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5 Tiny Houses We Loved This Week: From the Posh to the 100% Recyclable

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Featuring a hobbit door, chandelier, and more

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

This 399-square-foot house was just built on a ‘40s campground by Lake Whatcom in Washington, as part of a new micro housing development called Wildwood Cottages. With an airy living room, true bedroom, and compact kitchen and bath, it makes downsized living easy to embrace. What we don’t love is the pricetag: which is $312,500 inclusive of the 2,200-square-foot lot (plus $127 monthly HOA fees!) Such is the reality of owning a tiny home: land to put it on is either very expensive or hard to come by.

Is this the swankiest tiny house we’ve ever seen? Quite possibly. First shared by Tiny House Talk, this Tiny Heirloom project shows off a chandelier (!!!), clawfoot tub, marble countertops, and a pull-out bed under a raised sitting area.

A tiny house with a hobbit door—it’s true! In this custom 200-square-foot design, the adorable hobbit door takes you an itty bitty balcony off the lofted sleeping area. Still getting its finishing touches, the Ridgway, CO tiny house wants $39,500 when fully complete in July.

How cute is the Nido House? With a simple shape and circular window, this micro dwelling resembles an oversized birdhouse, hence the name "Nido," which is bird in Italian. The two most intriguing elements here are that 1) it’s a 100-percent recyclable flatpack design that incorporates cardboard walls and 2) the top layer eco-plastic coating can be customized with digital prints.

Hailing from Boise, Idaho, this is a 240-square-foot house on wheels custom-built by Mouse House Tiny Homes. With an ask of $68,000, you can expect some fancy touches, and indeed you will. We love the kitchen’s dreamy light blue cabinetry, subway tiles, and are quite impressed the home managed to fit in a barn door as well.