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 trendy all-black stunner
Name: Drake by Land Ark RV
Size: 357 square feet
Key features: Two lofts, flex room to serve as bedroom or office, white-washed pine interiors, built-in sofa, stainless steel appliances, matte black fixtures, black corrugated metal siding. [More info]
The affordable starter tiny house
Name: The Nugget from Modern Tiny Living
Size: 102 square feet
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 stylish one-off with an “obsession space”
Name: The Sturgis from Cubist Engineering
Size: 170 square feet
Cost: Starts at $99,000
Key features: Drop-down Queen bed, tile backsplash, West Elm modular sofa, 4-foot by 8-foot configurable “obsession space” (for use as a child’s nook, gear display, wine cellar, etc.) built-in maple cabinetry, Shou sugi ban hand-brushed cypress siding, ready to deliver in two to four weeks. [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
Name: The Wheel Pad
Size: 220 square feet
Cost: $60,000 (also available to lease at $3,000 a month)
Key features: Universally accessible design, can connect to existing house or use independent ramp, mobile chassis base, customization options include built-in lighting, composting toilet, and solar panels.
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