micro homes

MINI Living Urban Cabin explores how future cities may merge public and private, says Sam Jacob

In our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie, architect Sam Jacob and Corinna Natter of MINI Living explain how micro homes, like the one they presented during London Design Festival, could one day function as shared resources. Read more

California architecture students design shelters for LA’s growing homeless population

Students at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture have conceived a series of shelters for homeless people, ranging from a shopping cart converted into a tent structure to a tiny house made of scavenged material. Read more

Studiomama uses sliding plywood furniture to overhaul 13-square-metre house in London

Studiomama has overhauled this tiny single-storey house in north London with built-in plywood furniture including a fold-out bed, a standing desk and extendable dining benches with pink cushions. Read more

Today we like: tiny homes


As housing crises grip several of our global cities, architects and designers are getting creative with ever smaller spaces.

We’re celebrating their ingenuity with some of the best examples of micro homes and apartments from our archives, including petite cabins in the woods, an apartment that fits in just 13 square metres, and a narrow home designed to fill the gaps between buildings. See more micro homes on Dezeen »

Our latest Pinterest board is crammed full of ideas for compact living

Micro apartments feature on Dezeen's Pinterest board

Micro apartments are being touted as the solution for cities facing an affordable housing crisis, so we’ve squeezed some examples onto our Pinterest board dedicated to tiny homes. Explore a Wroclaw flat occupying just 13 square metres, a dwelling in Madrid with rooms connected by ladders, and many more.

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