wind river bungalow

Becoming more and more popular over the last 10 years, the small house design pops up all around the US because more and more people decide to downsize their life.


Moving into a small house isnโ€™t always about sacrifice, even though the structure measures less than 300 square feet (28 square meters). With the help of innovative and thoughtful ideas, a majority of homeowners have found that a small house design conducts to a simpler but fuller life, attaching them to friends, family, and nature, while setting them free from the urge to keep up with the neighbors, from mortgages, and unnecessary expenditures. If you want to see whether this lifestyle suits you or not you could check out the following small house design examples which combine both style and function.

The 196 square foot (18.21 square meters) is home to Macy Millers, her husband James, and their daughter Hazel. It is located in Boise, Idaho. Macy, a 27-year-old architect, designed the house from zero and, with help from family and friends raised it on a 24 foot (7.3 meters) flatbed. Covered in siding made of recycled pallet wood, the house feels very spacious despite its size and it is filled with light. Hidden storage behind the fridge, under the bed and behind the pantry is diverged with wide-open shelving in the kitchen in order to make space feel bigger. Macy spent, in total, approximately $11 000 on her minimalist home.

The prefabricated corn crib-influenced architecture, designed by Broadhurst Architects, takes after the traditional American corn cribs, which, essentially were ordinary farm constructions that served to dry and store corn. The modern, elegant 250 square foot (23.22 square meters) architecture is put-together and delivered on-site, and includes a living room, a bathroom, a sleeping room, and an expandable kitchen wall. An isolated glass garage gate opens to a small deck, connecting, so, the landscape with the interior space. Made of recyclable and sustainable materials, the construction can be disassembled and relocated to another site.

Constructed by Joe Everson of Tennessee Tiny Homes and designed by Derek Diedricksen, this micro transforming A-frame only cost $1 200 to build. One wall/roof is made of Tuftex polycarbonate roofing. This means that it allows natural light inside (translucent) and the lightweight stuff is attached with hinges to the structures so that it could be easily raised and braced on legs to enlarge the space from 80 square feet (7.40 square meters) to 110 (10.21 square meters). Additional storage is offered by two daybeds, a kitchen wall provides a sink and enough space for a mini fridge. You can also find a hinged sunroof for ventilation.

The Wind River Bungalow, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the 204 square foot (18.95 square meters) home of small house enthusiasts Brittany and Travis Pyke, who, in order to help other people fulfill their dreams of living in such homes, started Wind River Custom Homes.
For extreme durability purposes, the bungalow is made of hardy siding and rain-screen cedar.