Love tiny houses? Considering tiny house living? See inside tiny houses in the pictures and video walk-thru tiny house tours below. We’ll see the interiors and exteriors of tiny houses, tiny houses floor plans, tiny home buying tips and ideas for planning the perfect tiny house for YOU.
Who Invented Tiny Houses?
A man named Jay Shafer is the responsible genius that came up with the idea of Tiny Houses! His company, known as Tumbleweed, is part of the small house movement. In 2002, He co-founded the Small House Society in Iowa City, Iowa. In 2003 he was commissioned by Gregory Paul Johnson to build The Mobile Hermitage, which became one of Tumbleweed’s first commercially sold homes.
When Did Tiny Houses Get Popular?
Tiny House Buying Tips
Identify the square footage you will need – remember, tiny house living is all about the whole “less is more” mentality and you want to make every square inch count.
Visit local pre-fab buildings to get the feel of your minimum requirement or rent out a Tiny House for a week-end to make an assessment and experience your hands-on living inside a Tiny House.
Then start brainstorming and planning the set-up and your storage needs. Slowly, but surely you will start forming your image of the interior and exterior of your Tiny House.
A pre-fab building of 320 sq. ft. is quite big enough to make it comfortable and the transition from big to small very easy. Some even include all appliances and HVAC systems. All you need to do is pay for the building (approximately $35K), plus taxes and transportation. Another alternative is to contact a builder of your choice.
There are several different resources and websites that sell plans, workshops, existing real estate for sale or even rentals. So these small homes are here to stay for a long time and a definite solution for not paying mortgage for 30 or 40 years.
Tiny Houses-Floor Plans
Picture yourself living inside a tiny house and exactly what you expect – and need – in order to feel and be comfortable. When it comes to tiny houses, floor plans are available everywhere online. Here are some floor plans for tiny houses to look at:
Let’s entertain our thoughts right now… think of having enough kitchen cabinets, how you’ll organize the pantry, a small range with oven, enough counter space for preparing foods, a small sink, closets for your bedroom, and where would you squeeze in your washer/dryer combo to create a laundry nook, oh… and don’t forget your bathroom storage needs.
Do you want a loft or same floor bedroom? If you have a loft, how will you want your stairway? Will you have storage underneath or within your stairway?
As for your living room area in your tiny house, get into creative gear for saving space with a small sofa with drawers or underneath storage, maybe a drop-leaf table for dining or working with a laptop.
Continue to work on all your ideas by jotting them down. Then with all your ideas prepare a layout drawing and include measurements.
Inside Tiny Houses
Let’s take a look INSIDE tiny houses! This quick video gives you a walk-thru tour inside 8 tiny houses that are sure to give you great ideas and inspiration for YOUR tiny house.
Furniture For Tiny Houses
There are many small-scale furniture ideas out there for tiny houses that save floor area.
Sofas with storage drawers, corner desks, floating desks, drop leaf folding tables, storage trunks, Murphy beds, bed that slide out or up and down from the ceiling any many many more.
Many innovating and creative storage solutions come to life everyday from different sources and all because of the need for them. Very well said by Plato “necessity is the mother of invention”.
There are MANY ways to organize a small house with NO storage space – you just have to get creative.
Is Tiny House Living Right For YOU?
I recently read an article titled Dear People Who Live in Tiny Houses by Lauren Modery where she wrote this article on Tiny Houses, and brought up some crude realities of living inside a Tiny House that weren’t so great, but the truth is that depending on the size of the tiny house you buy, these little homes could be custom made to be very comfortable and efficient.
You will enjoy many good experiences like, being able to take off whenever you please for traveling, enjoy mortgage freedom, pay very low utilities and get billed for less property taxes. Without a doubt, one big blessing!
But, in the end, it all comes down to planning ahead wisely by staying within your budget and making sure your expectations are met.