia tiny house
The interior of the Acadia has been fitted with fixtures and metal accents, which work with the white shiplap walls to create an industrial feel
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The interior of the Acadia has been fitted with fixtures and metal accents, which work with the white shiplap walls to create an industrial feel
The Laurier's mirror, on the left wall, can be pulled downwards to use as a table
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The Laurier's mirror, on the left wall, can be pulled downwards to use as a table
View of the Laurier's living room from the loft
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View of the Laurier's living room from the loft
Inside the 22-ft Off Grid Tiny Home
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Inside the 22-ft Off Grid Tiny Home
Inside the 22-ft Off Grid Tiny Home
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Inside the 22-ft Off Grid Tiny Home
Hill Country Tiny Houses offers the Vintage Retreat tiny house for a price of US$98,000
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Hill Country Tiny Houses offers the Vintage Retreat tiny house for a price of US$98,000
Kitchen and master bedroom inside the Escher tiny home
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Kitchen and master bedroom inside the Escher tiny home
Dining area inside the Escher tiny home
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Dining area inside the Escher tiny home
Kitchen and living area inside the RoadHaus tiny home
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Kitchen and living area inside the RoadHaus tiny home
Kitchen and living area inside the RoadHaus tiny home
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Kitchen and living area inside the RoadHaus tiny home
View towards the loft of the Tiny Adventure Home
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View towards the loft of the Tiny Adventure Home
Kitchen area inside the Tiny Adventure Home
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Kitchen area inside the Tiny Adventure Home
Working away inside the Tiny House
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Working away inside the Tiny House
The Millennial Tiny House has two French doors that open the home to the outdoors
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The Millennial Tiny House has two French doors that open the home to the outdoors
Inside The Retreat tiny home
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Inside The Retreat tiny home
The Retreat's master bedroom
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The Retreat's master bedroom
The Ondine's main living area
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The Ondine's main living area
The Ondine's staircase has an alternating step layout
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The Ondine's staircase has an alternating step layout
Top-down view of the Eucalyptus' main living area
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Top-down view of the Eucalyptus' main living area
The Sturgis has a total floorspace of just 170 sq ft (15.8 sq m)
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The Sturgis has a total floorspace of just 170 sq ft (15.8 sq m)
The Ébène's living room/dining room complete with an L-shaped lounge
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The Ébène's living room/dining room complete with an L-shaped lounge
The ground floor of the Ébène measures 360 sq ft (33 sq m)
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The ground floor of the Ébène measures 360 sq ft (33 sq m)
Daybed inside the Le Petit Prince tiny house
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Daybed inside the Le Petit Prince tiny house
Le Petit Prince's wine rack
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Le Petit Prince's wine rack
Visitors enter the Catalina into a well-equipped kitchen area
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Visitors enter the Catalina into a well-equipped kitchen area
Options for the Catalina include washer/dryer
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Options for the Catalina include washer/dryer
The City tiny house includes a sofa bed
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The City tiny house includes a sofa bed
The City tiny house kitchen includes two-burner propane stove and microwave
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The City tiny house kitchen includes two-burner propane stove and microwave
The Swallowtail's interior layout looks uncluttered
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The Swallowtail's interior layout looks uncluttered
A mirror used to give the impression of more room in the Swallowtail
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A mirror used to give the impression of more room in the Swallowtail
Kitchen area inside the Phoenix tiny home
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Kitchen area inside the Phoenix tiny home
Living area inside the Utopia tiny house, which serves as a full time home for two
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Living area inside the Utopia tiny house, which serves as a full time home for two
Living area inside the Utopia tiny house, which serves as a full time home for two
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Living area inside the Utopia tiny house, which serves as a full time home for two
Less is more inside the Artist Bothy tiny home
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Less is more inside the Artist Bothy tiny home
Less is more inside the Artist Bothy tiny home
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Less is more inside the Artist Bothy tiny home
The Urban Payette tiny house with Elevator Bed has an attractive cedar ceiling
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The Urban Payette tiny house with Elevator Bed has an attractive cedar ceiling
The Urban Payette tiny house with Elevator Bed has an attractive cedar ceiling
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The Urban Payette tiny house with Elevator Bed has an attractive cedar ceiling
The Cedar House's bathroom includes a composting toilet and clawfoot bathtub
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The Cedar House's bathroom includes a composting toilet and clawfoot bathtub
Top-down view of the Cedar House's kitchen
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Top-down view of the Cedar House's kitchen
Inside the Vantage tiny house
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Inside the Vantage tiny house
Inside the Vantage tiny house
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Inside the Vantage tiny house
View towards the Coastal Craftsman's living area
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View towards the Coastal Craftsman's living area
The Coastal Craftsman's kitchen has quite a bit of storage for a tiny house
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The Coastal Craftsman's kitchen has quite a bit of storage for a tiny house
Inside the Pacific Harmony
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Inside the Pacific Harmony
Kitchen and living area in the Legacy tiny house
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Kitchen and living area in the Legacy tiny house
Bedroom loft in the Legacy tiny house
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Bedroom loft in the Legacy tiny house
The Wikkelhouse can be used as an office, studio, or tiny home
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The Wikkelhouse can be used as an office, studio, or tiny home
The Wikkelhouse can be used as an office, studio, or tiny home
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The Wikkelhouse can be used as an office, studio, or tiny home
Living and bedroom lift inside the Kootenay tiny home
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Living and bedroom lift inside the Kootenay tiny home
Kitchen inside the Kootenay's tiny home
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Kitchen inside the Kootenay's tiny home
Inside the El Gato tiny house
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Inside the El Gato tiny house
View from the bedroom loft inside the Ridgewood tiny house
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View from the bedroom loft inside the Ridgewood tiny house
A shot of the Ridgewood's clawfoot bathtub, showing overhead shower
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A shot of the Ridgewood's clawfoot bathtub, showing overhead shower
View towards the Ridgewood's living room
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View towards the Ridgewood's living room
Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses installed two sets of vertical louvers to offer a little privacy between the two upstairs bedrooms
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Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses installed two sets of vertical louvers to offer a little privacy between the two upstairs bedrooms
The Pemberley's kitchenette
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The Pemberley's kitchenette
The One XL's kitchenette
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The One XL's kitchenette
Top-down view of the One XL
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Top-down view of the One XL
The Damselfly House's upstairs sleeping loft is reached by storage-integrated staircase
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The Damselfly House's upstairs sleeping loft is reached by storage-integrated staircase
The Damselfly House's kitchen also includes an induction stove
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The Damselfly House's kitchen also includes an induction stove
The Nugget measures just 12 ft-long, yet looks quite roomy inside
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The Nugget measures just 12 ft-long, yet looks quite roomy inside
Shelving inside The Nugget tiny house
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Shelving inside The Nugget tiny house
View towards the bathroom from La Bohème's kitchenette
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View towards the bathroom from La Bohème's kitchenette
The interior of La Bohème looks surprisingly spacious, given its size
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The interior of La Bohème looks surprisingly spacious, given its size
Plenty of storage inside the Kestrel tiny house
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Plenty of storage inside the Kestrel tiny house
Bathtub with a view inside the Kestrel tiny home
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Bathtub with a view inside the Kestrel tiny home
Clean living inside the English Rose tiny house
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Clean living inside the English Rose tiny house
Clean living inside the English Rose tiny house
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Clean living inside the English Rose tiny house
Inside the Artist tiny house, which includes a kitchen with full-size appliances and plenty of storage space
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Inside the Artist tiny house, which includes a kitchen with full-size appliances and plenty of storage space
Bedroom loft in the Artist tiny house
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Bedroom loft in the Artist tiny house
Inside the Denali, by Timbercraft Tiny Homes
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Inside the Denali, by Timbercraft Tiny Homes
Slideout pet bowls inside the Denali
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Slideout pet bowls inside the Denali
Storage loft inside the Denali tiny house
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Storage loft inside the Denali tiny house
Inside the Denali, by Timbercraft Tiny Homes
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Inside the Denali, by Timbercraft Tiny Homes
The Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
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The Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
The Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
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The Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
View towards the kitchen in the Fuchsia tiny house
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View towards the kitchen in the Fuchsia tiny house
The Fuchsia's loft bedroom, notice the space lost to the roof jutting down 
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The Fuchsia's loft bedroom, notice the space lost to the roof jutting down 

Some say constraint breeds creativity, and a particularly pleasing place to see this in action is inside the burgeoning tiny house movement. It's a place where full-time homes are made to fit onto a single trailer, and a peek inside shows not just how crafty tiny home builders can be in making the most of limited space, but making things look good while they're at it.

If not a necessity, bedroom lofts are a very commonly used device in tiny home construction. They ask inhabitants to do away with any semblance of respectable headroom, but in return they make way for bigger kitchens, enclosed bathrooms, dining spaces and lounge areas.

We often see staircases leading up to these lofts put to use as storage cupboards and drawers for hiding away bits and pieces, which helps create low-clutter interiors whose orderliness defies these very tight confines.

Top-down view of the Eucalyptus' main living area
Top-down view of the Eucalyptus' main living area

And although the tiny living movement is defined by a willingness to do without the material goods and luxuries that accompany a typical lifestyle, you'll be amazed by how some folks strike a balance.

We've seen tiny houses with jacuzzis and large dining spaces, and those featured here make clever use of space to include gyms, wine racks, claw foot baths and four-burner stoves. And on top of that, they are stunning examples of tasteful interior design at work.

Jump on into the gallery for a look at some our favorite tiny home interiors.

2 comments
MaxMcflurry
Unfortunately this movement doesn't work in countries with such tight planning laws as the UK. You can build them all day long but there will be nowhere you can legally live in it. Shame because it could go a long way to solving our housing crisis.
ljaques
I can't get beyond the overwrought, heavy, over-textured look and feel of almost all of these houses. Grossly stained woods, too much wood, heavy trim, everything just hits you in the face. YOU.WILL.NOTICE.ME, y'know? The English Rose house was a breath of fresh air in this gallery (not my style, tho), except for the gross stained beams and the godawful floor. I love the glass rollup door and glass french doors with no inner trim in some of these, and the openable windows in the Phoenix house. Everything else was too cluttered or tasteless, =not= tasteful. Ye Gods!