It's me, Alaska, your Tiny House Concierge. And today, we're tackling a subject that can be super uncomfortable—if you pick the wrong tiny house couch, that is!
I've been living in my tiny house on wheels for two years, so I feel qualified to tell you everything you need to know about choosing the best couches for tiny houses. Let's start with a big mega-statement.
You will spend most of your time sitting on your tiny house couch—so please make it comfortable.
Also, keep reading because I reveal my favorite tiny house couch at the end!
Tiny House Couch Considerations
There are many spaces one can occupy in a traditional home. You might sit on a chair, your bed, the floor, or, heck, even a bean bag. But in your tiny house? 99% guaranteed you will be sitting on your tiny house couch.
This is why I cringe when I see people choose couches that suck.
So how do you not choose a tiny house couch that sucks? Here's what to consider!
The best couch for a tiny house is one that pulls double duty.
It's always a good idea to look for ways to save space in a small living room, and one of the best ways to save space is to have your couch serve two purposes.
The first purpose will, of course, be lounging, but the secondary purpose depends on your lifestyle. For example, tiny home dwellers sometimes have their couches pull double duty as:
- Extra storage (storage couch)
- A guest bedroom (couch with a pull-out bed)
- A doggie daybed (because Lola is a precious baby and must be comfy while you are at work!)
Once you've figured out what you need your tiny house couch to do for you, it's time to consider how you will position your couch.
RE: The View From Your Tiny House Couch.
Think back to the last time you were Googling "tiny home builders." You were, no doubt, clicking through a gallery and gazing wistfully at the beautiful view of a tiny house kitchen, weren't you?
We all do this when considering a tiny home lifestyle. Still, when you look at pictures of luxury tiny houses online, it's important to consider whether the view in the picture is one you'll ever actually see!
The position of your couch is important. Consider an L-shaped couch for multiple views!
Just because you decided to buy a tiny house doesn't mean you have to buy a small couch. In fact, you may even want to consider a medium-sized couch because you'll be spending so much time on it! Basically, don't discredit L-shaped couches for tiny homes!
OK, can we talk tiny house reality for a minute?
Choose a tiny house couch with removable covers.
Friends, I've been living in a tiny house for two years, remember? And no, I'm not living in a tiny house with a family (or even living in a tiny house with a dog!), but I am still human. For example, here are a few of the messes I've made in my small space.
✅ Spilled a (huge) glass of red wine on the couch, the movie projector screen, and on myself. And no, I hadn't had a single sip when this happened!
✅ Kicked over a French press of coffee and sent grounds all over my small couch, my small living room, and Lindsay Wood, The Tiny Home Lady's small dog. (Who was not hurt but did get extremely dirty.)
✅ Bought a secondhand tiny house from people who had two dogs.
All I can say is #RemovableCovers for the win.
A tiny home is a small space where big messes happen. So do yourself a favor and invest in a couch you can wash!
Alright, do you want to know the couch I'm obsessed with?
It's this Jovie Sectional by Home Reserve.
It's massively comfortable, the L-shaped offers two views, plus guest seating, it has storage, and it comes in a bunch of colors. Seriously. You won't hate it.
The Jovie Sectional by Home Reserve - the Tiny House Concierge will never steer you wrong!
More Tiny House Couch Options
Looking for more great tiny house couch options? Check out this list with a wide variety of styles, sizes, and functions. Like this multifunctional sleeper sofa with storage chaise:
Choosing a couch is one part of going tiny, but honestly, there is so much to know, so be sure to pick up a copy of Alexis & Christian's book, The Beginner's Guide to Tiny Houses. Might as well learn from the best, right?
I'll be back soon, but please don't wait that long to say hi! You can find me here. I love to hear your stories, and I'm always happy to recommend my favorite tiny house couch or tiny home builder.
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Alaska is a writer, realtor, and tiny homeowner living in the great state of Colorado. She is the founder of The Tiny House Concierge, a company that offers consultation and copywriting services for people looking to rethink their housing and rewrite their lives. In addition to her website, she can be found on Instagram and YouTube.