We’ve featured tiny, one-room cabins and petite floating cottages, lakeside retreats, and even a trailer home that’s so tiny, it can be pulled by a pick-up truck. Yet one of the smallest homes we’ve come across has got to be Patrick Romero’s 192-square-foot space in Sandy, Utah. From the outside, it looks like a miniature suburban home with its white panelled walls, royal blue doors, and black trim windows. And on the inside, it’s perfectly tailored too. Along with ensuring there was a lot of natural light, Romero chose multifunctional small-scale furniture to keep the home as spacious and uncluttered as possible. Located near the Wasatch mountain range, this would be the perfect crash pad for a hiking retreat. Or, install a pair of wheels and have your own travelling cottage.
Patrick Romero clearly paid close attention to the details when he built his tiny house. Everything from the white cladding, to the shingled roof, to the retractable canopy are immaculately crafted. If the house had a permanent spot, we’d add a wraparound deck for extra entertaining space.
The interiors are as well-designed as the outside. The flooring throughout is dark hardwood and the walls are painted a crisp white. Although small, the kitchen is equipped with a sink, four-burner stovetop, microwave, and enough counter space for food prep. The bathroom is located just beyond the kitchen, while the loft bedroom is above.
Here’s the eating area and living room. Since there is basically no room for storage, Romero had to get creative. He built out the walls so there could be two nooks on either side of the second door. Although they’re empty right now, these spaces could be filled with stylish storage baskets.
The couch pulls out into an extra bed and the tabletop folds down to make extra space. With the two single beds in the loft, the total number of people that can comfortably sleep here is four—which isn’t bad for 192-square-feet.
The loft bedroom definitely lacks headroom, but the huge skylights prevent the space from feeling too claustrophobic. For lighting, Romero added a strip of LEDs to either side of the walls and a sleek fixture that hangs above the pillows. Behind the beds, a built-in shelf holds bedside table essentials like books and cellphones.
This is by far one of the nicest, tiniest bathrooms we’ve ever seen. The surprisingly open room has a glass shower, a huge countertop, and even a little bench.