A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget
A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.
A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget
Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.
Budget Breakdown: A Portland Couple Design and Build a Compact Home For $222K
An architect and construction engineer couple build a sustainable, 624-square-foot abode for $221,580—here's how the numbers add...
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
A Compact Prefab Vacation Home
A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.
Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo
A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...
House of the Week: Budget-Friendly Box Home
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.
The Moscow Minimalists
Crosby Studios just cares about the essentials.
Built on a Budget, This Belgian Cabin Is Straight Out of a Fairytale
London-based practice De Rosee Sa’s self-built lakeside cabin recaptures the magic of childhood fairytales.
This Wood-Clad Home Is Built Into a Serene Mountain Slope
Nestled into the mountainous terrain of Shefford, Québec, this simply constructed residence is elegant and strong in expression.
Minneapolis Modern “Dream Home” Built by Sustainable 9 Design + Build
Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
A Minimalist Home Is Built Into Steep Terrain in an Austrian Valley
Overlooking views of a picturesque Austrian village, this modern home is built of wood entirely sourced from the homeowner’s...
Built-In Style
In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) cozy home of their own by redefining the...
Built-In Beauty
While visiting and writing about small homes for our June 2009 “Think Smaller” issue, it quickly became clear that when space is...
A Compact Home That Literally Pops Up From the Grass
With a green roof that merges with the grassy ground, this family home in Belgium looks like two periscopes rising up from the...
Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn
The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form.
This Compact Home in Paris Has Nearly 70 Concealed Closets
Two interior designers convert an old concrete garage into a cozy home for a family of four.
Celebrate Compact and Low-Budget Design With the the AIA Small Project Awards
Discover award-winning homes across the country and submit entries for the annual AIA Small Project Awards.
Cozy and Compact: 10 Tiny Homes in the Big Apple
The motto "the bigger the better" simply doesn't exist in our book.