There is more to tiny houses than what meets the eye.

They could be little — normally defined as less than 400 square feet — but they are larger than they seem if you get knowledgeable with all the distance.

Four individuals who exchanged their houses for minimalism shared by Company Insider their best tips on maximizing and using a tiny house.

They adore multifunctional furniture think that a toilet door that doubles as a ladder into a loft or a seat that folds out to a guest bed. And, naturally, tiny living demands creativity with storage. 1 couple installed flooring cubbies inside their bedroom to carry miscellaneous things, while some other uses magnets to maintain kitchen accessories onto the walls.

But making the most of a tiny house is more than function and organization. Some create their space look larger by designing large picture windows to allow natural light in or employing an off-white paint to make the illusion of openness. And several extend their distance by bringing the outside in, from creating a deck into installing an accordion window.

Here is how tiny house dwellers create residing miniature work for them.