While tiny homes capture our collective imagination, most people don’t really want to restrict themselves to 300 square feet or less. These little layouts offer a bit more space (ranging from about 700 to 1,000 square feet), making them suitable for a wider range of situations that might include a young childfree couple wanting a simple bungalow, a small family wanting an affordable first home, or a multi-generational family building an in-law cottage to go behind a larger family home. 

Two Bedrooms + Workshop

On this delightful and charming exterior, you’ll find a wraparound porch, a shed dormer, and eye-catching stone. Inside, the large and vaulted living room opens to the bayed dining nook and the kitchen beyond. A handy snack bar adds casual dining space, and lots of windows let light in. The two-car garage includes a large vaulted room with built-in cabinets and access to the porch, making it ideal for a shop, studio, hobby room, or office. See more images, information, and floor plans.

Surprising Amenities

This impressive budget plan only has 998 square feet to finish, but includes features found in a larger home, like the large kitchen island, the master bedroom with private bath and walk-in closet, two additional family bedrooms, and a columned front porch. An open layout maximizes space. The compact size of this house and the front-facing garage make it a great fit for a small lot. See more images, information, and floor plans.