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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

Small House On a Hillside | Vladimír Balda

This small shed-roofed house is at the edge of a suburban area in the Czech Republic. It sits on a steep slope facing to the north. Architect Vladimír Balda designed it with a… Continue reading

Seaside Single House, a rebuilt stone barn in Tuscany | modostudio

This attractive small house has an enviable location overlooking the seashore of Monte Argentario National Park in Tuscany. The architects from modostudio designed the 90 m2 (969 ft2) house within the remnants of a half-collapsed… Continue reading

The Wesleyan Grove gingerbread cottages on Martha’s Vineyard

Wesleyan Grove is a historic community in the town of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. Also known as the Campgrounds, it began as a Methodist Church campground in the 1860’s. Church members would… Continue reading

The Dune House | William Morgan

This small earth-sheltered house in Atlantic Beach, Florida is actually a duplex, two near-identical homes of 750 ft2 (69.7 m2) each. They were built in 1975 by architect William Morgan to use as vacation rentals.… Continue reading

The Mill House | Gert Wingårdh

The Mill House is a combination guest-house and sauna designed by architect Gert Wingårdh. On the outside it is a simple cottage with a gabled roof and a big chimney, the archetype of… Continue reading

Mid-Century Modern home in Sweden

This 4 bedroom home, constructed in the mid-sixties, has the horizontal lines, large expanses of glass and open floor plan that are typical of Mid-Century Modern architecture. It was updated in the late… 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

Garage conversion into tiny house | Michelle de la Vega

Artist Michelle de la Vega decided to generate extra income by renting out her house while moving into the standalone garage out back. But first, she had to transform the dumpy building into… Continue reading

47% House | Kochi Architect’s Studio

Architects often talk about integrating outdoor spaces with the inside, but rarely do they succeed to the degree that architect Kazuyasu Kochi has here. In this small house, the boundary between inside and… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: Tiny rustic cabin

This small vacation cabin is located on an island not far from Vancouver, Canada. Tammy and John wanted a getaway place for their young family. They had initially considered building larger but settled… Continue reading

The Freedomky modern prefab dwelling

The 2 PLUS Classic is a one-bedroom prefabricated dwelling manufactured by Freedomky in the Czech Republic. Measuring just 42.4 m2 (465 ft2), the 2 PLUS Classic is available with a choice of two different floor plans and with a… Continue reading

Gites Castelnaut, a light-filled cottage in southern France

Gites Castelnaut is a recently modernized house in the tiny village of Laroque de Fa in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southwestern France. The roughly 135 m2 (1,450 ft2) cottage has a straightforward rectangular floor plan… Continue reading

Eagles Pass, a classic Cape Breton Island cottage

Eagles Pass is a small seaside cottage on Cape Breton Island in Canada. Designed and built by owner Stewart Applegath in a traditional Cape Breton style, it has minimal roof overhangs, mostly small… Continue reading

A modular vacation house from Denmark | Møn Huset

The Længehus (Longhouse) is a small modular home from Denmark. Manufactured by Møn Huset, it consists of modules that are a standard width of 4.66 m (15’3″) but come in various lengths. Customers choose… Continue reading

Pavilion In the Woods | Stekke + Fraas

The owner of today’s small house wanted a home connected with nature, so architects Stekke + Fraas suggested building in the most forested part of the lot. Being built on a steep slope… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: Final Wooden House | Sou Fujimoto

“Final Wooden House” is a very small weekend house by architect Sou Fujimoto. Fujimoto’s works are often playful, questioning the basic assumptions of what a house should be. In his take on the… Continue reading

A contemporary family house in Sweden

So far the small houses we’ve featured have had one or two bedrooms. We also want to feature smaller houses that are suitable for families with three or more kids. Today’s house would… Continue reading

A low-impact woodland home by Simon Dale

Simon Dale and Jasmine Saville are concerned about the affects of fossil fuel use on the environment. To minimize their own environmental impact, they designed their own low-impact home in Wales. Simon and… Continue reading

The Shed, a small house in an old blacksmith’s workshop | Richard Peters

This brick structure was built in 1890 to serve as a blacksmith’s workshop, and has housed various industrial uses since then. In 2003 it was bought and converted into a two bedroom residence… Continue reading

A renovated 1934 cottage in Sweden

This seaside cottage is located outside the village of Kalvsvik on a large lake in Sweden. It was built in 1934 and completely renovated in 2008. The 50 m2 (538 ft2) cottage has one bedroom… Continue reading

Containers of Hope, a low-cost home by Benjamin Garcia Saxe

The owners of this unique small house dreamed of living a simpler life on their rural property in Costa Rica. Not wanting to take on a large debt, they were receptive when their… Continue reading

Quietude, a peaceful wooden home | Henry Yorke Mann

The owner of this small house was seeking a place of solace following a number of hectic life events. However her budget was severely limited…only $28,000. Architect Henry Yorke Mann designed a home… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: Lynne Knowlton’s tree house

Designer Lynne Knowlton decided she wanted needed a tree fort… Where else are we going to have pajama parties ? Where else can we eat popcorn for dinner ? Where else are we… Continue reading