When space is a priority, it can be tricky to see how tiny living could be possible - especially if you have a large family. It can be done, however, without compromising on the quality of your build or your family way of life.
Think outside the box when it comes to spaces, maximizing family areas and keeping bedrooms as a place to sleep only. Make sure there are a few different places for your family to come together or hang out alone when needed, by adding covered porches, wraparound decks or terraces to the design.
1. Modern beach-style property by Family Home Plans
This intriguing property comes in at 971 square feet (90 square meters) and can be purchased here. The main feature of this build is the large wraparound decking that extends the available living space significantly on a sunny day. A bank of windows lets the light in and keeps the open-plan living, dining and kitchen space bright and airy. Three bedrooms at the rear of the house all have built-in storage and access to the shared bathroom in the hallway.
2. Contemporary-modern three bedroom home by ePlans
Coming in at 924 square feet (86 square meters), this property is available for purchase here. The ground floor incorporates a single-car port as well as a main door entrance to the house, leading into a well-appointed family room. A utility room is accessed from the hall, as is the half-bathroom and third bedroom. Upstairs, a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area enjoy a fireplace focal point. Both bedrooms of this floor have built-in storage closets and access to the full bathroom.
3. Three-bedroom Gothic cottage home by Houseplans
This customizable property measures 847 square feet (79 square meters) and is available to buy here. The two-floor property has two bedrooms on the top floor, with a shared bathroom and built-in storage closets. The ground floor is entered from a porch, with a large family room leading to a kitchen. A hallway with further built-in storage space leads to a half-bathroom and behind the grand staircase is a third bedroom with closets.
4. Contemporary three bedroom cabin home by Family Home Plans
At 877 square feet (81 square meters), this tiny home packs a punch in its layout. Available for purchase here, the two levels provide three bedrooms and a shared bathroom on the ground floor, along with a two-car garage. The first floor has a large open-plan kitchen / diner, leading into an open plan dining and living room. An upstairs toilet is hidden behind the staircase, while a screened porch adds additional space when needed, as do the decking area and private balcony.
5. Ranch-style three bedroom house by Homeplans
Available for purchase right here, this property measures 990 square feet (92 square meters). All on one level, as most ranch homes are, the entrance porch leads you into a spacious living room that looks out over a porch. The kitchen holds a dining nook that also has access to the porch, as well as a utility closet attached to the single carport. The master bedroom has a private ensuite bathroom, while the other two double bedrooms share a second bathroom and hallway storage closets.
6. Modern three-bedroom townhouse by Houseplans
This great stackable cottage plan is currently available on sale here and comes in at the top of our tiny home limit at 1000 square feet (93 square meters). With three double bedrooms on the first floor, two sharing a balcony and the master having its own private balcony. The first-floor full bathroom is complemented by a separate toilet downstairs. A single carport is built-in to the ground floor, separate from the open-plan living, dining and kitchen family space that leads out onto a large terrace.
7. Three-bed Tudor-style cottage property by ePlans
Coming in at 998 square feet (93 square meters), this property is available to buy here. Three double bedrooms with built-in closets all lead off a central hallway with access to the shared bathroom. An entrance porch takes you into an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, with a separate patio out the back for relaxing after a busy day. The included garage holds a single car and includes a large extra storage space.