Scaling back on the size of a home has, for the most part, also meant skimping on style. But these tiny houses are the exception. From the woods of Canada to the suburbs of Wisconsin, take a peek inside some of the most stylish tiny residences out there.
The 1,000-square-foot cabin in Washington state, designed by , features sleek wood-and-steel interiors.
The exterior is made largely from steel, and three-story structure sits on a petite 200 x 200-square-foot frame.
While the main residence at this Floridian home is of standard size, the guest house, designed by , is just 1,600 square feet. Natural wood paneling lines the interiors, and floor-to-ceiling windows offer picturesque water views.
The exterior of the home, which sits nestled in the tree line.
It might only be 11 feet wide in some areas, but Contrast House doesn't lack in style. Built-in bookshelves and a sleek kitchen counter make smart use of the small space.
The house narrows at the back before leading out to a small courtyard. While the home isn't exposed to a great deal of natural light, the firm incorporated windows where possible to enhance the flow of sunlight throughout the space.
packed two sleek stories into just 1,500 square feet for this home in Turo, Massachusetts, a popular summer destination on Cape Cod Bay. With flexible walls, the interiors can be converted into one large open space or sectioned off into smaller rooms to fit the family's changing needs.
Though Turo is a summer hot spot, the home can easily be lived in year-round. The screened open-air porch can be transformed into a mudroom when the days cool down.
Though it has ample living space, 2,000 square feet of it, Redaction House is much smaller than the . Found in Wisconsin and devised by , the residence was built for an artist and her young family.
The wood and brick materials for the home's exterior were sourced locally from Northern Wisconsin and Illinois. Dark-stained cedar between the upper-level's windows add a pop of color to the façade.
Another tiny home from , this cabin in Canada's Gulf Islands is a humble 191 square feet. Despite only having one room, there is plenty of space for style. Simple wood-finished surfaces create a rustic-meets-modern look, and large windows allow for sunlight to fill the retreat.
An outdoor shower sits just outside the sleeping area. The petite lodge requires virtually no maintenance, and is the perfect retreat for a true nature lover.
Living in a city? The proves a cramped apartment is no excuse for skimping on style. The 785-square-foot condo makes use of every nook and cranny.