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Take a Tour: Modern Tiny Houses

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

The market for tiny houses is getting bigger and bigger. Reasons for people moving into such small quarters include a traveling lifestyle, the economy, and the ever-growing trend of minimalist living. Some folks build tiny homes themselves while others opt for a prefab structure that’s ready to go. Some buildings are set upon platforms while others are on wheels or inside of renovated trailers. It’s hard to believe that these compact homes can comfortably fit all the amenities and furnishings included inside, so be prepared to say goodbye to your current dwellings as these tiny abodes seem too good to pass up.

Image: Dream Big Live Tiny Co.

Cozy & Bright

For just $75,000 this gorgeous 183 sq. ft. home can be yours! It’s complete with recessed lighting, two lofts, a walk-in shower, modern kitchen appliances, plenty of windows, and chic furnishings. Get more details at Tiny Home Listings.

Vintage Silver Streak

Wife and husband duo, Katie and Jed of Stagecoach Design & Detail converted a 1970s Silver Streak trailer into a stylish Southwestern-inspired dream. This little home is 175 sq. ft. of bold patterns and natural textures and includes a fully functional bathroom, kitchen, and several windows. Read more on this suite at Dream Big Live Tiny Co.

The Rodanthe

Modern Tiny Living presents The Rodanthe, the newest model from their line of tiny homes. This little house has lots of personality and goes for $79,000 as shown. It comes with custom stained wood cabinetry, a spacious loft, full bath, and plenty of built-in storage.

School Bus for 6

A family of six who goes by The Mayes Team downsized from a 3,000 sq. ft. house to just 250 sq. ft. – on a school bus! This 40’ Thomas high-top bus serves as the family’s home for a two-year-long trip on the road. A $38,000 investment helped them turn the vehicle into a mobile home that isn’t limited to but includes: a full bathroom, two small bedrooms, a fully functional kitchen, and a rooftop deck. For more details, head to Dream Big Live Tiny Co.

Ark Shelter


This minimalist shack on Tiny Living is a prefab house that boasts a full wall window on one side, large accordion doors, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen. The fold-down deck allows you to enjoy the outdoors if looking out the transparent wall doesn’t cut it.

Stylish & Sustainable

Style + innovation = this prefabricated home by AVAVA Dwellings. This structure can be shipped to a site as flat-packed pieces and completely assembled in about five weeks. AVAVA is especially environmentally-conscious, so they ensure that their high-performance envelope greatly reduces the energy needed to heat and cool the home and that all building components can be recycled or refurbished. Get more info at iDesignArch.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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