My NEW Tiny House Furniture

Tiny House Furniture

Check it out. I redid my living room.. AGAIN! I bought new Tiny House furniture, and although this futon is not 100% perfect, it’s definitely an upgrade. My old downstairs futon was handmade and heavy. It took 3-4 steps to assemble (watch the video here) and required the help of two bulky ottomans. It was mostly constructed of plywood, so it wasn’t that comfortable either.

My Old Downstairs Futon:

downstairs bed futon

My Old Futon Worked Great… When It Was Just Me Using It.

The futon we built turned out to be TOO COMPLICATED for my guests. Honestly, it also wasn’t even very comfortable as a couch. My AirBNB guests kept breaking the hinges off and tearing up the fabric trying to move the cumbersome pieces around. I found that it was a real hassle fixing it all the time, and I eventually decided that it was a failure (at least as a functional option for unsupervised guests). What can I say? We tried! For the record, I think it worked fine when it was just me.

Old Tiny House Living Room Furniture

After much deliberation, I bought a small pre-made futon.

This is only the 2nd piece of furniture in my house that isn’t handmade.


FutonThe Pros & Cons of My New Tiny House Furniture

My new futon is super easy to unfold into a comfortable bed, AND it’s also a comfy couch! Another pro is that I have more floor space because…..drum roll please… I also replaced my big, bulky ottomans with two cute, small teal ones! Yes, my new ottomans have storage. It’s where I store the futon’s bedding. Yes, they double as extra seating and footstools. Yes, they’re adorable.

The downsides? Tthis futon only makes a twin bed, where as my original self-built one was almost a full-size. But, perhaps the biggest con, is that it’s 6 inches narrower than my nook, leaving a dreadful gap of empty space! The truth is, I couldn’t find a pre-made futon that fit perfectly in my nook and fit through my 22″ front door.  So, this is a compromise that I had to make. Two people can still sit on this futon; it’s just a little cozier. To fill the leftover space in my nook, I installed a live-edge beverage shelf and book drawer with plenty of Tiny House reading material. Honestly, I think it’s a pretty cute solution, and I’ve always wanted a space to set my wine glass while watching a movie on my projector screen.

It has been a process, spanning 6 long years, to find the perfect furniture piece for my tiny nook. I’m still not 100% satisfied, but I think I can live with this new futon until I get another grand idea for a re-design!

Tiny house living room

For now, I’m going to take the advice printed on my decorative pillow and “Enjoy the little things.”



  1. August 24, 2023 / 11:00 pm

    Having been a tiny houser for the last 15 years, I’ve learned there is a lot of give and take to the world of living alternatively. While the tiny house “boom” has gone, the lifestyle will remain a cult favorite. Remember, the OUTSIDE is your LIVING space… it’s getting out, exploring and enjoying… the inside is just a place to rest your head, make your food and do your business. That’s it… if you’re unhappy, you’re not a tiny houser, you’re just pretty uncomfortable! LOL! 🙂

  2. July 8, 2022 / 10:02 pm

    The pullout futon is a great idea! I just bought a twin size murphy bed. Fairly expensive but I am not overly hand so I wasn’t going to be able to build on myself. The only problem I have with the murphy bed is it still seems rather bulky even though it is only a twin size. Needed something with a comfortable mattress as I have had back problems my whole life so I didn’t think a futon or sofa sleeper would do the trick. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Joseph Haynes
    July 17, 2021 / 3:42 am

    i whont to biyint

  4. March 23, 2021 / 8:50 am

    I love my tiny house. But I’m having trouble finding good places to put it. And I don’t always end up with the best neighbors.

    • K. M.
      January 18, 2022 / 4:41 pm

      That’s one thing about moving around although the reality anywhere is that one cannot choose his neighbors or kinfolks. (:>)}~

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