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More Than 50 Of The Most Incredible Micro-Homes You Just Have To See To Believe

Last updated 03/15/2024 by

Jennifer Leonhardi
For those of you who are not aware, there is an incredible growth in the micro-housing industry. These trends can be seen both in the United States and around the world. Whether it is due to population over-crowding or maybe just a desire to get back to the simpler way of life, these tiny houses are becoming main stream.
A micro-home is a very small house, usually under 300 square feet, that offers all the amenities of a regular home. You have sleeping and living areas, cooking space and restrooms, but for many of these tiny abodes, that is not where the list of extras ends. We have searched the globe (via the internet, of course) and found these incredible micro-houses you simply have to see to believe.

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172 sq ft home in Maryland3
100 sq ft home in Oregon 4
130 sq ft home in Washington6
140 sq ft home in California7
120 sq ft house in North Carolina

117 sq ft in Louisiana5

14 sq meter house in Finland14
154 sq ft home built from recycled barn woodnew
Beautiful 2 story micro-home in Japan is 200 sq ft and was built for $11,00028
Beach house in New Zealand21
Unique vacation home in Austria 16
Relaxing respite in France 31
235 sq ft incredible use of space17
144 sq ft getaway in Northern California20
170 sq ft in Washington22
100 sq ft in Sweden, designed for students.24
96 sq ft in Finland, making it just under requirements for building permits.25
169 sq ft is all these two need for them and their cats to live comfortably.27
This house measures 8.5 feet wide, 26 feet long, and 13.5 feet tall, and is plenty big for a family of four.new2
205 sq feet of modern design1
Vermont D-I-Y house kit measures 16×20 ft and takes 2 people about 40 hours to build.34

Some of the strangest micro-houses we found:

Skateboard House in Malibu, CA9
World’s Skinniest House in Poland10
Same concept, just a little wider. Japan2
A house made from an old water tower in Belgium.11
World’s smallest house (at 1 sq meter) in Germany.13
Seashell house in Mexico – absolutely stunning!12

What’s that? You wanted a Mobile Micro-Home? We’ve got those…

The $200 build-it-yourself kit19

The future of micro-housing?

This concept was recognized at a recent competition looking for the vision of what future micro-homes might look like.99
This is already the reality in one neighborhood in China.98
A little over-kill on the compartmentalization.97

A few more of our favorites…2936

Exquisite exteriors….39

Incredible interiors…9075

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Jennifer Leonhardi

Jennifer Leonhardi was born and raised on Catalina Island, giving her a unique small town perspective and focus on community. With a degree in Sociology, she now primarily enjoys writing, largely based on her own experiences, on topics such as financial assistance programs, issues concerning the home and family, and socioeconomic trends.

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