07/31/2014 10:20 am ET Updated Jul 31, 2014

12 Of The Most Impressive Tiny Houses We've Ever Seen

Courtesy of Macy Miller

Growing in popularity over the last decade, tiny houses are popping up around the country as more people decide to downsize their lives. While the structures often measure less than 300 square feet, the tiny house movement isn’t necessarily about sacrifice. With thoughtful, innovative designs, some homeowners have discovered a small house actually leads to a simpler yet fuller life, connecting them with family, friends, and nature while freeing them from mortgages, wastefulness, and an urge to keep up with the Joneses.

To check out the impressive tiny houses that maximize both function and style, visit our friends at Country Living.