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50 Compact Housing Solutions

From Mobile Artist Studios to Micro Housing Relief Initiatives

— February 24, 2018 — Eco
Due to overpopulation in urban cities, low income families, as well as student residency issues, architectural firms have began conceptualizing and building effective housing solutions. The majority of these structures are innovative, affordable and compact.

The egg-shaped micro home, the European-styled trailer and the floating photographic studios don't keep residents tied up to one place and allow for an exciting life on the road. Other architects tackle different issues. The proposal for the stackable OPod micro housing solution by James Law Cybertecture seeks to address the housing crisis in Hong Kong, while the San Jose homelessness-combating tiny homes by Gensler narrow down the issue to a singular societal group.

These tiny housing solutions have been popularized in the last year, signifying the extremely lively dynamic of overpopulated cities, towns that struggle with poverty and unemployment, and, potentially, the restlessness of individuals who seek out an escape into the wilderness.
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Capacious Tiny Homes
Capacious Tiny Homes
The Traveler XL Limited Easily Sleeps Ten Guests In An Eco-Friendly Space
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Narrow Corrugated Townhouses
Narrow Corrugated Townhouses
PH Lavalleja is Slotted Into a Densely Packed Neighborhood
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47
Pointed Treehouse Abodes
Pointed Treehouse Abodes
The Taringa Treehouse Features a Sharp Garden and a Climbing Wall
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46
Slender Residential Abodes
Slender Residential Abodes
The 'Slim House' in London Measures Only 91 Inches Wide
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45
Critical Hidden Apartments
Critical Hidden Apartments
PUP Architects' 'Guerrilla Habitation' Criticizes the Housing Market
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44
Wooden Urban Basecamps
Wooden Urban Basecamps
These Townhouses by Hacker Architects are Made of Weathered Cedar and Pine
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43
Home-Attachment Concept Vehicles
Home-Attachment Concept Vehicles
Tokyo Connected Lab's 'LeMobi' Can Dock to One's Home
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42
Reflective Botanical Micro-Homes
Reflective Botanical Micro-Homes
'The House with Plants' Maximizes Urban Gardening Potential
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41
Still-Surrounded Vacation Homes
Still-Surrounded Vacation Homes
Honey on the Rock was Constructed Around a Whiskey Still
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40
Tiny Urban Beach Houses
Tiny Urban Beach Houses
This Oceanside House in Spain Offers the Comforts of City Life
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39
Floating Photographic Platforms
Floating Photographic Platforms
2BOATS Travels the River Channels and Streams of Europe
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38
Homelessness-Combating Tiny Homes
Homelessness-Combating Tiny Homes
The San Jose Tiny Home Concept Now Has Two Potential Designs
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37
Pint-Sized Trailer Dwellings
Pint-Sized Trailer Dwellings
This Tiny Trailer Home Befits an on-the-Go Outdoorsy Lifestyle
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36
Mushroom-Shaped Cabins
Mushroom-Shaped Cabins
This Quirky Cabin's Structure is Inspired By Ground-Sprouting Fungi
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35
Terrace-Topped Tiny Homes
Terrace-Topped Tiny Homes
This Towable Tiny Home Offers Terrace Access For Sunlight Exposure
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34
Accessible Tiny Homes
Accessible Tiny Homes
Wheel Pad Offers Accommodation for People with Mobility Issues
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33
Mobile Artist Studios
Mobile Artist Studios
Mobile AIR Links Creative Work and Living
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32
Towable Tiny Homes
Towable Tiny Homes
The 'Wanderlust' Home Features Wooden Accents and a Shed-Inspired Design
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31
Compact Public Cabins
Compact Public Cabins
Sam Jacobs' 'Urban Cabin' is Situated in Downtown London
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30
Egg-Shaped Micro Homes
Egg-Shaped Micro Homes
The Ecocapsule Features Off-Grid Technology for Eco-Friendly Dwelling
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29
Organically Shaped Prefab Homes
Organically Shaped Prefab Homes
The 'Lumishell' Brings an Oasis to Your Desired Location
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28
Stacked Trapezoidal Home Concepts
Stacked Trapezoidal Home Concepts
The Trapezoidal Mod Wins Third Place in Compact Home Competition
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27
Cold Climate Tiny Homes
Cold Climate Tiny Homes
The Minimaliste 'Laurier' Tiny Home Has a Radiant Floor Heating System
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26
Energy-Neutral Floating Villas
Energy-Neutral Floating Villas
Haarlem Shuffle is Located in the Spaarne River in North Holland
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25
Stable-Inspired Tiny Homes
Stable-Inspired Tiny Homes
The Ostara Tiny Home Takes Design Cues From Equine Architecture
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24
Minuscule Mobile Living Spaces
Minuscule Mobile Living Spaces
The 'aVOID' Mobile Tiny House Can be Transported Anywhere
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23
Birdnest Treehouse Designs
Birdnest Treehouse Designs
The ORIGIN Tree House Has a Heated Spa and Chilling Area
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22
Feline-Friendly Tiny Homes
Feline-Friendly Tiny Homes
This Pet-Friendly Home Lets Your Cat Enjoy Mobile Living
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21
Moving Ferris Wheel Apartments
Moving Ferris Wheel Apartments
Travelers Can Now Spend a Night in a Transformed London Eye Capsule
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20
Minimalist Wooden Homes
Minimalist Wooden Homes
The Futteralhaus Homes Are Sheathed In White-Stained Coniferous Wood
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19
Floating Eco-Friendly Hotel Suites
Floating Eco-Friendly Hotel Suites
Atelier LAVIT's Hotel is Situated in Southeastern France
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18
Temporary Housing Sheds
Temporary Housing Sheds
Affordable Accommodation Can Be Found in Vacant London Buildings
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17
Reconfigurable Compact Apartments
Reconfigurable Compact Apartments
White Arkitekter Prototype Homes with Movable Walls
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16
Family-Friendly Tiny Houses
Family-Friendly Tiny Houses
The Escher Home Proves That Tiny Living Can Suit Young Families
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15
Prefab Outdoor Cork Cabins
Prefab Outdoor Cork Cabins
The 'Ecocubo' Nature Cabin is Crafted Using Eco-Friendly Materials
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14
Cavernous Tiny Homes
Cavernous Tiny Homes
The Pemberley's Flexibly Spacious Layout Redefines Tiny Living
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13
European-Styled Trailers
European-Styled Trailers
The Airstream Globetrotter Has Luxury Amenities for Comfy Living
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12
Lakeside Micro Cabins
Lakeside Micro Cabins
The Nisser Micro Cabin is Covered in a Blond Timber Facade
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11
Modernized Camping Shelters
Modernized Camping Shelters
Olson Kundig Architects Created Comfy and Secure Bunkers for Camping
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10
Compact House Proposals
Compact House Proposals
Award-Winning Torii House by Julia and Stas Kaptur is 270 Square-Feet
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9
Mini All-in-One Apartments
Mini All-in-One Apartments
The 'Taac' Micro Apartment is a Living Space, Office and More
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8
Micro Housing-Relief Initiatives
Micro Housing-Relief Initiatives
These Hong Kong Micro Apartments are in Concrete Pipes
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7
Parking Space-Sized Homes
Parking Space-Sized Homes
The 'Tikku' House Offers All Necessary Amenities in a Compact Space
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6
DIY Prefab Cabin Homes
DIY Prefab Cabin Homes
The Ecokit Prefabricated Cabins Can be Erected without Professional Help
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5
Hanging Treehouse Homes
Hanging Treehouse Homes
The 'Sequoia Shelter' is a Practical Solution for Off-the-Grid Living
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4
Luxurious Portable Homes
Luxurious Portable Homes
The Escape ONE XL House on Wheels Features a Stylish Interior
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3
Refined Moveable Tiny Houses
Refined Moveable Tiny Houses
The RoadHaus Wedge Offers Modest Living Space and a Queen Size Bed
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2
Portable Self-Sufficient Homes
Portable Self-Sufficient Homes
This Sustainable and Autonomous House is Solely Run on Solar Power
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1
Intelligently Designed Micro Apartments
Intelligently Designed Micro Apartments
The George Micro Apartment Embraces Its Small Size
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