Nolla Cabin

Vallisaari, Finland – Studio Mr. Falck Built Area:     9.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 Photographs:    Fanny Hagman Nolla is an A-frame mirrored mobile cabin that’s meant to be a holiday home. It was built using sustainable materials such as local pine and plywood. The space is very small, just the...

Coronet

Melbourne, Australia – Jos Tan Architects Built Area:     35.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Tom Ross Coronet is a renovation and addition project to an existing home. The owner is an avid cook who wanted a multi-purpose space for cooking, entertaining, and dining. The said space, according to the...

JR’s Hut at Kimo Estate

Gundagai, Australia – Anthony Hunt Design, Luke Stanley Architects Built Area:     28.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Hilary Bradford JR’s Hut sits high on top of a hill in Gundagai, Australia. It offers 360-degree views of the valley and Murrambidgee River. Because of its isolated location, it’s a...

The Cabin

Czech Republic – Jan Tyrpekl Area:     12.5 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:    Antonín Matějovský The Cabin is a rather unique shelter. It’s actually a timber refuge that sits on top of a concrete bunker. The bunker is a World War II relic – a defensive outpost of some...

House on the Mist

La Calera, Colombia – Alfonso Arango Area:     24.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 House on the Mist is a small weekend retreat with stunning views of the Andes mountains. It’s simple in structure – compact but not stuffy. It offers just the right amount of space for comfortable living. It...

Effegi House

Trequanda, Italy – Archiplanstudio Area:     35.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 Photographs:     Davide Galli Effegi House is a rustic-themed home with modern fixtures. Because it is located in a traditional Tuscan village, the design was traditional, too. The homeowners wanted to give the place an upgrade and were very specific with...

Casa el Vigilante

Zapallar, Chile - RUIZSolar Arquitectos Project Year:  2015 Area:  100.0 m2 Photographers:  Pablo Casals Aguirre Case el Vigilante was designed as a shelter and as an observation point. It overlooks the South American landscape. The house features a lounge and kitchen on the first level. Upstairs are two bedrooms and...

Urban Treehouse

Berlin, Germany - baumraum Project Year:  2014 Area:  34.0 m2 Photographers:  Laura Fiorio The Urban Treehouses, considered to be “unusual dwellings,” are found inside a large garden. They do not sit on a tree; rather, their shapes resemble that of a tree. It is four meters in height and has...

Polycarbonate Cabin

Guanaqueros, Coquimbo, Coquimbo Region, Chile - Alejandro Soffia Built Area:     30.0 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:     Juan Durán Sierralta Polycarbonate Cabin is a compact dwelling that shows us quality need not be expensive. It’s like a model home – affordable and aesthetically appealing but nonetheless functional. The...

Woody15

Isdammen, Norway - Marianne Borge Built Area:     17.5 m2 Year Built:     2014 Photographs:     Jonas Adolfsen Woody15 is a small and quiet retreat that sits inside a remote forest, right beside a lake. It is a basic one-room cabin that lets the picturesque views make up for its...

Getaway Cabin No. 3 – “The Clara”

New Hampshire, United States - Wyatt Komarin, Addison Godine, Rachel Moranis Built Area:     14.8 m2 Year Built:     2015 Photographs:     Getaway, The Bearwalk Getaway Cabin No. 3, named “The Clara,” is the third tiny home developed by Millennial Housing Lab. These tiny cabins on wheels are placed on...

Sol Duc Cabin

Beaver, United States –  Olson Kundig Built area:    37.1 m2 Year built:    2011 Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider Sol Duc Cabin is a small retreat tucked away in the middle of the woods. It is a retreat for an avid fisherman and his wife. They both wanted a place to stay in during...

Expandable House

Batam, Indonesia –  Urban Rural Systems Built area:    36.0 m2 Year built:    2018 Photographs: Dio Guna Putra Expandable House is a residential structure that’s small in size but big in benefits. It’s a project aimed at providing sustainable and affordable housing to low income families. This was part of the...

Nisser Micro Cabin

Nissedal, Norway –  Feste Landscape/Architecture Built area:    26.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: David Fjågesund, Smart Hytter AS Building huge vacation homes require the cutting down of trees to make way for construction. This creates a negative impact on the environment. The architect thought of designing a home that...

Writer’s Retreat

Petrópolis, Brazil - Architectare Area:  31.0 m2 Photographer:  Leonardo Finotti It's always nice to have a place to go to when you feel like taking a break. Or when you're looking for inspiration. Or when you need to focus on work. This is the premise behind the design of the...

PV Cabin

Pinto, Chile - Lorena Troncoso-Valencia Project Year:  2016 Area:  24.0 m2 Photographers:  Cristóbal Caro PV Cabin is a temporary place of refuge for a rock-climbing young couple. It sits in a small clearing, after a journey through wooded, winding roads. The lot is small; barely enough for optimal living. But...