The idea of building tiny houses is definitely catching up in Malaysia. There’s a certain charm in living in a compact space and it definitely appeals to those that aspire to live a simpler lifestyle. Not to mention, it takes lesser time to clean and you will get a huge save on electrical bills. For those in question, we have prepared a list of 7 tiny house ideas in Malaysia that you may want to integrate into your future house planning.
7 Tiny House Design Ideas In Malaysia
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1. Meraki Tiny House
Who would’ve thought that this majestic house by the hill is owned by a single Malaysian woman with no designing background! Atiqah Nadiah Zailani was set on living in an apartment when she changed her mind after traveling to Africa. This iron lady decided to create her own house off the grid and turning it into a self-sufficient house.
If everything goes well, the house will be equipped with solar panels for electricity, a rainwater collection tank for running water, and a composite toilet to recycle human waste. Planning to make each piece of furniture in the house herself, Atiqah estimated that she will be living there in 5 years. The best part about this house is that it has a magnificent view that overlooks Banjaran Titiwangsa.
Total Cost: RM200,000+
Size: 520 sqft
Rooms: 1 living room, 1 bathroom, 1 veranda, 1 loft
2. Kotak Teduh
There are so many ways we can go about when creating a tiny house. This couple decided to create their house in shipping containers. According to the owner, Apit, the most asked question when it comes to their tiny home is, “Isn’t it hot living in a container?” And the answer is, no. Apit remarked, as long as you choose the proper ventilation and roof for the house, you will be okay. Additionally, you have to also take into account Malaysia’s climate before building your house.
This couple has managed to make living in containers comfortable and artistic. Especially with the help of vibrant pops of yellow, bare brick walls, and refreshing plants around the house.
Total Cost: RM120,000+
Rooms: 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 1 resting area, 1 kitchen & 1 toilet
Location: Meru, Klang
3. La Hilir Tiny House
Nature lovers, you are going to fall in love with this one. Nestled in lush greeneries, this tiny house is equipped with an extended patio that overlooks a small river stream. Combining both kitchen and laundry room in one area, this compact house even comes with its own dining area and an outdoor theater to boot!
The family moved away from KL life, left everything, and settled in the kampung to have a simpler, basic, back-to-nature lifestyle. Like many other tiny houses, this one is fitted with a loft that also serves as a common area and bedroom for their two sons. Waking up to this view is definitely worth the trouble. Rewarding even! Oh did we mention that it is also a resort? If you want to wake up in these views as well, you should hit them up the next time you want to go glamping.
Total Cost: RM85,000
Size: 300 sqft
Location: Kg Dioh, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan
4. Pilah Hillstay
Using the hybrid house concept, this modern house is partly influenced by traditional house design. You have to admit, for a house this small, it definitely packs a punch! The large window in its kitchen is definitely one of the highlights of this house.
Now available as a homestay, you might want to consider staying here for a family trip. Since this house is located on top of a hill, early risers will be able to witness thick carpet clouds around the house every morning. Giving you the extraordinary “living on the sky” vibe.
Total Cost: RM40,000
Size: 430 sqft
Rooms: 1 bedroom/living room, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 loft bed, 1 balcony/dining area
Location: Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan
5. Tiny House, Tamparuli Sabah
Taking a step into this tiny house will give you nothing short of a fantasy thrill. Sheena Sonnia Yee is a Sino Dusun woman who decided to live in a practical space with a quality lifestyle. The lady learned about minimal lifestyle when she was studying in Australia which then inspired her to live with less clutter and be free financially.
Her home features a small open space that connects to the kitchen and a staircase leading to an open attic with a king-sized bed. There is also a small panel window on her roof that allows her to bask in natural light. This insta-worthy space has become the envy of many, especially due to its abundance organic plants and darling minimal design.
Total Cost: RM30,000
Size: 140 sqft
Room: 1 kitchen, 1 loft (for bed)
Location: Tamparuli, Sabah
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6. Jeram Tiny House
Here’s another example of a container house. You would be surprised to know how many things you can do with only 1 container. This house can fit anything you need to accommodate a simple lifestyle. It even comes with a courtyard and a rooftop hangout that overlooks the palm oil farm next to it. To stabilize the temperature in this house, the owner lined its walls with insulation fiber imported from Germany.
This tiny house was created as a homestay but it definitely gives off the homey vibe. For those that are planning to build a tiny house, you should experience it first with this house that only costs RM150/night.
Total Cost: RM65, 000
Size: 320 sqft
Rooms: 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom
Location: Kuala Selangor, Selangor
7. Kontena Stay Lanai 77
This two-story house is definitely one you would see in movies. Integrating the existing tree into their house design, this family managed to create a modern house while still respecting nature. With an extended 20 ft x 12 ft deck on the second floor and a pool, this house is beaming with refreshing energy.
Size: 192 sqft
Rooms: 2 studio room, 2 kitchenette, 2 toilet.
Location: Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Tiny House Nation Assemble!
It is amazing how many people are invested in this idea. We currently have a bunch of pages on social media dedicated to the tiny house nation, and the fact that everyone is willing to help each other achieve their dream house is heartwarming. Do you enjoy this article? Which one do you like the most? Do tell us in the comment section below.