On their own, tiny homes pack a hefty punch. They're environmentally friendly, efficient, affordable and pretty darn cozy.
But, when paired with long summer days and the great outdoors awaiting your enjoyment, living small is a no-brainer.
Perfect for spending hot days in the water and balmy nights snuggled by the campfire, the 10 following micro homes are perched on oceans, lakes, and rivers across the United States. And considering the adorable interior designs and scenic views, a rainy day or two wouldn't be the worst thing.
Surrounded by beach roses and the cobalt Atlantic waters of Mattapoisset Harbor, this 538-square-foot beach cottage is the perfect New England summer getaway. Despite being petite, this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home is ready for extra guests; one bedroom is equipped with bunk beds, and the open concept living/dining area is impressively spacious.
Nestled on Silver Lake, this 576-square-foot cottage offers 100 feet of lake frontage, complete with a wraparound deck to enjoy some stellar sunsets - and perhaps even a greeting from the nearby resident eagle. Activities like water skiing and canoeing are just steps away, while the newly renovated interior of this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home features hardwood floors and pleasant pastel tones.
Encompassed by towering trees, this private, 600-square-foot cottage is perched on Cottonwood Bay on the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Lake. One hundred feet of lake frontage put countless lake activities at your fingertips, while the 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home is fully furnished and endowed with spectacular views.
Located in Raspberry Cove and just minutes from downtown Freeport, this 581-square-foot oceanfront cottage is ready for your canoes, kayaks, and summer cookouts. The gorgeous, sun-drenched interior of this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home features huge windows, an updated kitchen and bath, and a sleeping porch.
This 3.32-acre riverfront property is the ideal setting for a NorCal summer getaway, complete with a 679-square-foot home, wraparound deck, Jacuzzi, and picnic area overlooking the Russian River. The interior walls of this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home were painted by artist Jorge Nadal, and this location is minutes away from the Pacific Coast, hiking trails, cycling routes, and kayaking.
Located between a 50-foot sandy beach on the Puget Sound and a 50-foot lagoon with a boat launch, this 632-square-foot home in fact has two waterfronts. The Olympic Mountains provide a picturesque background, and seafood fans will love the easy accessibility of clamming and crabbing, as well as a beautiful kitchen to prepare your bounty.
Surrounded by foliage on beautiful Lake Murray, this whimsical, 700-square-foot home is awaiting a new family to make memories with. The completely updated interior of this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home has quirky pops of color and a loft with two separate sleeping areas, while the exterior features a spacious deck and waterfront dock.
Perched atop the Kentucky River, this 570-square-foot home offers access to an array of outdoor activities, including fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or simply viewing the nearby waterfall. This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home features an additional loft and comes fully furnished with its timeless decor.
Located on a 1.4-acre, waterfront lot on Little Bitterroot Lake, this 690-square-foot rustic cabin comes equipped with a dock, a wraparound deck, and a stone campfire pit. Inside this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home, one will find wood-beamed ceilings, an antique wood stove, and a finished basement.
Built to be enjoyed year-round, this 480-square-foot waterfront cabin is located on tranquil Fawn Lake, with access to superior fishing and bird-watching thanks to nearby bald eagle and loon nests. This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home has an updated contemporary interior, boasting stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, wood accents, and pops of red and charcoal.