Tiny House Living on the Other Side of the World

updated May 3, 2019
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Most of the small spaces we feature are in the US or Europe, so today, we’re taking a look at a tiny house all the way on the other side of the world, in the Philippines. Although 292 square feet may seem quite small from an American perspective (especially for three people), this little home, essentially designed as one big room, seems positively palatial thanks to soaring ceilings and a full embrace of the outdoors.

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The main room, whose minimal furnishings include a daybed, some floor pillows and a couple of chairs, is also home to the kitchen, which includes a small fridge and a two-burner stove. (The sink is outside, next to what we’re guessing is the bathroom.) A (somewhat precarious) staircase leads to a sleeping loft upstairs. The concrete floor, only partially covered by colorful rugs, must feel deliciously cool during the summer months.

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The photo above gives you an idea of just how much the outdoor space becomes a part of the home. Outside the sleeping loft is a huge balcony, and below the balcony is a patio, with chairs, hammocks, a dining table, and even a swing, which functions as an outdoor living room. The space is home to an artist couple and their ten-year-old daughter. They consider their home to be a sort of “permanent installation” — living as art.

See more photos of the home at Tiny House Swoon.