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Monthly Archive: July, 2012

47% House | Kochi Architect’s Studio

Architects often talk about integrating outdoor spaces with the inside, but rarely do they succeed to the degree that architect Kazuyasu Kochi has here. In this small house the boundary between inside and… Continue reading

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Weekend Fun: Tiny rustic cabin

This small vacation cabin is located on an island not far from Vancouver, Canada. Tammy and John wanted a getaway place for their young family. They had initially considered building larger but settled… Continue reading

The Freedomky modern prefab dwelling

The 2 PLUS Classic is a one-bedroom prefabricated dwelling manufactured by Freedomky in the Czech Republic. Measuring just 42.4 m2 (465 ft2), the 2 PLUS Classic is available with a choice of two different floor plans and with a… Continue reading

Gites Castelnaut, a light-filled cottage in southern France

Gites Castelnaut is a recently modernized house in the tiny village of Laroque de Fa in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southwestern France. The roughly 135 m2 (1,450 ft2) cottage has a straightforward rectangular floor plan… Continue reading

Eagles Pass, a classic Cape Breton Island cottage

Eagles Pass is a small seaside cottage on Cape Breton Island in Canada. Designed and built by owner Stewart Applegath in a traditional Cape Breton style, it has minimal roof overhang, mostly small… Continue reading

Længehuset, a modular holiday house from Denmark

The Længehus (Longhouse) is a small modular home from Denmark. Manufactured by Møn Huset, it consists of modules that are a standard width of 4.66 m (15’3″) but come in various lengths. Customers choose… Continue reading

Pavilion In the Woods | Stekke + Fraas

The owner of today’s small house wanted a home connected with nature, so architects Stekke + Fraas suggested building in the most forested part of the lot. Being built on a steep slope… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: Final Wooden House | Sou Fujimoto

“Final Wooden House” is a very small weekend house by architect Sou Fujimoto. Fujimoto’s works are often playful, questioning the basic assumptions of what a house should be. In his take on the… Continue reading

A contemporary family house in Sweden

So far the small houses we’ve featured have had one or two bedrooms. We also want to feature smaller houses that are suitable for families with three or more kids. Today’s house would… Continue reading

A low-impact woodland home by Simon Dale

Simon Dale and Jasmine Saville are concerned about the affects of fossil fuel use on the environment. To minimize their own environmental impact, they designed their own low-impact home in Wales. Simon and… Continue reading

The Shed, an adaptive reuse by Richard Peters

This 74 m2 (797 ft2) brick structure was built in 1890 to serve as a blacksmith’s workshop, and has housed various industrial uses since then. In 2003 it was bought and converted into a two… Continue reading

A renovated 1934 cottage in Sweden

This seaside cottage is located outside the village of Kalvsvik on a large lake in Sweden. It was built in 1934 and completely renovated in 2008. The 50 m2 (538 ft2) cottage has one bedroom… Continue reading

Containers of Hope, a low-cost home by Benjamin Garcia Saxe

The owners of this unique small house dreamed of living a simpler life on their rural property in Costa Rica. Not wanting to take on a large debt, they were receptive when their… Continue reading

Quietude, a peaceful wooden home by Henry Yorke Mann

The owner of this small house was seeking a place of solace following a number of hectic life events. However her budget was severely limited…only $28,000. Architect Henry Yorke Mann devised a home… Continue reading

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