Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped — and yeah, pretty adorable too.
This couple is living their dream lives after converting a 39-foot bus into the ultimate RV. You can follow their journey — and see photos of their cute pup —on the Facebook page .
Spend every waking moment on Alpha Tiny Home's fold-down porch. And the inside isn't too shabby, either. A fully-equipped kitchen can whip up alfresco meals for warm summer nights.
Not only is the European bohemian style of the totally alluring (you have to see the exposed beams inside), but the kitchen even has a fireplace that can be used as a pizza oven. Genius.
The does just what it says, using all-electric power to go from land to sea. It's like you're living in an actual spy movie.
Watch the falling snow or turning leaves from the comfort of the Escape Vista. And "comfort" isn't an understatement — a flatscreen TV pops up from the foot of the bed for cozy movie nights.
Animal lovers can get behind this 204-square-foot abode by . It hosts three dogs plus the occasional foster pup with built-in kennels and collapsible food and water bowls.
Take your tiny house to go with the collapsible camper. It folds up in 30 minutes so you can hit the road whenever the impulse strikes.
Believe it or not, the owners of the Tiny Canal Cottage got married on the stoop of their Venice Beach home with 60 (!) people in attendance. Of course the equally tiny backyard helped squeeze everybody in.
Go ahead and invite guests for an overnight stay at the Hikari Box Tiny House made by . The two "bedrooms" can host more people than its mere 184 square feet implies. The large suite accommodates a luxuriously-wide queen bed, and the second loft fits a twin mattress (or a cozy reading nook if you're so inclined).
Aspiring pioneers, take note. These adorable wooden wagons by prove life on the frontier can be comfortable, after all. The custom layouts come with modular furniture, like a bunk bed equipped with a trundle or a fold-out desk for writing exploration journals.
The former carriage house for California estate now features stand-alone living quarters. Just prepare yourself for the wild yellow interior.
Spontaneous travelers, add one more thing to your packing list. The POD-iDladla by Clara da Cruz Almeida folds up into a 24-square-meter mailable "box." Once your package arrives, just pop up your home away from home.
A visit to Music City doesn't mean you have to stay in the city. Located just outside Nashville, Tennessee, offers Southern living on a small scale.
Live with nature in a "emotional hideaway" by German architecture firm . The 86-square-foot hut promises more amenities than a tent, but not much more than that.
A former trailer in Oregon received the full makeover treatment, with the owner adding both a shower and a kitchen to the teensy guest house. But the most useful addition has to be the removable 5-by-16-foot cedar deck well-suited for an alfresco cocktail hour.
Stay in this quaint and you'll be treated to a gorgeous view of Seattle — and a private backyard occupied by chickens.
Don't rule out a strong color for a small space. The by proves brave design choices like navy cabinets and dark barn wood can pay off in a big way.
This quaint log cabin has already seen some recent , but the scenic bridge looks like it harkens back to a fairytale. Don't worry, there's been no troll sightings under at (yet).
Besides earning the number one spot on Airbnb, the boasts a cozy bedroom loft with a view of California redwoods via the geodesic window.
hid tons of sneaky spots in for the stuff you couldn't downsize. Sure, there's your basic staircase storage, but the clever layout includes something even bigger apartments don't always have: a walk-in closet.
Besides that too-cute purple trim, this squeezes some quirky colors inside, too.
An , dubbed the by the Portuguese firm , is both the ideal home base for people who love water activities (swimming, fishing) or just find floating supremely relaxing.
Circular cedar shingles, a delightful curved door and window, and copper accents throughout this abode (right down to the freezer) underscore a playful "lucky penny" theme that would probably be overkill in a bigger home.
This cabin by an English company called has an unusual finishing touch that brings an extra bit of comfort to the tiny house lifestyle — a petite, personal hot tub.
's sleek design is a minimalist-inspired masterpiece with a genius .
Sporting a streamlined and decidedly masculine exterior, the 8-and-1/2-foot-by-20-foot tiny home features all the expected spaces: a living area, a full kitchen, one sleeping loft, and a compact bathroom. The owners are so proud, they decided to sell replicas of their own space.
The (appropriately nicknamed the "Bird House") is so narrow that it's hard to believe there are three levels hiding inside.
It's not often that one encounters a true . The kitchen is one of its finest rooms in this one, called the Sebastarosa. Its fully equipped, and truly maximizes the most of its space.