Category Archive: Single-Level Living

Tiny sod-roofed house in Denmark

This little cottage is nestled among the sand dunes on the northern coast of Denmark. Its vernacular appearance and sod roof might fool some into thinking that it is a historic home, but… Continue reading

A grandmother’s modern backyard cottage | microhouse

Wanting to be closer to her family, Sylvia recently moved from North Dakota to this modern “granny flat” in her daughter’s Seattle backyard. When her daughter’s family purchased their house, they had made… Continue reading

Tiny house in a Pasadena bungalow court

A pocket neighborhood is a planned community consisting of a small group houses arranged in a way that fosters interaction and a sense of community among the residents. While pocket neighborhoods have proven… Continue reading

Tiny cottage on the Oregon coast

The most common reader request we get is for small houses with a bedroom on the main level. The houses at the very small or tiny end of the size range typically have… Continue reading

Pye’s Beach House | Standard Creative

Ten years ago Friday, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Mississippi, its record-breaking 28′ (8.5 m) storm surge virtually obliterating the small coastal town of Waveland. Pye Parson and her family had evacuated in… Continue reading

Savannah bungalow with wraparound porch

This modest bungalow sits on a quiet tree-lined street in Thunderbolt, Georgia, a picturesque fishing village just a few miles from downtown Savannah. The small house has been renovated by the owner and… Continue reading

Tiny shotgun cottage in New Orleans

A “shotgun house” is a type of small house in which the rooms are lined up in a single row from front to back. A typical shotgun floor plan had the living room… Continue reading

Hillsborough River dock house

A ramshackle exterior conceals a modern residence in this truly unique character home. The small house is built at the end of a pier in the Hillsborough River within sight of downtown Tampa,… Continue reading

A yurt-like tiny cottage in the woods

Tucked away among trees in the Netherlands is a tiny vacation dwelling appropriately named the “Forest House”. Sitting on the moss-covered banks of a natural pond and surrounded by the stillness of the… Continue reading

Katrina Cottage | GMF+ Associates

“Katrina Cottages” were tiny and small house designs from a number of architects intended to allow households to quickly rebuild following the devastating 2005 hurricane that destroyed tens of thousands of houses along… Continue reading

Little red cottage in Denmark

Here’s a cute little cottage currently for sale in Denmark. It is located on Bogø, a small island with just one village but which is connected by bridges to the rest of the… Continue reading

“Cabin on Femunden” merges old and new | AHAA

Creative reuse of existing structures resulted in this small log cabin on the shore of Femunden, a large lake near Norway’s border with Sweden. The property was originally home to a pair of… Continue reading

Craftsman-style Portage Bay float house

This floating home is moored in Portage Bay, one of Seattle’s many floating home communities. It is one of eight float homes that share a cooperatively-owned dock along with a parcel of land… Continue reading

A low-impact modern cabin in Sweden | Schlyter / Gezelius

This one-of-a-kind cabin sits among rock outcrops in a forest just southwest of Stockholm, Sweden. Architect Camilla Schlyter of Schlyter / Gezelius Arkitektkontor designed the modern cabin with a tapered profile and angled… Continue reading

Garden cottage in Denmark

This gabled cottage presents a fairly closed appearance to the street with just a few small windows. But around back, large windows and French doors open it up to a sunny brick patio… Continue reading

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