13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

By Leslie Horn on at

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.

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

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

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

Image credit: Micah Sherman


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

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

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The Potomac Cabin is 8ft x 12ft with a 5ft loft, and was created by tiny-house-builder extraordinaire Charles Finn.

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses


Tumbleweed Tiny Houses makes, well duh, tiny houses. At 89 square-feet, Epu is the second-smallest of its houses-to-go line. And it comes at the whopping price of £14,000.

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

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Danger, Will Robinson. This 500 square-foot structure was built on the lava fields near the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

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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.

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

Image credit: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects


Designed by Texas architect Jim Poteet, this micro-home is built in an 8ft. x 40ft. shipping container.

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

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The Friggebod is a style of Swedish cottage that—at under 150 square feet—doesn't even require a building permit.

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

Image credit: 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.

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

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

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

Image credit: Tiny Texas Houses


Another little gem from Sweden: a 269 square-foot hut that looks like a miniature sanctuary.

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

Image credit: 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 four feet across.

13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

Image credit: Centrala architects