Category Archive: Cottages

Tiny beach cottage in Denmark

This tiny cottage is just a few steps from the beach in Kerteminde, Denmark. Kerteminde is a small harbor town about a two-hour drive from Copenhagen. Built in 1945 as a vacation getaway,… Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Cottage at Annandale farm

Annandale is a working sheep farm on the rugged Banks Peninsula east of Christchurch, New Zealand. While continuing to operate as a farm, several vacation rental units have been added within both historic… Continue reading

A tiny cottage opens up with a wall of shutters | Zecc and Roel van Norel

A remarkable vacation cottage sits at the edge of a clearing in a rural area outside Utrecht, the Netherlands. It was created by a partnership between Utrecht-based studio Zecc and Roel van Norel.… 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.

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

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 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

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

A vacation cottage in the dunes | Bloem and Lemstra Architects

Vlieland is an island of sand dunes off the north coast of the Netherlands. The main economic activity on the island is tourism, with hotels, campgrounds and vacation homes. Bloem and Lemstra Architects… Continue reading

A charming laneway cottage in Vancouver | Smallworks

Like a growing number of cities across North America, Vancouver allows homeowners to build an accessory dwelling unit behind the existing house provided there is a back alley. This laneway house, as they… Continue reading

The Black Shed | Rural Design Architects

The Black Shed sits low and hunkered against the wind on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The small cottage replaced a dilapidated storage shed on a working croft (small farm). Rural Design Architects designed… Continue reading

The Doll House

Like many historic houses that have seemingly managed to survive the decades unscathed, The Doll House actually had to suffer many years of abuse and neglect before being restored to original condition. It… Continue reading

DublDom, a modular tiny house from Russia | BIO Architects

Our first tiny house from Russia, DublDom (“double house”) is a modular dwelling designed by BIO Architects and fabricated not far from Moscow. There are two DublDom models, the 26 m2 (280 ft2) version shown… Continue reading

A small family house in Copenhagen | Sigurd Larsen

Architect Sigurd Larsen designed this small family house to be economical to build. The floor plan is a simple rectangle and the gable roof has no dormers, hips or valleys to add complexity… Continue reading

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