When you think of small living spaces, you automatically think of cramped houses that are not necessarily appealing. However, it should be noted that small homes are fast becoming the next big thing in real estate around the world. In fact, some of the factors that have aided in the preference for small homes include rising costs of housing, overpopulation as well as environmental damage. Therefore, the present solution seems to be to think smaller, way smaller that we have ever thought before.
Here Are Some Of The Best Smallest Homes That One Can Find Around The Globe:
Brooklyn, New York
A couple bought a 350 square-foot studio in New York and furnished it with small furniture to keep with the tone of the house.
A 300 square foot apartment has been turned into a sleek home for Gary Chang and his family. It has around 24 different room combinations – exciting!
This tiny but cozy 250 square foot home owned by photographer Christian Schallert has a ‘Lego style’ to it with the walls of the room sliding to reveal different set ups.
Macy Miller, an architect, decided to reduce her full-size home into a tiny one which she designed on her own. It has a composting toilet which was priced at $2000.
Alek Lisefski built a smaller, 170 sq. foot home does not seem small owing to the high ceilings and foldable furniture.
New Haven, Connecticut
Yale student Elizabeth Turnbull built her own 144 square-foot home instead of opting for university home. She ensured to maintain the home’s environmental impact at the same time.
A Colorado couple began building their 124 square foot home way back in 2011 and even documented it. It saves a lot of space and they have managed to live in it cosily.
Around US and Canada
A 112 square foot mobile home travelled across the US and Canada where its inhabitant lived in for nearly six weeks. The journey was also made into a movie showcasing the fact that it does have electricity.
This 104 square foot home has been beautifully designed by its owners and comes with a kitchen, living and dining area as well as a bathroom and loft for sleeping.
This 100 square foot home has the potential to earn you money. The home comes with solar panels which can help make you earn $1,600 a year via UK’s feed-in tariff.
Jay Shafer has constructed a tiny home which is 89 square feet in size. It comes with an entertainment area and a fireplace as well with shelves on practically all walls.
This 84 square foot home cost around $10,000 to build and costs even less to maintain. It has a propane tank for heat as well as solar panels which save on electricity.
Weil am Rhein, Germany
Renowned German architect Renzo Piano decided to venture into the tiny homes business by creating small but efficient 79 square foot homes in Germany. The house collects and then reuses water while also supplying its own power.
The owner of the 75 square foot house decided to rent the space to friends and tourists that visit Rome as it is located only a few steps away from the Pantheon and St. Peters Square.
The 70 square foot home was built by a student and is completely sustainable. It also has the ability to collect and then recycle rainwater.
This 60 square foot house is considered the smallest home in the UK and has since become a tourist attraction.
This 46 square foot home located in Warsaw, Poland is probably the skinniest apartment anywhere in the world. All it has are some windows, a microscopic fridge and a shower.
This 33 square foot home can be folded and placed on a tricycle to be moved. All the furniture it contains is convertible.
Black Rock Desert, Nevada
This 15 square foot was constructed on a bike and was designed for the sole purpose of being a residence for the Burning Man Festival.
Dubbed as the ‘world’s smallest home’, it is so light that it can be pulled on wheels. It provides only enough room for the person to lie and sit down.