Small Spaces

When you inhabit a small space, finding creative solutions are a must. Explore compact spaces, tiny houses, and studios that employ clever storage solutions. From multifunctional rooms, to space-saving hacks, to lofted living, these dwellings exhibit resourcefulness, flexibility, and style.

A Detached Garage Becomes a Winning “Granny Pad”
A Detached Garage Becomes a Winning “Granny Pad”
In Seattle, Best Practice Architecture converts a detached garage into a chic, standalone apartment for an aging family member.
By Melissa Dalton - 4 days ago
Bright Colors Meet Bold Patterns in This Compact Oslo Abode
Bright Colors Meet Bold Patterns in This Compact Oslo Abode
Through careful zoning and thoughtful selection of shades and shapes, a Ukrainian designer creates a vibrantly cozy Norwegian apartment.
 - 12 days ago
A Whimsical Guest House Leans Out to Maximize Space
A Whimsical Guest House Leans Out to Maximize Space
Wrapped in cedar shakes, a small cottage uses angled walls to sidestep code restraints and gain greater living space.
 - 13 days ago
A Small Manhattan Home Gains  Space With Two Cozy Lofts
A Small Manhattan Home Gains Space With Two Cozy Lofts
Nestled in a pre-war duplex in New York City, the historic apartment is treated to a modern makeover.
 - 19 days ago
Mingle With Mother Nature in This Tiny Prefab Getaway
Mingle With Mother Nature in This Tiny Prefab Getaway
Tucked into an old-growth forest, this prefab home was assembled in just three days with minimal site impact.
 - 21 days ago
Budget Breakdown: A Prison Bus Becomes a Couple’s First Home For $26K
Budget Breakdown: A Prison Bus Becomes a Couple’s First Home For $26K
A young couple converts a 31-foot, 1989 Chevy B6P bus that was formerly a prison transport vehicle into a charming tiny home.
 - 25 days ago
An Experimental Micro-Office Glows Like a Lighthouse in L.A.
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 of Los Angeles.
 - a month ago
An Award-Winning Writing Studio Hides Quietly in Texas
An Award-Winning Writing Studio Hides Quietly in Texas
Marked by elegant simplicity, this steel-clad writer’s studio and hunting lookout effortlessly blends into a rocky slope in the Texas Hill Country.
 - a month ago
A Tiny Italian Flat Undergoes a Modern Revamp For $40K
A Tiny Italian Flat Undergoes a Modern Revamp For $40K
Simplistic plywood paneling cleverly conceals a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area in this compact 301-square-foot studio.
 - a month ago
A Tiny Guesthouse Hides in a Lush Australian Rainforest
A Tiny Guesthouse Hides in a Lush Australian Rainforest
Nestled within a rainforest on a private 20-acre plot in New South Wales, this compact Cor-Ten steel and glass guest retreat is a hidden oasis.
 - a month ago
This 140-Square-Foot Tiny House Is Packed With Surprises
This 140-Square-Foot Tiny House Is Packed With Surprises
With two lofts, floating stairs, porthole windows, and tons of character, Tiny House Valhalla is a delightful abode for a family of three in France.
 - a month ago
A Perforated Balcony Brings Ample Light Into a Tiny Abode
A Perforated Balcony Brings Ample Light Into a Tiny Abode
Argentinian studio IR Aquitectura puts every inch of this small, 269-square-foot apartment to good use.
 - 2 months ago
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
Gray Organschi Architecture and the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture team up to create the Ecological Living Module, a self-sufficient tiny home, in just eight weeks.
 - 2 months ago
A Network of Prefab Tiny Homes Allows Users to "Pay as You Live"
A Network of Prefab Tiny Homes Allows Users to "Pay as You Live"
Smart, sustainable, and minimalistic—these "location-independent, pay-as-you-live" prefab tiny homes introduce a new genre of urban living.
 - 2 months ago
A Shipping Container Turns Into a Backyard Architecture Studio
A Shipping Container Turns Into a Backyard Architecture Studio
Built for $200,000 and lowered into place by crane, a compact cargotecture office perfectly slots into an architect’s backyard.
 - 2 months ago
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Builds a New Chicken Coop For Less Than $1.5K
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Builds a New Chicken Coop For Less Than $1.5K
Designed for his son’s school in Tucson, Arizona, architect Gideon Danilowitz builds a low-cost chicken coop suitable for the desert climate.
 - 2 months ago
A Loft Mezzanine Cleverly Enlarges This Small Beijing Flat
A Loft Mezzanine Cleverly Enlarges This Small Beijing Flat
Awkward sloping ceilings are put to good use in this family apartment known as the Starburst House in Beijing, China.
 - 2 months ago
Before & After: Bold Wallpaper Brings Dreamy Vibes to a Dated Airstream
Before & After: Bold Wallpaper Brings Dreamy Vibes to a Dated Airstream
Beautifully executed finishes and varied textures turn a tired 1960s Airstream into a vibrant home—lovingly nicknamed Marjorie.
 - 2 months ago
Before & After: A Little Flat in Ukraine Gets a Modern Upgrade
Before & After: A Little Flat in Ukraine Gets a Modern Upgrade
Local architects optimize the 376-square-foot space to still allow the tiny home to celebrate its remarkable past.
 - 2 months ago
A Tiny Cabin Is Built in Three Weeks For Only $10.5K
A Tiny Cabin Is Built in Three Weeks For Only $10.5K
A young Finnish designer bypasses building permits by creating an affordable tiny home under 100 square feet.
 - 3 months ago
This 270-Square-Foot Tiny Home Is Now Up For Grabs at $89K
This 270-Square-Foot Tiny Home Is Now Up For Grabs at $89K
With a spacious "social pit" and plenty of built-in seating, this modern tiny house is an idyllic fit for entertainers looking to downsize.
 - 3 months ago
Unplug at This Off-Grid Tiny Home in South Australia
Unplug at This Off-Grid Tiny Home in South Australia
Simple materials compose this rentable tiny house nestled in a secret spot in the Adelaide Hills.
 - 3 months ago
A Claustrophobic London Mews House Gets a Smart Redesign
A Claustrophobic London Mews House Gets a Smart Redesign
In North London, a small mews house suffering from lack of light gains a bright refresh with space-saving features.
 - 3 months ago
Budget Breakdown: A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Turns Into a Chic Tiny Home For $27K
Budget Breakdown: A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Turns Into a Chic Tiny Home For $27K
Jack Richens, the expert van renovator behind This Moving House, pulls out all the stops for this incredible conversion.
 - 3 months ago
A Tiny Florence Flat Is Reborn as an Architect's Live/Work Space
A Tiny Florence Flat Is Reborn as an Architect's Live/Work Space
An architect revamps a 1970s Florence apartment, turning it into her chic, functional home and office.
 - 3 months ago
A Seattle Backyard Becomes a Calm Oasis For Two Book Lovers
A Seattle Backyard Becomes a Calm Oasis For Two Book Lovers
Tucked behind a Seattle home, this beautiful backyard reading retreat of glass, timber, and tile offers an idyllic escape from city life.
 - 3 months ago
This Skinny, Minimalist Home Gets a Modern Revamp For $20K
This Skinny, Minimalist Home Gets a Modern Revamp For $20K
In the land-strapped city of Bandung, Indonesia, the newly renovated 4x6x6 House achieves the illusion of spaciousness despite its compact footprint.
 - 3 months ago
Downsize in Style With This Sleek Tiny Home Starting Below $38K
Downsize in Style With This Sleek Tiny Home Starting Below $38K
New Zealand–based Build Tiny launches a stylish tiny abode that can be ordered move-in ready or prepped for personalization.
 - 3 months ago
Escape to the Wilds of Tasmania in These Eco-Minded Pavilions
Escape to the Wilds of Tasmania in These Eco-Minded Pavilions
Perched on pink granite cliffs, a series of prefab pavilions offer a luxe, back-to-nature experience in one of Tasmania’s oldest National Parks.
 - 3 months ago
Rotated Volumes Cleverly Maximize Space in a Tiny Shanghai Apartment
Rotated Volumes Cleverly Maximize Space in a Tiny Shanghai Apartment
In space-strapped Shanghai, local architects look to rotating boxes and playful pops of colors to create a delightful modern home.
 - 3 months ago