Loving Tiny Houses

Jun 20

Have you guys had a chance to watch Tiny on Netflix yet? B and I watched it this week and we’re seriously feeling so inspired as we think about someday building a house of our own. Tiny is a documentary that follows a couple as they build the teeniest of tiny little houses (about 130 square feet) and features tiny home dwellers from around the world. The so-called tiny house movement is pretty amazing when you think about it. People are choosing to live small, cutting back on the clutter, limiting their material possessions and in doing so are freeing up their time and their financial resources to live the lives they’ve always dreamed of living. They’re traveling. Pursuing creative passions. Working less. Playing more. Living large while living small.

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

These tiny houses are beautifully designed with a focus on both form and function that is outright inspiring. By cutting back on space and excess, people are crafting gorgeous homes that prioritize every square inch. With less space to furnish and decorate, they can afford materials and furnishings that they love. With less house to pay for, maintain, and heat, their housing budgets are just a fraction of what has come to be seen as the norm. This amazing home (designed by Jessica of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design for her family) clocks in at 540 square feet and features everything a growing family needs despite it’s small size. It sits on five acres and it has everything from a beautiful dining room to a library to the coolest kids’ room. It was renovated and outfitted almost exclusively with reclaimed materials. Also, it’s kind of my dream home. See more of it here.

Just a bit of food for thought today and a look at what’s inspiring me currently. Would you ever live in a tiny house?

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[Photos by Lincoln Barbour for Jessica Helgerson Interior Design.]

13 thoughts on “Loving Tiny Houses”

  1. This house is absolutely gorgeous! I love the white hutch! I’ve been seeing a lot lately about the tiny house movement, and it’s just so inspiring. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful! I am a huge advocate of small space living. In the area where I live my house is considered small at 1400 square feet, which just astounds me. 2400 is the norm around here and people are constantly assuring us that we will “have to” move when our girls get bigger. I just smile and shrug and say, “Oh, we’ll see. I don’t think I want any more space than we have.” I quite like cozy and manageable.

  3. I love everything about this house, I cant wait to start watching that show on netflix too (thanks for sharing!). I moved from busy San Diego to Santa Barbara and live in a tiny spanish bungalow about the same size and honestly, it feels so good. I love looking at other folks “small places” to see how they style their homes. Its rereshing (vs overwhelming) and love my tiny home too.

  4. I LOVE that house! I think I have saved every one of those pictures to different idea books on Houzz. We have a little shed in our backyard that I use as a workspace, but down the road we plan on converting it to a guest house, complete with sleeping loft and little kitchenette and a library. The bathroom will be the hardest part :-)

  5. What a beautiful home. Somehow it looks large while being small. I would absolutely live in a small home.
    We had a large home just outside of Chicago and sold it to live in a one bedroom apartment in France. We are happier for sure.
    Hata

  6. I have dream of living in tiny house is that weird? haha I think of it as living in a condo however you have your own lawn and garden. All the houses you’ve shown in this post are beautiful :)

  7. I totally relate to this! My husband and I (and our cat) live in a very small house by today’s standards: 850 sq ft! We have renovated the entire space to fit our life and our style and just like you said, we were able to use better quality materials because it’s so small. We simply love it. If only I could get 5 acres of land around it, we might never leave! Haha

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