Heijmans ONE – An Affordable Tiny House from Amsterdam

This tiny house has been created by the Dutch construction-services company Heijmans as part of an affordable housing project. The project aims to provide young people with rental housing within bustling, high-profile cities like Amsterdam.


Tiny House - Heijmans ONE - Amsterdam - Exterior Winter - Humble Homes

Called the Heijmans ONE, the tiny house serves starter home for $860 a month. It comes fully equipped and is a portable structure, meaning it can be placed wherever your city permits. Heijmans hopes that they will also be placed in less used, or forgotten urban areas to help stimulate development and economic growth.


Tiny House - Heijmans ONE - Amsterdam - Living Room - Humble Homes

The prefab units are targeted at educated millennial’s between the ages of 25 and 35, who earn too much to qualify for social housing, but still not enough to secure good housing in the rental sector. It’s also this demographic who are likely to be searching for an urban lifestyle, near to their place of work.


Tiny House - Heijmans ONE - Amsterdam - Kitchen - Humble Homes

The Heijmans ONE has been designed for single occupancy, which is somewhat limiting, but judging from the photographs it could easily accommodate couples. In fact, it’s clear that the living spaces are intended for several people.

Tiny House - Heijmans ONE - Amsterdam - Sleeping Loft - Humble Homes

Each unit contains a kitchen, living room, dining area, bathroom and lofted bedroom. Both gable ends feature extensive glazing to create a bright interior, and the rear of the Heijmans ONE features a small exterior deck. The loft area also has a large custom-built storage closet for all your clothing needs.

Tiny House - Heijmans ONE - Amsterdam - Floor Plans - Humble Homes

In a bid to keep costs low, the Heijmans ONE is prefabricated offsite. Once transported to the owners plot, it can be hooked up to services in a day. They also come with solar panels to help provide for some of the users electrical needs. Two models have already been installed at Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam, and Heijmans hopes to launch another 30 throughout the Netherlands in 2015.

For more tiny houses check out INDAWO/lifepod, a modern tiny living unit based in South Africa. Or, this modern shepherds hut from Canadian company, Gute. See all tiny houses.

Via Inhabitat
Photos: Heijmans ONE

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.

  1. Terrific stuff! Perfect for the urban dweller, provided they can access services. I also want to focus on another demographic, elders. I think the need is going to be huge, and I see a burgeoning market that could become the updated mobile home park – only with tiny houses, one story, and outfitted with universal accessibility. What do you think?

  2. This type of demographic….this is for everyone…who wants to live comfortably, but doesn’t want to have to work for 20-30 years to pay off a McMansion…..

    This IS the future of the US.

  3. Not sure these tiny houses are a good solution for elders. First, they often have a hard time doing stairs or ladders. Second, they often need more open space for walkers, wheel chairs etc. I think the tine house would have to be re-designed to fit this segment of the population.

  4. I agree… I like the simple and versatile archedcabins design. I’m 53 and would love to help build a community full of tiny houses with a central community room, pool, growing garden, solar/wind farm… the sky’s the limit! Let’s start a kickstarter!

  5. I would be interested to know the cost to purchase these units and if it meets us building codes to be attached to a permanent foundation. I own 10 acres of land on the outskirts of San Diego California and am planning to build a small development with multiple single family dwellings with a modern style, self-sufficiency (or at a minimum, eco-friendly), at a price of which I can make a reasonable profit while providing new housing for young and old alike. If a representative from the company would please reach out to me, I would be most appreciative.