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5 Tiny Houses We Loved This Week: From the Ultra-Trendy to the Off-Grid

A few are for sale

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

Hailing from Battle Ground, WA, this is Handcrafted Movement's new 24-foot-long Artisan Retreat Model, on track for completion on June 1, 2016. The home is currently listed for sale for $69,950 (eek!) with most staged decor included.

Why we love it: Okay, we don't quite like the steep price tag, but this trendy little house really does have everything and looks darn beautiful. Note the tiny closet by the door, farmhouse sink, built-in shelving, recessed lighting, and copper detailing throughout.

This is an 18-foot-long tiny house on wheels with a tiny deck on the back, plus two lofted sleeping areas and "his-and-her" desks on the interior.

Why we love it: It's about the story. Starting at age 18, a young man from Canada has spent the last three years building this tiny house with his own savings and at his own pace to avoid going into debt. He will finally move in this summer, hoping to live a mortgage-free lifestyle in an RV park or an otherwise tiny-house-friendly municipality.

This 160-square-foot abode in Olympia, WA is a slightly modified version of the Fencl model from Tumbleweed. Interior features include a charming window seat, full-size sleeping loft under a skylight, and a mini gas fireplace.

Why we love it: It's not everyday we see a tiny home parked in a vacation-ready spot. This one, available to rent for $105 a night, is perched on a hill by Puget Sound and comes with bay views, a fire pit, and trail access to a private beach.

Completed in summer 2015, this is a sustainable 176-square-foot tiny house made primarily from reused materials acquired off Craigslist.

Why we love it: The house can go off-the-grid with four solar panels, composting toilet, a 250-gallon water tank, and two 10-gallon propane tanks. And it recently went up for sale for $40,000 with all aforementioned utilities included.

Wind River Tiny Homes recently unveiled the "Triton," featuring a blue door and slanted roof, two lofts, stainless steel appliances, and hip subway tiles.

Why we love it: First off, it has just enough white and wooden touches to avoid venturing too far out into all-grey territory. But what's really interesting is the separate office area, ideal for people who want to be able to telecommute even from a tiny house.