Top 9 Smallest Homes in the World
It turns out that not everybody wants to live in big houses, wide mansions with big green gardens around. Some people go in different extremes. They simply chose to live in smaller spaces from many different reasons – some of them simply can’t afford anything bigger, others can’t stand being “trapped” in big spaces or simply find it difficult to maintain big place. Most of the designers who build them had idea to sell extra small houses in order to help people get their own home, no matter how small.
The following list contains some of the smallest Homes (like really tiny) places in which people live and function absolutely normal.
#1. Tumbleweed Houses
Since the year 1997, Jay Shafer of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has been living in homes which were smaller than most people’s bathrooms or maybe even closets. But even though they are tiny, these cozy, cabin looking houses somehow fit everything inside them: a bedroom, bathroom (with toilet and shower), workspace, and living space. Apparently they can be ordered, if you really like small spaces.
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#2. Micro Compact Home
This is house (if it can be called that way) is only 2.6 meters cube big. But inside it can fit two double beds, a bathroom, place for dining and even a lobby. Four to five people can actually fit inside and you’d be surprised to read that it is fully equipped on technology.
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#3. Toronto’s Little House
Built in the space between two normally large houses, this tiny little home is the smallest house in the city of Toronto. There is only 28 meter square, which makes the house smaller than some regular rooms. But don’t get tricked, its size makes it pretty popular and there are clients that constantly show interest to get this place for them.
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#4. Rollit Homes
Karlsruhe University students in Germany designed these modular homes, which are built to do multiple uses inside one small living space. The home functions like a mouse on a wheel. The homeowner can change the structure of the house by walking in the center to rotate it. With simple exercise, the place can be turned to reveal a bed, chair, table, shower, toilet and even a kitchen sink.
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#5. Eco Bike Trailer
Now this is probably the smallest among the small homes. This is nothing but a trailer that is adjusted on a bike. There is room for only one person. There is nothing inside, except a place for one person to lie down and if you happen to go to the bathroom you will simply go out in the nature. It was designed by Paul Elkins.
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#6. Smallest House in Great Britain
Some people call it Quay House, this place is just a tourist attracting, because nobody lives there. The measuring are 304 cm to 182 cm, and it’s hard to believe that there once lived a fisherman who was 190 cm tall. You can only imagine how he led his life in this tiny place.
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#7. Twelve Cubed Mini Home
These homes were designed to fit inside a dishwasher, a microwave, bathroom, closet and enough windows for natural light. The designers are also selling these houses with the idea to let people be able to buy their own houses, even as small as these ones.
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#8. Nano House
This houses were also designed to help people get their own home. Even though small they can easily fit a family of four inside. The entire space inside is convertible in order to get the most of it and quipped with state-of -the-art insulation and passive solar heating for energy savings. They are only 2.3 square meters big.
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#9. Tiny Texas Houses
The Texan saying says “Everything is bigger in Texas”. Well, not this houses. The company that designs these small homes is based in Luling, Texas. They consider themselves to “build the future with the past.” They make the tiny houses from recycled salvage materials. As the company says on their website: “After a generation of having it all and wasting so much, perhaps it is time to consider keeping it small and preserving what we have before we waste more of our limited resources.”
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