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10 tiny homes, cabins, and sheds at the Seattle Home Show

From fully-featured houses on wheels to little backyard clubhouses

Both tiny homes and small, getaway sheds are on the rise, so it’s no wonder they made a major showing at the Seattle Home Show. Here are ten small space getaways, good for either a few hours of quiet time or years of living small, attendees can explore—because half the fun of going to the show is exploring houses set up inside.

An uncompromising tiny by Seattle Tiny Homes

A square tiny home with blue, corrugated steel siding and a panel of wood-style siding.
Stairs lead up to a sleeping loft in a tiny home
The living area of a tiny home features a small bench with throw pillows and a counter for dining.
A small built-in desk in a tiny home

The most plug-and-play tiny we saw at the Home Show was the enhanced Alki model by Seattle Tiny Homes. The RV-certified home has just 192 square feet of space on the ground floor with an 80 square foot loft, but still manages to fit a washer/dryer, a full kitchen, a built-in desk for office space, and even a bathtub.

One sleeping loft works as a primary bedroom, and a second bed can be mechanically lowered from the ceiling. The stairs up to the main sleeping loft double as shelves for efficient use of space.

Three homes by Carriage Houses NW

Carriage Houses NW, who’s also working with LIHI on one of their tiny homes projects, had three of their models on display at the Home Show.

A white tiny home with a rounded roof
A small loft with pillows under a wood beam ceiling

This build of the Big Little Barn featured a deep upper loft with a bathroom and space for a hot plate and other cooking accessories underneath.

A small, blue tiny home with a ramp leading up
A living area below, and a loft above under the vaulted ceiling

The Gray Cedar Classic model had more open space, and a cozy sleeping loft underneath a peaked ceiling.

A rectangular tiny home with siding below and exposed timber above
A small kitchen with a clock. A door in the back leads outside, and a door behind the kitchen leads to a restroom. There is a loft above.
A sleeping loft above a small living area. An open door with multiple glass panels is open to the right. There is a window in the back.

The Retro Metro, a new design, featured two lofts, a range, a larger bathroom, and a back patio.

A foundation-ready hideaway

A small cabin set up indoors
A small, open kitchen with lots of wood cabinets and black appliances.
A small living room with overstuffed furniture and a wood coffee table
A double bed with a tree motif and a portrait of dogs hanging above

Those looking for a foundation-ready home could explore this 587 square foot model by Detray’s Custom Housing with one bedroom, a covered porch, and a full kitchen and bathroom—for someone who wants to live small or buy a new, low-cost home, but doesn’t want to sleep in a loft.

Two sheds by Better Built Barns

A backyard cottage with a small porch with two red chairs
The view of the lounge area of the small cottage shed from the loft area
A small shed labeled “she shed.” It’s white with a gray roof. A sliding wood frame door opens to one side, with a standard door at the front.
Sliding wooden doors open slightly to show the interior of a small clubhouse shed decorated with a blue accent wall and soft seating.

Better Built Barns has several sheds on display at the Home Show, but two seemed more for leisure than anything else. One, Better Built’s Garden Cottage model, featured a front porch area, and a loft along three walls. A front dormer is a nice touch at the end.

Many of the small sheds at the Home Show were backyard, gendered clubhouses, but they could theoretically be enjoyed by anyone depending on their interests. Better Built also featured one of these, with a sliding wood door opening to a hardwood floor, soft seating, and a ceiling with exposed beams.

A backyard game room by Tuff Sheds

A small blue shed with barn doors
A small bar inside a shed
A wood wall leads up to a vaulted ceiling and skylights

Another gendered clubhouse came from Tuff Shed, who built this bar and gameroom for the show.. One wall is built out of pallets.

A detached dive and a beachy hideaway

An exposed wood bar with a small porch, made out of a shed
French doors and curtains lead the way into a shed
A nautical-themed interior with a long bench, a dresser, a plush chair, and shelves full of knick knacks
The side of a shed features a window that opens up into a counter with stools.

Aurora Quality Buildings had two offerings: A backyard shed dive bar that looks like a fisherman’s watering hole, and a more breezily nautically-themed relaxation space with a small counter that opens to the inside, French doors, and soft seating.

The Seattle Home Show runs through this Sunday, February 26 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center.

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