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Five Inspiring Small House Designs

Quirky micro houses are appearing in cities around the globe, as architects and owners turn their attention to designing houses with simplicity and sustainability in mind.

By Jane Fayle
March 26, 2012
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Five Inspiring Small House Designs

Quirky micro houses are appearing in cities around the globe, as architects and owners turn their attention to designing houses with simplicity and sustainability in mind.

By Jane Fayle
March 26, 2012
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When you consider the ever-inflating costs associated with owning your own patch of urban paradise, it’s little wonder that people are turning to a more compact way of living.

In response, quirky micro houses are appearing in cities around the globe, as architects and owners turn their attention to designing houses with simplicity and sustainability in mind. Many designers have been influenced by Japanese architects like Yasuhiro Yamashita, who has responded to the challenge posed by space constraints by creating small but comfortable and functional living quarters like his Lucky Drops house in Tokyo.

As more and more attractive alternatives to traditional homes pop up each week, we take a look at some of our favourite not-so-grand designs.

Small House in Tokyo, Japan

Tunnel Vision in Manhattan, New York

Small House Surry Hills, Sydney

Steel Life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lucky Drops in Tokyo, Japan

Published on March 26, 2012 by Jane Fayle

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    - February 16, 2013

    Got to love concrete..some of them homes are so small compared to Australia's huge blocks. Will population densify in Australia like the above, is another question.

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