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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
hollywood cabin bedroom 2

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
going mobile woody the trailer cedar exterior

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.
September 15, 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
norwegian prefab cabin exterior

24 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?
September 15, 2015
little house on the ferry three pavilions deck

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
bunker thrill pine wood deck bunker

7 Extremely Tiny Places People Call Home

All under 200 square feet.
September 9, 2015
A backyard shed, clad in Collins Truwood siding and corrugated metal, doubles as an office.

A Prefab Shed that Provides Refuge for Work and Play

When Marco V. Morelli’s home office became his daughter’s bedroom, he found an ideal workspace in an unexpected place—his backyard.
September 5, 2015
+Farm's 2015 summer mobile home's wooden exterior

Summer Design Program Crafts Its Own Mobile Dwelling

A summer design studio organized by +FARM was spurred by the challenge of new housing in certain upstate New York areas.
September 1, 2015