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14 Most Beautiful Tiny Houses in the World

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Tiny houses might not have much interior space, but they leave plenty of room for creativity nonetheless. In recent years, nonprofits and private contractors have been offering increasingly original designs and amenities for this eco-friendly architectural trend, which in some cases undermine this housing option's affordability. (Many tiny houses can be found across the country for under $20,000.) The following are some of the most luxurious and inventive residences around the world still cozy enough to qualify as tiny houses.

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"Amplified" Tiny House
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Working Amp House

The best thing about this 400-square-foot home in Fayetteville, Arkansas, isn't the main house, it's the attached 120-square-foot trailer that both looks and functions as a giant amplifier. This was the brainchild of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's electric violinist Asha Mevlana, who enlisted the help of designer Brian Crabb, among others, to build the adjoining L-shaped structure for her to play outdoor concerts at home and on the road.

Tudor House
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Tudor House

Say you want something timeless from your tiny home rather than something modern or retro-futurist — this miniature Tudor-style home from Tiny Heirloom may be just the thing. In addition to hickory hardwood floors, granite countertops, copper clawfoot tub, and timbered exterior walls, the 220-square-foot home also boasts a spiral staircase leading to its bedroom loft and skylight.

Moon Dragon House
Zyl Vardos

Moon Dragon

Olympia, Washington, resident and small-living specialist Zyl Vardos built this evocatively-named tiny house in 2016 using Dutch-style doors, mahogany ply walls, cork floors, large sleeping loft, full kitchen and a curved shape reminiscent of a Hobbit home or other fairy tale dwelling. Priced at $110,000, the Moon Dragon house design isn't available to build until 2021.

Escape Homes' Vista
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Escape Homes' Vista

Introduced in 2016, this modernist design quickly became a bestseller for the Wisconsin-based contractor Escape Homes, which has been building well-equipped tiny homes and delivering them directly to customers for roughly 25 years. The 175-square-foot Vista sells for $48,600 and comes with pre-finished cedar siding and panoramic windows on the outside, hardwood flooring and optional kitchen range on the inside, and recycled cell foam insulation to help lodgers withstand any weather conditions.

Basecamp
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Basecamp

Tina and Luke Orlando, the husband-and-wife team behind Oregon-based Backcountry Tiny Homes, design and build custom trailer-ready abodes for pet owners and off-grid adventurers alike, including their 200-square-foot Basecamp model. There are built-in kennels and food bowls for dogs as well as a sliding gate to section off the sleeping area, plus eco-friendly features like a rainwater collection system, solar rooftop panels, and composting toilet. Pricing for the model ranges from $35,000 for just the home and trailer to $75,920 for full furnishings and appliances.

Alpha Tiny House
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Alpha Tiny House

This flagship design from Nashville's New Frontier Tiny Homes is a backcountry home base tailor-made for the age of Instagram, with subway-tiled walls, farmhouse-style kitchen fixtures, distressed wood furnishings, Edison light bulbs, and even a cedar-floored fold-out deck. Clever design elements — like a dining table stored under the step-up kitchen or a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom — make the 240-square-foot residence feel like much more.

Greenmoxie
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Greenmoxie

Following numerous articles covering the 21st century explosion of interest in tiny living, the Canadian sustainable-living blog Greenmoxie finally got into the business themselves in late 2016 with this off-grid, 340-square-foot structure. With prices starting at $65,000, the Greenmoxie feels open and modern despite its size and use of reclaimed materials, with its most unique feature being the electric-operated deck that folds out like a drawbridge.

Shipping Container Tiny House
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Shipping Container Tiny House

Custom Container Living is a Missouri-based company that handily repurposes shipping containers for use as chic private dwellings or commercial offices. Converted from a 40-foot shipping container, this $47,900 model is partially carved out to accommodate a covered porch, while inside the sloped ceilings leave space for lots of storage and a sleeping loft large enough for a queen bed.

Le Koroc
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Le Koroc

The Quebecois woodworkers at Daigno designed this 24-foot-long tiny houseboat to be the perfect sustainable base for a summer lake trip, with a millwork cedar structure sitting atop a floating pontoon base. The boat draws from solar panels for electricity and propane fuel for its cooktop and heater, while the sink and shower use a custom-built system to obtain clean water from a cistern or directly out of the lake. The most basic form of Le Koroc starts at $80,000.

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JR's Hut

Located on a popular estate for weddings in New South Wales, this Australian tiny home is purposely remote from other dwellings to create a sense of off-the-grid solitude amidst the area's rolling hills. The open floorplan puts the bedroom, living area and fireplace all in one space, while the glazed front wall and sustainable Australian hardwood deck makes it easy to enjoy the scenery at all times. Renting the eco-hut starts at $350 a night.

Ecocapsule
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Ecocapsule

The Ecocapsule is 88-square-feet of totally self-sufficient living space, collecting rainwater and harnessing wind and solar power so well it can even be used to charge an electric vehicle. Made from a fiberglass shell and aluminum framework by a company in the Slovak Republic, these space-age micro-homes have heated floors and full online compatibility, and are currently available at a price point of approximately $88,000.

Elsa
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Elsa

Built by Oliver Nest Tiny Homes, the Elsa is one for anyone who'd like to downsize without giving up their garden. The 323-square-foot main house has a bedroom loft and full kitchen and living area with pullout couch to accommodate guests, while an adjoining 85-square-foot trailer consists of a covered mini greenhouse to complement the wooden deck and porch swing. The model was previously listed and sold for $81,000.

The Pequod
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The Pequod

Named after Ahab's ship in "Moby Dick," the Pequod is a beachy 208-square-foot mobile home made to order by Greg Parham of Rocky Mountain Tiny Homes for an Indiana family of four. It has an aquatic look from the outside with wavy roof, brown shingles and blue bottom, while inside feels spacious thanks to smart design choices like modified tall ceilings, pull-out pantry, fold-out dining table, and a kitchen sink cover to create more room for dinner prep.

Tiny Adventure Home
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Tiny Adventure Home

Breck and Kelsey from Mississippi wanted to downsize without sacrificing their rock-climbing obsession and other hobbies, so they contracted Tiny Heirloom to complete this 28-foot-long trailered home with a rock-climbing wall as its exterior façade. The home itself has a garage opening to the outside, plus bright glazed windows, wood trim, Edison bulbs, archways, and many other luxurious design features.