Tiny homes are often associated with being boring and predictable. However, there are actually many tiny homes that are both imaginative and practical.
One of the great things about tiny homes is that they can be designed to suit any number of needs and preferences. Some people prefer a more rustic and minimalist approach, while others want their tiny home to be more luxurious. There are also a number of different ways to build a tiny home, so there’s sure to be a design that’s perfect for you.
Here are some of the most eccentric tiny homes we could find. These homes might just inspire you to downsize your own home!
1. The Hobbit House
This tiny home was inspired by the popular book and movie series, The Hobbit. It has a queen size loft, a twin size loft, and a fold-out sleeper sofa, making it perfect for a family or group of friends. The kitchen is also equipped with a 3/4 refrigerator, four burner electric stove, microwave, and sink. This allows for ample storage and cooking space for preparing meals.
2. The UFO House
This tiny home was designed to look like a UFO and it features a unique round shape. The home has a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. It also has a small deck where you can enjoy the outdoors.
The Donaldson Futuro is a unique home that was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the 1960s. It is named after its owner and preservation architect Milford Wayne Donaldson, and lies within the piney San Jacinto Mountains. The Futuro is a circular, UFO-like structure that is made of fiberglass and plastic, and is supported by a steel frame. It was originally designed as a vacation home, but due to its unique design, it has become a popular tourist attraction.
3. The Pinecone Treehouse
The Pinecone is a five-and-a-half-ton geodesic home designed and built by Oakland–based O2 Treehouse. It can be installed in the forest or in your own backyard, and is accessed via a wood ladder and a trap door. Moreover, the treehouse is constructed from steel, wood, and glass that integrates into the forest canopy. Inside, 64 diamond-shaped windows provide 360-degree views of the surrounding Forest or landscape. Furthermore, the floors are composed of transparent panels—enhancing the sensation of floating above the earth.
4. The Container Tiny Home
This tiny home was built using shipping containers. Shipping containers are made from strong and durable materials, so they can withstand a lot of wear and tear. They are also easy to transport, so you can move your tiny home to a new location if you need to. It’s a great option for a beach cottage, mountain cabin, home office, extra guestroom, or pop-up shop. They also come in a variety of styles to suit your taste!
5. The Earthship
This small home is designed to generate its own power, collect its own water, maintain a stable temperature, treat and recycle grey-water, and even grow food, all within its small footprint. It’s designed to be completely self-sustaining, with features like solar panels and a rainwater catchment system. What’s more, the home has a working fireplace and a thatched roof.
There are a number of reasons why people are choosing to downsize their homes and live in tiny houses. For many, it’s a way to declutter their lives and live more simply. While other see it as a way to save money on housing costs. Whatever the reason, there are a number of creative and practical tiny homes out there.