Minimalism At Its Best: 20 Cozy Tiny Houses To Explore

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Modern tiny home with big glass front and concrete sides.

Downsizing and minimalism seem to be the theme of the future. The tiny house movement is larger than ever and it is amazing to see how many people of all ages and family structures are ready to kick their big house to the curb and move into a tiny home. Downsizing to a smaller house doesn’t mean you have to abandon the much-needed comforts! A tiny house provides you with a cozy space that needs to be styled with a purpose.

When everything within your small home has its designated place, the comfort will be widely felt. Not to mention, a lot of tiny houses are mobile, meaning you can take them with you almost anywhere you go. If you, too, are hooked on tiny homes, here are 20 tiny houses to draw inspiration from as you admire both their interior and exterior!

Modern tiny home with big glass front and concrete sides.
Tiny home with black exterior and white edges near a body of water.
Tiny home on trailer frame, featuring wood exterior with red metal frames for windows.
Rustic tiny home exterior finished in wood and has a cozy circular outdoor seat.
Elegant green exterior of a tiny home, featuring a wood front door and a slit window.
Sleek tiny home on a trailer frame, showcasing grey color with wood accents that clash with the red front door.
Couple posing in front a tiny home elevated on a slight hill covered in fresh snow.
Tiny home on a trailer frame with an exterior that's grey with wood accents.
Tiny home on trailer with a grey exterior and white finishes.
Modern tiny home with wood exterior and deck near boulders.
Blue exterior of a tiny home that has black fencing, brick stairs, and wood beams.
Tiny home with a sheet metal exterior that's in an area with trees and bushes.
Tiny home on a trailer frame finished with wood on the exterior and two large windows.
Trailer-style tiny home with wood board exterior, tiny windows, metal roof with skylight, and a small garden.
Red exterior of a trailer-style tiny home, featuring a roof made of shingles.
Exterior of tiny home on a slight hill, fronted by two large trees and a wood picnic bench.
Person adjusting window shade on the exterior of a tiny home that has multiple windows and wood exterior finish.
Wooden exterior of a tiny home accented by purple, featuring sizable windows with green frames.
Uniquely shaped tiny home on a trailer frame, which has a roof made of shingles that spans almost the entire way down and has green accents.
Tiny home on a trailer frame with a cart look on large metal wheels, featuring a roof that wraps around and green sides with large windows that has wood frames.

Tiny but Modern

If your first thought when hearing tiny house is a farmhouse, think again! You can absolutely achieve a clean, open, and modern look within a small house. It’s all about the styling and the chosen materials that emphasize the minimalism and the open space. Look at the ideas below to figure out how you can make your tiny house fit your modern style!

Modern tiny home with big glass front and concrete sides.

A night-time picture of a tiny home with front glass lit up to show the modern interior.

Big windows are a must! If you want your home to feel open and welcoming, having windows that stretch over the entire width of the house is a necessity. Keeping the interior minimalistic and in the shades of white and black will give the open house a modern style! See more photos of this lovely place at Arch Daily.

Tiny home with black exterior and white edges near a body of water.

Up close view of a modern tiny home that features large glass windows on both sides.

A modern-built house by the lake is the perfect getaway place. The clean look of the house, created by the simple shapes and an abundance of glass windows, is what keeps it fresh and interesting! Check it out at Contemporist.

Tiny home on trailer frame, featuring wood exterior with red metal frames for windows.

Inside of a tiny home that features white and red design.

Decorated in vibrant colors, dominated by red, Ms Gypsy Soul’s modern tiny home is a true eye candy! The space looks dynamic and youthful, perfectly suited for the younger folks who want to have a top-notch interior!

Tiny Country Nook

Alright, we’ll admit that a cozy farmhouse is indeed our first association when thinking of tiny homes, but for a good reason! These country-styled little nooks prove that your tiny house can feel incredibly comfortable and safe, making you feel all the rural vibes – even if you’re not actually situated in the countryside!

Rustic tiny home exterior finished in wood and has a cozy circular outdoor seat.

Interior of tiny home showcasing wood kitchen counter, gas stove, and white bed.

Just looking at the exterior of this home feels cozy enough, with the little deck and a round chair, but once you see the inside, you truly get the feeling of its comfort and homeliness! Pictures by Tiny House Town.

Elegant green exterior of a tiny home, featuring a wood front door and a slit window.

Old fashioned interior of a tiny home, featuring a green finishes, leather couch, and a rack of books.

This country home with vintage elements takes our breath away! It is the perfect home on wheels that will take the spirit of the countryside with you anywhere you choose to take it! Check out this mini perfection with green colors at Tiny Heirloom.

Sleek tiny home on a trailer frame, showcasing grey color with wood accents that clash with the red front door.

Interior of a tiny home that has wooden stairs leading to the bed while the kitchen is tucked underneath.

While the exterior of this small house looks quite modern, with its gray tones and bright red doors, the interior has lovely and calming wooden decor paired with clear white colors. The industrial rail at the stairs brings in another special element and it’s safe to say that this home, found at Wind River, combines the best of the best!

Couple posing in front a tiny home elevated on a slight hill covered in fresh snow.

Two people are hanging out in a tiny home, one sitting on the couch with a dog while the other is leaning on a wood table near the window.

An ideal setting for an ideal tiny cabin! While small in size, it definitely has a breathable interior, one that channels the peaceful energy you can only get outside the city! See this brilliant home at Apartment Therapy.

Tiny home on a trailer frame with an exterior that's grey with wood accents.

White minimalistic tiny home with natural color decor and pod ceiling lights.

A very simple interior, given character by the pillows and the plants, serves as an adorable country nook for those who wish to travel with the comfort of their home right there at their fingertips! See it up close at Country Living.

Tiny and Spacious  

A very common misconception is that tiny homes tend to feel crammed, but that doesn’t have to be the case! Choosing the interior with precision and giving every element within the home a purpose is what will make your tiny house spacious but functional!

Tiny home on trailer with a grey exterior and white finishes.

Interior of a modern tiny home with wood floor and white accents, with the focal point being unique stairs.

Gentle gray shades always do wonders for the openness of the space. The insides of this home feel super minimal and the total opposite of cluttered! We love the serene energy this place gives off! Pictures courtesy of  Tiny Living.

Modern tiny home with wood exterior and deck near boulders.

Modern tiny home with large sliding windows and a metal fireplace that exhausts outdoors.

For a truly breathable space, look to Small House Bliss. The big windows really do their part here and deserve all the credit, together with the high ceiling and minimalistic styling!  

Blue exterior of a tiny home that has black fencing, brick stairs, and wood beams.

Top view of a tiny home that has a modern design that incorporates white, grey, and black colors.

Nothing about this home appears tiny and yet again, you are presented with the magic of a big ceiling! If you look closely, you can see that this home has a living room, kitchen, and dining room, all within a few steps of each other, and still, the space looks roomy. We call this a work of art and we found it at HGTV!

Tiny home with a sheet metal exterior that's in an area with trees and bushes.

Interior of a tiny home that has wood walls and ceiling that contrast with the textured cement flooring.

But even if the ceiling of your tiny home is lower, you can still make the place feel spacious as long as you utilize those windows! The more light that will come into your living space, the more open it will feel. See it at Small House Bliss.

Tiny home on a trailer frame finished with wood on the exterior and two large windows.

Interior of tiny home with multi-level living space, showcasing a ladder to the bed and white/wood finishes throughout the design.

If simply letting the light in is not enough for you and you’re ready to go the extra mile to open up your tiny home, why not literally open it up? This tiny house has automatic doors that slide up and offer you an entrance into nature! Pictures from New Frontier Design.

Wooden Perfection Within A Tiny House

A tiny house with an all-wood interior is very common, likely because of its incredible sense of coziness, homeliness, and security. The wood offers you endless possibilities and it is solely up to your personal taste which type of wood you will choose to use for your convenient tiny house!

Trailer-style tiny home with wood board exterior, tiny windows, metal roof with skylight, and a small garden.

Interior of tiny home with modern technology embedded within the wood-centric finishes of almost all furniture.

This is a lovely example of mixing together a rustic interior with a modern lifestyle. As you can see, this home has a pretty neat tech collection (it even has built-in speakers!) but, at the same time, retains an old-fashioned spirit! Pictures by Tiny House Town.

Red exterior of a trailer-style tiny home, featuring a roof made of shingles.

Interior of tiny home with wood floors and walls, white ceiling with wood beams, and a unique wood front door.

Here’s a tiny home that truly looks like it’s from a different time! Incredibly simplistic and very antique-looking tiny home pairs together quite a few different types of wood, and you can read more about it at Tiny Living.

Exterior of tiny home on a slight hill, fronted by two large trees and a wood picnic bench.

Cozy interior of a tiny home that's finished with wood all over and has a white desk and chair by window.

It’s just amazing how little it takes to make a house, however tiny, feel like a home! The little kitchen setting with the table on the opposite side creates a very welcoming environment, not to mention the adorable pet cage in the corner! Check it out at The Tiny House.

Person adjusting window shade on the exterior of a tiny home that has multiple windows and wood exterior finish.

Modern interior of a tiny home which has wood finishes all over, kitchen and seating on the first level and a bed with lamp on the second level.

A sweet and gentle wooden interior creates a peaceful living space with lots of clever storage and a sense of spaciousness. Spy this look at Tiny House Town.

Wooden exterior of a tiny home accented by purple, featuring sizable windows with green frames.

Interior of tiny home with wood ceiling, skylight, flower-themed bed covers, and a closet for clothes.

This tiny home featured on SMALL is Beautiful is a marvelous space for those who adore wooden bedroom nooks with a built-in skylight for nighttime stargazing and waking up with the morning light!

Uniquely shaped tiny home on a trailer frame, which has a roof made of shingles that spans almost the entire way down and has green accents.

Tiny home interior entirely finished with wood, featuring a blue couch as the focal point.

A bright, wooden tiny house is just what you need if you are looking to ditch your cold giant house for a smaller house on wheels that has a sense of warmth! See the example at Tiny House For Us.

Tiny home on a trailer frame with a cart look on large metal wheels, featuring a roof that wraps around and green sides with large windows that has wood frames.

Interior of a tiny home that has wood on the floors and ceiling, matching the white walls and wood furniture.

Multifunctionality is the key in any tiny home and this teeny-tiny trailer house is the perfect example – it has a bed that doubles as a little dining room table, perfected by the gentle wooden decor! Inspiration by Gute. 

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