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Tiny Houses, Small Spaces,

The movement of tiny houses- the majority are small enough to toe behind a truck. Here are some examples of different ones. They give a good look at how we can live more simply and use space economically, though examples for one that can be used for all seem to be much in demand. Please add your favorites.

Tiny House Swoon

Tiny House Inspiration For Your Imagination - Tiny House Education, Resources and Consulting in Portland, Oregon

PAD Tiny Houses - Tiny House Books, Plans and Workshops PAD is an organization around one woman's Dee Williams who writes books, teaches, and speaks about Tiny Houses.

Spur Texas

Spur, Texas is the first city to legalize and welcome Tiny House lots and homes. As such, it is creating a natural community of people from around the country who are moving to Spur to live out their Tiny dream. It's becoming perhaps the largest Tiny House natural / intentional community by thoughtful zoning change.

Micro Showcase

Everything here is commerce-free, tours are gratis.  The mission?  To explore how to live well, sustainably.  To bring together architects + designers + planners + developers + contractors + doers who design/build/live micro. To spread the micro message. Founded by Brian Levy in Washington Welcome. Currently we are many (micro) things:

a display of ‘best-in-class’ micro structures (all under 350 ft2) in Washington DC:
on wheels: the award winning Minim House
on foundation: the Studio Shed
in shipping containers: the BoomBox music studio
mobile office/studio: the Minim WorkSpace
a showcase of sustainable technologies (off grid solar, rainwater capture/treatment, etc) and micro-furnishings
an online resource for micro-building and micro-living blog, and home of the DC Chapter of the American Tiny House Association.
an organic demonstration garden, micro-orchard, apiary, habitat and outdoor event/art pop-up space. former site of now closed Boneyard Studios popup

75 Year Old Man’s Tiny House Truck

Meet John. He's a 75-year-old man who built this awesome tiny house truck for he and his wife to travel the world in.

Tiny House Talk - Small Space Freedom

Taking you on an exploration through the tiny house movement with tours of tiny homes, small houses, cottages, cabins, RVs, and more. Includes houses and plans for sale, news, tours and updates related to tiny houses.

Build A Tiny House -

Homesteading our own 5 acres in the southern Oregon mountains, we are creating the off grid homestead of our dreams. Join us while we document our adventure- with over 5 million views, many know the creator of this site via his home. On the site includes a free ecourse, home plans, resources, gallery, resources.


Polish Architect Mili Mlodzi Ludzie specializes in creating homes of 300 square feet or less that have a tremendous amount of features and function for the size.

Shelter Publications, Inc. - Publishers of High Quality Books and Software

QUALITY BOOKS ON NATURAL BUILDING, SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE, and FITNESS Tiny Homes on the Move by Lloyd Kahn Lloyd Kahn's new book about house trucks, campers, road rigs, handmade trailers, houseboats, sailboats, and small mobile living. $28.95 Learn more Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter by Lloyd Kahn Lloyd Kahn's best-selling book about small houses, campers, road rigs, houseboats, cob, straw bale, round timber, and much more.

Living in a shoebox

Housing, furniture, small space cresrivity, artivles, resources and more for living with less.

Tiny House Vacations

Browse and list tiny house vacation rentals, all over the world. It's free to list your rentals, and free to browse the site. Renting is a great chance for your to vacation differently and to get a feel for how you like living the Tiny House lifestyle. It's also a chance for ADU and Tiny House owners to get some extra income from their properties.

Tiny House Listings - Buy, sell and rent tiny homes

List and browse tiny house properties for sale and for rent. Homes 500 square feet in size or smaller. Includes: tiny house parking, house plans, builders and more.

Hank Bought A Bus | Sometimes the best plan is to not have one...

In architecture school I was tired of drawing buildings that would never exist, for clients that were imaginary, and with details I didn't fully understand. I prefer to work with my hands, exploring details thoroughly, and enjoy working/prototyping at full scale.

Prefab Design & Construction News, Prefab Homes - Interview: Bachbox - Busyboo

We spoke to Stepan Skala from Bachbox, and discovered that a box is not just a box - it's a stylish portable shelter, designed for extreme environments, with an outer steel shell and four large folding decks which completely enclose the building when not in use.

Bachbox has closed pre-fab creation and does not believe they will reopen.

Small House Bliss

Small house designs with big impact (by SmallHouseBliss)

The Tiny House Team - Living Big In A Tiny House

The Tiny House Team- Bryce Langston Presenter Dude & Tiny House Builder, Site has a YouTube channel with tiny house tours, online forums and a mix of how the Tiny House/Small Space movement is leading in Europe. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Bryce has worked professionally in the Film Industry for over 10 years.

How tiny house communities can work for both the haves and the have nots
Great article on different models and uses for Tiny House communities- from the idyllic self sustainable groups to moving people out of homelessness, to helping people with mental illness and addiction stay clean, sober and sane. It's a really good look at different leaders with different perspectives of the movement potential.
Modern 227 Square Foot Charles Eames-style tiny house- single floor living

Notice that this is one of the few tiny homes that uses some Design For Life features: An exterior grab bar helps people get in, the bathroom is a wetroom, the bedroom is on the first floor (no loft in the house) and sliding barn doors make some areas larger to access. (Not fully accessible, but the closest I have found in features so far.) Check out Deek's Book on Shelter and Cabin Concepts HERE... Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, HGTV/DIY Network host/designer, and host of "Tiny Yellow House" shows you a home near the Berkshires in Massachusetts that was built and designed by the Yestermorrow Design School in Warren, VT.

Watch Our Video | Resource Furniture | Space Saving Video

This video is by the furniture by Resource Furniture that makes possible many of the home living videos shown in Tiny Homes/ Small Space- showing the most innovative, space-saving transforming furniture on the market.

Tumbleweed Homes Tiny House Project

Lyndsey, her husband and a Labrador retriever live in a 600 square foot house in Little Rock, Arkansas. She explains how the house was built and takes you on a tour in this video. This is truly a long term living home with a lot of features different than many others. The home is built by Tumbleweed Houses which has a large selection of floor plans, photos and more information at

Couple Builds Stunning Tiny House for Under NZ$25,000

Shaye and Tom's Tiny House is nothing short of spectacular. Nestled amongst the bush in West Auckland, New Zealand it fits perfectly into it's landscape, and feels light, spacious and warm. It's obviously a house that has been built with love. Great features include drawers going up the entire stairs and high quality wood throughout the house.

2013 BEST SMALL HOME - Fine Homebuilding HOUSES Awards

Find out more about this award-winning home at: Our award for the BEST SMALL HOME this year goes to Nir Pearlson for this 800-sq.-ft. secondary dwelling in Eugene, Ore. Set among existing gardens, the third-party certified green house relies on shared spaces and connections to the outdoors to seem larger than its physical boundaries.

A website dedicated to tiny houses, treehouses and other small pods. The founder-writer puts together workshops- bringing together others in the "tiny house" movement and many have great things to say about him and his workshops.

6 rooms into 1: morphing apartment packs 1100 sq ft into 420

In 2010, we met Graham Hill- the founder of and a serial entrepreneur. He had just bought two tiny apartments in a century-old tenement building in Soho and he had plans to turn them into laboratories, and showcases, for tiny living.