A Tiny House Designed With Unusual Ingenuity

This tiny house is just 350-square-feet in size, and maximises the available space through the use of some ingenious, albeit unusual, design features.



Designed by Christian Pottgiesser, the architect has taken full advantage of both horizontal and vertical spaces. Indented walls can be used as reading nooks or as a narrow staircase to the upper floor. The thicker walls contain hidden chairs that can be pulled out to accommodate more people.


As seen in the plan, the central living area provides access to the different areas of the home. Trap doors and other unusual features create a space that’s full of surprising and fun elements. The glass façade also enables natural light to penetrate into the ‘nooks and crannies’ of the home, giving the impression that the space is larger than it truly is.

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Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

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  1. I want to live in a energy efficient play house. The one I’m seeing designed by Christian Pottgiesser is amazing!