Latest Articles in Small Space

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This Travel-Ready Trailer May Look Small, But It Can Sleep Six

Capacious enough to fit full-size appliances and a party of six, the 269-square-foot ESCAPE Traveler redefines roughing it. For more mobile inspiration, check out this
October 13, 2015
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22 Expert Tips and Tricks for Designing Small Dwellings

Our upcoming November 2015 Small Spaces issue explores some of the worlds best homes, all sized 970 to 55 square feet. We've asked the architects behind those houses to help us think big and design small: what were their big takeaways learned from first-hand experience?
October 10, 2015
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A Tiny, DIY Trailer Home Built by a Couple on a Budget

A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.
October 10, 2015
As they open, they fold and stack flush. There was no room for a pocket door since the oven is directly next to the partitioned-off space.

6 Novel Space-Saving Designs

When we talk to architects who specialize in small space, they frequently list built-ins as an excellent way to save space. These 7 projects take that strategy to heart and add a big dash on ingenuity.
October 8, 2015
MIcroshelters Pico-Dwelling

How to Maximize a Small Space with a Loft

Lofting a bed or office space is one of the best ways to expand the size of a petite abode.
October 5, 2015
Geometric wood cabin in Oberwiesenthal, Germany

Tour 8 Awesome Tiny Cabins Around the World

Our favorite site for off-the-grid inspiration gets a new tome.
September 29, 2015
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6 Compact Living Situations

At Dwell, we love tiny spaces. Cruise through these six examples to see all the ways that small can be smart.
September 18, 2015
Miroshelters the Miner's Shelter

These Incredibly Tiny Cabins, Tree Houses, and Mobile Dwellings Are All Less Than 182 Square Feet

Author Derek Diedricksen zeroes in on the DIY art of small living in his new book, Microshelters. What he finds is a highly motivated, occasionally eccentric community of hobbyists who challenge themselves to pack tons of functionality into spaces that are barely bigger than parking spots.
September 15, 2015
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A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape

Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900 square feet.
September 12, 2015