The Tiny Canal Cottage® is a 1924 Craftsman-style home located by the Venice Beach Canals in Southern California. The house's interior measures under 400 sqft, and includes space-maximizing features such as built-in furnishings, pocket doors, and vaulted ceilings. The Cottage is home to Creative Director Whitney Leigh Morris, her husband Adam, their son West, and two rescue beagles, Stanlee & Sophee. View daily updates from the house and discover more about living the small-space lifestyle via Whitney's Instagram, @WhitneyLeighMorris.


Whitney Leigh Morris is a Small Space Lifestyle Consultant & Blogger based in Venice, California.

Morris runs a lifestyle blog and Instagram account based on her live/work family lifestyle in The Tiny Canal Cottage®.  A firm believer that you don't need to "live large" to live beautifully, Morris offers tips and ideas geared towards helping individuals, couples, and families live comfortably and contentedly in small spaces. 

Morris also shares her advice via a diverse array of editorial outlets and speaking engagements, and is currently working on a series of online courses. Her book, Small Space Style: Because You Don’t Need to Live Large to Live Beautifully, is available here

Morris is on the Board of The Rightway Foundation, and was named a Wall Street Journal Woman of Note. She is engaged in the Venice community as a member of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and the Venice Canals Association, and she plays an active role in the Abbot Kinney Merchants Association and other local events and non-profits.

Morris lives at the Cottage with her husband, their son, and their two rescue beagles.

Cottage Floorplan: by Lindsay Hollinger
Portrait of Whitney (2017): by Sebastian Artz, Courtesy of Late Sunday Afternoon.
Family Portrait (2017): by Marisa Vitale.