My Favorite Small Homes

By Ron | A roundup of small homes, huts, cottages, retreats and houseboats in beautiful places as featured in international architectural and design magazines.

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing

Architects from Amsterdam to Lagos are building on water to try to tackle the twin urban pressures of population density and climate change<p>It’s a timber-clad house with open-plan living, pale floorboards and large windows giving views across Chichester canal. This building designed by London-based …

This holiday house was designed around the idea of creating a modern barn

Photography by Linus Flodin<p>GWSK Arkitekter have designed a holiday house in Bläsinge, Sweden, inspired by the idea of creating a modern …

Houses

These hillside holiday homes are surrounded by glass giving them amazing views of the hills in New Zealand

Made entirely from glass, including the floors, walls, and ceiling, these small off the grid PurePods offer visitors to New Zealand an experience …

New Zealand

Dwell

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This Tiny House's Brilliant Feature Lets It Soak Up As Much Sunlight As Possible​

The quirky feature also helps the homeowners save a ton of money.​<p>When it comes to tiny houses, we thought we had seen everything. From the small home that comes with an elevator for a corgi to the solar-powered one that can exist entirely off the grid, not much else could surprise us. That is, …

Wild side: A Nova Scotian retreat is geared to its dramatic setting

Dubbed the Rabbit Snare Gorge cabin, this house, on Cape Breton, is a sort of observation tower that puts its inhabitants in touch with all facets of the Canadian island’s dramatic landscape. Though the Atlantic waters nearby are warm, winter storms crash in off the ocean, and the landscape is …

Nova Scotia
Sweden

Nature-Inspired Home in Norway Accessible Only by Boat

Anchored to a rocky landscape in Larvik, Norway, this glass-walled home was especially designed as a weekend retreat for an interior architect, an …

Architecture

Dwell - These Modern Glass Homes Shatter Conventions

Bright and airy, it's crystal clear why we love these glass homes.

Van acht oude zeecontainers naar te gek woonhuis

<b>Oude zeecontainers zien we tegenwoordig vaak terugkomen als onderdeel van architectuur. Als wolkenkrabber, kunstobject of zwembad, maar ook als</b> …

You can now design a $250,000 tiny house on an app and get it delivered in months

Becoming a tiny house homeowner is now as easy as tapping away at an iPad.<p>Blu Homes, a California-based prefab home manufacturer, just launched a new line of micro houses that shoppers can customize on an app and get delivered to their property in a matter of months.<p>The cost starts at $250,000, …

Houses

Die schicke Hochhaus-Hütte

Architektur: Tom KundigBeim Anblick dieses einzigartigen Landhauses denkt man an einen Hochsitz, an einen japanischen Pavillon oder an ein …

The POD, a 183 sq ft prefab cabin, designed and built in South Africa

The POD, a 183 sq ft prefab cabin, designed and built in <b>South Africa</b>.

Garden Buildings Warmington / Ashworth Parkes Architects

<i>From the architect.</i> The project is a collection of new ‘agricultural’ style buildings at the threshold between the formal garden of the main house …

Architecture

Colorado architecture students design rugged micro cabins for Outward Bound

Architecture students from the University of Colorado Denver have built a series of rustic dwellings for an outdoor education school in the Rocky …

Lantern Ridge House / Studio MM Architect

<i>From the architect.</i> Perched at the top of a wooded knoll in the Hudson Valley, the Lantern Ridge House accentuates mountain views while camouflaging …

Architecture

Woonark Weesperzijde woonboot van het jaar 2015

In aanwezigheid van de genomineerde woonbootbewoners en hun architecten is vrijdag 19 februari woonark Weesperzijde van Dan Blazer…

18th-Century Barn Remodel in England

London architecture and interior design firm <b>Liddicoat & Goldhill</b> converted a cluster of derelict buildings in Kent, England, into a vacation getaway …

England

Prachtige woonboot gemaakt door een botenbouwer voor zijn familie

<b>De Deense botenbouwer Laust Nørgaard woonde eerder al in een woonboot samen met zijn vrouw Lisbeth Juul. Toen zij een kind kregen, besloten ze naar</b> …

Wirra Willa Pavilion

The stunning Wirra Willa Pavilion designed by Matthew Woodward Architecture is the perfect weekend retreat. Located in Somersby, NSW, Australia, on …

Architecture

House at Mols Hills / Lenschow & Pihlmann

<i>From the architect.</i> Four small houses enclosing a central courtyard is the basic frame like structure for this summer residence by the shore of …

Architecture

Vacation Home Spotlights Swedish Sauna Ritual

<b>Wingårdhs Architects</b> converted an old farm in southern Sweden into a vacation home for a family from nearby Malmo. The original farm buildings — cow …

Saunas

House Prototype / Luis Velasco Roldan + Ángel Hevia Antuña

<i>From the architect.</i> The abandonment of traditional construction techniques in Ecuador and the use of industrialized low-performance materials have …

Architecture

Simple House / Scapelab

<i>From the architect.</i> The simple house is a project for a small single-family home in the picturesque area of Kropa, Slovenia. The basic shape of the …

Houses

A 269 Square Foot Cottage on Wheels - Design Milk

I’m completely intrigued by the idea of living small – getting rid of all the excess, scaling back to what’s most important. I like the idea even …

Cottages

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Cottages

daniel venneman completes one of the first tiny houses netherlands

daniel venneman completes one of the first tiny houses in the netherlands<p><b>daniel venneman completes one of the first tiny houses in the …

Houses

OK — Olson Kundig

Chicken Point Cabin<p>The owners of Chicken Point Cabin and their two young children bought the waterfront property—located half an hour from their …

Engineering