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Category Archive: Tiny Houses

A tiny house in the trees | David Matero

This tiny house is hidden among the pines along the coast of Maine. Called the Tree House, it serves as a playhouse for the owners’ kids and a hangout space for the adults… Continue reading

A post and beam cabin in the B.C. woods

Monika and Sam built this small cabin of their own design near Horsefly Lake in central British Columbia. They had no real plans but as Sam is a log home builder and Monika… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: Tea house cabin in the woods by Molecule Tiny Homes

Another weekend and time for a look at another small cabin. Well, this one is actually a tea house, but we think it would make a great little cabin for getting away and… 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

Weekend Fun: The Gambier Island Tiny Getaway Cabin

This attractive little cabin overlooks the coastal waters and islands of British Columbia. It is located in a development of recreational lots on Gambier Island, just north of Vancouver. The vendor is offering… Continue reading

Orcas Island cabin | David Vandervort Architects

One of the most popular small cabins we featured last year was a cabin modeled after a forest fire lookout tower. Today we have another small cabin in the woods designed by the… Continue reading

The Poplar Garden House by Onix

We’re now well into Spring in the northern hemisphere, and many people will be busy planting and tending their gardens. For apartment dwellers, that may mean just a couple of planters squeezed onto… Continue reading

The Inshriach Bothy, an artist studio in the Scottish Highlands

The Bothy Project is an artist-driven initiative to develop small studio spaces for artist residencies in unique locations across Scotland. Some of the studios will make use of space in existing structures while… Continue reading

The Bensfield Treehouse | Blue Forest

A rope bridge over a small pond leads to a unique structure nestled into a grove of trees. The Bensfield Treehouse is a very small house built around a very big oak tree.… Continue reading

A straw bale cabin | AATA Arquitectos

This small cabin in a rural area of central Chile uses little energy and has a low carbon footprint. AATA Arquitectos designed the cabin, opting for a two level floor plan to minimize… Continue reading

Cohousing: Living large in small houses

Today’s article on cohousing communities was contributed by Alyse Nelson of Sightline Institute. We hope you enjoy the article and the two galleries that follow! Cohousing: Living large in small houses The small… Continue reading

The Edge, an idyllic beach cottage in Cornwall

Nestled into a seaside cliff in Cornwall, The Edge is a tiny beach cottage with huge views. A breath-taking vista of the Atlantic Ocean and coastline can be enjoyed from its deck. The… Continue reading

The Wedge, a small cabin on wheels

The Wedge is a small transportable cabin designed and built by WheelHaus. It is a park model trailer, built on a trailer chassis and registered as a recreational vehicle (RV). A park model… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: Writer’s Block I by Cheng + Snyder

This small structure in Maine was designed by architects Cheng + Snyder for use as a combination writing studio and boat shed. From a distance it appears to be an ordinary shingled shed,… Continue reading

The E.D.G.E., a small prefab house | Revelations Architects/Builders

Following the 2006 housing market crash in the United States, Revelations Architects/Builders set out to design a small house alternative to the bloated McMansion that had become so prevalent there. They aimed to… Continue reading

A designer’s modern beach hut | Studiomama

Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama designed this modern beach hut for her own family. Just an hour outside London, it sits on a tiny patch of seashore, one in a row of 25 tiny… Continue reading

Cottage Cubed, a renovated fisherman’s cottage | DMVF Architects

This tiny terraced fisherman’s cottage is located in the seaside resort town of Bray, Ireland. Built in the 1830’s, it had fallen into disrepair and was derelict when the owner engaged DMVF Architects… Continue reading

Flake House | OLGGA Architects

It’s Friday and time for a bit of weekend fun. And this is a fun little project, a tiny shed-roofed retreat built to resemble a stack of logs that has been snapped in… Continue reading

Sunset Cabin | Taylor Smyth Architects

The Sunset Cabin merges into the landscape of its shoreline setting on Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada. Designed by Taylor Smyth Architects, it is a highly refined variant of the traditional cottage country… Continue reading

The Silberfisch, a modern floating home | Confused-Direction

Living on the water is an option in many places. Unlike a houseboat, a float home has no engine of its own and must be towed from place to place. They are typically… Continue reading

The C3 Cabin | Vandeventer + Carlander

The owners of this small house on Camano Island in Washington originally intended it to be a vacation cabin. After using it a short while, they soon decided to make it their full-time… Continue reading

Karen’s backyard cottage | New Avenue Homes

This attractive little cottage in Berkeley, California was built behind an existing small house. Karen, the homeowner, needed additional space for regular long-term guests. Since Berkeley allows accessory dwelling units, she hired New… Continue reading

House in Sanno, a tiny house for a tiny urban lot | Studio NOA

This very small house is located on a tiny lot in Sanno, a neighborhood of Tokyo. The clients, a couple with no children, asked architect Nobuhito Mori of Studio NOA to design a… Continue reading

The Mini-B, a small passive house | Joseph Giampietro

The Mini-B is a small prototype dwelling intended to demonstrate that building to the Passive House standard is achievable and affordable in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, and will result in comfortable, energy efficient… Continue reading

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