Living large in Tiny Houses (photos)
Started by Jay Shafer, who began living in a 75-square-foot house in 1997, Tumbleweed Tiny Houses specializes in designing homes that are both functional and highly efficient. Sized between 65 and 837 square feet, the homes are meant to be affordable while emphasizing the need for organization and minimalism.
Seen here is the XS-House, Tiny Houses' smallest home, which can be bought built-to-order for $39,000, or can be built by customers themselves for about $16,000.
Though Tiny Houses are obviously small, they all have charming porches and are designed to be as functional as possible.
Building new Tiny House
Pots and spices
This is the plan for the Bodega, which comes in two versions, one that's 261 square feet, and another with an extra bedroom that's 365 square feet.
While many of the Tiny Houses are actually "tiny" and are geared toward single people, some are meant for couples, or even families. But all are meant to be very space efficient.