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48 Compact Housing Units

From Solar-Powered Micro Homes to Super Slender Houses

— August 14, 2015 — Eco
These conveniently compact housing units challenge the use of space and architectural design. Many of these homes are created to lessen environmental stress. Eco-conscious structures such as the 'BI(h)OME' are designed as lightweight shelters that offer an eco-friendly housing solution.

Another reason these compact housing units have become popular living facilities is due to the financial convenience. The expansion of urban areas has lead to increased costs for living accommodations. However, houses such as the Smart Student Unit designed by Tengbom provide students with an affordable housing option.

These houses also provide quiet and cozy living spaces at affordable prices for those who don't spend a lot of time at home. For busy on-the-go lifestyles, these houses provide great places to relax and rejuvenate before heading out once again.
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Compact Garage-Joined Abodes
Compact Garage-Joined Abodes
The Montrose Duplex Sits Atop the Garage Section of a Home
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47
Ornate Glass Tea Houses
Ornate Glass Tea Houses
This Glass Tea House is on Display at a Historical Temple in Japan
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46
Angular Loft Abodes
Angular Loft Abodes
The Islington House by Neil Dusheiko Architects is a Modern Haven
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45
Compact Light-Suffused Homes
Compact Light-Suffused Homes
The 'House in Otori' Optimizes for Natural Light
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44
Waterfront Bunker Abodes
Waterfront Bunker Abodes
The KHM26 House Project Features Panoramic Views of the Lakeside
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43
Compact Glazed Abodes
Compact Glazed Abodes
The Family House Features a Gable Wall
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Otherworldly Mountain Retreats
Otherworldly Mountain Retreats
This Cozy Wood House Boasts Stunning Views and a Rustic Design
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41
Track-Supported Homes
Track-Supported Homes
The 'Small House on Tracks' Will Serve As a Commune For Artists
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40
Compact Courtyard Abodes
Compact Courtyard Abodes
The Elephant House Features a Small Opening in its Center
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39
Triangular Billboard Houses
Triangular Billboard Houses
The Framework of This Small House Design is Made from Billboard Ads
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38
Spatially Optimized Residences
Spatially Optimized Residences
The Beeston Street House is Space-Efficient
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37
Conjoined Cubic Residences
Conjoined Cubic Residences
Zamel Krug Architekten Designed Side by Side Houses
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36
Super Slender Houses
Super Slender Houses
This Compact Dwelling Measures Just 1.8 Meters in Length
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35
Dumpster-Dwelling Experiments
Dumpster-Dwelling Experiments
This Trashy Tiny Eco House Symbolizes Unsustainable Living
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34
Compact Holiday Homes
Compact Holiday Homes
The Holiday House Makes the Most of a Small Space
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Compact Windowed Residences
Compact Windowed Residences
The Wall of Nishihara Spans Three Meters Wide
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32
Mounted Timber Abodes
Mounted Timber Abodes
The House in Miyake Features a Unique Arrangement
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Energy-Positive Homes
Energy-Positive Homes
Solcer House Generates More Energy Than It Needs
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30
Cross-Shaped Cottages
Cross-Shaped Cottages
The Skit is a Wooden Home by Dachi Papuashvili that is Shaped like a Cross
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29
Compact Elevated Cabins
Compact Elevated Cabins
Olson Kundig Architects' Sol Duc Cabin Design Withstands Floods
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28
Cleverly Compact Homes
Cleverly Compact Homes
The 'Domo Dom' House Uses Unique Architectural Tricks to Make Space
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27
Compact Seaside Residences
Compact Seaside Residences
The Window House by Yasutaka Yoshimura is Stylish Small Space
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26
Tiny Trailer Homes
Tiny Trailer Homes
This Tiny House in Vancouver Makes Intelligent Use of Space
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25
Cubic Apartments
Cubic Apartments
Cubitat Can Transform Any Space Into A Fully Functional Apartment
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Compact Spatial Abodes
Compact Spatial Abodes
The Gui House Makes the Most of Few Square Meters
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23
Rustic Tiny Homes
Rustic Tiny Homes
The 'Front Range' Home Sits On a Custom Two-Wheel Trailer
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Cleverly Compact Abodes
Cleverly Compact Abodes
This Charming Apartment Boasts Stunningly Compact Architectural Designs
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21
Compact Eco Apartments
Compact Eco Apartments
This Melbourne Residence Marries Rustic and Contemporary Details
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20
Low-Budget Housing Projects
Low-Budget Housing Projects
This Vietnamese Housing Project Addresses an Urgent Issue
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19
Cleverly Compact Lofts
Cleverly Compact Lofts
The Zoku Hotel is Rife with Creative Hidden Features for Small Spaces
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18
Portable Micro Cabins
Portable Micro Cabins
Getaway Helps Bostonians with Living Tiny and Recharging Away from the City
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Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
This Tiny House Stores The Dining Table in the Floor and Bed in the Roof
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Tiny Debt-Free Homes
Tiny Debt-Free Homes
Joel Weber Builds a 145 Square Feet House to Save on Room and Board
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15
Affordable Tiny Homes
Affordable Tiny Homes
This Well-Designed Tiny Home is Located In Vancouver
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14
Contemporary Prefab Housing
Contemporary Prefab Housing
The Mini House by Jonas Wagell and Sommarnojen is a Tiny Getaway
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13
Self-Sufficient Trailer Homes
Self-Sufficient Trailer Homes
The Wohnwagon Trailer Home Can Fend For Itself
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12
Rustic Trailer Residences
Rustic Trailer Residences
Heirloom's Mini Mobile Cabin is a Hipster's Dream Home
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11
Solar-Powered Micro Homes
Solar-Powered Micro Homes
The New 'Ecocapsule' Homes Make It Easy to Live Off the Grid
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10
Luxury Tiny Homes
Luxury Tiny Homes
The Tiny Heirloom Features an Automated House Control System
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9
Compact Glass Cabins
Compact Glass Cabins
Modular Glass House Offers Broad Landscape Views from Every Transparent Face
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8
Secluded Treehouse Homes
Secluded Treehouse Homes
This Intown Secluded Treehouse is Located in Rural Atlanta
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7
Functional Micro Apartments
Functional Micro Apartments
Designer Szymon Hanczar Created a Minimalist Space for Urban Dwellers
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6
Sustainable Micro Dwellings
Sustainable Micro Dwellings
Chris Heininge's Small Living Space is Only 280 Square Feet
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5
Compact Portable Tents
Compact Portable Tents
The Central Asian-Inspired Jero Yurt Can Be Transported in a Car
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4
Portable Compact Homes
Portable Compact Homes
This Creative Home on Wheels is the Perfect Solution for Smaller Spaces
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3
Revolutionary Micro-Home Initiatives
Revolutionary Micro-Home Initiatives
The Miniature Housing Project of Portland is Making Waves
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2
Compact Prefab Homes
Compact Prefab Homes
This Modular Prefab Home Called 'The Passion House' Takes Two Days to Set Up
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1
Compact Sustainable Houses
Compact Sustainable Houses
The Smart Student Unit is an Inexpensive Option
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