Are you concerned about maintaining your culinary passions in a Tiny House RV? Well, don’t worry! Cooking in a tiny kitchen is the same as cooking in a large kitchen – you just need the right tools! 

Tumbleweed offers full range and four burner stove tops (propane or electric) in all of their Tiny House RV designs. For more information on Tumbleweed kitchen options, click here. We’ve also written an informative article listing the Top Refrigerators of Tiny House RVs

5 Tips When Designing a Tiny Kitchen for BIG Meals: 

1). Go BIG on Your Counter Space. When designing a tiny kitchen that will be used for cooking BIG meals, make sure to allocate plenty of counter space for food prep. Folding countertops can provide additional space that can disappear when not in use. Remember that counter space is multi-functional, and can be used as a dinning space, work space or for organizing groceries. 

For more countertop tips, check out: 10 Tricks for Decluttering Your Kitchen Counters

2). Purchase Space-Saving Kitchen Tools. Purchase space-saving kitchen tools, such as multi-tools, that are storable. For example, this set of nesting bowls comes with up to nine pieces, but takes up the same amount of space as one large mixing bowl. Research other space-saving and multi-functional kitchen gadgets that will allow you to declutter your tiny kitchen without sacrificing essential tools for cooking big meals.

Ella’s Kitchen in her 18 foot Tumbleweed Cypress

3). Go Compact with Appliances. If you’re unable to combine appliances, try finding compact alternatives. Purchase a compact microwave instead of the regular or industrial size. After all, this appliance is not called a micro-wave to consume you’re entire kitchen! Choose a compact rice maker, compact blender, compact coffee maker, etc. Check out this website for a full list of compact appliances. 

Photo credit: Amazon Sink Cover

4). Go Big on Your Kitchen Sink. Many tiny kitchen owners choose to install a small sink to save counter space, but if you’re an avid chef, a small sink is not practical. Instead choose a large, deep sink (or double sink) and purchase a cutting board sink cover to expand your counter space. Install a retractable faucet so that you can clean dishes with more flexibility and fill pots with ease.

5). Choose Your BIG Meals with Your Tiny Kitchen in Mind. Challenge yourself and your culinary abilities by cooking BIG meals in a simple way. Create your own recipe book specifically geared towards your tiny kitchen. Check out Martha Stewart’s “One Pot Cookbook” for ideas. Oh, and purchase the kindle version cookbook (space saver)!

Three BIG Meal Cooks & Their Tumbleweeds:

Ariel's Tumbleweed Kitchen

Ariel’s Tumbleweed Kitchen

Ariel & her 24-Foot Cypress – Ariel often cooks BIG meals in her tiny kitchen sourced from the food grown in her garden. Check out her website for kitchen photosyummy tiny kitchen recipes!

Mario Loves to Cook in his Tumbleweed

Mario & his 20-Foot Cypress – Mario’s appliances are top of the line, and he loves to cook BIG meals in her tiny space. Check out his Instagram for pictures of his top-notch kitchen & delicious meals! 

JT & his 18-Foot Elm– JT is a baker by trade, and designed his tiny kitchen to accommodate his passion.


Jenna BioJenna Spesard is currently living and traveling around North America in a DIY Tumbleweed Cypress with her partner, Guillaume, who is a professional photographer and Tumbleweed Workshop host. They are photographing and writing about their adventure and occasionally they will be hosting an open house. Follow their informative blog.