In the heart of rural Iowa, a farmhouse with a footprint of only 950 square feet shows how small spaces can be highly functional. Photo by Mark Mahaney.
Northwest of Chicago, a 1,200-square-foot home is the perfect location for comfortably viewing the area's rolling hills and dairy farms.
A Wisconsin summer home stands up to the elements while embracing the greenery just beyond its doors. Photo by George Heinrich.
A 1912 schoolhouse offers a couple just enough space. An open concept living room and kitchen space fill the former classroom.
In Minneapolis, a 1,000-square-foot home built in 1922 gained an extra 600 square feet during renovation, but still fits neatly into its lot. Photo by Chad Holder.
At 1,100 square feet, a modular prefab home in Michigan follows the gentle slope of the land, with large windows that allow in ample light.
A couple's island cabin in Wisconsin features a patio with a fireplace that provides warmth in cool summer evenings. Photo by Chad Holder.