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 with 300 ft2 (27.9 m2) of living area in the shape of a cross. The shape defines distinct areas for the kitchen, the entrance and a seating area. They are arranged around a central core, giving a feeling of openness and allowing for sharing of space. A sleeping loft and a 100 ft2 (9.3 m2) cellar supplement the main living area.