13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

Bigger isn't always better. In the case of micro living spaces, quite the opposite is true. In celebration of what some designers can do with so little space, here are some of our favourite mini houses from around the world.

This A-Frame in Pearl Basic, Colorado, makes you want to curl up next to a fireplace.

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This Amsterdam building might not be the smallest in the world, but it's certainly in the running.

Picture: Micah Sherman


New Orleans' French Quarter is full of cute, colourful, dormouse-sized casas.

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The Potomac Cabin is 2.4m x 3.6m with a 1.2m loft, and was created by tiny-house-builder extraordinaire Charles Finn.


Tumbleweed Tiny Houses makes, well duh, tiny houses. At 8.3sqm, Epu is the second-smallest of its houses-to-go line. And it comes at the whopping price of $US16.

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Danger, Will Robinson. This 46sqm structure was built on the lava fields near the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.

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Impending disaster? No problem. This New Zealand beach hut can be hooked up to a tractor and towed away to safety.

Picture: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects


Designed by Texas architect Jim Poteet, this micro-home is built in a 2.4m x 12m. shipping container.

Picture: Dwell


The Friggebod is a style of Swedish cottage that — at under 14sqm — doesn't even require a building permit.

Picture: Jonas Wagell


This 160 square-foot Sau Paolo house is basically two boxes stacked on top of one another. The kitchen and bathroom are on the bottom floor, and the bedroom is on top, with a beautiful view of the São Sebastião Channel below.

Picture: Djan Chu


This mini Victorian abode, made by the adorably named Tiny Texas Houses, is so stinking cute.

Picture: Tiny Texas Houses


Another little gem from Sweden: a 25sqm hut that looks like a miniature sanctuary.

Picture: Platforma Arquitectura


Basically wedged into a crack between two other buildings, this Warsaw home isn't actually complete yet, but we're including it because it's so damn small. At its widest point, it'll be only 1.2m across.

Picture: Centrala architects


Comments

    You do realize the tumbleweed house is $16,000 not $16?
    More and more authors are become Jesus Diaz's.

    I am pretty sure the tumbleweed house costs a bit more than US$16.

    I'll give you $80 a week for the mini Victorian abode.....$90 if it's got an internet connection and a shitter.

    Simple things in life are often the best :)

    Last edited 05/03/13 11:17 pm

      $90 for abode + commode + web a la mode.

    I think th ekiwi house wins here. It looks really cool and I love the way it opens up almost completely at the front.

    I was wondering if any one has seen any of these models built or knows of anyone who has put one in their back garden in Sydney www.small-house.com.au

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