I've been putting a lot of thought into how my small house will work in terms of light and openings, and most importantly how it will relate to its surroundings since I feel that tiny homes work by having a strong relationship to the outdoors, letting the outside in, and also in concert with other tiny homes. They have so much potential in generating community. Here are some of my fave ideas.
I think that what I'm drawn to in most of them is a large opening on one side that creates a type of porch-like community. I can immediately envision four of these together over a common courtyard, with great parties and gatherings. Right now I'm feeling a industrial garage type opening or large sliding barn door, just because I think it may be the cheapest, and I like that look. I'll have to explore it further.