House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Inspiring Examples

Image: House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Inspiring Examples - Image 1 of 61 © ArchDaily Designing a house that perfectly balances a tight budget and limited space can be a challenging yet motivating...

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Designing a house that perfectly balances a tight budget and limited space can be a challenging yet motivating task for architects. How can you make the most of every inch? How can you minimize waste? How can you ensure future expansion possibilities? And most importantly, how can you create a simple design that adds value to the lives of its residents?

To help guide you through this process, we have curated 30 houses that provide innovative architectural solutions, all measuring less than 100 square meters. These houses prove that compact spaces can still be functional, beautiful, and comfortable.

70 Square Meters / ≈ 750 Square Foot

Casa Lampa / abarca+palma

Casa Lampa / abarca+palma Image: Casa Lampa / abarca+palma © Andrés Maturana

Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba

Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba Image: Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba © Nelson Kon

Tinhouse / Rural Design

Tinhouse / Rural Design Image: Tinhouse / Rural Design © David Barbour

House 28 / studio edwards

House 28 / studio edwards Image: House 28 / studio edwards © Tony Gorsevski

Casa BSO / BLOS Arquitectos

Casa BSO / BLOS Arquitectos Image: Casa BSO / BLOS Arquitectos © Gonzalo Viramonte

Loba House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Loba House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen Image: Loba House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Fiscavaig / Rural Design

Fiscavaig / Rural Design Image: Fiscavaig / Rural Design © Rural Design

Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture

Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture Image: Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture © Simon Devitt

Micro Cluster Cabins / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Micro Cluster Cabins / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Image: Micro Cluster Cabins / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter © Lars Petter Pettersen

LESS House / H.a

LESS House / H.a Image: LESS House / H.a © Quang Dam

80 Square Meters / ≈ 860 Square Foot

Quiet House / ARTELABO architecture

Quiet House / ARTELABO architecture Image: Quiet House / ARTELABO architecture © Marie-Caroline Lucat

Urban Cottage / CoLab Architecture

Urban Cottage / CoLab Architecture Image: Urban Cottage / CoLab Architecture © Stephen Goodenough

Remote House / Felipe Assadi

Remote House / Felipe Assadi Image: Remote House / Felipe Assadi © Fernando Alda

Recycling Housing / Juan Tohme

Recycling Housing / Juan Tohme Image: Recycling Housing / Juan Tohme © Bicubik Fotografía de Arquitectura

Termitary House / Tropical Space

Termitary House / Tropical Space Image: Termitary House / Tropical Space © Hiroyuki Oki

Mckenzie House / Atelier Workshop

Mckenzie House / Atelier Workshop Image: Mckenzie House / Atelier Workshop © Paul Mcredie

Tepoztlán Lounge / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

Tepoztlán Lounge / Cadaval & Solà-Morales Image: Tepoztlán Lounge / Cadaval & Solà-Morales © Sandra Pereznieto

Cozzi House / Germán Müller

Cozzi House / Germán Müller Image: Cozzi House / Germán Müller © Federico Cairoli

MA House / PYO arquitectos

MA House / PYO arquitectos Image: MA House / PYO arquitectos

House in the Orchard / ŠÉPKA ARCHITEKTI

House in the Orchard / ŠÉPKA ARCHITEKTI Image: House in the Orchard / ŠÉPKA ARCHITEKTI © Tomáš Malý

90 Square Meters / ≈ 970 Square Foot

MAJO House / Estudio 111 Arquitectos

MAJO House / Estudio 111 Arquitectos Image: MAJO House / Estudio 111 Arquitectos © Yordana Andaur

weeHouse / Alchemy

weeHouse / Alchemy Image: weeHouse / Alchemy © Geoffrey Warner

Marindia House / MASA Arquitectos

Marindia House / MASA Arquitectos Image: Marindia House / MASA Arquitectos © Federico Cairoli

A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter

A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter Image: A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter © Karin Björkquist

Yard House / alberto facundo _arquitectura

Yard House / alberto facundo _arquitectura Image: Yard House / alberto facundo _arquitectura © German Cabo

Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos

Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos Image: Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos © Federico Kulekdjian

Gaspar House / Alberto Campo Baeza

Gaspar House / Alberto Campo Baeza Image: Gaspar House / Alberto Campo Baeza © Hisao Suzuki

Retreat in José Ignacio / MAPA

Retreat in José Ignacio / MAPA Image: Retreat in José Ignacio / MAPA © Leonardo Finotti

The Aluminum Cabin / JVA

The Aluminum Cabin / JVA Image: The Aluminum Cabin / JVA © Nils Petter Dale

House In Fukaya / Nobuo Araki

House In Fukaya / Nobuo Araki Image: House In Fukaya / Nobuo Araki © Shimizu Ken

Note: This article was originally published on April 24, 2018, and updated on June 22, 2020.

Designing a house within a limited budget and space constraints is undoubtedly a challenging task for architects. However, it is also an opportunity to showcase innovative design solutions that make the most of every square meter. By exploring these 30 inspiring examples, you can gain valuable insights into how architects have successfully created functional, beautiful, and comfortable homes under 100 square meters. From clever space utilization to sustainable materials, these houses demonstrate that size is not a limitation when it comes to great design. So, embark on this architectural journey and unlock the creative potential of compact spaces!

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