If you’re always dreaming of the sand and the sun, and relaxing holidays, you’re not alone. Here are seven tiny beach houses to inspire you, even when you can’t dip your toes in the sand.
A Beach Cottage
Join Sarah, at A Beach Cottage, for the before-and-after tour of her quaint home by the sea in sunny Australia.
Nothing says “beach” more than a front door painted an ocean hue. Just seeing it puts you in vacation mode.
White walls (Delicate White is an excellent choice), white furniture, and weathered furnishings are hallmarks of coastal cottage decor. Throw in an oar and some striped rugs and you’ve got an instant recipe for nautical style.
Beach Hampton House
Located on a quarter-acre plot in Amagansett, New York, this home has a tiny 15’ x 20’ footprint.
But small doesn’t mean boring. Bates + Masi Architects used glass walls between the bedroom and study to make the home feel more spacious. White ceilings add to the expansive feel.
Nestled into a seaside cliff in Cornwall, on the southwestern tip of England is a tiny cottage with huge views.
Known as The Edge, it packs a lot of living into 320 sq ft. The kitchen, living room, bedroom and porch each occupy a corner of the home’s small floor plan. Striped furniture and porthole mirrors make it a lovely place to sit and sip a glass of your favorite beverage. But why stay inside when you have this view?
Another property in Cornwall (this is totally making us want to go to Cornwall), this one on Holywell Bay, is made for surfers. A pair quirky beach shacks, this minute getaway is set on two acres of wild grounds.
It has two huts, one for sleeping and one for cooking. Whitewashed clapboard walls add to the open, seaside feel. And check it out: You can rent this property for your next dream vacation.
Located in El Arco, Chile, the Casa Till is 600 sq ft of stunning architecture and pure ocean views.
The house is built on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Glass partition doors provide privacy to the bedrooms, but these can be opened to create a single living space. The minimalist decor and bright orange lamp suit the home’s modern design.
Pye’s Beach House
In 2015, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina wiped out the owner’s 100-year-old house, Pye’s Beach House was built with the help of Tiny House Nation.
Designed by Bruce Lanier, an architect at Standard Creative, this 24′ x 24′ floor plan has soaring ceilings. Rolling doors do more than just divide the space. These contain two, eight-foot benches. Learn more about this home’s amazing story at PyesBeachHouse.com.
This tiny house is actually a rolling bungalow. A finalist in Sunset Magazine’s Top 6 Mobile Homes, the Freeshare is made to be used off the grid. How much do you love that orange paint? Try a bright color if you’ve got a small space that needs a dose of bright color.
With handcrafted oak cabinets, king and queen sleeping lofts and a full galley kitchen, it’s ready to be parked at the beach any time you need some sun and sand. Bonus: You can download the plans for free.
If you want to create a little oasis for yourself, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders.