Swedish architect Jonas Wagell developed a prefabricated cabin concept that takes up a mere 160 square feet. The modules, dubbed Mini House 2.0, were built in collaboration with Swedish manufacturer Sommarnöjen, and are delivered flat-packed.
This prefab shelter by Dutch firm Cubicco was built to withstand Category 5 hurricanes, extreme heat and cold, ten-foot snow loads, and earthquakes. The 685-square-foot model is currently available in the Miami area for just over $115,000.
Oslo-based architect Marianne Borge built this small prefab cabin as a vacation home for a client. Dubbed Woody35 because of its size and wooden structure, the 376-square-foot main cabin can sleep six persons, and has a living room, kitchen and bathroom.
A compact recreational home in the Dutch countryside, the one-room Island House leaves a small footprint at only 225 square feet. A slide-out wall opens up the home to the countryside, so residents can easily bring the outdoors in.
Berlin-based architect Sigurd Larsen designed a prefabricated house in Copenhagen for a single mother and her two young children that‚ despite clocking in at just 861 square feet, feels far from cramped. “By including the garden visually through floor-to-ceiling windows and extending the rooms to the full allowed height of 15 feet, it became a spacious and pleasant place to be," he says.
This 480-square-foot addition by Cocoon9 features floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and bedroom that slide open to connect each area to the landscape, helping make the tiny cabin feel less claustrophobic.
The POD INDAWO, built by architect Clara da Cruz Almeida in Johannesburg with the interior designer team Dokter and Misses, is a 186-square-foot, bi-level dwelling of steel, wood, and aluminum that relies on custom storage solutions.