Tucked at the back of a suburban lot in Decatur, Georgia, is a small modern structure with a shed roof and a mini “tower” at the back. It was designed by Dencity Design… Continue reading
Quebec’s provincial park system has been introducing a new model of cabin accommodation with a modern design. Chalet EXP (“experience”) is a wood structure with a studio floor plan designed to sleep two.
This “bach” is perched on a sand dune on New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast. A bach is a modest vacation home in New Zealand, originally referring to a basic shack built from inexpensive or… Continue reading
Chilean architects Panorama and WMR collaborated on the design of this small vacation house. Located in the coastal village of Matanzas, it has spectacular ocean views.
This small studio was born of the client’s wish for a quiet retreat surrounded by nature in which to cherish the memories of his wife and the life they shared. The structure was… Continue reading
Lily Copenagle and Jamie Kennel designed and built their own studio dwelling. The small modern house gives them 704 ft2 (65.4 m2) of living space, all on a single level. It features a green roof,… Continue reading
“Tre Livelli” is a tiny studio retreat above the seaside town of Alassio, Liguria in northern Italy. It sits on a hillside site terraced with traditional Ligurian dry-stacked stone walls.
House C sits on a narrow coastal plain between the sea and the mountains of Chiba, Japan. The owners, a couple with a young child, wanted a weekend house that would give them… Continue reading
A young family seeking a peaceful rural getaway selected a property in the northern Czech countryside. Once part of a farm, the property held the remains of a large barn which had decayed… Continue reading
Blackpool House was designed for a couple who wanted “a house that was at home in the tree canopy” of their lushly vegetated lot on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. Others factors that… Continue reading
This small house is located high in the Mantiqueira Mountains of southeastern Brazil. The clients, a young couple, asked Andre Eisenlohr of Cabana Arquitetos to design an environmentally-friendly home for their hillside site.… Continue reading
A team from Vermont’s Middlebury College designed and built this small house for Solar Decathlon 2013. InSite, as it is called, is intended to meet the needs of young Vermont families. The team… Continue reading
Team Alberta Solar Decathlon took a unique approach to the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition. Their entry, called Borealis, is designed to be shared by unrelated housemates. The small house features two separate bedroom… Continue reading
Start.Home is the Solar Decathlon 2013 entry by team Stanford Solar Decathlon. It is one of the larger entries, with up to two bedrooms in a 988 ft2 (91.8 m2) floor plan. For… Continue reading
Yesterday we posted a link to a magazine article on our Facebook page, along with a photo of the house discussed in the article. People seemed to really like the house, so we’ve… Continue reading
“The Box” is a tiny house in the woods hand-built by architect Ralph Erskine. He would later go on to design influential buildings in Sweden, England and Canada. In 1941 though, he was… Continue reading
Lanefab Design/Build recently completed this laneway house in the backyard of their clients’ existing house in Vancouver, Canada. The owners are renting the laneway house out for now but plan to eventually move… Continue reading
Danchi Hutch is a basic box of a house, humble and inexpensive but with a very functional layout. It has a carriage house design, with a small upper floor living area over a… Continue reading
More and more cities are recognizing the advantages of allowing secondary units in the backyards of existing houses. Whether called accessory dwelling units, granny flats, garden cottages, or any one of a dozen… Continue reading
The owners of this one of a kind small dwelling wanted a place to get away and relax on their ranch in the central Texas hill country. They had an ideal building site… Continue reading
This small modern house is located near Villarrica, Chile and has a view over a valley to the Villarrica Volcano. For a relatively small house, it has a fairly complex and dynamic shape.… Continue reading
This small house occupies a clearing in the forest near the Habuka ski area in the Japanese Alps. The wedge-shaped home was designed by architect Satoshi Irei to be used as a ski… Continue reading
This cluster of small cabins is located at a new resort, the Pedras Salgadas Spa and Nature Park, in northern Portugal. Pedras Salgadas is a spa town where people go to rejuvinate in… Continue reading
Today we have a small vacation house located in the south of Sweden. Working within a tight budget, architects DinellJohansson came up with a plan inspired by the luxurious villas designed by Renaissance… Continue reading