We love small houses at Lunchbox Architect. Because size does matter, but not in the way you might think…

Small houses challenge the architect to create a home that defies its size. Multifunctional spaces, built-in storage and other tricks can be used to make even the smallest houses feel spacious.

But most people forget the best part of small house living. You get to spend more time relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends, because small houses mean so much less to clean and maintain. My Mum always said, 'I don't want a big house, because then I'll just have more to keep clean'. And she's a smart woman, so I reckon she's right!

Take a look at the small homes we've featured on Lunchbox Architect

26 January 2018 (via Lunchbox Architect) 26 January 2018
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Little Gore Street Studio by Tim Spicer Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Little Gore Street Studio by Tim Spicer Architects
Featured Project Dilapidated Garage Reimagined as a Creative Little Studio Located in a tight lane way in Fitzroy, Little Gore Street Studio is a truly unique response to urban densification...
The Hacienda by Adriano Pupilli Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) The Hacienda by Adriano Pupilli Architects
Featured Project The Hacienda: Big Ideas for a Small Art Deco Apartment A clever modern makeover of a young professional couples' apartment provides plenty of space for work, rest and play.
Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect
Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect
Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect
Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect
Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect
Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect
Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect
Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect
Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect
Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect
Featured Project Darlinghurst Apartment Proves Good Things Come in Small Packages Through high quality design, the compact Darlinghurst Apartment provides an affordable option for inner city living…
Pump House by Branch Studio Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Pump House by Branch Studio Architects
Permanent Camping by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Permanent Camping by Casey Brown Architecture
Permanent Camping by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Permanent Camping by Casey Brown Architecture
Featured Project Permanent Camping: The Joy of Camping Minus the Pains of Pitching a Tent Permanent Camping brings you in touch with nature in a way only camping can. And because it's permanent, you can forget wrestling with poles and pegs...
Cubby House by Edwards Moore Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Cubby House by Edwards Moore Architects
Featured Project Cubby House: A Fun Little Hideaway for Sophisticated Adults Edwards Moore Architects's Cubby House is a pint-sized apartment packed full of fun. A cubby house made not for kids, but for sophisticated adults.
Whangapoua by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Whangapoua by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Featured Project Sled House: A House You Can Relocate With a Tractor? Sled House sits in two sleds making relocating it with a tractor a cinch. The whole area is within a coastal erosion zone; All structures must be removable.
Doll's House by Edwards Moore Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Doll's House by Edwards Moore Architects
Featured Project Doll’s House: Smallest House on the Street is Transformed The age-old advice is to buy the worst house on the best street. Doll's House was the smallest house in the trendiest neighborhood, does that count?
The Studio by Nicholas Gurney (via Lunchbox Architect) The Studio by Nicholas Gurney
Featured Project The Studio: Mighty Mouse Apartment Punches Above Its Weight The Studio is inspired by Mighty Mouse. Bright red, yellow and matte black, this tiny apartment is designed to pack a punch -- in spite of its size.
Goldfields House by Design Office (via Lunchbox Architect) Goldfields House by Design Office
Featured Project Goldfields Dwelling: A House Designed Around a Dining Table When designing this small, 100 m² home in Victoria's goldfields, Architects Design Office started with the dining table to make the house fun and sociable.
The Truffle by Ensamble Studio (via Lunchbox Architect) The Truffle by Ensamble Studio
Featured Project The Truffle: See How Paulina the Cow Created This Unusual House This truffle-inspired hideaway could be a caveman's home. Paulina the cow had a role to play in this unusual home's construction. You'll never guess how...
Tamarama Semi Detached by David Langston-Jones Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Tamarama Semi Detached by David Langston-Jones Architect
Featured Project Tamarama Semi Detached: A Bit of Low Cost Glamor in Tamarama You wouldn't expect a modest, low-budget renovation in Sydney's luxe suburb Tamarama. Despite the budget, this house has some Tamarama glamor -- Glamarama.
Salt River Rural Retreat by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect) Salt River Rural Retreat by ARKit
Featured Project Salt Creek: Sustainable Prefabricated Rural Retreat the Perfect Getaway Salt Creek Rural Retreat is a one bedroom, one bathroom sustainable accommodation. The tiny prefab building enjoys beautiful views over 20 acres.
Bridge House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Bridge House by Max Pritchard Architect
Featured Project Bridge House Touches the Earth Lightly -- Literally and Figuratively Bridge House takes full advantage of a naturally stunning site, straddling a creek bed and touching the earth lightly environmentally and physically.
Dragonfly House by Built Environment Practice (via Lunchbox Architect) Dragonfly House by Built Environment Practice
Featured Project Dragonfly House: Tiny Addition is a Model for Compact Living The Dragonfly is a self-contained addition to an existing holiday home. It maximizes views and appreciation of the site as a model for compact living.
Trunk House by Paul Morgan Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Trunk House by Paul Morgan Architects
Featured Project Trunk House: Modern Bush House Built With Trees From Site Tucked into a particularly wild and isolated part of Victoria's Central Highlands you'll find this small bush house built with trees found on the site.