Sustain Design Studio in Toronto has some gorgeous tiny house/small house designs. A great choice for those who appreciate the modern aesthetic.This is one of my favorites:
This is the Solo 36 model. It measures 12’ x 36’, with 432 square feet on the main floor and a 96 square foot sleeping loft. The first floor has a great room/kitchen that takes up most of the space, with a full bath behind the kitchen (where the two awning windows on the left side of the picture are). The sleeping loft occupies the space above the bathroom. The deck pretty much doubles the living space. The company offers optional off-grid systems. I’d love to plop this baby down in the mountains and live the quiet life someday.
This 1925 Radford kit house is packed with fabulous features.
The gorgeous front windows, the terrace, and the interior fireplace are pitch perfect. With the glass doors in the dining room, a patio or deck could easily be added to the side of the house. The interior plan could be modernized by opening up the walls between kitchen, dining room, and living room to make it a lot more open.
At 32’6” x 34, the house comes in at just over 1100 square feet, so it’s not really a tiny house, although it could be downsized pretty easily. I think taking off the back set of rooms, and putting the kitchen where the dining room is would be a feasible way to go.
This bungalow packs a lot into a small package - about 800 square feet. I love the deep front porch that wraps around to a pergola.
The one bedroom plan on the left could easily be modified to have a modern open floor plan simply by removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room, and maximizing the opening between dining and living rooms. You could have a similar effect with the two bedroom plan on the right, by taking out the wall between kitchen and dining room. A vaulted ceiling in this space would provide a great sense of volume and light. On the back wall, a glass door that leads to a deck, patio, or porch would give you an unbroken sight line from front door to back, and help meld indoor and outdoor living space - a key to living large in a small house!