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Monthly Archive: December, 2012

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays to all our readers. We will be taking a few days off and will resume posting in the new year. In the meantime please browse the archives or explore small houses… Continue reading

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A laneway cottage with traditional appeal by Smallworks

This small cottage in Vancouver, Canada shows what can be done in only 400 ft2 (37.2 m2) of floor space. It was built by Smallworks Studios & Laneway Housing. under Vancouver’s laneway housing… Continue reading

Casa Mar Azul by BAK Arquitectos

This small house is located near Mar Azul, a coastal village south of Buenos Aires. It was placed among a grove of pine trees, with holes incorporated into the deck and roof overhang… Continue reading

House in Kashiba by Naoko Horibe

The clients for this small house in Japan had one key wish, a bath with an outside view. To meet that request on a small lot, architect Naoko Horibe designed a courtyard at… Continue reading

Mountain Retreat, a modern cabin by Fearon Hay

Mountain Retreat is a stone and concrete cabin dug into a hillside in the mountains of New Zealand’s South Island. It was designed by Fearon Hay Architects as a year-round retreat for a… Continue reading

A small beach house on a Caribbean island

If you’re in a part of the world where the cold of winter has set in, you might be longing for a tropical island paradise. Casita del Caribe is located on Utila, an… Continue reading

Montblanc House, a small family home by Studio Velocity

The owners of this small family home in Japan wanted a house that would accommodate their family of four as well as their small beauty salon business. A key challenge was to get… Continue reading

The Edge, an idyllic beach cottage in Cornwall

Nestled into a seaside cliff in Cornwall, England is The Edge, a tiny cottage with huge views. A breath-taking vista of the Atlantic Ocean and coastline can be enjoyed from its deck. The… Continue reading

Casa T2, a simple copper-clad house in Italy by Antonio Ravalli

This small house in the Italian coutryside was designed to be simple and cost-effective. It is covered, walls and roof alike, in copper shingles, making for an eye-catching building that at the same… Continue reading

A small wooden house in a Kyoto suburb | Kazuya Morita

This small house in a suburb of Kyoto was designed by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio. The house appears ordinary at first glance, with its simple rectangular form and gabled roof, but it was… Continue reading

Small cabin on Vardehaugen by Fantastic Norway

This small cabin is nestled at the top of Vardehaugen, a large rock outcrop overlooking a fjord in central Norway. The cabin has an angular jagged form that nicely complements its rugged setting.… Continue reading