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5 Tiny Homes on Wheels

Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.<p>Take a closer look at some of your not so typical trailer homes that we absolutely LOVE.

Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab

When it comes to building sustainably, it requires more than slapping a solar array on a house. Cubicco—a Dutch prefab company that opened an office and a manufacturing facility in Miami, Florida, in August 2013—takes a holistic approach to responsible residential architecture. "We ought to …

TreeHugger

The project, from its initial discourse, forced the project stakeholders to reframe sustainability beyond LEED standards to encompass the ecological context of the island: its unique energy needs, its rain forest climate, the riparian flood plain, harsh weather conditions and local materials that …

This Cedar-Wrapped Cabin Mimics its Natural Surroundings With Ease

The architectural photography team behind doublespace photography sent us this shot they took of a custom cabin in Ottawa, Ontario. Designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect, Val des Monts is a family cottage that cantilevers over a lake in Gatineau Hills. Consisting mainly of untreated eastern …

Former Auto Body Shop Transformed Into Zen Bathhouse

Designed and built from the ground up by husband and wife duo Sunny Simmons and Caroline Smith, Onsen gives nod to international bathhouse culture while also adding their own unique, community spin.<p><i>Written by Nanette Wong; Photos by Raquel Venancio Marins</i><p>After purchasing the space, the couple lived …

First-Class Cabins

Salt Spring Island Cabin<p>Cabins are an integral part of Canadian culture. Spending summers on a dock or in the woods is a rite of passage for our neighbors to the north, who even mark the return of warmer weather with an unofficial but widely celebrated weekend holiday (May Two-Four) to kick off …

Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville

Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.

Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan

Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight to his toolbox to craft a Nakashima-inspired interior.

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Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

This Luminous Australian Renovation Packs a Lot Into a 23-Foot-Wide Lot

Looking at the traditional Victorian facade of Kylie Brammy and George Kyprianou’s home, you would never imagine it hid such a voluptuous and modern derrière. Physiotherapist Brammy and entrepreneur Kyprianou bought the North Adelaide house in 1999 because they loved its charm and location on the …

How One Family of Three Does It All in 675 Square Feet

A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.

One Home, Three Bathrooms, Each with an Awesome Way to Use Tile - Dwell

Though architect Clinton Cuddington was expectedly meticulous when designing a home for his family of four in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was careful to leave select interior elements open for collaboration. "My approach was to create a test-bed for explorations based in local craft," he says. …

Bathrooms

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

A Modern Mobile Home Dropped in Place by Crane

On the edge of a historic park in an English shire, a prefabricated home sets a new design standard.<p>The silver birch trees of England’s New Forest National Park were a key inspiration in the design of what is effectively a genre-defining mobile home.<p>The project’s owners, Mel Matthews and her …

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

This Luxurious Apartment in Greenwich Village Is Only 520 Square Feet

A designer of grand homes packs all the essentials—and more—into a Manhattan studio of his own.<p>When you walk into the studio apartment of architectural designer Greg Dufner you’re greeted by an unusual feature: a foyer. An entryway like this might seem like a waste of precious inches when working …

This Tiny Warsaw Studio Instantly Changes from Office to Playroom - Dwell

On a warm evening in downtown Warsaw, Bogusz Parzyszek, who’s just pulled down the Murphy bed from a flat panel in the wall of his small studio, jumps up on the mattress. "You’ve reminded me," he says.<p>He reaches above the recess of the bed, opening a cabinet door, previously flush with the wall. …

Warsaw

A Home's High Ceilings Are Responsible for Some Impressive Views - Dwell

For Andrew Simpson, the so-called New Zealand Dream—a classic colonial villa on a tidy suburban quarter-acre lot—never held much appeal.<p>When he was a student and a habitué of Wellington’s nightlife scene, Simpson lived in a variety of eccentric spaces, including an active warehouse in which he …

Architecture

This Tiny New England Cottage Is a No-Frills Weekend Hideaway - Dwell

The rural landscape of Foster, Rhode Island, a town 30 minutes west of Providence by car, is farmland reclaimed by trees. After the area was clear-cut and mainly used for agriculture a century ago, nature has slowly regenerated a sylvan blanket over its gently rolling hills. It’s there that artist …

Architecture

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

An Architect Builds His Own Backyard Oasis From Salvaged Materials

In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.<p>Just a few blocks from the swooping Barclays Center arena in downtown Brooklyn sits an unexpectedly quiet haven, a petite 1,300-square-foot patch of green punctuated by a small …

Each Day at This Floating Home Begins With a Swim, Just Two Feet From Bed

After three years ashore, a Copenhagen couple return to the city’s waterways on a floating home for two.

This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space

For 15 years, metalworker Simone ten Hompel lived uncomfortably with the shortcomings of her London flat—four poorly insulated rooms squeezed into 398 square feet. She used the cold bedroom at the back for storage and the small living room at the front for virtually everything else; a futon …

Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall

A traditional floor plan gets a minimalist update, complete with a classic porch.