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Tiny Living

Expert advice on living small, from maximizing closet space to financing a tiny home.

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The city dweller’s guide to gardening

We’ve compiled the best advice and products for urban dwellers in tight spaces spaces.

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10 ways to make the most of a tiny kitchen

A tiny kitchen can feel like a curse, but it can become manageable and charming if you know how to take full advantage of all the available space.

Micro apartment design shape-shifts to maximize space

The 192-square-foot living room arrangement centers around a set of furniture that folds, shifts, slides, and hides.

Modern yurt with a circular loft is a plant-filled oasis

A couple constructed the 730-square-foot yurt outside of Portland, Oregon, for just $65,000.

How to design a small urban garden in six steps

The creator of a lush 66-square-foot garden shares her tips and ideas for small green spaces.

Ingenious 189-square-foot apartment has everything you need

The apartment utilizes all the tiny home tricks—built-in storage, double-duty furniture, loft beds—and then does them one better.

6 tips for maximizing small-space storage

From taking inventory of your belongings to tricking out the closets, here are six steps to making the most of your space.

These tiny prefab cabins are the definition of sleek Scandinavian style

The cabins, which range from a 161-square-foot studio to a 430-square-foot, two-bedroom house, can be tweaked to include specific features like a sauna or bespoke furniture.

Tiny house channels the glamour of the theater

This custom home is designed with cinematic touches that are inspired by the owners’ daughter’s love of the theater.

Tiny house rental program designed to earn you extra cash

Would you be a tiny house landlord?

This modern backyard reading retreat is a dream

Think of it like a reading nook, only in the yard, bigger, and with plumbing.

Clever furniture line transforms 6 pieces into 25+ uses

The Varia system is based around six components—two bases and four accessory tops— that mix and match into more than two dozen different pieces of furniture.

This tiny house comes with a conversation pit, sort of

It has 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.

Solar-powered tiny cabin offers eco-friendly nature retreat

The prototype for this cabin in Finland uses solar panels and renewable energy to leave zero footprint, all while looking good.

These tiny apartments show how to live cozy in 270 square feet

The apartments start with the same features—a bed, living room, bathroom, and kitchenette—but end up in a slightly different layout and color scheme.

New prefab home can be yours for under $100K

This new accessory dwelling unit from LivingHomes can act as a spare room in the backyard—or stand on its own as a tiny home.

Tiny house financing: What you need to know

As the tiny house industry matures, options for financing these alternative dwellings are slowly emerging.

5 tips for building your dream tiny home

Snowboarder and builder Mike Basich’s tiny house has a wood fireplace and a bathtub built into the floor.

Tiny houses vs. RVs: Which one should you buy?

While both share the same basic function, there are also big differences, from the overall look and feel to more specific concerns like ease of mobility. For a quick idea of which category is more suited for your needs, take our flowchart quiz.

Tiny house zoning regulations: What you need to know

Zoning regulations for tiny houses vary widely depending on the location, so we went to the experts to find out where it’s actually feasible to build the tiny house of your dreams and what you need to know before you do.