How to Live in a Tiny House

When it comes to tiny homes, less is more. Discover smart space-saving and transport tips from this miniature rustic abode.
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Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Tiny House Logistics

Just how does one live in a 96-square-foot home like this little cutie? Check out some of the logistical elements that would allow you to live large in this tiny house. 

Raise the Bar

When shopping for a smaller sink, look for a bar sink. A tall, gooseneck faucet, often made for wet bars, offers added function while using minimal space.

Upcycled Towel Bar

A long cabinet handle is upcycled nicely into a place for a dish towel. No guests will bump into it, thanks to its slim, modern profile.

Tiny Trash

Biodegradable pet waste bags are a perfect fit for a tiny trash can, and you can toss recycling or compostable items with the knowledge that they will break down.

Sorting Station

Here, three small bathroom cans are used to create a waste/recycling/compost station. Decorative tape on the outside identifies each can.  

Handy Hot Plate

A hot plate burner allows for some simple home cooking and substitutes for a larger range or cooktop.

The Right Hook

An easy-to-hang removable hook affixes to the backsplash near the sink. Now the cleaning cloth is at the ready but up out of the way.

Small and Mighty

A four-cubic-foot refrigerator tucks under the countertop to keep food and snacks cold. With a built in freezer, it suits the small space but offers big functionality. 

Hidden Nightstand

This nightstand was upcycled and cut to fit inside of the bench seat. To use, simply pull it out.  

Smart Storage

The nightstand’s white canvas bins pull out to hold clothing and extra linens.

Built-in Baskets

On the other side of the bench, heavy-duty, built-in baskets are used to store office supplies and personal items.

Sub-Sofa Storage

Behind the nightstand is an open space in which bulkier, infrequently used items can be stored. 

Pipe Up

Plumbing pipe becomes a strong ceiling-mounted curtain rod to allow for privacy in the bathroom.

Rolling Ladder

To get to the sleeping loft, a sturdy ladder was created to make the climb easier. Carved-out hand holds at the top make a safe place to hold on the way back down.

Safety Lock

When the ladder is in use, a chrome gate lock holds it in place for safety and ease of use.

Ladder Dock

The ladder can be locked into place to keep this tiny house in position during transit. When it’s not in use, the ladder docks back into the space next to the sofa.  

Up and Away

A folding table and 1960s folding chair are both mounted onto the wall so that they don’t take up space when they are not in use.

Solar Charger

A tiny but tough solar charger rests on the windowsill. When off the grid, it can charge phones and other devices equipped with a USB port.

Hose Bib

On the home’s exterior, a male/female adapter on the hose bib allows for a simple garden hose to provide a water source.

Hidden Water Heater

In the exterior storage closet on the back of the home, a small point-of-use water heater sits ready to warm up incoming water.

Power Up

This tiny house features an RV-style plug on the exterior, ready to be connected to a power source.

Hitch a Ride

This tiny house can be towed anywhere via this trailer hitch and a truck.