small home

Mini Home

July 3, 2013

This sustainable hybrid timber-frame Mini Home combines cozy spaces with an expansive character. The interiors weave into the surrounding garden, and the home celebrates the cycle of seasons. The front porch transitions gracefully via a slate-floor entryway into the central space where the living, dining, and cooking areas overlap and interact.

A small garden home in Eugene, Oregon. Designed by Nir Pearlson. More photos here.


  • Reply Donna July 4, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Absolutely Stunning, what’s the interior sq. footage? Would love to know the cost of this build!!

    • Reply steven July 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      This one isn’t exactly tiny. 800 square feet of floor space.

      • Reply MXM April 8, 2015 at 3:46 am

        Yeah, if I can live in a small one-bedroom apartment for years and think it’s fairly spacious, this isn’t tiny. It’s not exactly one of those boxcar microhomes either.

      • Reply Skridge April 8, 2015 at 5:47 pm

        it is tiny 800 sq ft. qualifies-

  • Reply Lynn July 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I’d love to see the bathroom – are there any photos you can post?
    I’d also like to know the cost to build – not necessarily to finish it out – but the base price. It’s a very stunning structure!

  • Reply Elizabeth July 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Oh this is perfect!! My husband and I want to build a small house and I said 900 sq ft is plenty of room for us!! Now I can show him how big 800sq ft looks!! Yay!

  • Reply Dana July 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    This is twice as big as my apartment!

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  • Reply Betsy September 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    This is the perfect size. Anything smaller isn’t practical for my psychological need to occasionally escape my spouse.

  • Reply Breanna August 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I’m absolutely curious if this property is for sale and where? I’ve looked on the archetechs website, and it seems you need to take that “contact us” step to get any numbers or locations. Some of us just want to kknnooowww. :)

  • Reply priya April 8, 2015 at 10:11 am

    how much did it cost to build? what are the materials? is it ‘green’ or truly green?

  • Reply Ton June 25, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    800 is prefect! Where do I buy it?

  • Reply Lee November 14, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    So, 800 sq. ft. is not my definition of tiny, this home is also considered affordable, wonder how that is being defined. Anyone know. Very nice though and while I only want a cabin of 400 sq. ft. max, many of the ideas are applicable–vaulted ceiling, open space, lots of large windows, large deck, light interior, furniture and space that is double duty. Thanks for the share, would love to see more pictures.

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