Tiny houses are adorable in any season, like living in a dollhouse but with four walls and a toilet that makes compost. At Christmastime, these elf-sized homes have an advantage over full-scale dwellings. When you live in Santa’s Village year-round, it’s hard not to get in the spirit of things.
Decorating for the holidays is pretty easy for tiny home-dwellers—provided they take space into account. The biggest challenges are finding a spot for the tree that isn’t already claimed by a tiny fold-up kitchen table, a seating area, or a storage unit. As this roundup of tiny homes decorated for Christmas makes clear, the answer is to make space do double-duty—and when in doubt, go UP! Tiny-house dwellers take advantage of high ceilings and loft space to decorate above their heads.
These 36 tiny homes, all spruced up for the holidays, are sure to make you awww, and might even give you ideas for how to maximize your full-sized living space (steal these 11 clever storage ideas from tiny houses). After all, you don’t need to live in a tiny home to want to make the most of the room you have.
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