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...
Work It “We wanted to open up the back of the house, but there’s nothing to look at,” says Dana.
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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