The typical tiny home is between 10 and 40 square feet and can come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. They can be fun, and many people opt to design their own. Not limited to traditional structures, tiny homes can be built on land, in trees and even on water.
Bio-architects in Russia recently created the DD16, a micro-building designed to be built in remote areas with extreme weather. Installed on a series of pontoons, it seemingly floats (although actually stands) near the banks of the river, for a sense of adventure whenever you leave your front door.
If we're to take tiny homes further in the UK, we too must find innovative ways to work with our landscape. While people are increasingly using their gardens to build tiny homes, you still need planning permission to turn these into residences. The same applies when building a tiny home on private land.
Mark Burton from Tiny House UK thinks he has the answer, and is currently working on building tiny villages. He's calling for councils to make better use of the thousands of pockets of unused, overgrown land around the country.