13 Adorably Teeny Tiny Houses

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Bigger isn't always better. In the case of micro living spaces, quite the opposite is true. In celebration of what some designers can do with so little space, here are some of our favorite mini houses from around the world.

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This A-Frame in Pearl Basic, Colorado makes you want to curl up next to a fireplace.

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This Amsterdam building might not be the smallest in the world, but it's certainly in the running.

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New Orleans' French Quarter is full of cute, colorful, dormouse-sized casas.

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The Potomac Cabin is 8ft x 12ft with a 5ft loft, and was created by tiny-house-builder extraordinaire Charles Finn.

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Tumbleweed Tiny Houses makes, well duh, tiny houses. At 89 square-feet, Epu is the second-smallest of its houses-to-go line.

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Danger, Will Robinson. This 500 square-foot structure was built on the lava fields near the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.

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Impending disaster? No problem. This New Zealand beach hut can be hooked up to a tractor and towed away to safety.

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Designed by Texas architect Jim Poteet, this micro-home is built in an 8ft. x 40ft. shipping container.

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The Friggebod is a style of Swedish cottage that—at under 150 square feet—doesn't even require a building permit.

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This 160 square-foot São Paolo house is basically two boxes stacked on top of one another. The kitchen and bathroom are on the bottom floor, and the bedroom is on top, with a beautiful view of the São Sebastião Channel below.

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This mini Victorian abode, made by the adorably named Tiny Texas Houses, is so stinking cute.

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Another little gem from Sweden: a 269 square-foot hut that looks like a miniature sanctuary.

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Basically wedged into a crack between two other buildings, this Warsaw home isn't actually complete yet, but we're including it because it's so damn small. At its widest point, it'll be only four feet across.

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Building on an active lava field is not necessarily a bad idea, but it certainly isn't the best plan in the world. Granted, certain parts of the Big Island's southeast slopes haven't been touched by Kilauea in decades, but the eruption is ongoing and lava flows could shift in a matter of weeks. You could get out of the way in plenty of time, but unless you could find a house-moving company pretty quickly, your investment could quite literally go up in flames.