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Beautiful Small Houses That Will Make You Reconsider Your Home

By • Jan 2, 2018

Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design (10)

Smaller homes or tiny houses are not only about being cute on the outside and practical on the inside, they are actually becoming a growing trend that promotes sustainable living. The idea is to minimize the size of the home while still having everything you need just at a more modest size. Many structural designers have taken on the challenge of creating innovative small homes that are beautiful and modern. As a result, here are 10 small houses that are sure to make you reconsider your current home.

Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

This tiny but comfortable home designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design has all of the makings of being the perfect charming space. It was designed with the theory of not only downsizing the space as it is only 540 square feet, but with the idea of reusing materials that have been recycled. The home is fully insulated which gives it that cottage feel while still having areas of high ceilings in order to accommodate the homeowners sleeping loft above.

Tiny Mini House by LineBox Studio

Built in the tiny house “Tiny Town” neighborhood in Toronto, Canada this Tiny Mini House by Linebox Studio offers a modern concept when it comes to small homes. Instead of being vertical it is horizontal with very high ceilings. Its high ceilings of approximately 17ft tall give the home the loft like feel the architect was seeking to create. The home sits at about 566 square feet in a previously used lot with exposed plumbing and strategically placed windows.

Small Construction Located in the Town of Fermanville, France

Located in the town of Fermanville, in France this small construction home that looks like a shack has a dimension and a ratio of 3 meters per 4 meters which gives you a total of 12 square meters. May seem like an extremely small space to create a home in but the end result is a home that uses every inch of its construction. The inside offers a minimalist approach with minimal furniture and décor. The ceiling was updated and expanded upwards to create an additional level. Furthermore, there are purposefully placed windows that allow the home to always have plenty of natural sunlight.

Small off-grid cabin in the outskirts of New York City

Initially constructed as a getaway from the city cabin this small off-grid cabin in the outskirts of New York City is a small piece of heaven. This small cabin like home is part of Tiny Home Startup Getaway project. They are on a hunt to create the perfect New York getaway in the wilderness. Furthermore, these small cabins were designed to be completely off-grid while still providing all the necessities needed to spend a relaxing weekend getaway.

A Home on Wheels

If want to go on an adventure having a home on wheels is the perfect excuse. This company creates the perfect small home on wheels customized to you and your needs. The home comes in numerous different sizes and variations with unique amenities such as refrigerator, stove, a heater and/or air conditioner. You can even have a composting toilet to create as little bit of waste as possible. Furthermore, the inside is fully lined with insulated wood for that natural warm feeling.

Unique Contemporary Home in Tokyo

This contemporary home takes “contemporary” to a whole different level by not only being a small home, but by having a floating tree house attached to it. Located in Tokyo, Japan this unique contemporary home measures at about 21ft wide and 42.7ft deep. The attic itself has two treehouse design rooms that appear as if they were floating above the living room. This concept was created in hopes of having a natural feel that uses all of the preexisting natural elements such as the sun, wind, all of the greenery. Even though this home was created in an urban area, it still contains all of the natural feel that once had.

Small House 46 M2

Located in Trondheim, Norway this modern project was designed by KKDESIGN with a contemporary style in mind. The exterior of the home offers a deck space that is pretty large for a smaller home. This idea came about the designer wanting to create the perfect mixture between a contemporary space with a natural feel. Due to this, the exterior is completely contemporary, meanwhile, the interior is mostly white and has a very natural feel.

Small Terrace House by Landmak Architecture

The small Terrace House by Landmak Architecture was designed with function in mind. This home has all the makings of a double functioning home. Every space in the house doubles up for something else. The idea was to reduce the size of the home. Doing so, while still making it fully functional to the need of the homeowners. Therefore, even the ceiling was cut to let the wardrobe go up and it even includes ceiling lamps as well.

BIG & small House by Anonymous Architects

The BIG and small house by Anonymous Architects was designed to appear no longer than a shed. However, once you step into the home you will realize why it has such a unique name. The interior of the home is much bigger than it appears. With an open floor plan, the entire home feels and looks spacious once you can see it from the inside. To further enhance the size of the home the residence is shaped as a Parallelogram. This shape allows the interior to look and feel wider.

The Small House by Maryann Thompson Architects

This, 750 square feet one-bedroom cabin is located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts offers a contemporary take on a cabin home. With a 500 square foot porch, sleeping loft, and double French doors connect the home to the porch. The idea was to elevate the appeal of a cabin and give it a more picturesque feel. Therefore, there are several large windows around the home that give you visibility to the great outdoors.

In conclusion, these small homes may seem small on the outside, but they actually have everything you need and more on the inside. Which of these homes would be your dream home? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kirkwood McCarthy Remodel a 2-Bedroom Residence in London

By • Oct 29, 2016

Winkley Workshop by Kirkwood McCarthy (6)

Winkley Workshop is a private home located in London, England.

It was designed by Kirkwood McCarthy in 2015.


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Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos Design a Tiny Home in Matapalo, Colombia

By • Jan 11, 2016

VIMOB by Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos (2)

VIMOB is a project completed by Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos in 2015.

The 398-square-foot home is located in Matapalo, Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.


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ESCAPE Traveler by ESCAPEhomes

By • Nov 4, 2015

ESCAPE Traveler by ESCAPEhomes (19)

ESCAPE Traveler is a unique private residence designed by ESCAPEhomes.

The mobile home covers an area of 269 square feet and can accommodate up to six people.


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One Bedroom Granny Flat by Baahouse + Baastudio

By • Nov 19, 2014 •  Selected Work 

One Bedroom Granny Flat by Baahouse + Baastudio (14)

Designed by Baahouse + Baastudio, this 592 square foot home (55sqm) one bedroom granny flat was built by Kim Alexander builders.

It is located in The Gap, a leafy and hilly suburb of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.


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1220 by Alex Nogueira

By • Mar 12, 2014

1220 is a private small residence designed by Alex Nogueira.

It is located in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and was completed in 2013.


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GT House by Studio Guilherme Torres

By • Oct 24, 2012 •  Selected Work 

São Paulo-based studio Guilherme Torres has designed the GT House.

Completed in 2009, this small studio is located in Londrina, a city located in the northern region of the state of Paraná, Brazil.


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M House by D.I.G Architects

By • Oct 17, 2012 •  Selected Work 

Japanese architecture firm, D.I.G Architects, have designed the M House in Nagoya, Japan.

Completed in 2009, this 991 square foot, modern home is built on a narrow site, only 16.4 feet wide.


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The Small House by Unemori Architects

By • Mar 14, 2012 •  Selected Work 

Japanese studio Unemori Architects has designed the Small House project.

This tiny 13 x 13 feet, four story, contemporary home sits on a 366 square foot lot in Tokyo, Japan.


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Small Box by Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier

By • Mar 4, 2012

Japanese studio Akasaka Shinichiro has designed the Small Box project.

Completed in 2009, this 1,000 square foot, two-story, contemporary home is located in the western hillside of Mount Moiwa, Sapporo, Japan.


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The Small House by Maryann Thompson Architects

By • Dec 25, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Cambridge-based studio Maryann Thompson Architects has designed the Small House project.

Completed in 2007, this 750 square foot contemporary one-room cabin is located in Great Barrington is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA.


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Barcode House by David Jameson Architect

By • Dec 15, 2011

Virginia-based studio David Jameson Architect has designed the Barcode House project.

Completed in March 2011, this three story contemporary home is located in Washington DC, USA.


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Room Room House by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

By • Nov 25, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Japanese studio Takeshi Hosaka Architects has completed the Room Room house project.

This 775 square foot two-story contemporary home sits on a 630 square foot lot located in a densely populated neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan.


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31 Carysfort Road House by ODOS Architects

By • Oct 18, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Dublin-based studio ODOS Architects has completed the 31 Carysfort Road House project in 2009.

The architects have refurbished and extended a now 689 square foot one bedroom, one bath cottage located in Dalkey, a suburb of Dublin and seaside resort in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County, Ireland.


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House in Horinouchi by Mizuishi Architect Atelier

By • Oct 10, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Japanese studio Mizuishi Architect Atelier has designed the House in Horinouchi project, a two-story home for a family of three.

The 595 square foot contemporary residence sits on a narrow triangular lot between a river and a road in Suginami, one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.


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Magritte’s, a Jail-like House in the Heart of Tokyo!

By • Jun 15, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Japanese studio Atelier Tekuto has designed the Magritte’s project, a tiny home located in a densely populated neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan.

The plot of land is only 491 square feet, and the tiny four story house is all made of concrete.


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XXS House in Slovenia by Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti

By • May 27, 2011

As its name suggests, XXS House is a tiny house designed by Ljubljana-based studio Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti.

Located in Krakovo, a medieval fishing village that today forms a part of Ljubljana center, this contemporary residence designed as a vacation home for a couple has a total square footage of 463 on two levels!


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