Micro Housing: A Look Into Six Mini Homes From Across The Globe


Micro homes and apartments have become a popular housing trend around the world, enabling true high-density living.

Here we look at six architecturally designed micro homes from around the world:This minimalist house, called the ‘Z Glass’ house, is built by the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and provides a range of tiny house options that range in size from as little as 6sqm to 65sqm.

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This Japanese based house takes a different approach to being a family home. Designed by Tetsuo Kondo Architects, this single room dwelling, featuring only partitioned sections, is home to a young couple and their two children.

General Assembly’s principal Sarah Zames

constructed this New York home in less than two months for an English nanny seeking refuge in her time off. The renovation of the studio included the removal of the frame separating the living room and kitchen to give the sense of space.

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Architect Pamela Glazer designed this 42sqm studio in New York’s East Village which features exposed brick, high ceilings and a custom wall divider for privacy.

This micro-unit apartment-housing model was the winner of New York’s first design and development competition of this concept. The construction of the building will see 55 compact units ranging from 23sqm to 34sqm in an iconic brick-clad building.

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