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Micro Houses: Which One Would You Live In?

Can you live large in a tiny house? These nine micro houses show that some prefer to live snugly, with lower costs and less maintenance.

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What you give up in floor area you’ll gain in self-sufficiency with the winged ZeroHouse. That balcony roof is actually a solar panel that powers the house for up to a week when sunshine fails. A 2,700-gallon cistern gathers rainwater for bathing, and a composting toilet turns waste into usable compost. Triple-pane insulating windows help keep the ZeroHouse warm in winter.


Credit: Specht Harpman

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  • The Morhaus Concept House | Micro Houses
  • A Luxurious Tiny House | Micro Houses
  • Sphere in the Trees by Free Spirit Spheres | Micro Houses
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  • Zero House by Specht Harpman | Micro Houses
  • Modern-Shed Tiny House in Portland, Oregon | Micro Houses
  • Don Vardo Tiny House from PAD | Micro Houses
  • The Hermit's Cabin by Arvesund | Micro Houses