apartment and tiny house siblings

“A tiny house is sort of the suburban or maybe even rural version of a small apartment,” explained tiny houser Ryan Mitchell, to Salon magazine.

We kind of agree. It’s easy to spot apartment and tiny house family resemblances in open, multifunctional and simple interior layouts.

Apartment Interiors

APARTMENT - With 9'-10" ceilings and Juliet balconies, these 250-370 sq. ft. studio apartments have been designed for a new Manhattan complex that's more affordable. (nArchitects)

APARTMENT – With 9′-10″ ceilings and Juliet balconies, these 250-370 sq. ft. studio apartments have been designed for a new Manhattan complex that’s more affordable. (nArchitects)

APARTMENT - This 425 sq. ft. space is 25 feet high. The kitchen, living room and bathroom are on the main floor, while the sleeping area gets cantilevered above. (Specht Harpman)

APARTMENT – This 425 sq. ft. space is 25 feet high. The kitchen, living room and bathroom are on the main floor, while the sleeping area gets cantilevered above. (Specht Harpman)

APARTMENT - Here's a standard unit, which might benefit from some added color or decor. The storage includes built-in cabinets and shelves, like other tinies. (Atlantic Monthly)

APARTMENT – Here’s a standard unit, which might benefit from some added color or decor. The storage includes built-in cabinets and shelves, like other tinies. (Atlantic Monthly)

Tiny House Interiors

HOUSE - This miniHome is a contemporary, modular pre-fab which get manufactured before arriving on site. Here's a shot of the great room area and galley kitchen. (Altius RSA)

HOUSE – This “miniHome” is a contemporary, modular pre-fab which gets manufactured before arriving on site. Here’s a shot of the great room and galley kitchen. (Altius RSA)

HOUSE - Notice the light and bright interior, looking towards the kitchen area and storage. The owner lives in this house on wheels with her beau, newborn and dog. (Minimotives.com)

HOUSE – Notice the light and bright interior, looking towards the kitchen area and storage. The owner lives in the house on wheels with her beau, newborn and dog. (Minimotives.com)

HOUSE - The Downtown Project, in Las Vegas, plans to rent tinies. They have created a modern look inside this house on wheels. (Sally Wilson photo, Tumbleweed Houses)

HOUSE – The Downtown Project, in Las Vegas, plans to rent tinies. They have created a modern look inside this house on wheels. (Sally Wilson photo, Tumbleweed Houses)

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