Tiny homes are becoming a big market. Aside from the advantage of mobility and the popularization of living simply, tiny houses are also growing more luxurious, fitting form and function in each square foot. Oftentimes, tiny homes come already assembled, though many design companies are now allowing clients more room for customization. Below are ten magnificent tiny house designers, all of which boast beauty bigger than their size.
Tiny homes often require functionality over fashion, but Tiny Heirloom boasts a catalog of luxurious tiny homes guaranteed to make the most out of your space. Apart from their trailers’ portability, company models also have the option of high-end kitchens and even a washer and dryer. Advertised models also include loft bedrooms with plenty of windows to prevent claustrophobia. The Portland-based designer company handcrafts all housing models and even allow customers to tour a few tiny home models to see if they are a good fit for their lifestyle. And if that wasn’t good enough, the company can even deliver your tiny home to you, free of charge.
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company makes more than just custom tiny homes. Newbies to the tiny house scene can also browse their house-to-go study plans, purchase a construction DVD with over three hours of footage to guide you through a construction process if you choose to go the building alone, as well as trailers for the foundation of your home. Tumbleweed also includes their own design guide for inspiration and a view into the innovative ways tiny homes are used. Because any building project can take some time and heavy lifting, Tumbleweed also includes what they call a “The Amish Barn Raiser” kit or a skeleton of your tiny home to help get your house off the ground and running.
Molecule Tiny Homes stays true to a sustainable living model. Based in Santa Cruz, CA, the designing pair (who are also brothers-in-law) behind the company sees a larger picture, including a world with homeowners more conscious of their living space. Home design can include options like composting toilets and solar-powered electrical compatibility if desired. The two men come from artistic backgrounds, one as a professional ballet dancer while the other created customized hot rods, though have since turned their attentions to the growing world of tiny home design.
Four Lights Tiny House Company was started by Jay Shafer, who literally wrote the book on the tiny home movement. From a variety of tiny house models like The Marie Colvin and The Zinn, Four Lights also features plans to allow customers to create their own compact furnishings fit for their home. Four Lights is currently in the works of formulating a tiny home village in Sonoma County, CA, and holds workshops across the country for those interested in the process and design of tiny homes.
Tiny Texas Houses uses 99% pure salvage for all of its building materials, not only living by the sustainable model, but also turning trash into a treasure. “Building the future with the past,” this tiny house company also strive to use all-American parts and bring sub-zero carbon footprint living into the present rather than a dream of the future. Models can be customized without the loft bedroom for those unable to climb ladders and featured floor plans are free when customers sign up for the company’s online newsletter. Tiny Texas Homes also hosts guided tours for those interested in previewing what life in a tiny home would be like.
American Tiny House Company utilizes “green construction,” which aims to use environmentally friendly construction practices. Whether it is a hunting cabin, office space or a full-time home, American Tiny House Company can construct a customized space in as little as 4-6 weeks. These “stewards of the earth” also specializes in unconventional tiny homes, with an array of options and unique designs available to make any tiny home a perfect fit for its owners.
Tiny Green Cabins offers micro homes, cabins and camper cabins, all designed with sustainability in mind. With the option of a standard home and a non-toxic home, homeowners can buy a home for those sensitive to potential gases that standard materials would normally let off in a regular home. Tiny Green Cabins’ own designer lives in a tiny home themselves and also offers “tie-downs” for those concerned about large wind gusts blowing their home away. The company also offers highly customizable designs, including plans to make a home handicap accessible and even a fire place, though it would be, of course, small in size.
Brevard Tiny House goes beyond making sustainable living by also providing living wages for its skilled craftsmen. Step-by-step payments make their negotiable prices even more affordable and homes can be ready in as little as three months. All homes must be constructed on a trailer, though this only makes their tiny homes more portable, easy for transporting across the country and for customers with a little wanderlust.
Led by a family duo, Wishbone Tiny Homes proves that experience in the industry results in an impeccable product. Wishbone also has a heart when it comes to non-profit work. For each tiny home they build, the company donates $1,000 to a list of organizations you can choose from. The North Carolina-based company has also been featured on FYI’s Tiny House Nation, in which one of their micro off-the-grid homes was showcased. They also makes beautifully custom hand-carved wooden doors, perfect for a welcoming entryway into any tiny home.
Nomad Micro Homes specializes in innovative staircases and floorplans utilizing the most of natural lighting to make their micro homes more design efficient and affordable. Models are also designed to be strong, yet lightweight for easy portability. Nomad can also construct designs to make off-the-grid living a reality and models, including a rainwater collection system and grey water treatment plant.