A short time ago I ran a little survey asking people how big of a tiny house they would want. The largest example was 126 square feet and 40% of those that voted wanted a bigger tiny house. So I’m wondering how big? Here are some samples I collected off the internet just to give you an idea of how big tiny can be. At the bottom is a new survey.
|A: 102 SQFT – Weebee by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company
This is my favorite Tumbleweed design. I love the front facade and little bay window. It’s really tiny and probably only useful for one person or two very close people. It has a sleeping loft, tiny kitchen, and bathroom. Photo credit Tumbleweed Houses.
|B: 400 SQFT – Simple Solar Homesteading Cabin by LaMar
This is a great little cabin designed by LaMar. You can actually buy his ebook for $5.00 and it includes plans for this little cabin which he says can be built for about $2000 in materials. That’s five bucks a square foot right? I’ve read the book, great stuff and totally worth five bucks. Photo credit LaMar.
|C: 700 SQFT – Enesti by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company
Jumping back to Jay Shafer’s designs for a minute. This is the largest house on his website, the Enesti. This tiny house has two bedrooms, two stories, one and a half baths. The upstairs even has a bathtub. Photo credit Tumbleweed Houses.
|D: 980 SQFT – Cohutta Cabin by Sheldon Designs
This is a simple one bedroom cabin with a large loft. It features an open floor plan, large kitchen, laundry, and full bath. The design is by Andy Sheldon the architect behind Sheldon Designs who has been designing tiny houses and sheds for a couple decades. Photo credit Sheldon Designs.
|B: 1200 SQFT – Lakeside Cabin by Sheldon Designs
This is a very nice three bedroom house. It has two bathrooms, a large kitchen, and laundry. This design is also by Andy Sheldon. Most of the designs on his website are actually much smaller. Photo credit Sheldon Designs.
Now using these houses as examples how much space could you live in? Try to momentarily set aside any bias toward any one design and focus on the square footage only. Thanks!Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.