Small is beautiful with these tiny homes.

Backyard house

The tiny house movement is gaining momentum as more people are looking for more simplicity and eco-friendly living. Tiny homesteads can provide a great getaway, back-yard cottage or even small-scale home, providing a viable alternative to high mortgages or rent. Most of these homes are super efficiently designed, with great aesthetics and light, making it fun to look at and imagine life in such tiny spaces.

Check out our favorites adorable little homes from around the world…

White cargoship house

 This tiny home made from a shipping container is complete with a retractable deck in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Find out more here.

Backyard shed

This adorable backyard writing shed fit with a fireplace makes us gush big-time. Check out more here.

tiny home woods

A peaceful little retreat home in the woods of Chappaqua, New York is only 300 sq. ft. yet looks beautiful enough to call a home. Find out more here.

Triangle small house

This A-framed home with a second floor sleeping loft is made by UK design company Dwelle and features all the amenities one would need in a little home. Find out more here.

Modern cabana homeMade by San Francisco company Modern Cabana, these tiny homes are between 120-300 sq. ft. and focus on a modern, airy feel. Find out more here.


This grownup treehouse is beautifully perched hillside on Montana and has a modern feel designed by Anderson-Wise Architects. Learn more here.

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