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 believes that we don't need to "live large" to live beautifully. Since 2011, The Tiny Canal Cottage® has served as her home, office, and small-space consulting studio. It is also the main subject of her blog and Instagram account (@whitneyleighmorris). Other residents of the Cottage include Morris’ husband and colleague Adam Winkleman, their son West, and their two rescue beagles Stanlee and Sophee.

Morris also owns and operates a boutique creative firm, which specializes in alternative marketing solutions and content creation. She 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.

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