10 Of The Smallest Houses In The World

10 Of The Smallest Houses In The World

Here at BetterMove, we’ve looked at all sorts of different houses, buildings, swimming pools and some of the most expensive pads in the world. Well, now it’s time to take a look at the other end of the scale!

BetterMove presents 10 of the smallest houses in the world!

Das Park Hotel, Austria And Germany

Not exactly a house, but this small round concrete thing is actually a hotel room at a hotel called “Das Park Hotel” located in both Austria and Germany, but it’s unique and somebody, somewhere probably lives in one just like it!

The rooms have a double bed, next to the beds are small storage areas that contain more pillows and sheets. They have placed outlets in them for electronics, and there’s a small space under the bed that is used to place customer’s luggage.

House On Wheels

A few years ago, a young couple decided that they were bored of their jobs and wanted to pursue their dreams of becoming travel journalists, so they quit their jobs and thought that it would be a great idea to travel in a house they had built themselves.

So they built this small travel house, moved out of their normal-size home and hit the road. They have said that they aren’t sure what they want to do when they have finished their travelling, but have also said that if they don’t lose much money doing this, they would love to continue it forever. The dog probably takes up much of the room!

Small House, Tokyo

Designers of this house took the challenge to build this house for a married couple and their new born child, on a small lot in Tokyo. The vision that the architect had for this house, was to exceed the physical narrowness of living in the city. The only major problem to this house is that you have to go up 4 floors, just to go to the bathroom.

Billboard Homes, Slovakia

Homelessness has been a big thing around the world for many years, and in order to help them an architect came up with the idea to build small houses in billboards. The small homes will be built to have two rooms, a kitchen, an office space, a bed with some storage underneath, and even a bathroom.

Although the houses have not yet been built, and we have only seen digital plans for the houses and what they should look like, it is still an amazing idea. Noisy too!


Seelenkiste, Germany

A group of three students designed a relocatable dwelling for one person, whilst building, they thought that it would be a good idea for it to be a spirit hut, meaning it would be placed in a secluded, rural setting to give the occupant quiet time in order to contemplate and self-explore.

The Quay House, Wales

With a floor area of just a little more than 3m X 1.8m and a height of slightly over 3m, the Quay house is the smallest house in Britain and also a popular tourist attraction. Though this house does not have a toilet inside it, it is still a perfect house which once belonged to a fisherman, Robert Jones, who was 6ft 3 inches tall.

Insta-Bunkie, Toronto

A designer had an idea to construct a cabin, coming up with what they call “The Bunkie”. A small one-room adobe. This small home is designed to maximise all available space and can also be customised to its intended use, which can be either for sleep or play.

The one’s that are built for sleeping feature two queen-sized beds built into the wall. Whereas, one’s that are built for play come with small dining tables that are integrated into the main feature wall and can be detached.

Cabin In The Woods, Finland

In Finland, it’s said that you are allowed to build a small dwelling without a permit if it’s less than 96 – 128 square feet (depending on the location).

In 2010, a designer made up his mind that he wanted to build his own house. Whilst hiking one day the designer found a perfect place in the woods for a cabin, however knowing that he would not be able to build a normal-size home in the space of 6 months to a year, he decided to build a small home and only took 2 weeks to buy the required materials and build.

Sleeping Pods, California

Next to a National Park in California, is a Wagon Station Encampment. Within this, they have placed small sleeping pods around the camp site, each of them have comfortable mattresses and bedding, they can also be locked at night and contain small doors for ventilation.

A short walk from the sleeping pods, there is an outdoor communal kitchen, an outdoor shower and composting toilet.

Balancing On A Rock, Serbia

This small house has been balancing on a rock and surviving through all of the weather changes for 47 years.
In 1968, a group of young swimmers rested on this rock and decided they wanted a more comfortable place to rest. Wanting shelter from the sun they began to build, however it didn’t become a house until the following year, when one of the swimmers turned it into a one-room house.


Sourece: lolwot.com & wonderlist.com