There is a common idea that downsizing to a tiny home is the same as living in an RV or a trailer, but that misconception is a thing of the past. As a matter of fact, many contemporary tiny homes are well-suited for family living, look better, and are significantly easier and cheaper to maintain than living in an ordinary house. But don’t take our word for it, take a look at the photos of these gorgeous tiny homes where people live happily ever after!
1. A Modern Day Yurt
The Nomads of Central Asia traditionally live in yurts, which are round tents covered with animal skins or felt. These homes are perfect for the inhabitants of vast steppes, as they are portable and easy to assemble. In recent decades, several independent companies across the US, Canada, and Europe took interest in the concept of a yurt and upgraded it to include running water, central heating, and new materials that allow it to resist extreme climates.
These modern yurts retain the traditional round shape and rounded skylight in the center of the tent, but they are essentially a full mini home. The owners of the gorgeous yurt you can see in the pictures are Zach Both and Nicole Lopez, who have lived in it since 2018 to cut living costs in Portland, Oregon. The yurt took only one weekend to assemble, and it encompasses all the spaces you can find in an ordinary home.
The living room features a pull-out couch, and the office and a kitchen fully equipped with a fridge, an island-table, and a sink around the corner. The highlight of the yurt is definitely the raised bedroom. “When you’re sleeping up there and looking through the skylight at night, there’s nothing else quite like it,” said the couple in an interview. We can only imagine how beautiful it is!
2. An Elegant Tiny Home
This 300-square-foot-home is located in the mountains of California, and the picturesque view is by far not its only strong point. The beautiful home belongs to the Fishbeyn family and it’s divided into 8 different spaces, making it a complete home despite the small size.
The home contains a raised kitchen, a living space, an office, 2 bedrooms, a kid’s play space, and even a beautiful bathroom. By dividing the home into many small but separate areas, the family can really compartmentalize their living and work without interfering with each other’s tasks and daily life.