The Baumgeflüster treehouse resort | baumraum

A child’s dream of living in a treehouse endures into adulthood, as evidenced by the popularity of treehouse hotels. These boutique accommodations allow grownups to make the dream come true, even if just… Continue reading

A dogtrot cabin in Finland | K2S Architects

Villa Kallioniemi is a family vacation cabin on Lepäinen, an island in southern Finland. K2S Architects gave the small cabin a dogtrot design. A dogtrot house has two enclosed volumes joined under a… Continue reading

A quaint stone cottage in Brittany

This nicely updated cottage makes us want to move to Brittany, France! It is located in a small hamlet in the Breton countryside.

The Tardis, a tiny tower house | Edwards Moore Architects

This mini tower is located in a central Melbourne, Australia, neighborhood. The “Tardis” as it is now called was originally an octagonal gazebo-type structure built on top of a brick backyard shed. Wanting… Continue reading

Trunk House | Paul Morgan Architects

A unique cabin stands in the Australian bush a couple hours drive from Melbourne. “Trunk House” is named for the stringybark tree trunks that encircle it, supporting the roof. They were the castoffs… Continue reading

A stone outbuilding transformed into a small house | Bruno Erpicum

This stone outbuilding in Belgium became a small house with the addition of a steel and glass pavilion. The owners asked Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners to transform it into living space,… Continue reading

Poacher’s Cabin, a secluded hideaway for two

What could be more romantic than a secluded cabin in the woods built for two? What if that little cabin was on its own lake, with a raft for paddling around? And what… Continue reading

Rabeang Pasak Chiangmai Treehouse Resort

Today’s feature was contributed by architect Ivan Ovchinnikov, designer of the popular DublDom modular house. Ivan was traveling through northern Thailand when he came across a group of treehouses in the jungle. He… Continue reading

A tiny cottage for country living | Kanga Room Systems

Kanga Room Systems designs and builds prefab structures including backyard studios, cabins and small houses. The cottage shown here was built for a client who wanted a simple dwelling for her property in… Continue reading

Quirky Lake Union float house

Lake Union in Seattle, Washington, is famous for its houseboats and float houses. When this float house was launched almost a century ago, float houses were still considered a low-cost form of housing… Continue reading

A monochromatic cottage in the countryside

Applying a monochromatic color scheme is an easy way to give your home a harmonious look. It involves choosing a single base color and then decorating predominantly with various shades and tones of… Continue reading

A modern “hermit’s cabin” | Parra + Edwards

Parra + Edwards Arquitectos designed this modern studio cabin in the forest outside Santiago, Chile. La Nave Anacoreta (“Hermit’s Ship”) was conceived as a small boat floating in a sea of foliage. It… Continue reading

Magnolia Tree Lane House | Lanefab

Magnolia Tree Lane House is a stylish new laneway house in Vancouver, built in the backyard of an existing house. It is named for the beautiful mature magnolia tree that was the centerpiece… Continue reading

A gingerbread house in the forest | Atelier ST

With its gingerbread appearance and woodsy setting, this cottage brings to mind the edible houses favored by the forest-dwelling cannibalistic witches of children’s fables. Architects Silvia Schellenberg-Thaut and Sebastian Thaut of Atelier ST… Continue reading

Tiny guest cottage on a farm in Sweden

This adorable guest cottage can be found on a farm just south of Stockholm. It has its own kitchen but bathroom facilities are either in the main farmhouse or maybe an outhouse. The… Continue reading

A century-old farmhouse in Sweden

A two-hour drive north of Stockholm brings you to Åmot, a tranquil village surrounded by hills and forests. Stilleben has been turning the village into a vacation destination, converting some of the village’s… Continue reading

A compact stone and concrete cottage in Slovenia | Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti

For our first house of 2015, we visit the Karst Plateau straddling the border of Slovenia and Italy. This stone and concrete cottage updates the vernacular houses found in the region, where plentiful… Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Thank you all for your support in 2014! We looked at 100 different small houses over the course of the year. Some of your favorites (based on views, shares, comments and Facebook likes)… Continue reading

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