From South Africa, the POD Idladla is a prefabricated tiny house—each unit is 17 square meters (roughly 183 square feet) and several can be joined. The design is a collaboration between architect Clara da Cruz Almeida and interior and production designers Dokter and Misses.
A Monopoly-house-inspired, 290-square-foot prefab for two designed by Madrid architect Camino Alonso. Starting price: $24,000.
The Poplar Garden House, architect Haiko Meijer’s design for his own family, is situated in a community garden in the Netherlands.
A Bohemian 120-Square-Foot Surf Shack in Topanga Canyon, a weekend project created by designer/builder/surfer Mason St. Peter and his artist wife, Serena Mitnik-Miller.
Auckland architects Crosson Clark Carnachan designed this Small Beach Cabin known in New Zealand as a bach. This one happens to also be portable, courtesy of two steel sleds that anchor the structure.
The Shipping Container Port-a-Bach, a prototype by New Zealand architecture firm Atelier Workshop, is another Gardenista discovery. Michelle notes that it “folds open, Barbie Dream House–style, to reveal a patio.”
A Fisherman’s Cabin Recycled into a Beachside Cabana in Portugal. The good news: It’s within easy striking distance of Lisbon and is available for rent by the night. Photograph by Nelson Garrido.
A 323-Square-Foot Guest House and Storage Shed in Bussum, Holland, by Serge Schoemaker Architects from Gardenista.
A 150-Square-Foot Finnish Cabin, Verstas Architects’ updated answer to the traditional Scandinavian getaway hut.
A steel-and-concrete one-room dwelling on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects in Seattle. See the outdoor shower and more in A Master Architect Builds a Tiny Cabin in the Pacific Northwest.
Little Scandi A-frame in the woods. Photograph via Bolig Magasinet DK.