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The 5 best luxury tiny houses on the market

New Atlas selects the five best luxury tiny houses on the market today
New Atlas selects the five best luxury tiny houses on the market today
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The Alpha tiny house measures 24 x 8.6 ft (7.3 x 2.6 m)
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The Alpha tiny house measures 24 x 8.6 ft (7.3 x 2.6 m)
The Alpha's ladder and eight-person dining table is stored beneath the floor
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The Alpha's ladder and eight-person dining table is stored beneath the floor
The Alpha comprises a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m)
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The Alpha comprises a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m)
The Alpha's kitchen features stainless steel appliances
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The Alpha's kitchen features stainless steel appliances
The Alpha's main living area
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The Alpha's main living area
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
New Atlas selects the five best luxury tiny houses on the market today
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New Atlas selects the five best luxury tiny houses on the market today
The Alpha measures 24 x 8.6 ft (7.3 x 2.6 m)
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The Alpha measures 24 x 8.6 ft (7.3 x 2.6 m)
The Alpha comprises a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m)
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The Alpha comprises a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m)
The price for the Vintage XL comes in at $73,400
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The price for the Vintage XL comes in at $73,400
The Vintage XL is 30 ft (9 m) long and its total floorspace is 355 sq ft (32 sq m)
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The Vintage XL is 30 ft (9 m) long and its total floorspace is 355 sq ft (32 sq m)
The Vintage XL is clad in cedar lap siding and cedar trim with steel detailing
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The Vintage XL is clad in cedar lap siding and cedar trim with steel detailing
The ground floor bedroom of the Vintage XL has a queen-size bed and storage underneath
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The ground floor bedroom of the Vintage XL has a queen-size bed and storage underneath
The Vintage XL can sleep an impressive eight people under its small roof
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The Vintage XL can sleep an impressive eight people under its small roof
The Greenmoxie comprises a total floorspace of 340 sq ft (31.5 sq m)
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The Greenmoxie comprises a total floorspace of 340 sq ft (31.5 sq m)
The Greenmoxie tiny house boasts a novel drawbridge
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The Greenmoxie tiny house boasts a novel drawbridge
The Greenmoxie runs off-the-grid
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The Greenmoxie runs off-the-grid
The Greenmoxie's bathroom includes a composting toilet
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The Greenmoxie's bathroom includes a composting toilet
The Greenmoxie's electric drawbridge in the raised position
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The Greenmoxie's electric drawbridge in the raised position
The main living area of the Greenmoxie
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The main living area of the Greenmoxie
View to the Greenmoxie's lounge area
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View to the Greenmoxie's lounge area
Zero Squared offers off-grid options for the Aurora tiny house at cost, including a solar power package and a composting toilet
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Zero Squared offers off-grid options for the Aurora tiny house at cost, including a solar power package and a composting toilet
The Aurora features a Murphy-style bed
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The Aurora features a Murphy-style bed
The Aurora tiny house will set you back around $75,000, depending on options chosen
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The Aurora tiny house will set you back around $75,000, depending on options chosen
The Aurora tiny house weighs roughly 14,000 lb (6,350 kg)
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The Aurora tiny house weighs roughly 14,000 lb (6,350 kg)
The Aurora offers a maximum floorspace of 337 sq ft (31 sq m)
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The Aurora offers a maximum floorspace of 337 sq ft (31 sq m)
The lounge area in the Aurora tiny house
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The lounge area in the Aurora tiny house
The Aurora features a desk area with drop-down Murphy bed
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The Aurora features a desk area with drop-down Murphy bed
The Aurora offers a maximum floorspace of 337 sq ft (31 sq m)
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The Aurora offers a maximum floorspace of 337 sq ft (31 sq m)
The dining area in the Aurora tiny house
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The dining area in the Aurora tiny house
The Brown Bear's small lounge
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The Brown Bear's small lounge
View towards the Brown Bear's main bedroom
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View towards the Brown Bear's main bedroom
The Brown Bear's large kitchen and dining area
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The Brown Bear's large kitchen and dining area
Utah's Alpine Tiny Homes offers a towable tiny house suitable for a family of four with its Brown Bear model
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Utah's Alpine Tiny Homes offers a towable tiny house suitable for a family of four with its Brown Bear model
The Brown Bear's small lounge 
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The Brown Bear's small lounge 
The Brown Bear's split loft
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The Brown Bear's split loft
The Brown Bear's main bedroom
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The Brown Bear's main bedroom
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 is available for $73,000
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The Brown Bear is available for $73,000

While there are still cheaper models available, tiny houses seem to have risen in price lately, reaching the kind of money that could buy a full-size home in some areas. For those who can afford it, these higher prices do offer attractive features like off-grid tech, additional space and high quality materials. With this in mind, we've chosen our five favorite luxury tiny houses on the market today.

To be clear, by luxury we mean homes that cost around US$70,000 and up, with a focus on novel features, comfort, quality materials, or additional space. We're also only covering homes and firms that we're familiar with and are available to purchase or pre-order at the time of writing.

Our selection aims to highlight the variety in the small living movement and includes a tiny house that can sleep up to eight people, another model that can operate completely off-the-grid, and a home that can expand in size at the push of a button.

Head to the gallery for more images and information on each tiny house.

Alpha Tiny House

The Alpha's main living area
The Alpha's main living area

The Alpha Tiny House, by New Frontier Tiny Homes, is an attractive dwelling clad in cedar siding, some of which is treated in the Shou Sugi Ban method of charring wood to increase its durability.

Sitting atop a double-axle trailer, the home has a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m), and can be opened up to the outside both with its sliding glass doors and a large garage-style door which is raised upward. The latter also sports a drop-down wall that creates a large porch space.

Inside, the Alpha's notable features include an impressive eight-person dining table with bench seating, a mini-dishwasher, and a jacuzzi tub and shower. A turnkey model exactly as pictured is available for $105,000.

Vintage XL

The Vintage XL is 30 ft (9 m) long and its total floorspace is 355 sq ft (32 sq m)
The Vintage XL is 30 ft (9 m) long and its total floorspace is 355 sq ft (32 sq m)

Escape's Vintage XL is based on a 25 ft (7.6 m)-long trailer and comprises 355 sq ft (32 sq m) of floorspace. Thanks to its three bedrooms and sofa bed, the towable tiny house can sleep an impressive eight people under its small roof.

The Vintage XL's layout is centered around an open living space with a couch that pulls out into a double bed. Nearby lies a dining table, kitchenette and bathroom with toilet, bathtub and shower. The primary bedroom is on the ground floor and includes a queen-size bed, while a maximum of two upstairs lofts are accessed by ladder and contain a double bed each.

Optional extras include the second sleeping loft and off-grid tech like solar panels and composting toilet. Pricing starts at $73,400.

Greenmoxie

The main living area of the Greenmoxie
The main living area of the Greenmoxie

The Greenmoxie tiny house, by the green living firm of the same name, is the first towable home we've seen that has an electric drawbridge. While the idea may seem a little frivolous, it actually serves a useful purpose. The idea is, the drawbridge provides additional outdoor living space when parked up, while still keeping the home a reasonable length for towing.

Access to the 340 sq ft (31.5 sq m) home is gained by combination lock door and inside lies a colorful living area, kitchen, and a bathroom with shower, sink, and composting toilet. Access to the upstairs sleeping loft is gained by storage staircase.

The Greenmoxie runs totally off-the-grid and is heated with a wood burner and propane heater. A roof-mounted solar array provides electricity, and a rainwater collection system reduces water requirements. If you'd like to purchase the Greenmoxie, it's currently up for sale at around $65,000.

Aurora

The lounge area in the Aurora tiny house
The lounge area in the Aurora tiny house

Tiny house firms are always trying to find that sweet spot between size and portability, but Zero Squared may offer the best of both worlds with its Aurora tiny house. The high-tech home borrows a trick from RV's and is relatively svelte for easy towing, but expands in width at the push of a button to offer more living space when parked.

The Aurora offers a maximum floorspace of 337 sq ft (31 sq m) when in its expanded state, and its electrically-operated slide-out system increases its width from 8.6 ft (2.6 m) when being towed, to 15.1 ft (4.6 m) when stationary. Its interior includes a dining area with seating for up to four people, a kitchenette, a small lounge, and a bathroom with shower and toilet. In addition, the office space has a Murphy-style bed that can be pulled-down to turn it into a bedroom.

The Aurora tiny house is still in development but pre-orders are open for roughly $75,000, depending on the options chosen.

Brown Bear

The Brown Bear's large kitchen and dining area
The Brown Bear's large kitchen and dining area

Utah's Alpine Tiny Homes offers a towable tiny house suitable for a family of four with the Brown Bear.

Measuring 28 x 8 x 13.6 ft (8.5 x 2.4 x 4.14 m), the majority of the tiny home's ground floor is taken up by a very large kitchen and dining area (by tiny house standards) which includes a breakfast bar that seats four. The lounge is very small and, at the other side of the home, there's a mid-sized bathroom includes sink, composting toilet and shower.

The Brown Bear is heated and cooled with a mini-split air-conditioning and heating unit, while power comes a roof-based solar panel array and a backup Humless solar generator. You can purchase one, including the solar setup, for $73,000.

Honorable mentions

That completes our look at the best luxury tiny houses for sale right now but a few more that didn't make our list because they're not currently for sale include the Moon Dragon, which looks like it belongs in a fairytale, and the Tiny Adventure Home, which has a neat climbing wall exterior. The Vintage Glam boasts a motorized platform that includes a bed, storage space and stairs, and the non-towable Koda, is a prototype prefabricated concrete micro-home that can be disassembled and moved with relative ease.

2 comments
Tom Lee Mullins
I think those are really nice.
CharlieSeattle
Are any designed to be lifted in place whole or in sections by helicopter?