Tiny Homes vs. Cabins: Is There A Difference?

Tiny Home and Cabin

Many people associate tiny homes with a cabin, believing that a tiny home is essentially just a cabin that you stay in indefinitely. While a tiny home and a cabin are similar, it is worth noting that they are not the same. In fact, at Absolute Tiny Houses, we specialise in the design and creation of both tiny homes and cabins!

Before you make your decision, here are some of the key differences to note when it comes to tiny homes and cabins:

Tiny Homes

A tiny home is exactly what it sounds like – a house, but with everything at a much smaller scale. This means a smaller bedroom, bathroom, living area, kitchen, etc. Tiny homes are usually built off-site and then transported to your plot of land where they are affixed on a foundation.

While it is possible to also remove and transport the home to a new location, this can be time consuming and only recommended if you are moving to a new area but would like to keep your tiny home. Tiny homes are ideal for those interested in a sustainable and minimalist lifestyle!


There are usually two types of cabins that you can choose from – these are self-contained cabins and portable cabins. Of the former, these are usually mounted onto a foundation and include everything that you need. In terms of the latter, these are cabins that are designed to be easily transported from one place to another, instead of being affixed to a foundation.

As a result, portable cabins are excellent holiday homes or additions to the backyard, usually with the ability to be attached to a trailer and built with wheels. Cabins can be said to be a type of tiny house if used for this purpose.

As you can see, tiny homes and cabins are similar, but still different.

At Absolute Tiny Houses, we offer modern and affordable tiny homes and cabins that are perfect for those looking to downsize and live minimalistically. Choose between our different floor plans to find the ideal tiny home or cabin for your needs and requirements. Transform your way of living with custom tiny homes and cabins at Absolute Tiny Houses. Contact us today for more information or if you have any questions.

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