I love the idea of tiny homes, but recently I wrote about the viability of actually living in one. There are plenty of people out there (just look at the popularity of the tiny house movement) who can live in a home that’s under 200 square feet, but I’m sure downsizing is the biggest hurdle. If a person can get past getting rid of stuff, there is a growing market of tiny houses to choose from including Tiny Happy Homes in Tennessee.

A couple of interesting things about their tiny house models:

  • All of the models are eight feet wide, but vary in length.
  • All of them come with a queen-sized loft (their largest model comes with two)
  • The hardwood floors are gorgeous

I always lean towards the largest model in every tiny house company, so my favorite is their 2×4 at 8 feet wide and 24 feet long…that’s 192 square feet folks (they also have a 28-foot-long one, too)! Bright white walls, wood floors, lots of windows, and stainless steel appliances give the interior an airy feeling to offset the small footprint. The kitchen and bathroom are the largest I’ve seen in any tiny house model with a full-sized stove and refrigerator. The living area is narrow, so I’m not quite sure if there’s a place for a desk or work area. Perhaps under one of the lofts, but it’s hard to tell in the photos and it’s not in the description.

"Large" kitchen for a tiny house.
“Large” kitchen for a tiny house.

I think I’d also add a large porch to the front of the house, especially since it already has french doors as a “front” door. That would also expand the “living” space a bit. Another great thing about this company is that they offer pricing directly on their website for finished models, and explain in detail what you get for your money. Many comparable companies make it difficult to figure out the cost of purchasing a turn-key model. Check out these photos from Tiny Happy Homes and tell me what you think!

Interior of the Tiny Happy Home's 2x4 house plan.
Interior of the Tiny Happy Home’s 2×4 house plan.

2 Comments

  1. Squirrelers Reply

    You touched on an important aspect of being able/willing to do this: getting rid of stuff. If people truly kept what they need instead of what they think they might need someday (but probably never will again), the needed space to live could be cut significantly. Of course, a place like this would work best, I would think, for one person or a minimalist couple – without kids.

    The pictures of the inside look nice!

    • @Squirrelers – Tiny houses definitely accommodate a maximum of 2 people (3 at the very most!) much better than a family of 4+. But getting to the point of not owning much is definitely the challenge.

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