Tiny homes are efficient by necessity. When you’ve got limited square footage to work with, that often means optioning for functional over fun. This 236-square-foot-home from Modern Tiny Living comes with all the standard components of a tiny home—loft bed, clever storage solutions, space-saving kitchen—but it has an unexpected additional feature.
At the back corner of the Clover model, the floor raises into a platform hangout that looks remarkably like a conversation pit, only elevated. The designers created an inward-facing built-in lounge area that pulls triple duty with storage under the floor and banquette seating that fold out into a bed.
The house has other considered design touches like concrete countertops, poplar wood floors and ceilings, a full kitchen (including a washer), and a lofted bed that actually looks private. But it’s the raised conversation pit that makes us think that living in a tiny home might not feel so tiny after all.