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Woolloongabba gardenhouse

The Woolloongabba Gardenhouse (say that five times fast) is concrete testimony that architecture can be quite small and still contain big ideas. It was designed by Australian firm REFRESH* for a client in Brisbane who was interested in doing a project that promotes urban density and infill. The 80 sq.m. Woolloongabba Garden house is a result of making the most of an incredibly compact space, and makes tiny living seem accessible for even the most skeptical square footage junkies. Continue reading

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Up-Cycle House

The Up-Cycle House follows a very simple, but strict ethos of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ resulting in a closed-loop reinvention of an existing small family home that is architecturally beautiful and environmentally responsible. Where the home did need fixing, architect Alexander Symes did so emphatically, but with recycled materials that adhered to the zero-waste nature of the project, always being sure to enhance the natural aesthetic of things that already exist as they don in the environment. Continue reading

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Quiet House

The Quiet House by ARTELANO is all about context. It’s stark white stucco siding is set plainly against the rustic French countryside in which it resides – choosing to be an undefined architectural object within a historic setting that is as stunning as it is unusual. It is mostly introverted, only peaking out around the corner to appreciate the view, and creates a staggering sense of isolation that allows visitors to view its interior beauty in a self-contained vacuum. This removal of context is what makes entering and leaving this small home such an abrupt and disorienting experience. Continue reading

Small Prefab Cabin Made Out Of Cardboard!

Wikkelhouse

The WikkelHouse manages to look at structure, design, and architecture from an unworldly angle, using methods and materials that fly in the face of what we know about how to build of a house. Designed by the good people at Fiction Factory, the prefabricated WikkelHouse is built almost entirely from corrugated cardboard, and offers an approach to sustainability that makes even the most eco-friendly of structures look like a coal factory. Continue reading

Small Holiday Home With An Open Plan Design

Marysville House

The Marysville House hides among the bushy green ferns and towering tropical hardwoods, creating a perfectly quiet retreat that gives back to the landscape just as much as it takes. Steffen Welsch Architects designed this small yet mystifying two story holiday home that replaces a home once devastated by the Black Saturday Fires deep in the Australian jungle. In many ways, the home is a restoration not only of man-made living space, but of a surrounding environment that needed a bit of rehabilitation itself. The home never interferes with its setting, but enhances in ways only the most eco-conscious architecture can achieve. Continue reading

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France Prefab Tiny House

If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered to yourself: “Hey, myself, what would it look like if I were to live in a small prefab house that looked like a giant French flag?” Well, my friend, you’re in luck! That’s exactly what design-build firm Pin-Up Houses has gifted the world.

The” French” is a tiny cabin fit for the rolling hills of Burgundy and is comprised of three overlapping interior spaces that correlate to each of the three colors of the French Flag. Sound crazy? It is. It also happens to be awesome. Continue reading

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Alfred House

The Alfred house is a two-sided sheet of origami paper, folded and creased and flipped on top of itself to create a dichotomy of space and light that oddly results in a serene and accommodating Australian home. Maynard Architects have crafted a bright urban sanctuary that stands out as much as it blends in with the existing city fabric. It’s small, simple, elegant, and creates just enough visual intrigue to keep guests on their toes. Continue reading

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Flying Box Villa

What’s better than a shipping container home that doesn’t look like one? How about a container home that redefines everything we thought we knew about prefabricated design? That’s exactly what we have with the aptly named Flying Box Villa by French architecture firm 2A Design. This small modern home is a visual blur – an aesthetic tour de force that is as unique as it is functional. Continue reading

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Minimod

A home so tiny it could fit on this page, yet an idea so large it bursts through architectural boundaries on its way to redefining what it means to live small. The prefab Minimod by MAPA Architects presents a new take on the small cabin . You won’t find a lofted bed over a cramped kitchen or any sort of Jimmy rigged steel trailer here – only a careful crafted object of obsession where no detail was left undeveloped, and not a square inch wasted. Yes, anyone can build a tiny home. Almost no one can Minimod. Continue reading

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Tiny Heirloom Homes

Tiny Heirloom Homes is a family run business out of Portland, Oregon that does one thing and one thing only: builds purely custom tiny homes for those out there looking to simplify their lives. They don’t sell tiny homes so much as they sell a lifestyle built by people who are passionate about the changes living small can bring to one’s life. They started small with a prototype house they designed to be the perfect tiny house on wheels, and the idea snowballed from there inspiring dozens, then hundreds of people who lined up to get a taste of their own Heirloom Home. Continue reading