Could You Live In A 161-Square-Foot House?

From a Lilliputian cabin to a tiny floating ark to an egglike blob, these homes make great use of very little space.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

There are many reasons to love a smaller house: It's simpler, it needs less wall art, the trip from sofa to fridge is shorter. But the best reason—as shown by the ONE+ mini house outside Stockholm—is that small is sexier. Designed by the Danish architect Lars Frank Nielsen, this 161-square-foot modular abode, one of 42 featured in Nano House ($30; Thames & Hudson), shrinks the Scandinavian tradition of compact country homes to a truly lilliputian scale. Equipped with a bed and a small kitchen, it has all the space you need to live large—and not a square inch more. Check out seven more small dwellings featured in Nano House.

Pod Home by Lisa Tilder and Stephen Turk/Ohio State University, exterior, 129 square feet.

Photos: Courtesy of Johan Robach (ONE+); Frederik Vercruysse (Blob); Brad Feinknopf (Pod Home); Sebastian Salopiata (Roll-It); Adrià Goula (Fablab House); Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc. (Sunset Cabin); Chris Goodney (Silo House); Brett Boardman (Arkiboat). Reprinted by permission of Thames & Hudson Inc.
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