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Living Large In Two Connected Tiny Houses

Living Large In Two Connected Tiny Houses

Two Connected Tiny Houses

NAVIGATION

Tiny houses are growing more and more popular for families every year. Even though the lifestyle is gaining popularity, many people still wonder if living tiny will give them enough space to feel comfortable at home. Well, what if you put two tiny houses together for more room?

If a single tiny house isn’t big enough to meet your needs, consider connecting two tiny houses to create the home of your dreams. Say you have a big family, need extra space for an office, or want a separate guest suite — whatever your specific situation is, building two tiny houses side by side may just fit the bill.

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Hi, I’m Ryan
You don’t have to give up your tiny house dream if you have a large family. Building two tiny houses side-by-side allows you to maintain a minimalist lifestyle of less stuff, but still have enough space for everyone in your life to live comfortably. Read on to see how a two tiny house layout can be just the ticket for you and your family.
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Explore these options to find the bedroom floorplan that’s best for you:

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Can You Put Two Tiny Houses Together?

In short, yes, building two connected tiny houses is possible. This idea has been made popular recently by people want to live tiny but need more room to house everyone in their family. Because of this, designers have been inspired to create homes where that can feasibly happen.

When attaching two tiny houses, one of the first questions to ask is what layout to use. Possibilities for attaching your houses are countless. You could try joining the two houses with an indoor room like a sunroom or a living room or with an outdoor area like a mutual deck, yard, garden, or covered patio. Lots of design options are out there and can be altered to fit your needs.

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Why Two Connected Tiny Houses?

why two connected tiny houses

Choosing to raise your family in a tiny house might not initially be an easy choice. It’s important to make sure the houses you design fit the type of lifestyle you and your family want to live. There are several reasons to attach your houses, and each of these reasons are worth thinking through.

Adjoining Tiny Houses With Separate House For Kids Or Teens

Adjoining Tiny Houses With Separate House For Kids Or Teens

One reason for attaching two tiny houses could be to give your kids a private house. Getting the kids out of your hair could help you maintain your sanity when living tiny. If they’re older, they might benefit from some independence and privacy. The idea of having a house that’s separate from your parents but still on the same property could be appealing to kids, teens, and parents alike.

tiny house bunk beds for four kidsYour child or teen will have the freedom to grow up in a space that is entirely their own. Their house might be composed of bunkbeds, a lofted sleeping area, a nook for studying or doing homework, and a private bathroom. Having this space will also give them room to be a kid — to be loud, make the space their own, and be as creative as they need to be on any given day.

It could also be smart to design a common living room and kitchen between both houses to watch movies and share meals with your whole family or build a backyard space to bond over sports and outdoor games. What’s cool about these design ideas is how they allow parents and children to start and end their day in their own space and be fully present when they spend time together.

Adding An Attached Guest House To Your Tiny Home

Adding An Attached Guest House To Your Tiny Home

Another reason for connecting tiny homes might be to create a guest house. Building a guest house can give you the freedom to design your own house separately from the needs of your guests. Plan your house with features that might be more comfortable if they aren’t shared. Consider the elements you only need in the main house and not the guest house, or vice versa. Give guests their own private rooms with a bathroom, kitchen, and living room so they feel totally at home in the space.

Tiny Houses Side By Side For Two Different Families

Tiny Houses Side By Side For Two Different Families

Attaching two tiny houses is also helpful for relatives who want to live nearby to one another. You have the freedom to design each tiny house to satisfy the family’s individual dreams. If one family wants to loft a bed and the other doesn’t, or if one of the families wants a bigger kitchen, a guest bed, or a washer and dryer, it can happen.

Building shared spaces also means your living area goes beyond a single tiny house. Think through what you want those shared spaces to look like and what memories you hope to create there. Consider designing a common deck with a fire pit or a grill for dinners together, a shared living room to watch TV and play board games, or maybe even a garden for both families to grow their own produce. This is your chance to dream.

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How Can You Connect Two Tiny Houses?

How Can You Connect Two Tiny Houses

My advice would be to first identify the purpose of your common area. This can help you select a design that is right for you. Here are some layout options for the common areas suggested below.

Attached Tiny Houses

Attached Tiny Houses

The first possibility for connecting two tiny homes is simply that: connecting them entirely. Two tiny houses can have separate purposes but be designed like one house. This is a helpful option if you need to cut costs or just don’t want the hassle of building a shared space. This is also a nice option if you want your tiny house to share one water line or a single power amp.
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Tiny Houses Connected By A Sunroom

Tiny Houses Connected By A Sunroom

Connecting two tiny houses via a sunroom can let you experience nature without having to walk outside. There are so many ways to use your sunroom. Set up tables for dining or card games, add couches or pillows to make it a cozy area, use it as a playroom for kids, or take full advantage of the natural light and fill the space with house plants.

Natural light is a proven mood enhancer, so designing a room that is covered in glass from wall to ceiling can give you and your family a nice boost. However, keep in mind that glass walls will cause the room to heat up quickly and can be harder to cool in the summer months.

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Double Tiny Houses With A Common Living Room

Double Tiny Houses With A Common Living Room

Another design option for your adjoining tiny homes is to connect them with a fully enclosed living room. This layout is similar to the sunroom design, but the walls aren’t made of glass, so the room is easier to heat and cool.

Again, there are lots of ways to use the space. Make it a living room for both families with couches and a TV, a shared kitchen or dining room with maximized cooking space, a game or play room for the kids, or a media room for cozy movie nights. Consider the moments you want to experience in this shared space to inspire your design.

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Two Tiny Houses Joined By A Deck With Yard Space

Two Tiny Houses Joined By A Deck With Yard Space

Sometimes the best way to spend time together is to spend it outside. You might want to build a deck or a yard that sits between properties. This is an ideal option to experience the changing seasons with loved ones. It typically works best for people who live in climates where it’s comfortable outside most of the year. So if you live in a state with harsher weather, this might not be the design for you.

The ways to enjoy your yard space are endless. Add landscaping, playground equipment, hammocks, or a firepit. Connect, grill out together, and let the kids play.

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Connecting Two Tiny Houses With A Greenhouse Or Garden

Connecting Two Tiny Houses With A Greenhouse Or Garden

A love of gardening or house plants could easily be worked into your floorplan. Design a natural sanctuary between your homes with a garden or greenhouse. While this option might not work for everyone as gardening and plant upkeep is a commitment, it does align with sustainable, intentional living and can be an exciting undertaking. It’s also great for family bonding and learning together as long as you’re willing to put in the work.

There are many ways to work a garden plot or greenhouse into the overall design. Having multiple garden plots built into a deck, a garden in your yard, or a greenhouse in the middle or on the side are all quality options.

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Two Tiny Houses Attached With A Covered Patio

Two Tiny Houses Attached With A Covered Patio

Designing a patio that isn’t exposed could be appealing for people who want to protect themselves from the elements and can be used in many ways. Add picnic tables, outdoor couches, a firepit, a hammock, or storage pieces. Build in a grill, a TV, or a card table with games to create even more memories.

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connected tiny houses with shared covered patio

Floorplan Designs For Your Double Tiny House

Floorplan Designs For Double Tiny Houses

Scroll through these floorplan suggestions for more detailed inspiration to assist you in building conjoined tiny homes. The design ideas below are rich with inspiration for your attached houses.

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Private Kids House With A Yard

Private Kids House With A Yard

connected tiny houses with yard

This floorplan is a wise option for families who want to build a private house for their children. One of the tiny houses has room for two twin beds, a closet, and a private bathroom that could easily be used by kids or teens. The second house has space for a queen bed for parents and a dining and kitchen area for the entire family. Each house is lined with a deck and a backyard area for everyone to enjoy together.

Separate House For Kids With A Garden

Separate House For Kids With A Garden

two tiny houses floorplan

Something unique about this layout is the inclusion of two garden areas between the houses. Designing a deck with square gardens is an interesting way to live sustainably and grow your own meals for your family, and to bring a natural aesthetic to your deck. One of these houses is ideal for teens or kids with two twin beds, a bathroom, and a laundry area. The other house includes a queen bed, kitchen and dining area, living room, and a bathroom with a standing tub, making it ideal for parents or relatives.

Family Floorplan With A Covered Patio + Deck

Family Floorplan With A Covered Patio and Deck

two tiny house layout with covered patio

The parallel covered patio and open deck in this design is nice for families who enjoy spending time together eating, playing, and talking outside. The side house has enough room for two twin beds ideal for children, while the main house has space for a queen bed and an open kitchen, dining, and living room area that could work well for parents.

Two Connected Tiny Houses With A Yard

Two Connected Tiny Houses With A Yard

connected tiny houses floorplans with yard

This option is an ideal setting for a family looking for a private kids house and a larger main house. One element of the floorplan that is unique is the room for a full counter with barstools in the kitchen right next to the open living room. This would be a homey space to cook with the whole family then watch movies together in the connected living room. The smaller kids house also has space for two twin beds and a private bathtub, with a conjoined deck between buildings.

Adjoined Tiny Houses With Two Queens + Deck

Adjoined Tiny Houses With Two Queens plus Deck

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The layout is designed with a large wooden deck surrounding the yard, making it great for big families or smaller families who frequently have guests. It especially makes sense for families who want to have a separate house for their children while letting relatives stay in the main house with the parents. In the smaller house, there’s room for two twin beds in a shared kids’ room, their own private bathroom, and a laundry room. The main house has two private bedrooms that can hold queen beds — one master bedroom and one guest room.

Attached Tiny Houses With Two Queens & One Twin

Attached Tiny Houses With Two Queens and One Twin

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The open space in this floorplan is perfect for children, guests, and parents to share. The houses are attached by a shared yard with a surrounding deck, similar to the previous designs. A huge kitchen with room for a full dining table along with an expansive living room would work well for group dinners and family movie nights. The main house has a big laundry room and a private master bedroom with a queen bed. The smaller house gives guests a room with a queen bed and two closets, as well as having a kids’ room. Both houses have a private bathroom with a full tub.

Double Tiny Houses With A Covered Patio

Double Tiny Houses With A Covered Patio

two tiny house design with shared deck and covered patio

A covered patio has its advantages when it comes to keeping dry from rain or protected from the summer sun, making this design distinctive. The full kitchen, dining, and living room in each house also allows this design to stand out. Each family can have all their living essentials in their individual homes. It’s perfect for those who want to live right across the way from extended family or have guests come stay awhile.

Two Tiny Houses Side By Side + Home Office

Two Tiny Houses Side By Side plus a Home Office

two tiny house floorplan with offices

Building a tiny home with an office can help you work remotely in your new house. The design here has two homes each with their own office. One of the houses contains a full kitchen and living room as well as a private bathroom and standing tub. The other house includes a closet, laundry room, and an additional private bathroom. This setup could easily work for a couple who wants to connect a guest house to their main home.

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Payment Advice For Cost Of Two Tiny Houses Connected

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When considering the overall costs of connecting two tiny homes, there are several elements worth thinking through. The cost of connecting two tiny houses will be greater than the cost of a single dwelling for several reasons.

The average single-family tiny home will typically cost you between $30,000 and $60,000 if you build it yourself. If you hire someone to build it for you, go ahead and double that number.

So, logically, when deciding to attach two tiny homes into one property, you’re looking at doubling all building expenses. Not only will construction and building costs double, but you will also need to create a separate main water line, source twice the amount of furniture, and buy another power amp. Additionally, there will be building expenses for the design and execution of the attachment feature. All that to say, it’s a steep project price-wise, especially when taking a care of a family on a budget.

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Building Codes and Zoning Advice For Separate Properties Conjoined

Building Codes and Zoning Advice For Separate Properties Conjoined

It’s also important to consider building and zoning codes for double tiny homes. When I first started thinking about the idea of connecting tiny houses, one of my initial questions was how that would work with local building codes and zoning This is tricky, primarily because building laws that mention tiny living are few and far between, and the codes that do exist come with lots of state-to-state variations.

Some states register tiny houses as recreational vehicles while others classify them as permanent housing. There are also cases where tiny homes are considered additional dwelling units, and these can come with their own state specific laws.

To discover how your state would categorize two tiny houses on one plot of land, check out our tiny house state guides which reviews building codes for each state.

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Your Turn!

  • What is your inspiration for wanting to attach your tiny homes?
  • Which design ideas work best for your dream double tiny houses?

Four Bedroom Tiny Houses To Inspire Your Design

Four Bedroom Tiny Houses To Inspire Your Design

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NAVIGATION

Tiny houses have made a name for themselves by breaking the mold of what a house is, and because what defines a tiny house is always changing, there are some great four-bedroom options popping up. When I first started working on tiny houses, people were building smaller than they are today. The largest one I saw back then was about 150 square feet built on an 18-foot trailer. Now, people are creating larger tiny houses to accommodate entire families, including two, three, and four bedrooms on up to 30-plus foot trailers.

All that to say, moving your family of four or more into a tiny house is more normal and attainable than ever before. It makes sense to wonder if a tiny house will offer enough space to feel like a traditional home, but I would say you can comfortably live in a tiny house with more people given the right design.

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Tiny houses aren’t just for singles or couples. With careful planning, consideration of your lifestyle, and a thoughtful use of space, a tiny home can be just as livable and functional for an entire family as any other type of house.
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Four bedrooms too many? Explore these options to find the floorplan for you:

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Can You Build A Four Bedroom Tiny House?

Can You Build A Four Bedroom Tiny House

Thanks to a constantly changing landscape, tiny homes are no longer limited to a particular set of dimensions. Families that are looking to escape the rat race and create simpler lives for themselves and their children are successfully building two bedroom, three bedroom, or a bedroom plus office tiny house.

At the end of the day, the tiny house lifestyle is more about intentional living than building a certain size house. It’s about living minimally and making the most of your space.

So while building a four-bedroom tiny house is doable, creating the house that works for you will take a lot of planning. Tiny house living may not be defined by size alone, but maximizing space is still part of what makes the lifestyle work.

Before you even start looking at floorplans, I suggest thinking through the goals you have for your house. If you plan to permanently live in your tiny house, what features should it have? Make a list of needs your tiny house must accommodate. You might consider:

DESIGN FEATURES TO CONSIDER

  • Do your children need their own rooms?
  • How many bathrooms will you need?
  • Will you need more than one shower?
  • What appliances does your kitchen need?
  • Do you need a washer and dryer?
  • Do you want an outdoor space?
  • Do you need a TV? Multiple TVs?
  • Where will kids play and do homework?

Write down your needs at the beginning of the process to decipher the design for your tiny home that will work best for you and your family. This will help guide you in ruling out non-functional floor plans right away.

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Is Living In A Tiny House Full Time Worth It For A Family?

Is Living In A Tiny House Full Time Worth It For A Family

Choosing to raise your family in a tiny house is a big decision. You want to be sure that taking this step is really what you want. One of the first things I learned when starting my tiny house journey was to take time to research, but eventually you’re going to need to make a gut decision and go with it.

I knew the switch to tiny living would come with sacrifices, but after being laid off from my first “career” job, it was a risk I decided to take. It took me four years of saving and 1.5 years of building to make my dream of creating my first tiny house a reality. I had never built anything before and was the last person you’d expect to be building their own house. I worked in HR during the day and assembled my tiny house at night. But I haven’t once regretted following my instincts.

Making the shift to tiny living changed my life and opened up a lot of possibilities for me. It gave me more financial freedom, control of my own time, and significantly less stress. I believe this lifestyle will give you and your family these benefits too.

Can You Raise A Family Of Four In A Tiny House?

Can You Raise A Family Of Four In A Tiny House

It is absolutely possible to raise a family in a tiny home. Once you’ve decided to make the switch to tiny living, take a look at that list you made earlier and consider the needs specific to your family. There are many features that can make your tiny house a comfortable and practical home for your family.

Adding More Beds To A Tiny House

Adding More Beds To A Tiny House

One of the first things to consider is where everyone will sleep. Options for adding more beds might include:

Lofting your bed

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Adding bunk beds

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Adding a murphy bed

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Adding a trundle or roll out bed

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Making the living room couch a pull-out bed

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Adding an enclosed bedroom space

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Ideas For Raising Kids In A Tiny House

Ideas For Raising Kids In A Tiny House

Kids have their own set of unique needs so it’s important to consider the lifestyle of your family to figure out what features might be helpful for your children. There are many creative concepts to make room for your kids to do their homework, store their stuff, and have ample space to play.

Some tips for kids’ spaces might include:

Creating a homework nook

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Creating a fold-down or slide-out craft table

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Creating a bookshelf in a sidewall

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Adding storage under bench seats or pull-outs under the bed

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Separate “Kids Rooms” by having multiple lofts

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Adding cubbies in the wall to store toys, books, and games

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Using a loft space as a playroom

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Ideas For Raising A Baby In A Tiny Home

Ideas For Raising A Baby In A Tiny Home

If you have or are planning to have a baby, raising your little one in your tiny house comes with an entirely different set of needs. You will need baby-proof spaces that keep your child safe, a place for them to sleep, and storage for your baby necessities.

Features to accommodate your little one

A crib that sits parallel to the master bedcrib that sits parallel to master bed

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A changing table that folds out from the sidewallfold down changing table

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A woven rope wall off the loft to keep your baby safewoven rope wall in tiny house loft

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Compact items like a collapsible bathtub or mini cribtiny house couch storage as mini crib

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Making Room For Kitchen, Bathroom, And Laundry Needs

Making Room For Kitchen Bathroom And Laundry Needs

Deciding to make your full-time home a tiny house means you need to accommodate the daily life of your family. There are several ways to make sure your tiny home fits your family’s day to day, so it’s important to think through what your needs are and design a space that’s right for you.

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What Type Of Tiny House Is Right For My Family?

What Type Of Tiny House Is Right For My Family

Now that you’ve considered the features you want to include in your tiny house, it’s time to consider the size and design that is right for your family. There are several roomier options that can work for you.

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4BR Tiny House On Foundation

Four Bedroom Tiny House On Foundation

If you’re looking for a more stationary setup for your family, you can easily stick with a more traditional small house. These homes don’t come on wheels and are set up on a solid foundation, which is usually more palatable to code enforcement and means you aren’t restricted to a trailer footprint.

Incorporating the adaptable features I mentioned before can make these traditional tiny homes work for families with two to five kids. A major benefit of having a stationary home is that you can create a deck or a small yard. You can even open your living space up to that outdoor space for easy access and an extended living area.

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4 Bedroom Tiny House On Wheels

Four Bedroom Tiny House On Wheels

If you’re looking for a tiny house that can travel, consider mounting your home on wheels. There are lots of benefits to building a tiny home on wheels. Not only can you take your trailer on road trips with the entire family, but you also have locational freedom. You don’t necessarily have to commit to the land you originally built your tiny house on. You have the ability to move your home later if, for example, you change jobs and need to relocate.

If you want to make your tiny house mobile but don’t want to sacrifice the outdoor space, consider building a rooftop deck on top of your trailer.

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Four-Bedroom Tiny House Design Inspiration

Four-Bedroom Tiny House Design Inspiration

A great example of a tiny house design that can easily work for a family with up to three kids is the NestPod model from Tiny House Scotland. This design is set on wheels making it ideal for family travel. It includes stairs that lead to a lofted king size bed with skylights on each side, two short side tables, shelves, wooden rods for hanging clothes, and wire baskets for extra storage.

Additionally, there is a kids’ room with a ladder leading to three stacked bunk beds. There are drawers for games or toys underneath the bottom bunk bed, as well as a movable shelf positioned under the head of the second bunk. The kitchen is on the ground floor and contains drawers, cabinets, a sink, a full dishwasher, and wall space for a refrigerator.

The bathroom includes a tub and shower with a removable head, a sink, a toilet, under-cabinet storage, and hooks above the window for towels or clothes. Overall, the NestPod is a functional and cozy space for a family with three kids to live and travel in.

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Other 4 Bedroom Tiny House Design Inspirations

Other 4 Bedroom Tiny House Design Inspirations

Here are some great examples of larger tiny houses built for more people.

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How To Design Your Four-Bedroom Tiny House

How To Design Your Four-Bedroom Tiny House

If you do choose to build and design your own four-bedroom tiny house, you’re going to want a floorplan that fits your family. Check out these options:

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Two-Story For Family With Two Kids And Guest

Two-Story For Family With Two Kids And Guest

2 story tiny house floorplans for family with two kids

This floorplan is nice for families with two kids who want to host the occasional guest. The plan allows for two kids’ rooms — one on the loft and one on the ground floor. It also includes a full dining and kitchen area, home office, and a full-size fold-out bed for guests.

Two-Story For Family With Four Kids

Two-Story For Family With Four Kids

tiny house floorplan for family with 4 kids

This floorplan is unique in that it can house families with up to four kids. The layout includes three kids’ rooms (one with two twin beds) and a master, plus a combined living and dining room with a TV and washer and dryer nook.

Two-Story With Two Queens, One Twin + Fold-Out Couch

Two-Story With Two Queens One Twin and Fold-Out Couch

2 story tiny house with 2 queen beds

This floorplan has two larger bedrooms with queen beds and one twin bed, as well as a full-size fold-out bed. This setup is perfect for families who want to have multiple relatives in town at one time. It also has space for a living room, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom.

Two-Story With One Queen, Two Twins + Fold-Out Couch

Two-Story With One Queen Two Twins and Fold-Out Couch

tiny house with four beds

This floorplan has a master bedroom as well as two twin bedrooms. This layout is great for a family with two kids or a family with one kid who wants to host the occasional guest. It also includes a kitchen and living room with stairs to the loft.

Two-Story With Two Queens (One Fold Out) + Two Twins

Two-Story With Two Queens plus Two Twins

tiny house floorplan with queen bed and twin beds

This floorplan has two queen beds (one from the fold-out couch) as well as two twin bedrooms. It includes a full dining and kitchen space as well as a corner bathroom positioned for optimal space usage.

Two-Story For Family With Three Kids And One Guest

Two-Story For Family With Three Kids And One Guest

two story tiny house for family and guest

This setup is unique because it has space for a family with three kids, placing two of the twin beds separated by a wall and one in its own room. This plan has a particularly spacious kitchen and living room as well as a washer and dryer.

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How Much Does A 4 Bedroom Tiny Home Cost?

How Much Does A 4 Bedroom Tiny Home Cost

The average tiny home will typically cost you between $30,000 and $40,000 dollars, but a four-bedroom tiny house will cost a bit more, at around $50,000 to $60,000 if you build it yourself; if you hire someone to build it for you, double that number. That’s a lot of money if you’re a family on a budget, so you might consider different options for paying for your home.

One option is to finance directly through RV-certified tiny house builders. In terms of housing, tiny houses are categorically similar to RVs. Many major tiny house builders will work with lenders to offer a financial plan that makes sense for them. Oftentimes that means a 15- to 20-percent down payment.

The best payment plan for you and your family will largely depend on your budget, income, financial goals, and pre-existing assets.

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Your Turn!

  • What features will you need to include in your family’s tiny house?
  • Why do you feel like living tiny is right for your family?

Spacious Design Ideas For Three Bedroom Tiny Homes

Spacious Design Ideas For Three Bedroom Tiny Homes

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NAVIGATION


Oftentimes, families and couples look to tiny living to change their way of life. But in the early days of the movement, people built tiny houses that were much smaller than they are today. Now, families and young couples are building their houses on larger trailers in search of a complete lifestyle shift — one with less stress, more financial freedom, and better control over how they spend their time.

When I first started building, I wasn’t sure if I could fit all of my needs into such a small space. However, I’ve learned that building a tiny house that feels open and comfortable is possible. There are many design and layout variations for three-bedroom tiny houses that can accommodate a family or guests without making the house feel crowded. Here’s what you need to know.

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Hi, I’m Ryan
A tiny house with 3 bedrooms is plenty of space for a family, if you plan it well. The best three bedroom floorplans tend to separate the bedrooms to the opposite ends of the house, leaving the shared spaces like the kitchen, living room, and dining room acting as buffers, so everyone can find a little personal space in a tiny home.
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Explore these options to find the bedroom floorplan that’s best for you:

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Can You Build A Tiny House With Three Bedrooms?

Can You Build A Tiny House With Three Bedrooms

When people think about switching to tiny living, they usually picture a one-bedroom tiny house. But the tiny house world is rapidly expanding and with it, the number of amazing designs for all walks of life. It’s now normal to build larger tiny houses that include two bedrooms, three bedrooms, or even four bedrooms.

While less is more when it comes to adopting the tiny house lifestyle, that doesn’t mean you can’t live in a tiny house if you want a little more space. Adding more bedrooms won’t take away from your experience if you’re intentional about how you design your home and your life.

Why Should You Consider A Three Bedroom Tiny House?

Why Should You Consider A Three Bedroom Tiny House

Before you begin designing your tiny interior, think about the reasons you are considering building it in the first place. Doing some hard soul searching will give you great clarity into what you need out of your tiny home.

You should also consider the individual needs of each person that will be living in the house. Are you single, a couple, or a family? Each person will have specific requirements that must be met for a tiny house to function optimally.

Living In A Tiny House As A Couple

Living In A Tiny House As A Couple

Living in such a small space with your partner isn’t for the faint of heart. Both people really have to want to live tiny if it’s going to work.

What I’ve found living in my own tiny house is that making the switch can bring a new level of fulfillment to your daily life. Part of being an adult is making the decisions that work for you while balancing your responsibilities, and sometimes that means committing to your desires even if they go against the grain. If you and your partner crave simplicity, building a tiny house could be a solid start.

You might be looking to escape the demands of the city and create a quieter life. Or maybe you want to build a tiny vacation home or travel across the country. It’s possible that a one-bedroom tiny home will suffice for the needs of you and your partner. However, you may want an extra bedroom or two to travel with family, have friends stay in your home, or make room for future children. If this is the case, you should consider two bedrooms or three bedroom tiny houses.

DESIGN FEATURES TO CONSIDER FOR A COUPLE

  • Do you need one or multiple bedrooms?
  • Do you need a large or small kitchen?
  • Do you need a guest bed?
  • Do you want your tiny house to be mobile or fixed?
  • Do you want a TV, bookshelf or a wine cabinet?
  • Do you want a yard or rooftop deck?

Building A Tiny House For A Growing Family

Building A Tiny House For A Growing Family

Whether you are newlyweds looking for a house your family can grow into or you already have children, creating a tiny house that works for you is totally possible.

If your plan is to build a three-bedroom tiny house for you and your kids to live in, my first piece of advice is to think about the individual needs your family has. This can include anything from the features your kids might want to giving parents a quiet space to get away from it all to the land you park it on.

DESIGN FEATURES TO CONSIDER FOR A FAMILY

  • How many beds for you and your children?
  • Do you need extra storage for toys or books?
  • How many bathrooms will you need?
  • Do you prefer a dining table or counter space?
  • Will you want a TV? Multiple TVs?
  • Do your kids need individual “bedrooms”
  • Do you need your tiny house to be baby proof?
  • Do you need room for homeschooling?

Considering the answer to each of these questions is the first step in building a tiny house that your family can happily grow into.

tiny house plans for families

Looking To A 3 Bedroom Tiny House For Extra Space

Looking To A 3 Bedroom Tiny House For Extra Space

Maybe you’re considering a larger tiny house just because you need extra room for potential guests, extra activities, or just because you want to build a bigger house. Even if you don’t plan to move your family into your tiny house or use it to travel with a partner, a small home can still be a great option for living a simpler life.

Here are some tips for including an extra bed in your tiny house without making your house feel cramped:

Add a murphy bed that folds up into the wall when it’s not being used

murphy bed in tiny house
tiny house murphy bed

Add a trundle bed that slides under the main bed to use for guests

tiny house trundle bed
trundle bed

Put a fold out couch in the living room

couch bed
couch bed in tiny house

Add a daybed to the living room that can double as a sleeping area

raised day bed in tiny house
tiny home day bed

Keep a floor bed or air mattress in the closet to bring out for guests

floor bed in tiny house
pullout floor bed

Which Three Bedroom Tiny House Design Is Right For You?

Which Three Bedroom Tiny House Design Is Right For You

Even if you know what features you’re looking for, it can be a challenge to decide which tiny house layout works best for you. As I mentioned above, you’ll need to consider the individual needs of each resident, plus the collective needs of your family as a whole.

The good news is that, these days, there’s no shortage of three-bedroom options on the market. Below are some tiny house design plans and prefabricated homes for purchase.

The Tumbleweed B-53: Two Story, Three Bedroom Small House On Foundation

The Tumbleweed B-53 Tiny House

This small B-53 house design is 743 square feet with two bedrooms, or you can add a third bedroom making the house 837 square feet in total. Building the house will usually cost $100 to $200 per square foot.

The building is designed to include a kitchen, bathroom, living room, and optional bedroom on the first floor. The second floor includes two more bedrooms and a bathroom. The house is designed with stairs and would be great for a small family.

tumbleweed b53 tiny house
tumbleweed b53 tiny house floorplans

The Charme: 2 Story, 3 Bedroom Tiny House On Wheels

The Charme Tiny House On Wheels

Purchasing The Charme house by Minimaliste can satisfy many needs. It is a two-story, three-bedroom, 330-square-foot mobile tiny house that can sleep four people easily and up to eight people total. This design includes a living room, kitchen, full bathroom, washer and dryer, stairs, and three total bedrooms.

The intricate design contains many features to support more people. The interior of the kitchen includes plenty of storage drawers and cabinets under the stairs. The living room sectional can be converted into a dining area, and the TV is installed on a wall support which gives it flexibility. The Charme rests on wheels, making it a nice option if you and your family plan to travel.

charme tiny hosue by minimalliste
charme tiny house living room
charme tiny house interior
charme tiny house kitchen and stairs
living room in charme tiny home
kitchen in charme tiny home
charme tiny home bedroom
charme tiny home bathroom

The Denali: Two Story, Three Bedroom Bunkhouse Trailer

The Denali Tiny House Bunkhouse Trailer

Purchasing the Denali Bunkhouse Trailer from Timber Craft Homes is a great option for families who want to travel. This tiny home is a 41-foot, two-story trailer with three bedrooms. It features a main floor bedroom with a king bed and two sleeping lofts with a staircase. It also includes a fully furnished kitchen and bathroom with a bathtub, French doors, and vaulted ceilings.

denali bunkhouse tiny house
kitchen in denali bunkhouse
denali bunkhouse living room
interior of denali tiny house
denali bunkhouse bedroom
denali bunkhouse bathroom

The Elmore: Three Bedroom, Two Story Tiny House

The Elmore Custom Tiny Home Design

The Elmore by Moveable Roots is a 40-foot custom two-story, three-bedroom tiny home. The home is approximately 500 square feet in total and starts at $120,000. It includes a primary bedroom on the ground floor, two sleeping lofts, and a screened-in porch.

The primary bedroom has a spacious closet and extra drawers for storage. Each loft also includes extra space for storage of toys, clothes, and more. The kitchen features a bar with enough seating for three, an electric cooktop and oven, dishwasher, farmhouse sink, full refrigerator, and a washer and dryer built into the stairs.

The living room includes an L-shaped couch and room on the wall for a TV. The bathroom includes a large vanity, walk-in shower, linen storage, and toilet. The Elmore is also on wheels and works great for families or couples who are looking to travel. With room for up to two queen and three twin beds, the Elmore house can sleep a large family or a small family and several guests.

kitchen counter in the elmore tiny house
the elmore tiny house kitchen
refridgerator in the elmore tiny house
the elmore tiny house stairs to loft
living room in the elmore tiny house
the elmore tiny house living room
the elmore tiny house bedroom