Best Refrigerators for Tiny Houses

During the process of building a tiny house there is a lot of research that goes into each part! Living with one of the best refrigerators can make your life so much better. Tiny house refrigerator options can range anywhere from a small “dorm” size fridge that fits underneath a counter, all the way up to a full size fridge.

However, the big thing to consider when choosing one of the best refrigerators is how much food you actively want to be able to store. In addition to that, you’ll want to consider if having a freezer is necessary.

Read about our Tiny House Fridge – Engel

In our case, we opted out of having a dedicated freezer as we chose the Engel 34 Qt. Portable Fridge / Freezer. The Engel can be a fridge or a freezer, but only one at a time. We chose not to have a dedicated freezer because we wanted to focus on having more fresh food. This currently requires us to go to the store more often and eat fresh food instead of relying on highly processed food.

Here are some of the Best Refrigerators for Tiny Houses.

Danby DAR195BLBest Refrigerators for Tiny Houses
1.8 cu.ft. (51 litre) capacity all refrigerator.
Reversible door hinge for left and right hand opening.
Cycle defrost; Integrated handle.
Gen II CanStor beverage dispenser holds 5 beverage cans.


Dometic – Model# 2354
Dometic 3-Way 3.0 Cubic Feet Refrigerator is a Americana single door models.
Features beautiful sculpted white interior is practical and easy to clean.
Door opens a full 180 degree angle 0176 2-liter bottle and 1/2-gallon container door storage.
Recess dimensions: 29-3/4 inch height x 20-1/2 inch width x 21-3/8 inch diameter.
Easy to use top controls 1/2-gallon container shelf storage 2-way or 3-way operation available with black frame only.
Front panel not included.


Avanti – Model # RA7316PST
Best Refrigerators for Tiny HousesENERGY STAR RATED / CFC Free R600A Refrigerant.
Adjustable / Removable Glass Shelves / Removable Door Bins.
One Door Rack Holds 2-Liter Bottles.
Full Range Temperature Control.
See Through Crisper with Glass Cover.


Edgestar – Model # CRF320SS
Best Refrigerators for Tiny HousesTrue zero degree freezer; Reversible doors; Door bins in both refrigerator and freezer sections.
For freestanding installation; True stainless steel doors with black cabinets.
Automatic defrost in refrigerator section; manual defrost in freezer section.
Slide out shelves; Molded worktop; Energy Star rated; Warranty 90 days labor 1 year parts.
More energy efficient with new refrigerant than previous model CRF320SS.


Best Refrigerators for Tiny HousesEngel 34 Qt. Portable Fridge / Freezer
Portable top-opening 12/24V DC – 110V/120V AC fridge-freezer.
Solar Compatible – Highly Efficient Engel Swing Motor – Low Amp Draws (even at start-up).
Highly efficient, it typically draws around 1 to 2 Amps per hour.
UL Approved – 100% CFC-Free Compressor.
Comes With Both AC and DC Cords.

 The last one here is the Engel that we have in our tiny house and we LOVE it! We’ve had no issues with it at all and used sliding shelves to allow it to hide under one of our kitchen cabinets.


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