Category Archive: 1 enclosed bedroom

Solar Decathlon 2013: SHADE

Solar Decathlon 2013 wrapped up last week and we’ll be taking a look at a few of the entries. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Solar Decathlon is a biannual event… Continue reading

Scott and Tania’s “Pint-Sized House” | Architrix Design Studio

Though looking very much like a restored Edwardian worker’s cottage from the early 1900’s, this small house was actually completed just last year. It is the home of Tania and Scott, a newlywed… Continue reading

A loft-like laneway house by Lanefab

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 by Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architects

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

Studio37, a modern prefab cottage | Small Modern Living

More and more cities are allowing small houses to be built in the backyards of existing houses. Whether called accessory dwelling units, granny flats or garden cottages, they increase urban density without changing… Continue reading

The Savannah Project, an artist’s container home and studio | Julio Garcia

Artist and designer Julio Garcia is known for his mixed media prints. When creating his own home and studio, he worked on a larger scale but still succeeded in joining disparate elements into… Continue reading

The ÁPH80 Transportable House | ÁBATON

Madrid studio ÁBATON has just revealed the ÁPH80 Transportable House, a tiny prefab dwelling designed for two and sized to be easily transported by truck. The units are manufactured in Spain and could… Continue reading

“Forest Bath” by Kyoko Ikuta and Katsuyuki Ozeki

In Japan, a “forest bath” refers to taking a leisurely stroll in the woods while breathing in the scent of the trees as a form of natural aromatherapy. The clients for this summer… Continue reading

“La Arboleda” retreat cabin | Reclaimed Space

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 shaded by a… Continue reading

A tiny stone cottage brought back to life in Normandy | Franklin Azzi

This small vacation house overlooks the seaside town of Yport in Normandy. It was created from the remnants of an old stone and brick hunting cabin. The walls of the old structure were… Continue reading

House in Ujinahigashi | MAKER

This small house in Hiroshima might not attract much attention from passersby were it not for the blue roofing material applied to the walls. Taking a closer look, they might notice the lack… Continue reading

Matsubara House by Hiroyuki Ito

This small house in a residential neighborhood of Tokyo has an unusual angled facade that gives the house a different appearance when approached from either side. Architect Hiroyuki Ito of O.F.D.A. Associates designed… Continue reading

The Skyward House | acaa

The Skyward House is a small cottage designed for a single woman by architect Kazuhiko Kishimoto of acaa. The cottage looks unassuming from the road below but it has a remarkable interior designed… Continue reading

Refugio Pangal, a modern cabin in Chile | EMa

This small cabin sits on an arid hillside in Casablanca, a grape growing region of central Chile about an hour’s drive northwest of Santiago. The site offers expansive views of the valleys and… Continue reading

A modern Japanese courtyard house | Mitsutomo Matsunami

The Kishigawa Residence is a small house located in a rural area of scattered houses set among rice fields. It was built for a sushi chef whose hobby is cars. Those interests led… Continue reading

“Seven”, a small house built on a parking spot | APOLLO Architects

Tokyo is home to many small houses shoehorned onto even smaller lots. Today’s house sits on a lot so small, it was previously used as a single parking space. With only 23.1 m2 (249 ft2)… Continue reading

Cozy 1894 townhouse in Denmark

This small townhouse is located on an alley near the center of the Danish port town of Holbæk. It was built in 1894 and has been modernized since then. With only 49 m2 (527 ft2)… Continue reading

Habuka mountain retreat | Satoshi Irei

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

A pared-down Palladian villa in Sweden by DinellJohansson

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

3×9 House, a contemporary renovation in Vietnam by a21studio

3×9 House is located on a narrow street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Named for the size of the lot it sits on, 3×9 House is an older house that was renovated… Continue reading

AnnaMarie’s Cottage

Reader Steve Vandewalle has sent us photos of the small cottage that he and his wife AnnaMarie built. He was able to take a property that was considered “unbuildable” and carve out a… Continue reading

The low-impact “Hen House” on the Isle of Skye | Rural Design

This unique small house can be found on the western coast of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. It was designed by the architects from Rural Design Architects to fit in with the vernacular crofters’… Continue reading

A striking contemporary home on the water | Steeltec37

This eye-catching small house floats on a lake in the Lusatian lake district of Saxony in Germany. Its unique curved roof resembles a sail under wind, fitting imagery for a floating home. It… Continue reading

House in Kashiba by Naoko Horibe

The clients for this small house in Japan had one key wish, a bath with an outside view. To meet that request on a small lot, architect Naoko Horibe designed a courtyard at… Continue reading

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