If you’ve chosen a self-contained transportable unit, then you’ll get a kitchen and bathroom as part of your set-up. Getting used to cooking in a tiny home can be tricky. But with a little bit of practice, you’ll be creating fantastic meals, whether it is a romantic dinner for two or a meal for the whole family.

Top tips for cooking in a tiny home

Do your prep early. If you have limited space, it can help to break your cooking tasks into different time slots. Get your prep like chopping vegetables done earlier in the day and then at mealtimes, you’ll just need to cook.

Keep a tidy workspace. If your workspace is small, then keeping it tidy is a must. Keep prepared ingredients in bowls or tubs to keep it tidy and wash up as you go along. Keep important utensils like knives to hand so you can easily find them.

Invest in a good rangehood or remember to open your windows. There’s no getting away from the fact that cooking can be smelly – especially if you are enjoying a fry-up or a curry. Because you are cooking in a tiny kitchen and the space is usually open plan, smells might linger in your living area. A good range hood can help reduce smells. The other alternative is opening your doors and windows.

Shop and stock up carefully. You might not have as much storage space as in a normal kitchen so plan your pantry carefully. Opt for ingredients that will work for several different meals. Plan your meals for the week, so you don’t end up wasting fresh ingredients.

Choose your appliances wisely. With limited counter space, it will be important not to overdo the number of appliances you own. Pick the ones that will be most useful. That might be a microwave if you cook with it a lot, a coffee machine if you need your caffeine fix or a mixer if you love baking. Investigate whether you can get smaller versions of the gadgets you need. For example, you can buy smaller food processors and coffee machines.