5 Compact Homes Around the World

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If you’re craving a pre-spring home detox, ditch your material possessions and downsize to live the simple life. Below are five compact homes around the world, perfect for lean and simple micro-living.

#1: Micro Compact Home

Designed by British architect Richard Horden, this cube-shaped abode is a compact dwelling—available for delivery throughout Europe—can accommodate one or two people. Offering a living space that accommodates sleeping, working, dining, cooking and hygiene, it possesses a high quality and neat dimensions that help it adapt to a variety of locations.

Richard Horden Micro Home

#2: Toronto Little House

The Little House in Toronto was built in 1912 by Arthur Weeden. It measures seven feet wide and 47 feet in depth, and though it offers less than 300 square feet of living space, its interior includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and washer and dryer. The house even includes a quaint little backyard.

Toronto Little House

#3: Nomad Micro Home

Designed in British Columbia, Canada by Ian Kent, this eco-conscious micro home—which can be delivered and assembled for less than $30,000—provides 100 square feet of living space, comprised of a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area.


#4: Single Hauz

The Poland-based Single Hauz is a slim dwelling suitable for one or two people. Its micro design allows it fit in any space, including the middle of a city, the side of a mountain, or even in the middle of a lake.


#5: Tiny Texas House

Not everything is bigger in Texas. “Tiny Texas Houses”—designed by Brad Kittel—are sustainable homes, made from salvaged materials that are 100% American grown, mined, and created to last centuries.

Tiny Texas House

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