With the increase in the fascination with tiny houses and the willingness to leave the larger-than-life constructions we used to drool over for more modest, budget-friendly homes, it’s no wonder we sometimes find ourselves awe-struck by quaint spaces we might have passed over only a decade ago. Small buildings — space efficient, budget conscious, and environmentally aware — already doll-like in stature, give off a charming and attractive vibe that high-rise mega towers and McMansions just can't match. While not all of us want to give up our material wealth and live in cramped quarters, these adorable houses might just make you itch for the experience.
Images via Curbed
This absolutely charming and adorable little house, on sale for $285,00, is located in Pasadena, California. At only 418 square feet, the home has one bedroom and one bathroom, but this itty-bitty bungalow built in 1922 is a lovely little steal.
Located on Easter Island near Rapa Nui National Park, this structure, made out of prefrabricated wood modules, provides tourists with an environmentally friendly tourist complex. AATA Arquitectos built the cabins, Cabañas Morerava, into a low-impact and dynamic construction that is slightly elevated to decrease contact with the earth and preserve the island’s natural processes.
Images via designboom
Floating Bungalow by Bestor Architecture, California
Traditional bungalows surround this reinterpretation of the typical typology. The two-story home, with charcoal walls on the ground floor and a white box up top, appears to be suspended above its Venice, California neighborhood.
Images via Curbed
Priced at $375,00, this restored 1908 craftsman bungalow in Seattle is among the sweetest houses on this list. Bay windows, a sleeping loft, refinished fir floors, and original molding are just some of the features that add to the bungalow’s cute factor.
This nearly century-old home holds a place in a row of other bungalows that were built by freed slaves in Austin. Out of respect for the site’s heritage, the owner restored the original structure completely, and brought a contemporary sensibility with a new wing containing the kitchen and living areas.
Maybe “adorable” isn’t the right word for this bungalow but “gorgeous” surely is.
The Narein Perera-designed estate bungalow, built for a young entrepreneur, is perched above a site located between a rubber plantation and an expansive jungle, and maximizes the majesty of the surrounding environment.
Photo courtesy FlyFishingBalkans
Though this one-bedroom structure in Serbia has been through a lot in terms of hostile natural conditions in its 45-year existence, no one actually lives here. The quaint little bungalow is only a resting place for anyone who seeks out this enchanting spot atop a boulder in the middle of the water.
Bungalow Heaven by Paravant Architects & Planners
These homes renovated and remodeled by Paravant Architects & Planners are the epitome of bungalow charm. Located in Pasadena's own Bungalow Heaven, the homes fit perfectly into the language and character of the surrounding craftsman style homes.
To capitalize on a covetable site in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the architects inserted a feature that few bungalows possess: panoramic views. Local eucalyptus logs and wild moss make this a distinctively equatorial home.