6 simple floor plans for compact homes under 400 square feet

Tiny living is all the rage these days, but everyone has a slightly different definition of what a tiny home really is. However, if you really want to commit to the lifestyle, try downsizing to a home that's 400 square feet (37 square meters) or smaller!
Contrary to what you might believe, it's entirely possible to live comfortably in a home of this size. All the plans below are under 400 square feet, and some of them even have luxurious touches like walk-in closets and large fireplaces.
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1. Compact studio design from Houseplans
Coming in at 300 square feet (28 square meters), this studio design from Houseplans would make an excellent bachelor pad. The majority of the home is taken up by the great room, which features a cozy wood-burning stove tucked into a little nook on the right side. An L-shaped kitchen is located in the front-left corner of the home, and a bathroom with a shower is directly behind it.
2. Rustic home with large stone fireplace from Family Home Plans
This charmingly rustic design from Family Home Plans comes in at 360 square feet (33 square meters), and it features a large covered front porch for some additional living space. Inside the home, the studio room has a small kitchen area on the left and a large stone fireplace on the right. There is plenty of space for a bed at the back of the home, and a bathroom with a shower is right next to this sleeping area.
3. Tiny cottage with walk-in closet from Architectural Designs
This cute little home from Architectural Designs comes in at 395 square feet (37 square meters). The front door opens into the main living area, which features sloping ceilings and has a kitchen on the right side. The bedroom is in the back of the home, and it boasts a walk-in closet. The bathroom is next to the bedroom, and it can be accessed through either the bedroom or the main living area. Double French doors in the bedroom lead out to the backyard.
4. Narrow rancher from Houseplans
Measuring 399 square feet (37 square meters), this design from Houseplans would be perfectly suited to a long, narrow lot. A large patio runs the length of the front of the home and wraps around the right side. The home can be entered through either sliding glass doors on the right or an additional door at the front. The open concept living room and eat-in kitchen are on the right side of the home, and it has plenty of built-in storage. The bedroom and a bathroom with a tub are located to the left.
5. Studio home with double garage from Floorplans
This tiny home from Floorplans comes in at 321 square feet (30 square meters), and it boasts a large double garage with built-in storage cabinets. The front door under the covered porch opens directly into the living room. A small kitchen area is behind the living room on the right, and the bathroom is across from it. The bedroom takes up the back section of the home.
6. Open concept carriage home from Houseplans
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Coming in at exactly 400 square feet (37 square meters), this studio design from Houseplans feels larger than it is thanks to vaulted ceilings and plenty of large windows. A staircase on the right side leads to a large deck, where double doors open into the home. The living room is at the front of the home, and a door here leads to a small Juliet balcony. The kitchen is to the right of the front door; a built-in dining bench means that you don't need additional kitchen chairs unless you want them. A built-in daybed is at the back of the home behind the kitchen, and a bathroom with a tub is beside it on the left.
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