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.

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

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Pergola Pavilion / PAR Arquitectos

<i>From the architect.</i> An isolated and open construction, next to an existing swimming pool, was ordered at the end of the house garden. The place is …

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ASA-D2: A Modular, Freestanding Outdoor Kitchen - Design Milk

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens recently partnered with global countertop and architectural surface brand Cosentino on ASA-D2, a modern, freestanding …

Design

This Island Retreat Practically Embodies Simple, Rugged Scandinavian Design

Designed and built by Stockholm based Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, this dwelling joins a number of structures—such as a boathouse and guesthouse—owned by one family and used for vacations.<p>Located on the outer Stockholm archipelago, tall pines give the forested site an untouched character. The house …

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Coastal Cabin Under the Northern Lights

Located along the coast of Norway, <b>Asante Architecture & Design</b> created this custom home to blend into its surroundings. The client, a chef, wanted a …

Transportable Modular Units Offering High Quality Living: Remote House in Chile

Modular housing units are gaining more and more popularity, especially when they are built like this! <b>Felipe Assadi</b> envisioned <b>Remote House</b>, a …

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Transforming pond retreat fits everything you need into one box

The stunningly simple dwelling conceals fold-out components that can turn it into a yoga studio, office, and more<p>What do you design for a client who wants a space for everything? That was the question Aussie firm Branch Studio Architects faced confronted for one of their latest commissions, a …

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Out of the Valley offers escapism with off-grid cabin made of oak and cedar

British firm Out of the Valley has developed an oak-framed cabin with burnt-cedar cladding that can be installed anywhere to provide a simple place …

Library Cabin

Tucked away in the woods of Upstate New York, the Library Cabin gives book lovers a whole house to enjoy their latest find. Serving as both a …

Micro Cabin

At just a mere 98 square feet, the Micro Cabin can stand on its own in the dense Ontario forest. The cozy retreat operates completely off-grid, …

Home | Bluefield Houseboats

LIVING ON WATER <b>WITHOUT THE COMPROMISE</b><p>QUALITY<p>We recognise the importance of incorporating a high level of quality into everything we do. From the …

This humble little house was designed for a chef to live on the coast of Norway

Photography by Marius Rua<p>Located on coast of Stokkøya, Norway, just next to the water, overlooking the neighboring islands and the Norwegian Sea, is</i> …

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Richard Meier Creates a Striking Minimalist Home in the English Countryside | Architectural Digest

Atop a hill in Oxfordshire, England, Richard Meier conjures a minimalist masterpiece<p>As they have since the first Bentley took to the road, many Brits still motor into the countryside to weekend in great country houses. But for guests of a family living in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire, the house …

Architecture

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

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

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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 …

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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 …

Dwell - These Modern Glass Homes Shatter Conventions

The north wall of the IST home functions as a cut-away, offering a peek inside an efficient yet cozy dwelling.…<p>All appliances in the kitchen are from Thermador, save for a Miele dishwasher. Bright white Caesarstone bounces yet…<p>A Shaker-inspired rocking chair by Hans Wegner exudes country charm in …

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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, …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …