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.

This Tiny 140-Square-Foot Apartment Boasts Comfort and Function
This Tiny 140-Square-Foot Apartment Boasts Comfort and Function
Carefully crafted adaptable furniture makes this 140-square-foot London home chic and functional.
 - 5 months ago
12 Tiny House Companies That Can Make Your Micro-Living Dreams Come True
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 embrace a simpler lifestyle that can be enjoyed in a smaller, more efficient space.
 - 5 months ago
A Quirky Micro-Office Hides Behind a “Hairy” Facade
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, England.
 - 5 months ago
Two Families Embrace Off-Grid Living in This Sustainable Prefab Home
Two Families Embrace Off-Grid Living in This Sustainable Prefab Home
Two families live large and comfortably in this beautiful, self-sufficient prefab in rural Australia.
 - 5 months ago
Elevate Your Next Amsterdam Experience With This Unique Crane Rental
Elevate Your Next Amsterdam Experience With This Unique Crane Rental
An eclectic Amsterdam apartment offers an elevated vacation experience in more ways than one.
 - 5 months ago
A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home
A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home
The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.
 - 6 months ago
Go Off The Grid With These Remote Rental Cabins in Cornwall
Go Off The Grid With These Remote Rental Cabins in Cornwall
Standing above the ground, the architectural hideaways of Kudhva allow you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking English countryside.
 - 6 months ago
10 She Sheds That Put Man Caves to Shame
10 She Sheds That Put Man Caves to Shame
Part inspiration, part instruction, a new book on "she sheds" illustrates how the common shed can be transformed into a sanctuary of peace and personal style.
 - 6 months ago
11 Extraordinary Designs That Make You Rethink the Modern Shed
11 Extraordinary Designs That Make You Rethink the Modern Shed
These thoughtfully designed outbuildings exhibit how the utilitarian backyard shed can be adapted for work, storage, and living.
 - 6 months ago
This Tiny, Icelandic-Inspired Prefab Could Ease the Housing Shortage in Los Angeles
This Tiny, Icelandic-Inspired Prefab Could Ease the Housing Shortage in Los Angeles
Design studio Minarc launches Plús Hús, a tiny prefab dwelling starting at $37,000 that offers an affordable, environmentally conscious housing solution in L.A. and beyond.
 - 6 months ago
Life in This Renovated Houseboat Would Be But a Dream
Life in This Renovated Houseboat Would Be But a Dream
Stealth storage and a color palette borrowed from nature lets this Australian houseboat live larger than its 495 square feet.
 - 6 months ago
A Tiny Apartment in the Italian Riviera Takes Cues From Nautical Design
A Tiny Apartment in the Italian Riviera Takes Cues From Nautical Design
Inspired by the region's maritime roots, this 377-square-foot unit hides the bedroom behind a crafty plywood storage system.
 - 6 months ago
Get Your Glamp On in This Retro Teardrop Trailer
Get Your Glamp On in This Retro Teardrop Trailer
Keep the elements at bay with these hand-built, fully customizable teardrops from Denver-based manufacturer Timberleaf Trailers.
 - 6 months ago
A Multipurpose Bedroom Box Is This Tiny Apartment's Genius Solution
A Multipurpose Bedroom Box Is This Tiny Apartment's Genius Solution
Batiik Studio fashions a minimalist black box that integrates the bedroom, bathroom, and storage to save space in this small Parisian flat.
 - 6 months ago
This Prefab Backyard Pavilion Mimics a Dragonfly's Wings
This Prefab Backyard Pavilion Mimics a Dragonfly's Wings
Prefabricated architecture can get a bad rap for being boring and boxy—not so for this sculptural backyard pavilion.
 - 6 months ago
No Trailer, No Problem—This Cozy Teardrop Is For Rent
No Trailer, No Problem—This Cozy Teardrop Is For Rent
The Bay Area's Camp Weathered allows guests to rent a well-appointed teardrop trailer for the ultimate glamping experience.
 - 7 months ago
A Photographer Couple's Airstream Renovation Lets Them Take Their Business on the Road
A Photographer Couple's Airstream Renovation Lets Them Take Their Business on the Road
With no prior experience, Brandon and Gabi Fox turn a 1972 Airstream Overlander into a mobile live/work office for their wedding photography business.
 - 7 months ago
Airstream's Basecamp Is a Lightweight Trailer Stuffed With Smart Travel Solutions
Airstream's Basecamp Is a Lightweight Trailer Stuffed With Smart Travel Solutions
Tackle new terrain with the lightest Airstream travel trailer yet.
 - 7 months ago
Writers Work in Mobile Studios at This Incredible Residency in Massachusetts
Writers Work in Mobile Studios at This Incredible Residency in Massachusetts
Inspired by literary greats from the Berkshires, five mobile studios comprise The Mastheads, a progressive writers' residency that's now taking applications.
 - 7 months ago
These Tiny, Modular Homes Are Made of Concrete Water Pipes
These Tiny, Modular Homes Are Made of Concrete Water Pipes
Feeling the squeeze from Hong Kong's affordable housing crisis, one architect turns to a surprising new micro-housing solution.
 - 7 months ago
The L.A. Home of Song Exploder’s Hrishikesh Hirway Is Barely Larger 
Than a Music Box
The L.A. Home of Song Exploder’s Hrishikesh Hirway Is Barely Larger Than a Music Box
The podcaster and his wife get creative to compress their work lives into a compact home.
 - 2 years ago
Can Compact Laneway Houses Like This One in Canada Transform Inner-City Neighborhoods?
Can Compact Laneway Houses Like This One in Canada Transform Inner-City Neighborhoods?
Billed as an "urban cabin," the laneway housing concept is a smart, affordable way to add density and preserve historic sites.
 - 7 months ago
A Couple Transform a Vintage Airstream Into a Scandinavian-Inspired Tiny Home
A Couple Transform a Vintage Airstream Into a Scandinavian-Inspired Tiny Home
An ambitious couple's DIY overhaul of a decrepit 1971 Airstream Sovereign—purchased for less than $5,000—creates an airy retreat that feels much larger than its 200 square feet.
 - 7 months ago
A London Couple's Backyard Studio Is Clad in Sustainable Cork
A London Couple's Backyard Studio Is Clad in Sustainable Cork
A musician-and-seamstress couple commission a shared workspace in their elegant garden.
 - 7 months ago
An Ingenious Gold Island Transforms an Industrial Apartment in Paris
An Ingenious Gold Island Transforms an Industrial Apartment in Paris
Completed for about $120,000, a custom aluminum insertion reinvents a loft in a 1920s industrial building by adding privacy without sacrificing spaciousness.
 - 7 months ago
Dwell’s Top 10 Small Spaces of 2017
Dwell’s Top 10 Small Spaces of 2017
Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.
 - 8 months ago
A 290-Square-Foot Apartment in São Paulo Takes Advantage of Every Inch
A 290-Square-Foot Apartment in São Paulo Takes Advantage of Every Inch
A perforated concrete wall and a raised Formica platform are used to maximize limited floor space in a tiny São Paulo studio.
 - 8 months ago
Stressed Out? Sweden’s 72 Hour Cabins Are Designed to Soothe
Stressed Out? Sweden’s 72 Hour Cabins Are Designed to Soothe
The studies are in—these five charming glass cabins in Sweden might have what it takes to help you decompress.
 - 9 months ago
Sofa Bed Versus Wall Bed: What's Best For Your Small Space?
Sofa Bed Versus Wall Bed: What's Best For Your Small Space?
Now that small space living has become more and more common, people are looking for the best types of furniture that will allow them to make the most of their compact space...
 - 9 months ago
A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels.
 - 5 years ago