Collection by Jaime Gillin

Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings


Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone, even if it's just in your backyard.

Check out our guide to 7 (not so tiny) small house resources here + 10 of our favorite homes from Tiny House Swoon!

The structure is comprised of sheets of glass, a steel armature, and a wood shed that hugs the rear...
This small writer's retreat on San Juan Islands, Washington completely exposes the interior to the site’s impressive...
Megan Lea built a backyard retreat with reclaimed materials figuring prominently into the design.
Though the retreat is clearly meant to afford the solitude writing so often requires, Kathleen reports that "it's very...

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