​14 small homes that are affordable and beautiful

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
Casa Cor 2015/ A Casa da Gente, Marina Linhares Decoração de Interiores Marina Linhares Decoração de Interiores Tropical style garden
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A long time ago, when the year 2000 seemed so far away, nobody could have predicted that the “space age” really meant “the age with very little space” – and yet that seems to be exactly where we find ourselves today. 

On the other hand, the lack of legroom has led to the majority of us embracing small-scale living, which managed to turn out quite charming and stylish. And, if you make use of the right professionals, materials, structure, and beautification techniques, living small can be very pocket-friendly as well. 

So, to show our vote of approval for small homes (that are also budget friendly, of course), we are showcasing 14 structures today that, due to their size and low-cost build, are sure to find a special place in your heart and pocket.

1. Modular homes are certainly the next best thing due to their affordable construction – and can be oh-so cute.

2. This simple two-storey cubic design makes use of low-cost elements, yet looks super stylish.

3. Although this little house is made from reinforced concrete, steel and wood, it flaunts a million rand look – and view!

4. Prefabricated elements do it again – achieve a cutting-edge style that looks most inviting, that is.

5. This container home knows how to bring lots of value for money. Don’t you just love that monochrome look?

6. Just because you’re living small doesn’t mean you have to skimp on interior- or exterior beauty.

7. Your choice of location definitely makes a difference in price – this little eye-catching structure saved so much by opting for a cost-effective plot.

8. Nobody says you have to opt for expensive materials for a traditional look.

Church Mews, Hartland, Devon The Bazeley Partnership Modern houses
The Bazeley Partnership

Church Mews, Hartland, Devon

The Bazeley Partnership

9. Small can definitely be stylish, as this little cottage charmer proves to us.

10. Less is certainly more, as this simplistic design proves yet again.

11. Simple timber panels can be dressed up so charmingly, especially with a striking front garden.

12. This simple-yet-stylish wooden home is as close to a log cabin as you can get without using actual logs.

13. Who knew a plain and elongated structure (from simple concrete) could look so chic?

14. Knock-off stone ensures such a pleasing look for this rustic cottage – but that surrounding garden also deserves a special mention.

Speaking of which, don’t forget to take a look at these: 17 budget garden ideas for your home.

Which of these 14 houses managed to find a special spot in your heart?

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