Tiny Houses: What You Need to Know About Living in a Micro Home

a render of the interior of a tiny house
(Image credit: The Tiny Housing Co.)

Tiny houses are the textbook definition of good things coming in small packages. Part self build, part caravan, tiny houses offer a modern alternative to getting on the housing ladder, offering a budget-friendly option for those who can commit to a compact, nomadic lifestyle. 

After all, tiny houses aren't just super small builds, they're part of a movement. The Tiny House Movement is a way of life which is especially popular over in the US, but with lifestyles shifting over here in the UK, you might find that tiny house living is the right fit for you now too. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.