Here at homify we absolutely love small homes. The benefits are endless; they are easier to maintain and keep clean, they are convenient, they are generally less expensive than their larger counterparts, you can fit them on any available plot of land, and they are just so cosy! Traditionally small houses have been used for holiday getaways or retirement homes, but increasingly they are becoming standard for any type of homeowner, and today we're going to show you why that is so exciting.
What exactly constitutes small depends on the person, but today we're going to be looking at homes that are under 100 square metres. We're going to look at how architects have made the most of the space, with resourceful planning and innovative space saving solutions. For example, due to the limitations on size these homes usually featuring an open plan living space, which can be a challenge to design, but when it's done right it looks amazing, and it's a wonderful lifestyle. Another common solution is to incorporate the surroundings so that these homes have a fantastic outside element such as a patio or deck, expanding the size of the home to as far as the eye can see.
So let's take a look at these stunning small homes to get you thinking about your own dreams of home ownership!
Modular homes are a great option for first homebuyers. They are simple to construct, there are plenty of options to choose from, and you can see examples of how they look off the plan. This gorgeous wooden construction is perfect for retirees with it's single storey design, but could also happily house a family. With a charming rustic exterior, this really is a dream cabin.
This stunning home is defined by its unique shape, featuring a partial second floor. The interesting angle allows for greater height in the living room, or alternately it can be used as a loft space. We love the combination of woodgrain and plaster for visual contrast, and they've even managed to fit in a small balcony!
With its timeless and rather magical appearance, mud-brick is an eco-friendly not to mention cost effective material for building a home. Built around a wooden frame that speaks to the lush surroundings, this home is energy efficient, and looks just adorable!
Featuring the red tiles, white plaster, and arched windows that make Mediterranean architecture so special, this compact two-storey home is a restrained classical masterpiece. Nestled in a lush suburb and bordered by pine trees, this home is practical, and very romantic!
This modern flat-roofed bungalow focuses its attention on a spectacular outdoor area that more than makes up for its small size. With creative landscape architecture defined by neat lines, this home finds functional expression for the natural environment, creating a calming atmosphere. The home has large windows to visually connect the indoors with the outdoors, and modern patio furniture to encourage hours spent in the sunshine. The solar panels are a great way to save money, and justify luxuries like that opulent swimming pool!
This fun and quirky bungalow has captured our hearts. The bold bright colours are incredibly effective, creating a beachside vibe further enhanced by those vibrant potted plants and the yellow shutters on the windows. The colour palette and patio area combine for a home that looks like the perfect summer getaway all year long!
This compact home is a fascinating study in minimalist architecture. With a contemporary and sleek design, built from durable modern materials, this home wastes absolutely nothing, making for an economical and very stylish home.
The basic frame of this house looks like your standard family bungalow, but on closer inspection we see that this home actually has a cutting-edge design, with a number of very modern innovations. The patio area is protected by a wooden lattice feature, and looks into the living room, meaning it is protected from the elements but visually open. The stone exterior feature wall is a great way to further integrate the house's design into the garden, and makes for a thematically unified and visually stunning modern home.
This home with its rich coal colour palette and rustic style has a hearty feel, ready for the winter months. Its unique design, inspired by Asian architecture and featuring a single sloping roof, is straightforward but innovative, with plenty of access to the front garden.
What a dazzling way to finish this list off. Supported by posts this small cabin sits atop a high mountain, with breathtaking vistas. The whole home is oriented towards the fabulous view, and the results are stunning. Built to withstand high winds, this singular cabin looks simply magical.
For a closer look at yet another stunning natural getaway check out this article!