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Architecture

Tiny Homes

Architecture

The New Australian Housing Company Creating Customisable Small Homes

Dimensions X aims to be the ‘Tesla of housing’, creating energy-efficient, prefabricated homes that can be assembled in just six weeks.

Stays

A ‘Magic’ Tiny Beach House In Unspoiled Walkerville

A new tiny beach house in south-west Gippsland, Victoria, by the team at Jacky Winter Places - and its available for holiday rental!

Architecture

A Tiny 1900s Workers Cottage, Sympathetically Restored For A New Era

With a footprint of 28sqm, there was no room for error in the restoration of this tiny 1900s workers cottage.
Bea Taylor

Architecture

A ‘Granny Flat’ Big Enough To Be A House!

The Laneway Loft by Shelley Roberts Architects is a restrained contemporary addition refined enough to be a dwelling all on its own.

Architecture

A Surprisingly Spacious Home, On A Tiny Footprint

Strachan Group Architects transform an untenable piece of land into a striking small home in Auckland, New Zealand.
Bea Taylor

Roundup

The Most Inspiring Tiny Homes Of 2021

From converted shipping containers to prefabricated dwellings available for purchase, these were our favourite tiny houses of 2021.

Stays

A Transportable, Off-Grid Tiny Home Made From Shipping Containers

Capturing incredible views towards Mount Buller, Victoria, life in this pair of tiny homes is about as close to nature as it gets!

Interiors

A Game Changing Apartment-Sized, Transportable Tiny Home

Introducing The Brook – an 'apartment-sized' tiny house from the new Victorian-based business, Small.

Architecture

A Farmer’s Tiny Copper-Clad Getaway!

Permanent Camping Two by Casey Brown Architecture is a countryside retreat with everything you need, and nothing you don’t!

Architecture

The Architect-Designed, Prefabricated Tiny House Of The Future

FABPREFAB have teamed up with TRIAS to create Minima – a series of prefabricated, small dwellings suitable as home offices, living spaces,...

Roundup

The Most Sensational Small Spaces Of 2020

The creme de la creme of tiny homes and pint-sized apartments we saw this year.
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Tiny Handmade Home Built By A Father-Daughter Duo!

With home ownership out of reach for Camilla Walker, she and her dad Patrick hand-built this tiny one-bedroom home at the bottom of the fami...
Sasha Gattermayr

Stays

Utility Meets Luxury In These Tiny Tasmanian Shacks

The Denison Rivulet project in Tasmania is an exploration of interiors and materiality by Taylor and Hinds Architects.
Miriam McGarry

Architecture

‘The House + Garden Of The Future’ Is Open For Inspection

Showcasing sustainable tech to save on bills, Ecoliv’s revolutionary studio and urban farm pop-up at the Melbourne International Flower +
Elle Murrell

Stays

Get Off-Grid With CABN

Escape the world in these sleek, contemporary tiny cabins, situated in secret locations, each within 1.5 hours of a major city.

Architecture

A Tiny Home On Wheels

Step aside Marie Kondo, Dolly Rubiano is here to claim the minimal living crown, in her pocket-sized pad in regional Victoria.

Architecture

A Floating Eco Villa Off Palm Beach

Is the innovative and sustainable 'Lilypad' Sydney's most amazing one-of-a-kind getaway?
Elle Murrell

Stays

Cabin Fever

2018 was the year of the cabin / shack / hut / off-the-grid tiny dream home. Today, we revisit our favourites.

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First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net