tiny houses, cool dogs

We think tiny houses are appealing to dogs because they love cozy dens. Let’s take a little time to honor pooches who give “four paws up” about houses on wheels. Apart from our presidential dogs, the other canines are full-time tiny housers.

Presidential dogs: La Petite Maison was built by Sicily, an amazing 13 year old. She and her mother, Suzannah, were invited to display La Maison at the White House’s Maker Faire. During set-up, Bo and Sunny Obama stopped by.

Bo and Sunny are milling about La Petite Maison, with Sunny ready to jump inside. The house is parked under the East Wing portico and entry to the White House. (Suzannah Kolbeck)

Bo and Sunny are milling about La Petite Maison, with Sunny ready to jump inside. The house is parked under the East Wing portico and entry to the White House. (Suzannah Kolbeck)

La Petite Maison looks great in blue and white, with a natural wood door. Originally built in Georgia, the tiny house recently relocated to Delaware. (La Petite Maison)

La Petite Maison looks great in blue and white, with a natural wood door. Built in Georgia, the tiny house recently relocated to Delaware. (La Petite Maison)

Happy herder: Jenna and Guillaume brought Salies into their tiny house under construction. She is learning the ropes about living and traveling, as the three soon hit the road for a Tiny House Giant Journey.

Salies is a natural diva and photo bomber! She appears in front of nice reclaimed wood siding that's been nailed to her tiny home exterior. (Tiny House Giant Journey)

Salies is a natural diva and photo bomber! She appears in front of nice reclaimed wood siding that’s been nailed to her tiny home exterior. (Tiny House Giant Journey)

During dramatic stormy weather, Salies' house looks lovely. On a more practical note, it appears well-built and sealed up from the rain. (Tiny House Giant Journey)

During dramatic stormy weather, Salies’ house looks lovely. On a more practical note, it appears well-built and sealed up from the rain. (Tiny House Giant Journey)

Beach pup: Ella and Zac live in Little Yellow, sited on the Northern California coast. They discovered and adopted Lobster over the winter, and he relaxes perfectly at home. We believe he also takes ocean swims with Ella.

"Lobster totally gets the tiny thing," says Ella. "He only seems interested in his two happy places: on the bench or on the mat by the door when the bench is taken."

“Lobster totally gets the tiny thing,” says Ella. “He only seems interested in his two happy places: on the bench or on the mat by the door when the bench is taken.” (Little Yellow)

Here's the sweet tiny cottage where Lobster lives with his folks. It is an ideal coastal spot with plenty of land and even a horse paddock nearby. (Little Yellow)

Here’s the sweet tiny cottage where Lobster lives with his folks. It is an ideal coastal spot with plenty of land and even a horse paddock nearby. (Little Yellow)

Four dog family: Heather lives with her fur babies in a tiny house delivered last year. While dogs breathe like humans, a dehumidifier helps reduce humidity during an Alaskan winter. Surprisingly, room for four dogs isn’t an issue!

In this Alaskan tiny house, four dogs are very happy and comfortable. Three sleep on the great room floor, while one has the lucky chair. (Tiny House, Big Adventures)

In this Alaskan tiny house, four dogs are very happy and comfortable. Three sleep on the great room floor, while one has the lucky chair. (Tiny House, Big Adventures)

Over the summer, this Tumbleweed Cypress house looks so welcoming! A brand-new front deck expands the living space, even for the dogs. (Tiny House, Big Adventures)

Over the summer, this Tumbleweed Cypress house looks so welcoming! A brand-new front deck expands the living space, even for the dogs. (Tiny House, Big Adventures)

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