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.
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.
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?