The Tiny Homes Contest is for Instructables which demonstrate how to build a very small home in whole or in part. We recognize that you might not be able to share the entire build process within the timeframe of this contest, so we also want to see Instructables demonstrating smaller components of the build.

For the sake of this contest, a "Tiny Home" will be defined as a home that is 1,000 square feet or less. Examples of tiny homes can include treehouses, yurts, converted shipping containers, vans, trailers, and cabins. Of course you are not limited by these examples, and we want to see your personal creations!

The best tiny home Instructables can win a Canon mirrorless camera, iPad or Leatherman.

The Tiny Home Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second (5)

Five Second Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:
  • An Instructables T-Shirt Prize Pack
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Aug 5, 2018 and Oct 1, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Tiny Home Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.