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.

Now That's How You Double Your Square Footage
In the suburbs of Paris, an architect with an eco-friendly practice doesn’t let tradition stand in the way of innovation.
Editor's Picks: 7 Inspiring Small Spaces
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.
This Luxurious Apartment in Greenwich Village Is Only 520 Square Feet
A designer of grand homes packs all the essentials—and more—into a Manhattan studio of his own.
This Tiny New England Cottage Is a No-Frills Weekend Hideaway
A one-room retreat outside Providence, Rhode Island, takes up no more space than a standard two-car garage.
How to build a Tiny DIY Trailer on a Budget
A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.
Cottage Industrious
A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie packs function into just 510 square feet.
Huy Bui’s Brooklyn Loft Is Like a Self-Contained Jungle
It’s hardly a surprise that the Plant-in City cofounder lives surrounded by vegetation.
The 58-unit building features custom millwork details, including built-in window seats, dining banquettes, and Piet...
A Norwegian boathouse by TYIN featured in Cabins (Taschen, 2014).
Phoenix Rising-The award-winning Phoenix home received an update from Wendell Burnette with a complete hardscape and...
The picture wall is adorned with images collected from family, colleagues, and estate sales.
A pair of windows shed a bit of light in the bedroom, which boasts a lofted bed and workspace with a sink and closet...
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for an intimate connection with outdoor spaces.
Sett Studio also does complete interior work.
The budget was nearly as tight as the space in this cheerful renovation of a 516-square-foot flat in Bratislava.
“When we first set out on this crazy adventure, we always pictured parking Woody in a place like this,” Brian says.
Architects: Kirsten Murray, Tom...
Schatz and Eamon carefully tend to the greens planted on the ground that they took to with shovels when digging the...
Cubicco’s prefab houses, like the Cabana Beach model, are built with laminated veneer lumber, an engineered material...
Inside, the custom-built casework and splashes of blue and red stand out.
The north wall of the IST home functions as a cut-away, offering a peek inside an efficient yet cozy dwelling.
In a family’s pint-size lake retreat in Austin, Texas, ipe siding and decking meet concrete floors and steeland-glass...
Architect Bill Yudchitz asked his son, Daniel, to help him create a self-sustaining multi-level family cabin in...
Open enclosures and connections to adjacent living spaces keep the home inviting and airy rather than densely packed—a...
The home was designed as a “box within a box,” in which two interior structures—an open-plan living space and two en...
Yurika Ninomiya says good morning to busy central Nagoya from her third-floor bedroom while husband Takuya opens up the...
Carpenter kicks back on an IKEA outdoor sectional on the sealed-pine roof deck of Lightroom 2.0. A collection of...
None of the ten units is purely communal, but detached Unit C, Yasuo Moriyama’s...
The structure is surrounded by a large deck for play.
Shibata wanted more shelf space in her home office, so she added a plywood door with built-in bookshelves that opens...

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