Having a big family, I dream of having a spacious house with at least four bedrooms and 2 T&B. However, not everyone has the same dream. Some people apparently prefer smaller houses. There can be several reasons, maybe it’s due to limited resources, sheer simplicity or even avoiding the need to have to rent a shared room and end up with an annoying housemate. Whatever their reasons are, we have to admit that these people who design tiny houses have really shown creativity in maximizing and making a very small space comfortable and functional. Let’s check out ten of the tiniest livable house in the world.
Twelve Cubed Housing Units
Vancouver, Canada. Sadly, the whole idea was created after a tragic death of an old homeless woman who died when her cardboard box burned. However, we should still commend the Twelve Cube founder James Stewart for making this sad story an inspiration for creating a livable home for those who have limited resources.
A typical unit is from 10x10x10 foot to 12x12x12 foot big (or small). It has two stories and has the facilities of a typical home with a bedroom, T&B, kitchen, and dining as well as a common area/ living room. It can even come equipped with washer and other built-in appliance if the buyer has a few more money to spare.
Tiny Mobile House by Built On A Fly
Iowa, USA. This project was completed in 72 hours by Built On A Fly. It was constructed in a middle of a field on top of 6-wheel trailer. It features a living room, kitchen, T&B and an upstairs bedroom. The stairs also double as shelves to maximize space and functionality.
TexZen Tiny House
TexZen Tiny House Company is professional house constructors and designers based in Austin, Texas. Their single loft houses are usually 256 square feet built on a trailer, so yes, they are easy to move and very mobile. What is amazing about their design is how they made it still look spacious despite the very limited floor area.
Australian Zen Tiny Home
Byron Bay, Australia. The tiny house measures 3-meters wide by 7.5-meters long. The house features a lot of storage area for a home this size. What’s unique about it is an outdoor shower (don’t worry, there’s also one inside) which I guess is ok on Australian climate.
Mendy’s Tiny Home
If you think the first four houses we featured are already sooooo small, check this one out. It’s less than half the size of the houses featured before it but the designers and builders still manage to make it a fully functional home. It features a kitchen, living room and a mezzanine bedroom.
120 Sq House by Trekker Trailers
Located in Orlando Tiny House Community. This lovely tiny home was created by trekker trailers who is a professional company specializing in creating small yet functional trailer homes. This particular house features a shed style roof for durability, efficiency and maximum room space.
Tiny Bachelor Pad
Brazil. This tiny house to be closed and conservative on the side facing the street. However, on the opposite side is also an opposite facet. It features a floor to ceiling glass door on almost the entire stretch of the house leaving the inside quite exposed on the side facing its backyard/ garden. Even though it’s tiny, it seems to be very spacious since it has almost no partition. Truly resembles a studio type bachelor’s pad.
Located in Maui, Hawaii. This tiny tropical hut is 120 square feet long and has been living on for 9 months at the time the video was taken. Owner’s testify how you can live comfortably even in a limited space home especially on a minimalist lifestyle. This home features an outdoor shower and sink but because it is surrounded by a thick layer of trees, they still get to keep their privacy.
Vina’s Tiny House
Located in Ojai, California. This trailer house is 140 sq ft. Just like all the other houses we featured, it’s very functional. It even has a furnace inside and a designated working area. The patio dining area added to the coziness of the home’s ambiance.
School Bus Home
The home was built on a (still running) vintage school bus which is considerably smaller than our modern day school buses. The total cost according to the owner is $4500 which left him with a beautiful tiny and debt-free home.