If you’re tired of paying rent and the idea of simplifying your life appeals to you, one of these 5 cute tiny houses may be a dream come true!
There’s no doubt about it—we’re infinitely intrigued by cute tiny houses.
Perhaps it’s because they allow us to live in wildly varied locations without spending an arm and a leg. Or perhaps it’s because these petite properties are low maintenance, and have a way smaller footprint.
Whatever the reason that draws you to diminutive dwellings, you’ll love these five we’ve picked out. Some have extraordinary views. One is right on the water, and several come with quite a bit of land.
Not all the price tags are as tiny as the homes—convenience and location have something to do with that. But all come with big impact in a small space. Take a look:
Martha’s Vineyard Victorian: On the higher end of the price range, consider the fact that this 354-square-foot Victorian cottage is located in a popular summer vacation spot, within walking distance of the ever popular Montgomery Square, Circuit Avenue shopping and dining, the sandy beaches on the Vineyard, as well as Oak Bluffs Harbor.
The home itself, with its ornate gingerbread details, is cute on the outside and charming on the inside. There’s a sleeping loft with a stained-glass window accessed by a fold-up ladder, and below there’s a living room space that gives way to a mint-colored kitchen with a stackable washer and dryer and a compact storage nook.
Just outside the screen door is a covered porch with a swing and a space for seating. You’ll have your own gardens, and you’ll be surrounded by other vintage Victorian gingerbread cottages. Perfect for summer stays, it’s air-conditioned—and it also has electric heat so you’ll be comfy during the colder months.
Idaho indie: The house itself may be tiny at only 240 square feet, but the lot is huge—10 wooded acres on the North Idaho panhandle, with views of the Selkirk Mountains, near the Canadian border. In this remote locale, the home offers a tiny footprint and luxury living.
The fancy trailer-like abode on wheels comes with self-sustaining amenities, such as propane heat, six solar panels, a composting toilet, a well, and grey water system. And yes, you’ll also have high-speed internet on site.
The home is naturally illuminated by skylights and numerous windows. It features cedar siding and hickory floors, knotty pine walls, and butcher-block counters. For sleeping, there are two relaxing lofts, and below you’ll find a couch that converts into a bed. Out here, “roughing it” is easy.