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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

Minim House, a tiny studio dwelling

The Minim House is an ultra-compact studio cottage with an array of innovative built-in and multi-functional furnishings. The tiny house was designed by Foundry Architects and Minim Homes to be efficient in every… Continue reading

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

House G | Lode Architecture

A black slate covering and sharply defined edges give this small house a striking appearance, yet it seems at home in its rural setting. The unique house is located in the countryside near… 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

McKenzie House, a musician’s bachelor pad | Bonnifait + Giesen

A small dwelling sits in the middle of an apple orchard in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. A young musician seeking privacy and space to work opted to have his own small house built… Continue reading

Garden House by mA-style Architects

The garden of an older home is the setting for this outwardly-focused house. A newly-wed couple were offered space to build their new home in his parent’s backyard. They wanted a small house… 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 Soleta zeroEnergy One

The Soleta zeroEnergy is a new family of modular eco-friendly houses by the Justin Capra Foundation for Inventions and Sustainable Technologies (FITS) in Romania. FITS set out to design flexible homes that would… Continue reading

House for Gudrun | Sven Matt

When Gudrun moved to a small village in the Austrian Alps, she asked architect Sven Matt to design a home that would be compatible with the setting and her goal of a quiet… 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

Crossbox, a cantilevered modular house | CG Architectes

This dramatically cantilevered home was designed by French firm CG Architectes. “Crossbox” is located in Pont-Péan, a small town in Brittany. The small modern house was built from four prefabricated modules stacked up… 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

House in Fukawa by Suppose Design Office

When you are standing in a forest, you can see the trees immediately in front of you, and through the spaces between them you can see the trees just beyond, and then some… Continue reading

A prefab retreat in the Nevada desert | nottoscale

The high desert of Nevada, just east of Death Valley, is a pretty barren and inhospitable place. But for the owners of this small vacation house, there is beauty in the parched landscape… 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

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

Otio, a serene stone cottage by Sebastian Nagy

Otio, a stone cottage whose name comes from the Latin word for serenity and leisure, was conceived as a place to return to and unwind after a long day of work. Designed by… 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

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

A contemporary wooden cottage by Prodesi

This contemporary cottage faces the Sázava River in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is mainly intended to serve as a weekend and summer vacation home. An old small house… Continue reading

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