5 Out of the Box Tiny Houses


Tiny houses come in all shapes and sizes.  A bonus is that you can be as creative with the building material as you like!  From choosing sustainable, recycled material or a certain color or style, you have complete creative control when building the tiny house of your dreams.  Here are five unique out of the box tiny houses that went completely out of the box and brought tiny living to the next level!


The Wikkelhouse – The Cardboard House


This unique tiny house is made out of 100% cardboard.  In fact to be exact this home has 24 layers of cardboard (in a house shape mold) and wrapped in a waterproof foil and then layered with wood siding. The great thing about this tiny house is it can be built to your preference and it can be as big or as little as your prefer.  Best of all, this tiny house is meant to last at least 50 years- not bad for a cardboard house!  This house is not yet available worldwide, but the company does deliver to those living in Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, UK and Scandinavian.

Pigna– The Tree House


Built by Italian architect Claudio Beltrame, this tiny rounded tree house is nestled thirty feet up, surrounded by the Italian Alps.  This unique tiny house aesthetic and shape was inspired by pine cones.  Inside, the tiny house offers a 360 degree panoramic view of nature from its lowest floor.  This spacious house is three stories high and spaces out its living quarters accordingly.  The purpose of the tiny house is to inspire others to look out, enjoy and reconnect with nature.

Nautilus House – The Shell House


Inspired by the ocean this tiny house is a true piece of art.  This unique shell shaped tiny house is located near Mexico City and was designed by architect Javier Senosiaian.  He was inspired by the ocean and wanted to bring aquatic beauty to land through architecture.  The tiny house is an example of a term he coins Bio-Architecture which creates buildings based on natural principles of organic forms which helps bring us back to local history, tradition and cultural roots.  In tern, this helps create a better sense of harmony and balance.

Tikku– Three Story Tiny House


Impossible one might think to make a tiny house fit in the square footage of a parking space, but architect Marco Casagrande found a way for a tiny house with a footprint slightly bigger than eight feet by sixteen feet to work.  Interestingly enough, this tiny house does not need any foundation.  Instead using a cross-laminated timber (which is a strong type of engineered wood) it was discovered that it was not only five times lighter, but it was easy to build and stackable too.  Making this tiny house easy to build, literally overnight and built with three stories- plenty of space to live!