Tag Archive: small house plans

“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

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

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

Gunnar’s House | Huus og Heim Arkitektur

This small forest home in Norway was designed by Huus og Heim Arkitektur. The client asked that the house be designed to preserve and respect the natural character of the site. It mixes… Continue reading

Solar Decathlon Europe: PRISPA

Romania’s entry into Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 is called PRISPA (“porch”). The PRISPA team took a keep-it-simple approach to the design of the house, forgoing a lot of the cutting-edge technology favored by… Continue reading

The Chalford Roundhouse, a stone tower house

Today we’re going to take a look at a small house from the past. The Chalford Roundhouse is one of five similar houses along the Thames and Severn Canal in Gloucestershire, England. They… Continue reading

Solar Decathlon Europe: The Odoo House

Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 is now in full swing in Madrid, Spain. Solar Decathlon Europe is an offshoot of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon held every second… Continue reading

Thoughtful details enrich a modest cottage

This two-bedroom cottage is located on the island of Utila in Honduras. A single-level residence, it’s the type of small house often found in retirement communities across North America. It appears to be… Continue reading

Eel’s Nest | Anonymous Architects

The Eel’s Nest is a small modern house in Los Angeles, California, built on a steep and tiny lot of 15′ by 52′ (about 4.6 m by 15.8 m). It’s not uncommon to find rowhouses… Continue reading

“Life in Spiral” by Hideaki Takayanagi

This small house in Tokyo sits on a tiny lot in a neighborhood of apartment buildings. Because of the small lot size, the only way to get sufficient living area was to build… Continue reading

Small house with a sunken patio by Gestalten

This small house in Melbourne, Australia was designed by Günter Gerlach of Gestalten. A tiny building site and local regulations limiting the height left only a very small building envelope. The architect responded… Continue reading

“All-Weather House” in Ireland | ROEWUarchitecture

Today’s interesting family house is located in the town of Mullingar, Ireland. At 160 m2 (1,722 ft2) it is the largest house we’ve featured. However it has four bedrooms so it just barely meets our… 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

Modern Scandinavian vacation cottages | Thomas Sandell

Swedish architect Thomas Sandell has designed a cluster of eight modern vacation cottages on Stora Timrarö, an island in the Stockholm archipelago. There are two floor plans, both with three bedrooms in about… Continue reading

An old stable in Spain turned into a small house | Sauquet Arquitectes

Architect Roger Sauquet designed this adaptive reuse of an old brick stable in Castellar del Vallés, Spain, not far from Barcelona. The building’s 55 m2 (592 ft2) floor plan was sufficient for a large living… Continue reading

House In Saitama by Satoru Hirota Architects

The outside of this Japanese home is so nondescript, it could easily be mistaken for a storage shed. Only the erratic window placement on the front facade hints at what is inside. Architect… Continue reading

A shingled backyard cottage | Studio Eccos Design

Homeowner Kol Peterson provided these photographs of his appealing shingled cottage. It is an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), a small house built in the back yard of an existing house. ADU’s go by… Continue reading

Small House With a Great View | A1 Architects

This home, called Small House With a Great View by the architects, also has a great layout. It was designed by A1 Architects for a family with two young children. Located on a… 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

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