The owners of this ornate, butterfly-roofed tea and meditation hut in Illinois say they plan to dot their 14-acre property with similiarly sculptural outbuildings.
Available in a range of sizes, shipping containers can meet almost any outbuilding need. This 8-by-40-foot container in San Antonio serves as a playhouse, garden retreat, and guesthouse.
The owners of this upstate New York home converted a crumbling toolshed perched on a hill into a modern guesthouse with a commanding view.
This all-in-one prefab addition packs a narrow hallway, living room, bedroom, and bathroom into 480-square-feet.
At a vacation home southwest of Seattle, a vestigal 440-square-foot garage was reimagined as an airy multi-use space for dinner parties, meditation, yoga, and even art lectures.
With its contemporary veneer, this shoebox-like garage in Montana cuts a handsome profile.
Conceived as studios, backyard offices, and guest cottages, Rocio Romero designs compact, affordable kit structures available across the United States.