More and more people are really interested in tiny house floor plans nowadays.
Why so much interest all of a sudden?
For many young singles and empty-nesters, it makes perfect sense to save money and be more mobile. Although two bedroom tiny house floor plans are not very common, you can easily find plenty of designs with a loft or flexible design that allow for tiny house expansion by connecting two tiny houses together. Get a piece of land for a small garden and you may live on 3-4 times smaller budget.
Besides saving a lot of money, downsizing is truly the best way of organizing your stuff and de-clutter. Minimalism as a movement among the younger generation is definitely picking up steam.
We collected a few dozens of really cute tiny house plans well under 1,000 sqft to show that these small dwellings are amazing examples of the genius use of space, organization hacks, and smart design. Do they look weird or are they unique and one-of-a-kind? You decide!
*A large number of minimalists are interested in tiny house trailers that they can assemble on the cheap. Here is a list of 17 best trailer homes on wheels a lot of young and older people managed to build on a very tight budget from $12K & up.
*Looking for DIY log cabin kits?
Here are 17 small log cabins and homes for any taste.
1. Tiny Tudor Cottage from a Fairy Tale
Just look at this 300 sq. ft. Tudor cottage plan and facade. It’s a promise of a fairytale-style life! This adorable thing even has a walk-in closet! As an added bonus, the plan can be customized.
If you don’t want to build it for yourself, you can consider it for your in-laws or as a guest house. They don’t have to suffer staying in one of your rooms or a hotel during visits.
Another idea would be using this tiny cottage as a stand-alone home office or art studio. It could be a very nice addition to your existing real estate. Your real estate agent may give you some ideas on how to build it, so it will increase your property value.
2. Cozy Santa Barbara
For enthusiasts of the “porch living” lifestyle, The Santa Barbara tiny house plan offers the perfect combination of functionality and aesthetical beauty. You simply can’t go wrong with this design: a full kitchen, a bedroom, a separate bathroom, and a large outdoor dining patio large enough to host dinner parties for 6-8 people.
If the cost of the construction is your main concern then order a prefab tiny house. Otherwise, this is one of those adorable small homes that you will be able to use for entertaining guests.
If you’ll decide to build this house, ask your local real estate agent what kind of customization needs to be done for improving your real estate resale value.
3. Tiny Modern Aesthetic
Not everyone wants to build something traditional or classic. This tiny house plan has a clean and modern minimalistic design that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to build.
In case you may need some extra space, adding a loft is possible. The plan is extremely clean with a square main room which has plenty of natural light coming through a huge corner window. Simply perfect for an art or crafts studio.
4. Enchanted Cottage
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Here is another tiny fairytale cottage that has all the features for happy living. The floor plan is not that tiny with a total living area of 544 sq/ft. In Japan, such square footage would be spacious enough to raise a family with 2 kids. In the Netherlands, a windmill tiny house was enough for a family with 13 kids (in the previous century, we must mention).
This is a real “real estate” charmer!
5. Tiny House “American Gothic”
This little American Gothic Revival house is not only for those of you who are crazy about Holloween. The biggest advantage of building a Gothic tiny house would be standing out from all other “generic” small homes. Imagine how easy it will be to give directions to friends or a delivery person. They will never miss it and even if they did, your neighbors will know for sure how to guide them in the right direction.
The house plan itself is simple and logical. Spacious 484 sqft cottage is just a tad larger than a classic 400 sqft average tiny home but this extra footage will allow you hosting 8-person dinners in that space with ease.
6. Classic and Elegant Santa Cruz
The Santa Cruz is another gorgeous example of a little 440-square-foot house that is classy and functional. All rooms have exits to spacious covered porches to enjoy warm Southern nights.
All you need is a 1,000 sq/ft piece of land to build this beauty. It can be a perfect guest house, a get-away retreat, or a she-shed.
7. Tiny House “Garden Dream”
One more plan for those who are seeking a simpler life with less stress and obligations. It is just a bit larger than 400 sq/ft to be really comfortable for one or even two people who are tired of the rat race lifestyle.
Everything in this house plan and design is logical and proportional. If you need more storage room then consider putting up a shed or look for a bigger plan with built-in closets and a loft.
8. Extendable “Starter” Home
What a great idea for a growing family! Here is a really nice and flexible concept of urban modular homes that can be grouped together into clusters. Perfect for a younger crowd that wants to be close to the city life.
The Starter Home is only 238 sq/ft and can be yours for mere $20,000+ (without land). Despite its tiny size, it feels larger due to some special architectural features like skylights in the living room, a number of large mirrors, and 16′-high ceiling.
Young couples can easily add or buy more adjacent units as their family grows.
9. Tiny Bungalow
If you simply need something simple for suburbia, go with this plan for a small bungalow with a loft. If a loft is not what you want, a high cathedral ceiling is an option.
This home has an abundance of light and all conveniences of modern life such a dishwasher, microwave, and full-size range with oven. For a hot climate, you can easily add a modern silent mini-split air conditioner with a remote control. It also can serve as a heater during colder months.
This house is not designed to be portable. If you wish to spend some extra money, you can dig a basement and put this house over it. To do so, you may need to work with an architect or engineer licensed in your state to get approval from the building department. Make sure to check all the legal aspects for tiny house dwelling in your state.
10. Cute and Tiny Cottage “Summer Spot”
Look how adorable this little gem is! This 576 sq/ft cottage is calling your name!
Open concept kitchen has plenty of space and light. You can go out to have your breakfast on a deck, use a bar stool or eat at the dining table in the living room. Simply a small personal space paradise! Trees in full bloom, flowers galore, and birds chirping – what else would you want? Just get the floor plans and start building!
11. Little Cottage “Aspen”
Super cozy and spacious 527 sq/ft cottage can be a starter or retirement home for singles or couples. It also makes a perfect vacation home or get-away retreat you were dreaming to build for a while. It has two closets and an open concept kitchen with a spacious living area and breakfast/dining nook.
12. Small and Simple House
This is one of the most simple tiny plans around. Great for saving money on things that a single person doesn’t really need. Simple 416 sq/ft plan for a simple living can be your perfect first step towards a minimalistic lifestyle.
13. Tiny Holland
How can one blame you if you want to live in style? Here is your chance to build a perfect architectural masterpiece for a fraction of what your neighbors would pay for their 4,000 sq/ft mansions. With 484 sq/ft of total area, you have 9 times less space to clean and repair! And that not to mention property taxes…
For cold months it has a fireplace and for hot summer time, you can add an affordable silent mini-split air conditioner with a remote control.
14. Rancho Mirage
Are you dreaming about a perfect desert get-away? For warm California or Arizona climates, this tiny house plan is simply perfect. Designed to reflect the architectural aesthetics of the 1930s and based on projects for rich and famous, this house is almost a work of art.
Each house has a separate bedroom with space for at a queen-size bed, a full kitchen and bathroom, kitchen/living/dining area that opens to an outdoor dining patio.
15. The Bohemian Mobile Tiny House
If mobility and shingles what you are after, then The Bohemian trailer house plan deserves your attention. This mobile tiny home was originally designed to fulfill the specific needs of one client but a lot of people loved it as well for some reason (perhaps, shingles?)
Anyway, where else would you get 200 sq/ft tiny house on wheels for $15,000? Don’t forget to ask for that BOHO octagonal window by the entrance door and a loft. Perfect for crafty people that go from town to town selling their stuff at fairgrounds or anybody who wants to move around frequently.
16. Tamarack Tiny House
One more 320 sq ft plus loft space floor plan of a mobile tiny house. Once in a while, some of us get that wanderlust or an urge to get out of a rut and see new places and meet new people. Buying a fancy trailer may cost you a lot more. With this custom tiny plan, you have a chance to make it just for you.
Either you are a digital nomad or retiree, this small house can be the solution for your new exciting adventure.
17. Tern Island Tiny House on Trailer
Out of all small mobile house floor plans, this one has a private master bedroom and two lofts. The estimated cost to build is around $15-20,000. The exterior of this trailer home looks sort of boxy as if it was made by IKEA. On the other hand, you may just want to go and get all the furniture from IKEA for this baby to complement the outside style. You don’t want your couch and dining table cost more than this mobile tiny house, right?
18. Moschata Tiny House On Wheels
It doesn’t look like your typical trailer and with only 160 sq/ft of livable space (plus 2 lofts), this is the real house on wheels. Save around $17,000 to have enough money to build this baby and hook it up to your truck to make the whole country your neighborhood.
The floor plan shows 2 chairs, so you definitely can invite at least one friend over for a tea with biscuits or even have a business meeting!
19. Round Tiny House
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Some people like living in extreme conditions and the roundhouse can provide an excellent wind resistance. Plus, it is more economical to heat because of the smaller surface of the outer walls comparing with a rectangle plan.
Will you be able to put a very large flatscreen TV on the curved wall? Let’s find out as some flat screens are curved nowadays!
20. Cozy Cottage Plan
This cozy cottage has a full bath, a fireplace, kitchen, and even the option for adding the second bedroom! The architect masterfully used perfect design proportions to create an impression of a larger house. The simple yet elegant use of space and building materials keeps construction costs of this tiny home pretty low.
The kitchen is spacious enough to include a dishwasher and large range with oven and even stackable washer and dryer. For cozy winter evenings, a small fireplace is tucked nicely in the corner of the living room.
If you do not need a high ceiling in the great room there is an option for a full loft over the whole ground floor or just over bathroom and kitchen with a cathedral ceiling over the great room. You can’t go wrong with this house plan if you are on the market for something simple and traditional.
21. “Sunrise Catcher” Small Cabin
Imagine your lazy mornings with a cup of coffee on this porch! This is a truly tiny house plan under 400 sq/ft (384, to be precise). A perfect starter house for a small family or a single adult.
Add a small vertical garden and flower beds and you will be enjoying your life a lot more than most Americans with huge mortgages and credit card debts.
22. “Sonoma” – Writer’s Dream Retreat
The Sonoma is a little 500-square-foot house designed by The Homestead Partners for California or other states with a warm climate. You may dream about building this tiny place on the beach but it would be a lot more economical to find a small lot near the lake instead.
For much hotter inland regions, an air conditioner is a must. Don’t even think about large traditional AC units or noisy window boxes. All Southern Europe uses silent and effective mini-splits that can be controlled and programmed by a remote or a mobile phone.
The Sonoma plan is large enough for a small family.
23. Really Tiny Rustic
With less than 300 sqft, this cabin plan has it all for a young couple: one bedroom, one bathroom, nice kitchen, a living room, and even a separate dining area! There is no garage though, but who cares? We all know that scooters are much cooler than clunky cars. If all Italians can fit a family of 5 on one scooter than for a young couple it will be more than enough! 2 bikes will do just fine, too!
If you can imagine yourself buying and riding Vespa then just grab this tiny house plan and be done with it!
24. Forester Tiny Cabin
If you want simplicity and functionality under one roof then go with this 400 sqft cabin.
This plan is one large 20 ft x 20 ft square, so converting it into trailer will not, probably, work. On the other hand, look at this huge porch! This house needs to be far away from highways and city noises for you to enjoy nature sitting in a rocking chair on the deck.
25. “Garden Cutie” Tiny House Plan with an Alcove
See those three windows on the right part of the facade? This is an alcove area large enough to fit a queen-size bed. Here is your American dream for a fraction of the price! This tiny home is calling your name …
Life is too short: stop spending most of it paying off huge mortgages and property taxes!
26. Tiny “Moderna”
Living in a minimalistic place like this house of 312 sq/ft will require some major decluttering. Basically, you will live in your kitchen and there is no space for the second person. The fireplace is nice but a flat roof is underused.
How about making a sun deck there or a partially covered terrace with stairs outside? You can put a few planters with herbs or flowers there as well. Another crazy idea would be making a part of the roof a hot tub or at least a reservoir for collecting rainwater for a garden and flushing a toilet.
27. Sago Plan
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Sago model is one of the larger tiny traditional homes but still falls into the affordable starter house category. The plan is designed to accommodate a family of 2 since there is only one bedroom on the 2nd floor. For many families renting apartments with the same square footage (670 sqft), this tiny house will be just fine.
Free Tiny Home Plans
If you really want to get free detailed plans that can actually be used for building a tiny house there are only a few options available.
- The first one would be a Quartz Tiny House by Ana White – your best bet;
- Another is overly popular Tiny House Design free plans that great to get you started but lack a few important details;
Some free tiny house plans can also be downloaded from tinyqualityhomes.org but they do not look complete and probably can be used only as ideas for general layouts.
- Useful detailed plans cost time and require skills to produce and support;
- Free plans will not save you money if you don’t know what you are doing;
- You need to have a clear picture of what is involved in construction and what kind of plans, materials, and tools will be required;
- Get enrolled in one of the tiny house construction workshops or at least buy a book with clear step-by-step instructions;