320 Square Foot Canadian Chalet

Aside from the compact bathroom, the 320 ft2 (29.7 m2) cabin essentially consists of one open room with only a short partition setting off the sleeping area. The three-piece bathroom, a closet and the kitchen are lined up along the back wall.” – Small House Bliss

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False Bay Writer’s Cabin

With 10′ tall glass walls on three sides, the main room is as immersed in the natural environment as a conditioned indoor space can be. The writer only has to look up to watch passing wildlife and enjoy unimpeded views of the surrounding landscape. The fourth wall has bookshelves on one side and a concealed Murphy bed on the other, with a doorway in between leading into the service area. On the left is a compact galley kitchen with a fridge and several feet of counterspace, while to the right is the bathroom with shower.” – Small House Bliss

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Above: The house closed up securely.

Sarah House, An Affordable Green Container Home

His design uses two 8′ by 40′ containers placed side-by-side. A small wood-framed entry at the front bumps the floor plan up to 672 ft2 (62.4 m2). A roof supported by glulam beams was built on top to form wide overhangs, a covered entry porch in front and a larger porch or carport to the side. That allowed the metal container ceiling to be left exposed on the inside. The walls, however, were insulated and finished on the interior so the durable container walls could function as the exterior siding.” – Small House Bliss

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Island House Now Available as a Prefab

With the immense popularity of the Island House in numerous publications and websites, 2by4-architects decided to develop a prefabricated version based upon it. The prefab house has the same gabled shape and (mostly) glazed end walls, however it does not have the folding wall. That was made possible by the structural steel frame of the Island House, but the prefab version uses a different structural system.” – Small House Bliss

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440 Square Foot Desert Retreat by Alchemy Architects

This 440 ft2 (40.9 m2) weeHouse has just two rooms, an all-in-one living space and a bathroom. The living space has a bed placed in the middle of the room with a kitchenette and dining area at one end and a small sitting area at the other end. Custom cabinetry and wood finishes dress up the room. The surprisingly large and luxurious bathroom has both a shower and a bathtub. A separate shed houses the laundry machines and hot water tank.” – SmallHouseBliss

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The Box by Ralph Erskine

“The Box” is a tiny house in the woods hand-built by architect Ralph Erskine. He would later go on to design influential buildings in Sweden, England and Canada. In 1941 though, he was a young unknown English architect who had traveled to Sweden to work with architects he admired.

The finished house had roughly 20 m2(215 ft2) of space divided into two rooms by a large masonry fireplace. On one side was the kitchen with a wood burning stove, and on the other was a living room that also functioned as the bedroom and as Erskine’s architectural office.”

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Danchi Hutch by Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architects

Danchi Hutch is a basic box of a house, humble and inexpensive but with a very functional layout. It has a carriage house design, with a small upper floor living area over a garage space below.” …Continues

Studio37

Studio37 is a modern one bedroom home in just 400 ft2 (37 m2), small enough that it can be prefabbed and delivered to its site as a single module. It has a shed roof and is clad in an attractive combination of stained tongue-and-groove cedar and painted HardiePanel. The entrance is at one end, under a roof supported by a cantilevered beam.