With a few design tricks you can utilize unused space, helping you to gain valuable square footage within your existing home. You can learn a lot from the tiny house trend. I have a hard time believing that people will live in tiny houses for any length of time. It's more likely that these small dwellings will be used as vacation homes, guest houses or studio/offices. But by studying how these tiny homes use their limited space we can pick up some useful ways to create more space within our homes.