award winning tiny homes

These 4 Tiny Home Designs Were Voted Best In The Country

By the American Institute of Architects, no less.

Tiny homes, at this point, are pretty much synonymous with creative design. From the architecture to the decor, limited square-footage means you’ve got to get seriously innovative with every inch.

The American Institute of Architects just announced the winners of their 2017 Small Project Awards, recipients ranging from small residences to petite pavilions. Check out these four award-winning tiny homes that boast big design.

Built on top of an existing home, this Seattle structure designed by MW Works is just over 20-square-feet in size — but compact living has never looked so stylish.

The exterior is clad in oxidized black cedar and blackened cement, while inside you’ll find soft pine plywood interiors and glass walls that create a serene nature retreat.

Deep in a forest 10,000 feet above sea level, the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado has constructed 21 micro-cabins.

The exteriors are made of hot-rolled steel rain screens that help to camouflage the little homes against the trees. Indoors, you’ll find cozy interiors made from prefabricated birch plywood and plenty of windows that create a beautiful connection with the stunning natural surroundings.

This tiny communal home was designed for pregnant or parenting women who recently graduated from an in-patient treating facility. A good portion of the project was done pro bono by Architecture Building Culture to create a beautifully-designed transitional space in Portland.

The monochromatic exterior brings a modern design element to the neighborhood!

This bite-sized home and studio was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for a photographer and his young family.

Tucked away in a dense forest, the two-story glass house uses inexpensive and common materials, like exposed wood beams and prefabricated aluminum, to reduce costs and create a minimalist aesthetic.

The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of their 2017 Small Project Awards, and these four tiny homes made the cut.