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Little Lost Cabin | Clark Stevens

Beartooth Capital invests in run-down ranch properties, rehabilitating the land and restoring the buildings. With the Summit Springs Ranch, they restored over two miles of a trout-bearing stream running through the property, then… Continue reading

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Tea plantation guest cabins | Habitats Plus

Habitats Plus builds small cottages, gazebos, pergolas and similar structures for resorts and golf courses in the northern Indian Ocean region. They sent us these photos of eleven guest cabins nearing completion at… Continue reading

PDX Eco Cottage | Jack Barnes Architect

After attending a class on developing accessory dwelling units, Susan Moray was sold on the idea of replacing her alley-facing garage with a compact cottage. Susan’s home is a character bungalow located in… Continue reading

Charred Cabin, a place to eat, sleep and read for two | DRAA

Located a couple hours drive into the mountains north of Santiago, Chile, “Charred Cabin” is an appealingly simple vacation retreat. Working with a client budget of just $15,000, studio DRAA had to keep… Continue reading

Living on the water in Prague | Mjölk Architekti

The owner of this floating home in Prague wanted to live close to the amenities of the city center. However, like many other young people, he found the typical downtown housing to be… Continue reading

Casa Bote | Matías Silva Aldunate

A family wanted to develop their lakeside property in southern Chile with a vacation cabin and a storage shed for small boats, kayaks and related gear. Knowing that the cabin would be used… Continue reading

The Milan, a prefab shipping container home | Nova Deko Modular

Australian firm Nova Deko Modular builds modular houses in a wide range of sizes, marketing the smaller ones as “granny flats“. Of those, one of the larger ones is the Milan, based on… Continue reading

Eagle Point Cabin | Prentiss Architects

A meandering path leads to Eagle Point Cabin where it sits nestled between a rock outcrop and a thicket on the windswept west coast of Washington’s San Juan Island. The semi-sheltered building location… Continue reading

Actor Vincent Kartheiser’s Hollywood Pad | Funn Roberts

A few months ago we posted a couple photos of Mad Men actor Vincent Kartheiser’s Hollywood home on our facebook page, generating quite a lot of interest. Now the small house is for… Continue reading

The Beekeeper’s Bungalow | THE small HOUSE CATALOG

Shawn Dehner of THE small HOUSE CATALOG has sent us photos of the recently completed Beekeeper’s Bungalow, named for his beekeeping wife Jamie. Shawn and Jamie built the cottage themselves, doing all the… Continue reading

Urban Treehouse | baumraum

A pair of treehouses make for a leafy vacation retreat in Berlin. The Urban Treehouse, as they are collectively named, was developed by a grandfather/grandson team who wanted to allow visitors to connect… Continue reading

Solar Decathlon Europe: Techstyle Haus

Techstyle Haus was one of the innovative entries in the recently concluded Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. The small house was created by a team of students from the Rhode Island School of Design,… Continue reading

The “Tipi”, a cozy A-frame cottage

Reader Inne Van Engeland and her partner are enjoying the small house life in a tiny A-frame cottage. We’ll let her tell you more…… Hello, This is our small house near the city… Continue reading

Beach refuge in Chile | Pablo Errázuriz

Architect Pablo Errázuriz designed and built his own vacation getaway just a few minutes walk from the beach near Huentelauquén in central Chile.

Restoration of a traditional house on Mykonos | Werner Maritsas

This house is situated on the island of Mykonos within the South Aegean Sea. It was in ruins when purchased by new owners who asked Athens-based architect Werner Maritsas to supervise the restoration… Continue reading

The Box House, an off-grid cabin in Australia | Nicholas Murcutt

The Box House is a basic cabin in the Australian bush several hundred kilometers south of Sydney. Its owners started by camping on the land but wanted a shelter that was a step… Continue reading

House 12.20, a modern bachelor pad in Brazil | Alex Nogueira

House 12.20 by Brazilian architect Alex Nogueira is surprisingly small given that it is built on a fairly large lot. It presents a closed-off appearance to the street, with windows hidden behind metal… Continue reading

The Nest | a21studio

“The Nest” is an oasis of nature in a dense urban area. The client, an architecture journalist, wanted a “green” house that could be built on his modest budget. Architects a21studio designed a… Continue reading