Tiny Houses: Monolithic Cabins and Homes To be efficient and comfortable, a small home must be well planned. A tiny house means living a different lifestyle. Well planned cabinets provide vital storage space. Small and comfortable! Just about everything remains within easy reach. This cozy home includes all the necessities. Several years ago, Monolithic began designing small homes that would help people by holding costs down but keeping them safe. In America today, there is a serious need for safe, affordable housing. Small homes can be planned with dual-purpose rooms. For example, a dining area can function as an office. Furniture with built in storage is a plus in small houses.