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November 11, 2015
Our November 2015 issue, on newsstands now, highlights innovative small spaces from Manhattan to Tasmania.
Woody the Trailer Samsung Smart TV

Brian and Joni Buzarde's 236-square-foot trailer, which they built on their own for about $50,000, has a simple interior. A 55-inch Samsung Smart TV, a gift, is one of few indulgences. 

Originally appeared in 22 Expert Tips and Tricks for Designing Small Dwellings
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IKEA wardrobe and Rye Dunsmuir bed in Tasmanian prefab by Misho+Associates.

On the Tasman Peninsula, a remote region of Tasmania, a modest 818-square-foot house is self-sustaining, using an evacuated solar-tube system to minimize the energy it consumes to heat water, which works efficiently even in wintry, low-sun conditions.

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Originally appeared in This Getaway Takes on a Wild Terrain
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Cedar-clad guesthouse in upstate New York

Jason and Suzanne Koxvold commissioned Studio Padron to design a 200-square-foot guesthouse on their Ellenville, New York, property. The geometric structure’s dark cedar cladding contrasts with the inviting interior, which is heated by a cast-iron Jøtul stove.

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Originally appeared in This Snug Guesthouse in Upstate New York Is Good Enough to Live In
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Upstate New York small sustainable retreat for Chilewich and Sultan living area bedroom with murphy bed by resource furniture

Sandy Chilewich and her husband, Joe Sultan, built their 800-square-foot country house in Columbia County, New York, as a escape from city life. The simple retreat features a Murphy bed from Resource Furniture in the living room, which serves as the couple's bedroom.

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Originally appeared in A Couple Takes an Unassuming Plot of Land and Calls it Home
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Warsaw apartment kitchen island

This 500-square-foot studio in Warsaw is designed to rearrange at a moment's notice. It serves as the resident's workplace during the day, but transforms easily into a playroom for his young son as well as a comfortable home.

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Originally appeared in This Tiny Warsaw Studio Instantly Changes from Office to Playroom
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Modern Brooklyn backyard studio with plexiglass skylight, green roof, and cedar cladding interior

5-foot-by-11-foot studio is a quiet space for reflection in a Brooklyn backyard. The modest structure, designed and built by architect Nicholas Hunt, has just enough space for an army cot or chair..

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Originally appeared in An Architect Builds His Own Backyard Oasis From Salvaged Materials
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Swiss family getaway small space renovation with stubli and ikea beanbags and heirloom rug

Architectural designer Jonathan Tuckey remodeled a three-story structure of 969 square feet in the Swiss Alps into a cozy home for his family.

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Originally appeared in A Sliced-Up House Comes Together Again
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Wisconsin cabin with rainwater catchment system by Revelations Architects/Builders.

A father and son built a diminutive off-the-grid cabin in the Wisconsin woods that measures only 9 by 10 feet and stands 12 feet high. Inside, the space morphs for lounging, eating, and sleeping, thanks to its fold-out, drop-down furnishings made out of Baltic birch plywood.

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Originally appeared in Camping with Dad Just Got Cooler
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Modern small space Rhode Island cottage with ikea cabinets, loft, and Doug Mockett doors and pulls

Artist Allison Paschke's 530-square-foot retreat in Foster, Rhode Island, has a simple and uncluttered feeling. Appliances are basic and small, a ladder is used to access a loft above the kitchen, and nothing is elaborate.

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Originally appeared in This New England Cottage is a One-Room Wonder
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Modern small space in New Zealand kitchen with Forze Panni sink, Bosch induction cooktop, and mitsubishi refrigerator

On a plot of land in a coastal suburb just south of Wellington, New Zealand, architect Andrew Simpson built a boxy 538-square-foot house with an unconventional, double-height interior that opens to the outdoors.

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Originally appeared in A Home's High Ceilings Are Responsible for Some Impressive Views
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Modern small cantilevered cabin in Massachusetts with Summit refrigerator, ikea cabinets, and heath ceramics tiles in the kitchen and lofted bedroom

850-square-foot cabin in the Berkshires cantilevers over a rocky ledge, creating the feeling that the house is suspended among the treetops.

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Originally appeared in A Little Cabin Reaches Such Great Heights
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Small modern New York City studio with galley kitchen with Miele dishwasher, Liebherr refrigerator, and LED lightstrips

In New York City's Greenwich Village, architectural designer Greg Dufner renovated a 520-square-foot apartment, creating comfortable, distinct living spaces despite a tiny footprint.

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Originally appeared in This Luxurious Apartment in Greenwich Village Is Only 520 Square Feet
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Woody the Trailer Samsung Smart TV

Brian and Joni Buzarde's 236-square-foot trailer, which they built on their own for about $50,000, has a simple interior. A 55-inch Samsung Smart TV, a gift, is one of few indulgences. 

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