The base of the new bench, holding my wheat, oats and pinto beans. We’d decided it would be nice to have more seating at the table.  And if that seating could also provide some storage… all the better.” – BabyChaser See and read more about this Storage Bench.

I know that many tiny houses today don’t have staircases in them because people opt for ladders instead; however, I don’t think ladders are a great option for several reasons. First and foremost, there’s nothing quite like having to climb down a ladder in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Further, as […]

This house is 22 feet long by 8 feet wide. It has a cedar exterior, copper roof (fabricated by Abel from sheet copper), and handmade windows all around. The stained glass windows are restored and set in frames Abel built. It has wood heat, on demand hot water & shower, and a composting type toilet.” […]

To Skylight or Not

Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen shares some pros & cons of using skylights in a tiny home’s loft. “This question has been posed at EVERY Tumbleweed Workshop Ive hosted… skylights – should i include them in my tiny houses loft?” Read the full post at Tiny Houses/Tumbleweeds: To Skylight, or NOT to Skylight?.

Interior Design Examples for Shipping Container Homes

The folks a My Home in a Box put together a nice photo collection from this television episode. If you missed it or don’t like watching these kinds of shows here’s your opportunity to see the final results. “For their final challenge, the remaining three All Stars must each design the interior and exterior areas […]

A Tiny, Tiny Bathroom, in a Tiny Bunk House in Maine

Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen makes a great find… a 4×4 bathroom… and just in time I might add. “The bathroom was a former closet, and is a mere 4′ by 4′ in its floor layout. The tiny sink was salvaged from another collapsing cabin in the woods and given a new life here.” Just kidding… continue […]

Tips for Downsizing into a Smaller Kitchen

Here’s a short article with tips for downsizing into smaller kitchens. “Kitchens come in sizes big and small and often, kitchen size doesnt always correlate with how large or small the rest of the house is. Here are some of the most important elements that every kitchen needs to keep organized and functional.” via Downsizing […]

Bathroom 1.0 | Tin Can Cabin

Steve posted some details and tips for constructing a simple bathroom in a shipping container cabin. “The platform is constructed of 2″x6″ cedar boards with stainless steel screws holding it together.  The vertical support boards are cut out along the back wall to make room for the plumbing, which runs from under the kitchen cabinets […]

Planning Tiny House Kitchen Cabinets

The folks at Tiny r(E)volution discuss kitchen cabinets and how they plan to outfit their tiny house which is currently under construction. “We currently spend almost all of our indoor time in the kitchen. Between Crystal cooking, Tilly Madison walking/falling/crawling around, and me waiting anxiously for whatever that smell is, we are like most Americans. […]

Modern Mini Live/Work Space House Tour

Jennifer shares her 400 square foot home in Long Beach, California. “Jennifer’s small space proves that you can be happy living with just what you need. She loves to travel, so she would much rather have experiences than expensive stuff. Still, with all the fun artwork, graphics, and small accessories, her live/work space is very […]

Double Murphy Bunk Bed

Excellent idea that would fit perfectly into a tiny house. “A common dilemma for expanding families in small spaces is what to do when the number of kids outpaces the number of bedrooms. Bunk beds are a popular and obvious solution, and rightly so. Going vertical is always a good option. But what if your […]

Compact Modular Kitchen-in-a-Box Has it All

Novel approach to compact kitchen design created by Maria Lobisch and Andreas Näther. “The Justin Case is a contemporary response to an age-old problem of compact living, particularly when it comes to all of the bits, pieces and moving parts that go into making a space to cook, eat and clean.” via Compact Modular Kitchen-in-a-Box Has […]

Nomad – Simple, Modern, Mobile Furniture

Clever made in America modular furniture that’s easily transportable for the nomads among us. While built-ins seem more ideal for a tiny house on wheels, these seem great for those moving from space to space. “Nomad is furniture designed with this “modern nomad” in mind.  furniture designed to be simple, minimal, easy to assemble, disassemble, and […]

Small Cool Kitchens 2012 – Week 1

Take a look at the submissions to this kitchen contest. Lots of good ideas here. “This past Friday marked the end of Week 1 of The Kitchn’s Small Cool Kitchens Contest, and we’ve already received some really smart and inspiring entries. Check out the past week’s entries below, vote for your favorites, and enter your […]

Tiny Matchbox Apartment Hides Closet & Bathtub in Drawers

A bunch of great ideas for space saving built-in furniture in architect Valentina Maini’s Barcelona apartment. Love the tiny spiral stairs leading up to her place too. “Micro-apartments are common in historically dense cities like Paris and Barcelona, but architect Valentina Maini wasn’t interested in typical small space solutions like lofted sleeping quarters or murphy beds. She […]

New York Food Blogger’s Tiny Kitchen

Some tips for tiny kitchen management from an food blogger in New York. “Like a lot of folks with small kitchens, I wish I had more counter space. When I am working on a large project at home, like a wedding cake, I totally clear the decks and temporarily relocate everything to another part of […]