Another year in our housing-crunched yet sustainability-minded world means another year of folks exploring down-sized lifestyles in tiny homes. Used for everything from housing the homeless to short-term rentals to, yes, full-time residences, these under-400-square-foot dwellings still have momentum on their side.
Sure, there are a slew of regulatory hurdles surrounding tiny house ownership, but even that no longer seems impenetrable. In fact, earlier this month, a tiny house appendix was approved for inclusion in the newest edition of the national building code, giving tiny homes a crucial bit of legitimacy and a path forward.
But before any further deluge of new tiny homes, let’s first take a look back at all the incredible projects we saw this year. From a shipping container tiny house to several solar-powered stunners, these designs show how sophisticated micro home design has become and challenge our imaginations of what tiny houses can be.
1. Escape Vista, the tiny glass house
2. Zyl Vardos’s fantastical ‘Moon Dragon’
3. A minimalist ‘Walden Studio’ from the Netherlands
See seven more tiny houses and all the great photos at http://www.curbed.com/2016/12/27/14090290/tiny-houses-for-sale-new-designs