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  1. A Tiny Outbuilding is the Perfect Indoor-Outdoor Retreat
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    A Tiny Outbuilding is the Perfect Indoor-Outdoor Retreat

    In coastal Norway, a guesthouse serves as a sculptural refuge.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.07.15

  2. Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs
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    Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs

    A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    05.12.15

  3. A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls
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    A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls

    The architects used custom cabinets and glass to act as room dividers.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    04.26.15

  4. Cozy Home in Portland Is Under 800 Square Feet
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    Cozy Home in Portland Is Under 800 Square Feet

    Designer Shannon Baird conceived of this 796-square-foot dwelling off the back of a larger home in Portland.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.15.15

  5. Twin Houses on Tiny Lots Stretch Outward for Space
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    Twin Houses on Tiny Lots Stretch Outward for Space

    Linked by a modern version of a white picket fence, two near-identical houses in Los Angeles add space by extending beyond their envelopes.

    written by: Sam Eichblatt
    photos by: Steve King
    04.13.15

  6. Micro Dwellings in Phoenix Get Creative With Under 500 Square Feet
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    Micro Dwellings in Phoenix Get Creative With Under 500 Square Feet

    These apartments emphasize quality above quantity.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    04.10.15

  7. 5 Tiny Family Homes
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    5 Tiny Family Homes

    You might be able to survive comfortably in a small space—but what about room for the whole family? These petite spaces are built for more than one.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.10.15

  8. 5 Tiny, Minimal Homes
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    5 Tiny, Minimal Homes

    Small-living and minimal design go hand-in-hand in these understated homes.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.09.15

  9. 7 Tiny Prefabs
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    7 Tiny Prefabs

    Whether petite vacation homes or outbuildings, these compact quarters show what prefab construction can achieve on a small scale.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.29.15

  10. Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet
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    Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet

    Sigurd Larsen created the illusion of space with high ceilings and tall windows.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    03.28.15

  11. Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall
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    Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall

    A traditional floor plan gets a minimalist update, complete with a classic porch.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.11.15

  12. Life is Smooth Sailing on These Contemporary Houseboat and Nautical Homes
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    Life is Smooth Sailing on These Contemporary Houseboat and Nautical Homes

    Living on the water is a common, though rarely acted upon, fantasy. These five maritime homes navigated red tape and headaches to arrive on the shores of nautical bliss.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.09.15

  13. House of the Week: Perfectly Petite Backyard in NYC
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    House of the Week: Perfectly Petite Backyard in NYC

    Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.05.15

  14. You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo
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    You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo

    Architect Christoph Kaiser turned a dismantled grain silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into a cozy studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The 190-square-foot space is outfitted with a highly...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.12.15

  15. A Creative Staircase for a Compact NYC Loft
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    A Creative Staircase for a Compact NYC Loft

    For a renovation in New York's Greenwich Village, Sarah Zames and her team at General Assembly created a custom ship-ladder staircase and gourmet eat-in kitchen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.15

  16. Crazy Cool Loft Space Surrounded by Rope Walls
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    Crazy Cool Loft Space Surrounded by Rope Walls

    The Karst region in Slovenia is known for its limestone plateau, filled with picturesque caves and sinkholes. Riffing on the local vernacular—lots of small, stone houses—Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.08.15

  17. Most Popular Homes of 2014: Small Spaces
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    Most Popular Homes of 2014: Small Spaces

    To celebrate 2014, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com this year. Here, a look at five tiny abodes, from a family's micro dwelling to a garage turned party space.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.24.14

  18. 8 Incredibly Slender Houses
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    8 Incredibly Slender Houses

    Narrow sites present designers with a unique spatial challenge. Building upward might add square footage, but it won't make a structure the width of a subway car feel any less claustrophobic. These...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.02.14

  19. Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views
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    Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views

    Christian Tonko designs a delicate artist's studio that hugs the hilly landscape.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.02.14

  20. Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest
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    Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest

    Atelier Oslo overcame nature’s challenges when they designed Cabin Norderhov, a seasonal, eco-friendly retreat on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Steinsfjorden.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    11.27.14

  21. Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans
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    Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans

    The attractive POD INDAWO concept offers South Africans a starter home.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.20.14

  22. 9 Tiny Apartments in New York City
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    9 Tiny Apartments in New York City

    In New York City, minuscule studios and cramped family apartments abound. In these examples, homeowners found clever solutions to less-than-ideal square footage, carving out surprisingly luxurious...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.19.14

  23. Great Bars in Small Spaces
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    Great Bars in Small Spaces

    Sips and square footage aren’t mutually exclusive, so why should small homes lack well-stocked bars? We share seven ways to upgrade your bar without sacrificing space.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.14

  24. Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love
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    Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love

    From a prefab tree house to a converted dairy, these six structures serve one purpose and one purpose only: as places to play.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.14

  25. 10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces
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    10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces

    Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.

    07.08.14

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