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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

Casa T2, a simple copper-clad house in Italy | Antonio Ravalli

This small house in the Italian countryside was designed to be simple and cost-effective to build. It is covered, walls and roof alike, in copper shingles, making for an eye-catching building that at… Continue reading

A small wooden house in a Kyoto suburb | Kazuya Morita

This small house in a suburb of Kyoto was designed by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio. The house appears ordinary at first glance, with its simple rectangular form and gabled roof, but it was… Continue reading

Cabin on Vardehaugen | Fantastic Norway

This family cabin is nestled at the top of Vardehaugen, a large rock outcrop overlooking a fjord in central Norway. The cabin has an angular jagged form that nicely complements its rugged setting.… 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

Haus Bru 1.25, a small barn-like house | SoHo Architektur

Haus Bru 1.25 is a small house by architect Alexander Nägele of SoHo Architektur. It was designed to make the most of a limited budget. Although built in Germany, the austere form and economy… 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

“Gate”, a small house with a dynamic interior by mihadesign

This small Japanese house is fairly unremarkable on the outside. It is interesting enough with its green metal cladding and inset entry, but not particularly outstanding. Step inside though and the Gate house… Continue reading

Fish Creek Guest House | Carney Logan Burke

Architect Jim Carney of Carney Logan Burke Architects designed this small modern house for his wife and himself. It is intended to become their guest house, but they are living in it for… Continue reading

Casa Apolo 11, a secluded forest home | Parra + Edwards

This small 2-story house sits in a deciduous forest on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile. It was designed by Parra + Edwards Arquitectos. The house is a simple rectangular box given architectural interest… Continue reading

Casa B8, a modern beach house in Chile | 56.02

Casa B8 is a small modern house located on the coast of Chile. Designed by architects 56.02, it consists of two simple rectangular blocks joined by a deck. One block contains the living… Continue reading

Dave’s “ManCamp” in the Ohio woods

Where we are, the morning air is crisp, there is a thick layer of leaves underfoot, and the days are getting short. On cold rainy days, we’d like nothing better than to stay… Continue reading

“Dream Catcher Cottage” in Seaside, Florida

This classic Florida cottage is in the master-planned resort community of Seaside, Florida. Named Dream Catcher, the small cottage has two bedrooms and a sleeping loft in 1,035 ft2 (96.2 m2). It is topped by… Continue reading

MIMA House, a modern, flexible prefab | MIMA Architects

MIMA House is a small prefabricated dwelling manufactured in northern Portugal. It is unique for its ability to be reconfigured by the owners post-delivery. The interior walls consist of lightweight panels that can… Continue reading

A container house in hiding | Leger-Wanaselja Architecture

At first glance, most people would not notice anything unusual about this small contemporary house in California. With the ends clad in lap siding, you have to look closely to see that it… 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

Weekend Fun: The UFO at Treehotel

Earthly concerns weighing you down? What better way to escape than by taking off in your very own space ship? This UFO is one of the unique tree houses at Treehotel in Harads,… Continue reading

The romantic Waterfall Cottage in Wales

Waterfall Cottage is a 200 year old stone cottage within the Brecon Beacons National Park of Mid Wales. Once part of a large estate, the cottage overlooks a beautiful waterfall and is surrounded by a… Continue reading

House in Chikuzen by Design nico Architects

Most of the small houses from Japan that we’ve looked at so far have been on very small lots in dense urban areas. The architects were faced with maximizing the livability within a… Continue reading

Net-zero solar laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build

Lanefab Design/Build recently completed this energy-efficient laneway house with Mid-Century Modern styling. “Laneway house” is the term used in Vancouver, British Columbia for a second small house built in the backyard of an… Continue reading

1912 Arts & Crafts bungalow in Portland, Oregon

This charming bungalow home is to be found in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon. Alberta Arts is a funky neighborhood known for its artist community. The area has been gentrifying in… Continue reading

The clifftop “House in Buchupureo” | Alvaro Ramírez and Clarisa Elton

This small cabin in Chile is a literal cliffhanger, perched on pilings atop a bluff that drops steeply to the Pacific Ocean below. The deck hangs so far over the slope that it… Continue reading

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