San Diego Teaches Us How Micro-Living Can Thrive
A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.
The New Living Vehicle Micro Home Is an Off-Grid Dream Come True
The aluminum travel trailer is topped with solar panels and packed with flexible spaces that live larger than its 232 square feet.
Stacked Shipping Containers Create a New Model For Urban Living in South Africa
This modular building composed of 140 shipping containers is designed to revitalize and revamp the downtown core of Johannesburg,...
12 Tiny House Companies That Can Make Your Micro-Living Dreams Come True
Tiny homes may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all share the same spirit—they promise a simpler lifestyle in a...
10 Radical Tiny Homes That Challenge What You Know About Micro Living
From converted grain silos to futuristic pods, these unconventional tiny homes embody big ideas.
20 Nature-Loving Homes Where Biophilia Thrives
Flourishing with greenery, natural materials, organic textures, and sunlight, these designs put wellness first.
How a Family of Four Thrives in a 1985 Volkswagen Van
The Sellmeyer family embraces #vanlife as an opportunity to live, learn, and love while exploring the great outdoors.
This Vietnamese Micro Home Is as Practical as It Is Radiant
A new glass block facade breathes new life into a dilapidated brick house near Ho Chi Minh City.
A Platform for Living
Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer...
These 3 Co-Living Companies Are Transforming Urban Living
With co-living, the living's easy—you don’t have to worry about cleaning or running out of toilet paper, as it's all taken care...
This New $118K Micro-Cabin Is as Elegant as It Is Efficient
Fatigued by skyrocketing housing costs and the modern world’s waning connection to nature, Lee Loewen and Payam Shalchian create...
A Luminous Micro-Home Peeks Above the Rooftops in Sydney
This Australian home feels larger than its 645 square feet thanks to white walls, plenty of outdoor connections, and loads of...
This Secluded Micro Cabin Perches Lightly in the Brazilian Forest
Built with materials carried to the site by hand, Chalet M is a 270-square-foot cabin that treads lightly on its woodland site.
A Concrete Micro-House in Japan Works All the Angles
Built with specially-formulated concrete made of volcanic ash, this micro-house in Tokyo maximizes space through vertical...
Escape to a John Lautner Micro-Resort in the Californian Desert
Stay in a midcentury modern hotel built and inspired by the iconic style of American architect John Lautner.
An Experimental Micro-Office Glows Like a Lighthouse in L.A.
An imaginative design/build firm challenges its skill sets by crafting an experimental and modern office in an industrial pocket...
This Urban Micro Home Is the Perfect Basecamp For an Adventurous Couple
Wind River Tiny Homes creates a tiny house that caters to its owners’ outdoorsy lifestyle in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A Scandinavian-Style Community Thrives in the Rocky Mountains
Designed by architect Anna Lindstrand for the grounds of a former farmstead, Lykke is an agri-community with a strong connection...
A Modern Micro-House in Portland Clad in Local Fir
Small in footprint, but grand in presentation, a 250-square-foot accessory dwelling unit provides cozy accommodations equipped...
Snag This Chic Micro-Flat in Brooklyn For $339K
Just a short stroll from Prospect Park, this newly revamped studio comes with a Murphy bed and a full bath.
A Quirky Micro-Office Hides Behind a “Hairy” Facade
A tiny, distraction-free workspace is concealed behind a mysterious “hairy” exterior with no discernible entrance in Nottingham,...
A Delightfully Simple Micro-Flat in Beirut Inspires Calm
Named “The Shoebox,” this tiny space maximizes charm and efficiency—all within 176 square feet.
Small Space Living by LifeEdited
For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.
Loft Living in Pittsburgh
Edge Studio's apartment building with its glass-and-steel facade is a glowing example of the urban renaissance that's gripping...
Outdoor Living in NYC
The super's unit was anything but in this Upper West side co-op, however architect Brad Zizmor saw potential in the apartment...
An Eclectic Living Room in Antwerp
Gallerist Veerle Wenes has sage advice for composing interior spaces: "People should choose objects for their home with passion,...
A Canadian Family Thrives in a Charming, Farmhouse-Style Tiny Home
This 311-square-foot tiny house shines with bright-white shiplap, wood accents, and a stock tank swimming pool.
Model Worthy
The true test of a kitchen’s mettle is not how it looks brand-new, but how it looks after a decade of wear and tear from heaving...
7 Homes Designed for Sustainable Living
From a shipping container dwelling to architect Steven Holl’s forest retreat, these residences embody the ideal that what’s best...
This Light-Bending Micro Apartment Will Make You Look Twice
Miogui Architecture revamps a 137-square-foot Parisian flat with mirrors, color, and plenty of sunlight.
8 Barn Houses For Modern Living
Rooted in the past yet decidedly in the present, these converted barns embrace their history, but take on a modern twist.
Traditional Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Living
Inspired by hilltop views and traditional New England farm and barn structures, Marvin Architect's Challenge-winner Michael...
8 Distinct Ways of Living in Japan
Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions of building and living in Japan.
A Helpful Guide to Living Room Lighting
Even if your living area is endowed with ample natural daylight, it's imperative to think carefully about lighting to make sure...
21 Cats Living in the Modern World
These cats are living out their nine lives in comfort and style.
This Home Achieves Blissful Living in the Hills
Three designers jump-start their practice with an affordably built abode in New Zealand.

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