5 Skinny, Space-Friendly Houses That Prove Size Isn’t Everything

It’s a challenge to build houses that can squeeze into the narrowest spaces, but these 7 skinny houses prove it’s not possible. The houses are four-meters wide or less and they show that size isn’t everything! Let’s check the houses and maybe you would be inspired by them!

1.8m Width House by YUUA Architects

1.8m Width House by YUUA Architects 2

1.8m Width House by YUUA Architects 1

This house is located in Tokyo, Japan. In the country, skinny houses are known as ‘eel’s beds’ based on their long and thin shape. YUUA Architects that was in charge of the project built on a site in one of Tokyo’s densest areas. The building is squeezed between two buildings nearby.

2.5-Meter Love2 House by Takeshi Hosaka

2.5-Meter Love2 House by Takeshi Hosaka 2

2.5-Meter Love2 House by Takeshi Hosaka

This 2.5-meter Love2 House owns by Takeshi Hosaka and is located in Tokyo, Japan. It comes with 19 square meters of floor space. The house only has spaces that are needed by him and his wife. The high ceilings offer a sense of space to this compact home.

Starter Home No. 1 by Office of Jonathan Tate (OJT)

Starter Home No. 1 by Office of Jonathan Tate (OJT)

Starter Home No. 1 by Office of Jonathan Tate (OJT) 2

Starter Home No. 1 is situated in Louisiana, USA. This 3.2-meter dwelling was designed with adaptability in mind. The design team wanted to create a home that can be adapted for each occupant. Following the strict building guidelines, OJT incorporated a slanting roof to this three-story home to make sure that it fits within the height regulations.

SkinnyScar by Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman

SkinnyScar by Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman

SkinnyScar by Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman 2

The 3.4-meter SkinnyScar was designed by Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman in a country known for rows of narrow houses,  Rotterdam, the Netherlands to be exact. The internal volumes are detached from the enclosing walls to provide views and daylight to penetrate into this three-story house.

House 304 by Kientruc O

House 304 by Kientruc O 2

House 304 by Kientruc O

House 304 is a 3.5-meter-wide house built by Kientruc O in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The house carries daylight into the back rooms from its street-facing, narrow façade. The design team utilized tropical greenery to decorate the D-shaped atrium, planted in the areas created where the floors step back from the front wall.

 

 

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