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5 tiny houses we loved this week: from a reclaimed gem to the industrial chic

It’s true: plenty of families are going tiny

Another week, another fresh crop of tiny house news. Here, we catch you up on the standout projects you should know.

We are loving this pastel cutie from Jonathan Avery, a designer and builder at Tiny House Scotland in Edinburgh. The colorful “NestHouse,” which has no wheels but can be moved on site, shows off tons of custom storage and large windows. Measuring 11-foot -wide, the relatively generous layout allows for a gentle staircase to the lofted sleeping area.

(Photos via Tiny House Swoon)

While most families tend to seeker out larger homes as they grow, one English couple decided to downsize their family of five (!!!) from a spacious flat in London to a tiny storage structure behind their parents’ cottage in the countryside. Named the “Fruit Store,” the 160-square-foot stone building has been renovated throughout to include built-in benches, a mezzanine loft playroom and bedroom, not to mention electricity, water, and skylights. Head to the Guardian for the full story.

(Photo via RuralWorkshop)

There are two outstanding things about this 200-square-foot tiny house from Burlington, Vermont: 1) was built primarily with second-hand and reclaimed materials 2) that inventive spiraling staircase, which you certainly don’t see often.

(Photos via Tiny House Swoon)

Here’s one way to save space in a tiny house: By leaving the guts (wall framing, electrical elements, etc.) exposed on the interior, this design from Portland builder Shelter Wise adds an extra seven inches in width. It’s a win-win for folks who dig a true “industrial” look.

(Photos via Portland Alternative Dwellings)

Owning a home in the San Francisco Bay Area is virtually impossible for the non-millionaire, but this young family is making it work in a charming tiny house on wheels. Follow their journey on Instagram.