10 Tiny Homes With Incredibly Inspiring Design Concepts

I have an obsession with tiny homes.

Despite not living in one myself, I feel overjoyed that there is a movement that celebrates simplicity, and goes against the grain of everything modern day culture pushes for. Rather than bigger being better, tiny homes exemplify the idea that less is more. “Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying.

The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” This quote by Elise Boulding puts two very important words together: happiness and frugality. We are so often taught that happiness and ‘things’ go hand-in-hand, but if we strip away the need for more, what are we left with but ourselves? We are left to get to the truth of our own happiness. Of course, tiny homes are, in their own right, still a possession, and for those of us with a knack for design, it is really pleasing to see how two worlds can collide: small and rich.

The following tiny homes show just how visually appealing it could be to give up your ‘McMansion’ and opt for the freedom and efficiency of tiny homes whilst not giving up the inspiring essence of design. Jill Fehrenbacher and Yuka Yoneda of Inhabitat assembled a gorgeous bunch of tiny homes to show you just how cool small spaces can be. This tiny home resembles a full-size house with its classic structure. Combining a modern concept with a rustic feel, this adorable abode is only 154 square feet! Architect Renzo Piano named this tiny home after an ascetic Greek philosopher who was known for sleeping in a giant ceramic jar. These homes were built to temporarily house people during emergencies. This tiny home is only 77 square feet! .

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