Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.
We’ve seen heaps upon heaps of micro homes crop up with all sorts of eye-popping attributes, whether it’d be glam interiors, wildly low budgets (how does $489 sound?), or major eco-friendly cred. But sometimes, the best tiny house is the one that’s all ready to go, with the floor plan and systems all figured out. So without further ado, here are five of the coolest tiny houses you can get your hands on at the moment.
The affordable starter tiny house
102-square-foot tiny house
Modern Tiny Living
Name: The Nugget from Modern Tiny Living
Size: 102 square feet
Cost: Starting at $29,000
Key features: Pine siding, metal roof, white Poplar cabinets, copper fixtures, composting toilet, off-grid capability with solar panels, batteries, fresh water tank, and pump. [More info]
The award-winning modern stunner
Name: Minim House
Size: 262 square feet
Cost: $71,000 (base cost)
Key features: Open, multifunctional living area with solid walnut floors, stainless steel appliances, movable table, platform bed. [More info]
The luxury dream
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Name: Escher from New Frontier Tiny Homes
Size: 300 square feet
Cost: Starts at $139,900
Key features: Cantilevered “master bedroom” with a second loft bedroom above the bathroom, stairs that transform into a dining table and seating for up to 12 people, garage door opening to deck. [More info]
The eco-conscious turnkey home
Size: 340 square feet
Key features: Off-grid capability with a 1 kW solar PV system and 11 kW storage capacity, roof water recovery system, electric drawbridge deck, reclaimed wood ceiling and fixtures, Baltic birch shelving and bench. [More info]
The wheel chair accessible option
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