9 Things You Never Thought You'd See in a Tiny House

A two-story tiny house that tilts onto its side? Anything is possible. 

By: Jessica Galliart

From sub-sofa storage to desks that fold into dining tables, the space-saving hacks seen on shows like Tiny House, Big Living and Tiny Luxury are sights to behold. But even though much of the work that goes into a tiny house is about utilizing and repurposing every square inch, there’s still room for creativity that’s not related to saving space. Check out these features that would be considered incredible in any home, not just a tiny one. 

Tilting Tower Home

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Tiny House, Big Living

Now that it is on actual dirt, the tilting tower has no issues standing itself up, as seen on Tiny House Big Living.

Tiny House, Big Living

Tiny House, Big Living

Now that it is on actual dirt, the tilting tower has no issues standing itself up, as seen on Tiny House Big Living.

Why build out when you could build up? In an incredible engineering feat that has to be seen to be believed, this two-story tiny home with an observation deck tilts from vertical to horizontal for traveling. Yes, the bathroom was designed to have no problems during transport.

Baby Lift

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The Tanners baby lift brings their newborn to the second level safely and with ease, as seen on Tiny House Big Living.

Matthew and Meghan needed a safe and easy way to bring their newborn baby up to the sleeping loft in their tiny home. Solution? A baby lift on a pulley system. 

Aquaponics System

Why grow herbs outside when you can do it from the comfort of your own kitchen? Rob installed a custom aquaponics system above the sink in his tiny home. 

Mead Tap 

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Tucked neatly next to the fridge, the Crawford's installed a mead tap into their countertop, as seen on Tiny House Big Living.

There’s no need to leave home for the bar when you have your very own tap for honey wine in the kitchen. 

Wine Barrel Bathtub 

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Margaret Savino had a creative vision for her tiny art house including a wine barrel for a bathtub as seen on Tiny House, Big Living.

Margaret had serious vision when designing her first home with the help of her mother, a long-time builder — ergo, this tub fashioned out of a wine barrel. 

Full-Bathroom Shower

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Tiny House, Big Living

To save space, Vlad and Maryam's entire bathroom is a shower, the spacing between the floorboards works as the drain, as seen on Tiny House, Big Living

Speaking of repurposing, Maryam and her husband, Vladimir, decided to skip the bathtub altogether. The couple built a floor that easily drains water, allowing the entire bathroom to function as a shower. 

Chandelier on a Track

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Tiny House, Big Living

Reveal of Ben and Callie's chandelier, built onto a track that allows them to move it from the kitchen to the living room space, on top of the multi-purpose platform.

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Style doesn’t have to be stationary. Ben and Callie opted for this chandelier on a track in the ceiling of their tiny home, allowing them to move it from the kitchen to the living space when the mood strikes. 

Soundproof Music Studio

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Tiny House, Big Living

Reveal of the soundproofed music studio in Arielle and Jacob's Tiny Home

Musicians Jacob and Arielle hoped to take their tiny home on the road with them while touring, and having a space for recording was a must. The sound-dampening walls in this 40-square-foot nook keep outside noise to a minimum. 

Yoga Deck

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Tiny House, Big Living

View of the Barn House from the Left showing the landscape (Exterior)

Does your standard-sized house have a yoga deck? Didn’t think so. 

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