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Top 100 Home Trends in 2016

From Miniature Backyard Home Extensions to Travel-Friendly Tiny Homes

— January 29, 2017 — Eco
The most predominant 2016 home trends that can be observed come in the form of home extensions and micro homes that are becoming increasingly dynamic in their functions and abilities.

One specific example that highlights the prominence of home extensions is the 'Backyard Room,' which functions as a home office just outside the user's real home. The backyard space functions as a private, eco-friendly studio for those who seek an escape when they are working or creating.

There was no shortage in the development of micro homes this year, and even though this trend is one that has appeared in the past, the sheer diversity in this particular field of design has increased exponentially. One such example is the 'Vista Sport' tiny home, which comes in a size that is perfect to travel with. Despite its tiny size, the towable home is complete with a bed, a bathroom, a small kitchen and ample windows – all of which make it ideal for avid travelers.

For more knowledge on the biggest upcoming trends and insights in various industries next year, Trend Hunter's Future Festival covers such topics in a pragmatic and forward-thinking way.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Promotional Smart Home Hacks
Promotional Smart Home Hacks
DedSec Hacked HAUM's Smart Home to Promote Ubisoft's 'Watch Dogs 2'
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99
Scaly Shingled Homes
Scaly Shingled Homes
The Brandt + Simon Architekten's Schuppen House Has an Amphibian Aesthetic
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98
Earthquake-Resistant Homes
Earthquake-Resistant Homes
This Concrete House is Fitted With a Pointy Hat-Shaped Roof
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97
Acutely Angled Houses
Acutely Angled Houses
'The Acute House' is Narrow and Sharply Angled
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96
Wood-Clad Stacked Residences
Wood-Clad Stacked Residences
'Boavista House' is a Three Storey Home That Embraces Simplicity
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95
Climbing Wall Homes
Climbing Wall Homes
This House By Carney Logan Burke Lets Dwellers Scale The Siding
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94
Vivid 3D Home Tours
Vivid 3D Home Tours
GeoCV Saves Time and Money on Open Houses
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93
Tiny House Cookbooks
Tiny House Cookbooks
'The Tiny Mess' Was Created for People Who Live in Tiny Houses
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92
Seaside Wooden Barns
Seaside Wooden Barns
The Studio Zung 'Atelier' Hamptons Home is a Contemporary Outbuilding
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91
Merged Home Living Spaces
Merged Home Living Spaces
Appareil Architecture Combined Two Montreal Homes for an Original Design
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90
Bookshelf-Lined Homes
Bookshelf-Lined Homes
The 'House with 30,000 Books' Features Ample Space for Literature
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89
Deconstructed Desert Housing
Deconstructed Desert Housing
Sanjay Puri Architects Developed LEGO-Like Housing Units
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88
Tree-Textured Home Exteriors
Tree-Textured Home Exteriors
This Home Was Inspired by Indigenous Brazilian Housing
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87
Vintage Wheeled Tiny Homes
Vintage Wheeled Tiny Homes
This Tiny Home Blends Traditional Aesthetics and Modern Amenities
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86
Crochet Fiber Homes
Crochet Fiber Homes
This House Located in Finland Has an Exterior Lining Made of Pink Knitting
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85
Cubic Modern Home Protrusions
Cubic Modern Home Protrusions
Multiple Blocks Make Up This Modern Madrid Residence
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84
Spacious Traveler-Friendly Residences
Spacious Traveler-Friendly Residences
'Suite for ten' is Designed to Encourage Hosting Travelers
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83
Micro-Space Abodes
Micro-Space Abodes
These Madrid Homes by Abiboo Architecture Offer Secluded Balcony Areas
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82
Japanese Home Share Headquarters
Japanese Home Share Headquarters
A New Airbnb Office Was Put Up in Tokyo as the Service Expands
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81
Drawbridge-Decked Dwellings
Drawbridge-Decked Dwellings
This Off-Grid Tiny Home Has a Motor-Powered Drawbridge Deck
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80
Stacked Cubic Housing
Stacked Cubic Housing
This Stacked Home Has a Cohesive Interior Despite Its Exterior
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79
Stacked Hillside Homes
Stacked Hillside Homes
Omar Gandhi Architect's Purcells Cove House Consists of Layered Volumes
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78
Converted Ambulance Stations
Converted Ambulance Stations
This Old Station Was Turned into a Rustic but Modern Living Space
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77
Seasonally Polarized Home Designs
Seasonally Polarized Home Designs
'Plaini and Karahalios' Has Designed a Bifurcated Vacation Home
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76
Communal Housing Centers
Communal Housing Centers
Airbnb's 'Samara' is Launching Housing and a Community Center in Japan
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75
Upscale Party-Hosting Homes
Upscale Party-Hosting Homes
'Middle House' Can Host Over 200 Party Guests
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74
Stilted Concrete Holiday Homes
Stilted Concrete Holiday Homes
1100 Architect's Design Allows for a Stunning Vista
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73
Minuscule Flat-Pack Houses
Minuscule Flat-Pack Houses
Oakland is Offering Tiny Portable Homes as a Solution to City Shelters
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72
Dotted Glass Houses
Dotted Glass Houses
'The Glass House' Was Designed by the Renowned Artist Yayoi Kusama
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71
House-Inspired Bunk Beds
House-Inspired Bunk Beds
The Adventure Kids Bunk Bed Offers a Space to Hide and Play
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70
Fort-Like Coastal Houses
Fort-Like Coastal Houses
'Syros House' Borrows Design Aspects from Greece's Ancient Seafarers
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69
Orchard-Preserving Family Homes
Orchard-Preserving Family Homes
Edgley Design's 'Pear Tree House' Protects a 100-Year-Old Tree
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68
Miniature Wall-Divided Homes
Miniature Wall-Divided Homes
These Wall Dividers Create the Illusion of Separate Rooms
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67
Sprawling Hillside Bungalows
Sprawling Hillside Bungalows
'2Y House' Has a Single Floor that Spans Several Vertical Segments
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66
Interior Courtyard Homes
Interior Courtyard Homes
The Bercy Chen Studio Modern Family Home Has Layered Structure Layout
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65
Gabled Cantilevered Houses
Gabled Cantilevered Houses
MZC Plus' 'Turned House' Combines Modern and Traditional Designs
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64
Modernized Polish Homes
Modernized Polish Homes
This Home Was Designed to Be the Ideal Family House
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63
Angular Cabin Facades
Angular Cabin Facades
The Castlecrag House by Greenbox Architecture Embodies Modernism
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62
Travel-Friendly Tiny Homes
Travel-Friendly Tiny Homes
The Vista Sport is Designed For Stress-Free Towing and Traveling
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61
Insulated Tiny Homes
Insulated Tiny Homes
This Bespoke Tiny House Uses Structural Insulated Panels
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60
Stark Industrial Homes
Stark Industrial Homes
Tukurito Architects' 'Minimalist House' Embodies Understated Elegance
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59
Lightweight Towable Homes
Lightweight Towable Homes
The Escapade Home is Designed to Offer Easily Transportable Digs
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58
Modernized Victorian Homes
Modernized Victorian Homes
This East-End Toronto House Received a Highly Contemporary Makeover
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57
Rusted Steel Houses
Rusted Steel Houses
'Grow Box' Finds Style in Decay with Its Steel Facade
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56
Cylindrical Log Cabins
Cylindrical Log Cabins
Jan Henrik Jansen's 'Birkedal' is a Holiday Home in Denmark
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55
Slatted Home Facades
Slatted Home Facades
A Wooden Wall Protects the Privacy of This Portuguese Home
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54
Indulgent Tiny Homes
Indulgent Tiny Homes
The Sheriff Tiny Home is Equipped With a Balcony and Walk-In Closet
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53
Minimalist Youth Hostels
Minimalist Youth Hostels
This Space Was Designed to Accommodate Passing Travelers
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52
Eco-Friendly Tiny Homes
Eco-Friendly Tiny Homes
The Big Whale Tiny House Features a Rooftop Solar Array
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51
Educational Micro Cabins
Educational Micro Cabins
The Outward Bound Colorado Chalets Feature a Small-Scale Container Shape
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50
Trapezoid-Shaped Homes
Trapezoid-Shaped Homes
This Black Tiny House Has Enough Space for a Garage
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49
Metal-Framed Tiny Homes
Metal-Framed Tiny Homes
This Unique Tiny House Features Weight-Saving Steel Framing
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48
Glazed Tiny Homes
Glazed Tiny Homes
The Vista Go Towable Home Offers Compactness and Affordability
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47
Upwardly-Oriented Condos
Upwardly-Oriented Condos
The Domino Micro Loft Incorporates Upward Space for Comfy Living
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46
Barn-Inspired Ocean Houses
Barn-Inspired Ocean Houses
This Home's Gabled Roofs are Inspired By Local Rural Architecture
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45
Austere Hutong Homes
Austere Hutong Homes
People's Architecture Office Built a Stark Home in a Beijing Hutong
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44
Imbricated Brick Houses
Imbricated Brick Houses
Tadeo House is a Red Brick Residence in Chiapas, Mexico
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43
Modern Wooden Home Exteriors
Modern Wooden Home Exteriors
This Modern Home is in the Middle of a Wine Region in Australia
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42
Charitable Micro-Homes
Charitable Micro-Homes
TaskRabbit's New Campaign Puts a Time Limit on the Construction of a Home
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41
Artistic Maze Lofts
Artistic Maze Lofts
This Quirky Loft Apartment Features Secret Nooks and Long Tunnels
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40
Off-Grid Tiny Homes
Off-Grid Tiny Homes
This Dutch Tiny Home Embraces Contemporary Design and Modern Technologies
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39
Stark Luxury Homes
Stark Luxury Homes
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos' 'Casa Entre La Pinada' Embodies Minimalism
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38
Cost-Cutting Contemporary Homes
Cost-Cutting Contemporary Homes
This Sydney Home is Both Modern and Budget-Conscious
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37
All-White Cube Houses
All-White Cube Houses
The MM House in Mallorca Consists of Four White Angular Cubes
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36
Wood-Clad Modern Homes
Wood-Clad Modern Homes
This Wood-Clad House is Nestled in the Middle of a Forest
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35
Modernized Active Homes
Modernized Active Homes
This Active House Has a Minimal Impact on the Environment
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34
Towable Tiny Homes
Towable Tiny Homes
This Scandinavian Tiny House Embraces Chic Interior Design Cues
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33
Minimalist Micro-Apartments
Minimalist Micro-Apartments
This Firm Created a Minimalist Studio Apartment with Very Little Space
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32
Modernized Shepherd Huts
Modernized Shepherd Huts
These Shepherd Huts Combine Rustic Charm With Modern Facilities
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31
Curvaceous Tiny Homes
Curvaceous Tiny Homes
This New Rocky Mountain Tiny House Features a Massive Curved Roof
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30
Tiny Functional Homes
Tiny Functional Homes
Artist Jeff Smith's Design is The Smallest House in the World
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29
Whimsical Tiny Homes
Whimsical Tiny Homes
The 'Moon Dragon' Home Brings Fairy Tale Designs to Small Living
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28
Library Bedroom Hybrids
Library Bedroom Hybrids
This Isolated Guest House Functions as a Cozy Getaway
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27
Adaptive Tiny Houses
Adaptive Tiny Houses
This New Tiny House Comes In Different Sizes For Different Needs
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26
Tiny House Villages
Tiny House Villages
This Village Lets You Experience Temporary Small Living
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25
Inclusive Student Micro Dwellings
Inclusive Student Micro Dwellings
The 'Nano Studio' Micro Apartment Design is 140-Square-Feet
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24
Multifunctional Attic Apartments
Multifunctional Attic Apartments
This Cozy Micro-Apartment Attic Uses Space Efficiently
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23
Towable Tiny Homes
Towable Tiny Homes
The Start Small Tiny House Blends Useful and Appealing Design
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22
Nature-Embracing Homes
Nature-Embracing Homes
This Ukrainian Home Integrates Green Surroundings Into Its Aesthetic
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21
Floating Modern Homes
Floating Modern Homes
This Contemporary Home Was Designed for Lovers of Boating
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20
Scrap Material Micro Houses
Scrap Material Micro Houses
This Tiny Home is Made from Garbage and Recycled Materials
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19
Energy-Efficient Houseboats
Energy-Efficient Houseboats
This Houseboat is Fitted With the Latest Home Automation Gadgetry
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18
Off-Grid Eco Homes
Off-Grid Eco Homes
The 'rEvolve House' is a Tiny Home Powered Entirely by Solar Panels
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17
Expansive Tiny Homes
Expansive Tiny Homes
The Freedom Tiny House is Compact Yet Surprisingly Spacious
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16
Industrial Micro Apartments
Industrial Micro Apartments
This Tiny Apartment is Designed with White and Wooden Accents
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15
Individual Community Cabins
Individual Community Cabins
The Micro Cluster Cottages are Separated Rooms Linked in Space
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14
Sustainable Glass Homes
Sustainable Glass Homes
This Natural Family Home is Covered by a Sustainable Dome
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13
Longterm Cocoon Tents
Longterm Cocoon Tents
The Autonomous Tent Cocoon Offers a Liveable Mobile Space for the Wilderness
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12
Sustainable Prefabricated Homes
Sustainable Prefabricated Homes
This Low-Energy House Was Brought Over to Its Clients with a Crane
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11
Eco Urban Micro-Homes
Eco Urban Micro-Homes
This Small Urban Home is Made With Rigid Eco-Friendly Standards
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10
Expandable Tiny Homes
Expandable Tiny Homes
The Aurora Tiny House's Interior Can Be Enlarged At the Push Of a Button
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9
Mini Backyard Offices
Mini Backyard Offices
The Backyard Room Aids Workers in Their Quest to Stay Home
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8
Conical Japanese Homes
Conical Japanese Homes
The Jikka Complex Takes Its Design Inspiration From Teepees
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7
Luxurious Tiny Homes
Luxurious Tiny Homes
The Alpha Tiny Home Offers Compactness and Genuine Opulence
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6
High-End Prefab Homes
High-End Prefab Homes
The Diago Home by J Mayer H Enhances Home Architecture Design Expectations
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5
Modernist Bunker Homes
Modernist Bunker Homes
This Mid-Century Modern Home Was Built by Donald Reed Chandler
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4
White Micro-Apartments
White Micro-Apartments
This Stockholm Apartment Has a Crisp White Interior
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3
Floating Tiny Houses
Floating Tiny Houses
'The River Den' is an Affordable Moving Home on the Water
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2
Meticulous Micro Apartments
Meticulous Micro Apartments
The AirBn'P Micro Apartment Squeezes a Lot Into Very Little Space
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1
Prefabricated Guest Homes
Prefabricated Guest Homes
This Tiny Guest House Has All the Basic Amenities of Most Houses
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