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A Furnished Tiny Home With Japanese and Scandinavian Vibes Is Offered at $99K
Also available unfurnished for $89,000, this 330-square-foot dwelling is an artful example of “Japandi” style.
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.
These New $49K Prefabs Can Snap Together Like LEGO Bricks
Boxabl’s flat-pack Casita ADUs are designed to combine for (virtually) infinite square footage.
Book a Stay in This Whimsical Trio of Tiny Tree Houses
HoneyTree Farm, a collection of playful bunks in the Texas Hill Country, lets you sleep high in the canopy of live oaks and sycamore trees.
This $12K Flat-Pack Cabin Makes the Perfect Weekend Retreat or Backyard Office
Hungarian design studio Hello Wood unveils Kabinka, an affordable, compact cabin that can fit a kitchenette, bed, desk, and couch.
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Couple Turn a Bus Into a Dreamy, Off-Grid Home for $20K
After saving up for several years, Timothy and Meryl Miller outfit a school bus for a cross-country road trip, tackling the work on the streets of Brooklyn.
These New Prefab ADUs Promise Affordable Housing for Years to Come
If you provide OBY Cooperative with a 99-year backyard lease, they’ll build an ADU—at no cost to you—that will pay out dividends over time.
A Hawaii-Based Couple Build a Luminous Tiny House in Just 25 Days
Facing a COVID-19 shutdown, Taylor and Michaella McClendon recruit their family to build a breezy tiny home on the Big Island—which you can now purchase for $99,800.
An Australian Couple Downsize to a Tiny House and Discover an Idyllic Lifestyle
When a family in Queensland, Australia, suffered the loss of a loved one, a tiny home became their ticket to financial freedom.
A Vintage Swedish Radio Inspired This Finely Tuned Micro Home in Poland
This 376-square-foot home in Warsaw is flooded with light and verdant views.
A Pint-Sized Japanese Tiny Home Is Shaped Like a Milk Carton
The house may measure fewer than 600 square feet, but with an open plan, clever built-ins, and high ceilings, it shows that compact doesn't have to mean cramped.
The Base Cabin Has Everything You Need for Life on the Open Road
This adventure-ready tiny home blends trailer functionality with A-frame cabin aesthetics.
A Family in Poland Adds an Origami-Inspired Retreat to Their Backyard
The owners’ fascination with Zen rock gardens informed the design of this tiny ADU.
How a Shipping Container Home Reconnected a Daughter With Memories of Her Father
Near Hocking Hills, Ohio, a design-savvy couple nestle a glossy black shipping container within a heavily wooded—and sentimental—piece of land.
This Floating, Off-Grid Prefab Can Be Assembled in Just Two Days
Ready for life on land or water, the net-zero LilliHaus is a plug-and-play prefab by SysHaus.
Koto Just Unveiled a Tiny Work Cabin That’s Cut Like a Diamond
In an artful expression of wabi-sabi design, this charred-timber workspace promotes a deeper connection to the natural world.
A Tiny Cabin in North Carolina Is an Enchanting Mix of Japanese and Scandinavian Style
Inspired by a homesteading commune he documented in Western North Carolina, photographer Mike Belleme builds a minimalist retreat in the woods.
This Tiny Backyard Cabin Is Inspired by Space Capsule Design
Hello Wood’s Workstation Cabin is a striking, timber-clad pod that can serve as a workspace, guest bedroom, or cozy lounge.
An Australian Schoolteacher Tours the Country in a Tiny Home
Inspired to live minimally, Ashlee De Campo designs a tiny home that allows her to wander while staying debt-free.
A Globetrotting Couple’s Light and Bright Tiny Home Is Born Out of a Love for Adventure
Tony and Charlotte Perez designed and built a tiny home that’s compact and easy to maintain, something the couple needed to pursue their life of worldwide travel and volunteer...
This 180-Square-Foot Tiny Home in Australia Is One Woman’s Fresh Start
After the death of her husband, a Byron Bay local moves into a diminutive dwelling that takes cues from the coastal locale.
A Filmmaker Builds a Rustic Off-Grid Cabin Deep in a Canadian Forest for $64K
This clifftop home on the east coast of Canada was entirely built by the owner—who had no experience building a house—and his friends.
This $155K Tiny House in New Zealand Was Inspired by a Couple’s Cycling Tour
A simple, gabled form and clever storage define this compact one-bedroom home in Wanaka, New Zealand.
This New Egg-Shaped Prefab Can Pop Up Almost Anywhere for $56K
Bratislava-based Ecocapsule just unveiled their second highly flexible off-grid structure.
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.
Before & After: An Eco-Friendly Family’s 400-Square-Foot Cottage Teems With Plant Life
A young couple, their son, and two rescue beagles model a grounded lifestyle from their Venice, California, tiny home.
10 Tiny Homes in Hawaii That Prove a Little Goes a Long Way
These compact island homes—as practical as they are striking—demonstrate that you don’t need much where the natural landscape provides the grandeur.
An Architect Builds a Svelte Backyard Tiny Home for His Mom
Architect Peter Liang’s 265-square-foot ADU sits in his sister’s backyard in Oakland, California, balancing privacy and togetherness.
A Delightfully Simple Micro-Flat in Beirut Inspires Calm
Named “The Shoebox,” this tiny space maximizes charm and efficiency—all within 176 square feet.
A Photographer’s 331-Square-Foot Tiny Home Makes Room for Gear and a Drum Set
Ryan Tuttle’s airy tiny home in the San Francisco Bay Area has distinct work areas and a surprising amount of storage space.