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Minimalism At Its Best: 20 Cozy Tiny Houses To Explore

Downsizing and minimalism seem to be the theme of the future. The tiny house movement is larger than ever and it is amazing to see how many people of all ages and family structures are ready to kick their big house to the curb and move into a tiny home. Downsizing to a smaller house doesn’t mean you have to abandon the much-needed comforts! A tiny house provides you with a cozy space that needs to be styled with a purpose.

When everything within your small home has its designated place, the comfort will be widely felt. Not to mention, a lot of tiny houses are mobile, meaning you can take them with you almost anywhere you go. If you, too, are hooked on tiny homes, here are 20 tiny houses to draw inspiration from as you admire both their interior and exterior!

Tiny but Modern

If your first thought when hearing tiny house is a farmhouse, think again! You can absolutely achieve a clean, open, and modern look within a small house. It’s all about the styling and the chosen materials that emphasize the minimalism and the open space. Look at the ideas below to figure out how you can make your tiny house fit your modern style!

Big windows are a must! If you want your home to feel open and welcoming, having windows that stretch over the entire width of the house is a necessity. Keeping the interior minimalistic and in the shades of white and black will give the open house a modern style! See more photos of this lovely place at Arch Daily.

A modern-built house by the lake is the perfect getaway place. The clean look of the house, created by the simple shapes and an abundance of glass windows, is what keeps it fresh and interesting! Check it out at Contemporist.

Decorated in vibrant colors, dominated by red, Ms Gypsy Soul’s modern tiny home is a true eye candy! The space looks dynamic and youthful, perfectly suited for the younger folks who want to have a top-notch interior!

Tiny Country Nook

Alright, we’ll admit that a cozy farmhouse is indeed our first association when thinking of tiny homes, but for a good reason! These country-styled little nooks prove that your tiny house can feel incredibly comfortable and safe, making you feel all the rural vibes – even if you’re not actually situated in the countryside!

Just looking at the exterior of this home feels cozy enough, with the little deck and a round chair, but once you see the inside, you truly get the feeling of its comfort and homeliness! Pictures by Tiny House Town.

This country home with vintage elements takes our breath away! It is the perfect home on wheels that will take the spirit of the countryside with you anywhere you choose to take it! Check out this mini perfection with green colors at Tiny Heirloom.

While the exterior of this small house looks quite modern, with its gray tones and bright red doors, the interior has lovely and calming wooden decor paired with clear white colors. The industrial rail at the stairs brings in another special element and it’s safe to say that this home, found at Wind River, combines the best of the best!

An ideal setting for an ideal tiny cabin! While small in size, it definitely has a breathable interior, one that channels the peaceful energy you can only get outside the city! See this brilliant home at Apartment Therapy.

A very simple interior, given character by the pillows and the plants, serves as an adorable country nook for those who wish to travel with the comfort of their home right there at their fingertips! See it up close at Country Living.

Tiny and Spacious  

A very common misconception is that tiny homes tend to feel crammed, but that doesn’t have to be the case! Choosing the interior with precision and giving every element within the home a purpose is what will make your tiny house spacious but functional!

Gentle gray shades always do wonders for the openness of the space. The insides of this home feel super minimal and the total opposite of cluttered! We love the serene energy this place gives off! Pictures courtesy of  Tiny Living.

For a truly breathable space, look to Small House Bliss. The big windows really do their part here and deserve all the credit, together with the high ceiling and minimalistic styling!  

Nothing about this home appears tiny and yet again, you are presented with the magic of a big ceiling! If you look closely, you can see that this home has a living room, kitchen, and dining room, all within a few steps of each other, and still, the space looks roomy. We call this a work of art and we found it at HGTV!

But even if the ceiling of your tiny home is lower, you can still make the place feel spacious as long as you utilize those windows! The more light that will come into your living space, the more open it will feel. See it at Small House Bliss.

If simply letting the light in is not enough for you and you’re ready to go the extra mile to open up your tiny home, why not literally open it up? This tiny house has automatic doors that slide up and offer you an entrance into nature! Pictures from New Frontier Design.

Wooden Perfection Within A Tiny House

A tiny house with an all-wood interior is very common, likely because of its incredible sense of coziness, homeliness, and security. The wood offers you endless possibilities and it is solely up to your personal taste which type of wood you will choose to use for your convenient tiny house!

This is a lovely example of mixing together a rustic interior with a modern lifestyle. As you can see, this home has a pretty neat tech collection (it even has built-in speakers!) but, at the same time, retains an old-fashioned spirit! Pictures by Tiny House Town.

Here’s a tiny home that truly looks like it’s from a different time! Incredibly simplistic and very antique-looking tiny home pairs together quite a few different types of wood, and you can read more about it at Tiny Living.

It’s just amazing how little it takes to make a house, however tiny, feel like a home! The little kitchen setting with the table on the opposite side creates a very welcoming environment, not to mention the adorable pet cage in the corner! Check it out at The Tiny House.

A sweet and gentle wooden interior creates a peaceful living space with lots of clever storage and a sense of spaciousness. Spy this look at Tiny House Town.

This tiny home featured on SMALL is Beautiful is a marvelous space for those who adore wooden bedroom nooks with a built-in skylight for nighttime stargazing and waking up with the morning light!

A bright, wooden tiny house is just what you need if you are looking to ditch your cold giant house for a smaller house on wheels that has a sense of warmth! See the example at Tiny House For Us.

Multifunctionality is the key in any tiny home and this teeny-tiny trailer house is the perfect example – it has a bed that doubles as a little dining room table, perfected by the gentle wooden decor! Inspiration by Gute

Luna Lupus

I write for decoist.

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