8 Great Micro-Houses


| 5/18/2011 12:00:00 AM


Robyn Griggs Lawrence thumbnail“The tiny house movement has emerged in the last few years as more than a trend,” Mimi Zeiger writes in MicroGreen: Tiny Houses in Nature, a collection of 36 tiny building experiments published by Rizzoli this month. “What began as a few individuals following the lead of folks like Jay Shafer of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is now a new, rich architectural typology.”

Zeiger features a range of environmentally friendly tiny dwellings from across the globe in her luscious book, and she gave us permission to share a few. The following eight homes reflect the diversity in design, materials and philosophies that Zeiger chronicles. This book is a must-read for anyone who’s passionate about tiny houses.

“Flake House” 

 micro flake 

Dwell meets Abe Lincoln in this modern version of a log cabin designed by OLGGA Architects in France. The house is clad in unmilled timbers with a large single-pane window in the rear. The house is composed of two parts so it can easily be loaded on a flatbed truck and shipped anywhere. Installed on wood supports laid across the ground, it has minimal impact on its site.