There is nothing more covetable than a couple's first home together and what better way to make it entirely yours than by building your own property?
Tiny homes are ideal for couples; they offer just the right amount of space, the freedom to build almost anywhere and the ability to customise everything to fit your budget. These tiny home plans have been chosen specifically because they are perfect for couples looking to create their own special place in the world. So go on - dive in!
1. One bedroom shed style home by Homeplans
At 775 square feet (72 square metres), this property packs a lot into a small footprint. Enter into a hall from either the garage or main door and walk straight into a breezy open-plan living space. Incorporating the living room, dining room and kitchen, the house has a cosy open fireplace and lots of built-in storage. There are even two separate closets in the bedroom, one for each of you. Enjoy nights in together, grilling on the back deck or staying warm in front of the fire.
2.Cottage style one bedroom home by Family Home Plans
This cute cottage property measures in at 480 square feet (45 square metres) and contains everything a couple could need to set up home. With a spacious front covered porch for chilling out on and a natural-light filled open-plan living room and kitchen, a minimalist duo would be very comfortable here. A double bedroom at the back of the house is situated next to the shower room, like an en-suite. Storage is built-in to the hallway and the contemporary style of the house can be completely modified during the planning stage to add more if required.
3. Gorgeous cottage property from Eplans
This country cottage is reminiscent of Victorian architecture with its fancy turret and covered porch entrance. At 840 square feet (78 square metres), it is built atop of a walk-out basement and so perfect for a sloping site. The open-plan layout is conducive to a couple who enjoy entertaining, with plenty of space to spread out through the kitchen, dining area, living room portions and the covered balcony. A large double bedroom with a walk-in closet also has en-suite access to the bathroom.
4. Modern and minimal home from Homeplans
For the couple whose love of modernist architecture define them, this is the perfect abode. Coming in at 785 square feet (73 square metres), the property is built to maximise natural light and clean living. With a built-in above ground parking garage, the house is situated up the stairs on the first floor. Divided into two sections, the open-plan living and kitchen area looks out onto half the view, with a walkway taking you to the bedroom and bathroom side of things. Large closets have been built-in to the bedroom, but the architecture calls for similarly minimal residents.
5. A-frame cabin style home from Family Home Plans
This modifiable A-frame cabin is ideal for the nature-loving couple with a woodland plot to nestle into. An icon of design, this property features open decking for enjoying the outdoors during all seasons. The living area is attached to a compact kitchen and leads to a double size bedroom with built-in closets. Follow the stairs upwards to discover a loft looking down into the double height vaulted ceiling space that lends an airy and spacious feel to the house, which measures in at 618 square feet (57 square metres).
6. Fairytale English cottage style building by Eplans
Go tiny or go home with this absolutely miniature 300 square foot (28 square metres) build. It's charming appearance calls to mind quaint English villages, but it packs a punch in the design department. With a spacious full-size shower room and walk-in closet, the square footage is maximised for efficiency. A kitchenette looks onto the open-plan interior, with space for a living room, breakfast nook and bed. Ideal as a guesthouse or an exceptionally minimal couple looking to downsize.
7. Contemporary one bedroom house from Family Home Plans
At 839 square feet (78 square metres), this property has space for a couple to spread out. With intriguing angles everywhere you look, the design plays with light and geometry to create an original building with lots of visual interest. The open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen have a fireplace focal point or huge angled windows leading onto an outer deck area. Extra storage, a laundry room and a bathroom can all be found towards the back section of the house, alongside a double bedroom. More space is available by building on top of a basement foundation.
8. Treehouse cabin style home from Eplans
If you have ever dreamt of living in a tree house, then now is your chance to create a couples-only hideaway from the rest of the world. Petite at 477 square feet (43 square metres), this house-on-stilts is a real daydream. Steps lead up to a covered and comfortable porch, then on into the huge double bedroom. Complete with loads of built-in storage, the bedroom has a luxurious bathroom to one side, including space for a clawfooted tub, and a cosy kitchen diner on the other side. With wide windows to open up the interior to natural light and the view beyond, this property suits a beautiful location and a whimsical couple.