30 Useful Examples of House Plans Under 100 Square Meters

The challenge of designing a house with a tight budget and space constraints, together with the essential duty of responding correctly to the requirements of the user, is sometimes one of the most challenging and motivating tasks an architect can face. How can you take advantage of space most effectively? How can you avoid wasted material? How do you anticipate the possible future expansion of the house? And how do you develop a simple design that also delivers value to its inhabitants?

To help you in this process, we scoured our projects archives to select 30 houses that provide interesting architectural solutions despite measuring less than 100 square meters.

70 Square Meters / ≈ 750 Square Foot
Casa Lampa / abarca+palma

Casa Lampa / abarca+palma. Image © Andrés Maturana

Casa Lampa / abarca+palma. Image © Andrés Maturana
 

Casa Lampa / abarca+palma

Casa Lampa / abarca+palma
 

Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba

Casa Rio Bonito / Carla Juaçaba. Image © Nelson Kon

Casa Rio Bonito / Carla Juaçaba. Image © Nelson Kon
 

Casa Rio Bonito / Carla Juaçaba

Casa Rio Bonito / Carla Juaçaba
 

Tinhouse / Rural Design

Tinhouse / Rural Design. Image © David Barbour

Tinhouse / Rural Design. Image © David Barbour
 

Tinhouse / Rural Design

Tinhouse / Rural Design
 

House 28 / studio edwards

House 28 / studio edwards. Image © Tony Gorsevski

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

Casa BSO / BLOS Arquitectos

Casa BSO / BLOS Arquitectos. Image © Gonzalo Viramonte

Casa BSO / BLOS Arquitectos. Image © Gonzalo Viramonte
 

Casa BSO / BLOS Arquitectos

Casa BSO / BLOS Arquitectos
 

Loba House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Casa Loba / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Casa Loba / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Pezo von Ellrichshausen
 
Casa Loba / Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Casa Loba / Pezo von Ellrichshausen
 

Fiscavaig / Rural Design

Fiscavaig / Rural Design. Image © Rural Design

Fiscavaig / Rural Design. Image © Rural Design
 

Fiscavaig / Rural Design

Fiscavaig / Rural Design
 

Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture

Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture. Image © Simon Devitt

Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture. Image © Simon Devitt
 

Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture

Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture
 

    Micro Cluster Cabins / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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

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

    LESS House / H.a

    LESS House / H.a. Image © Quang Dam

    LESS House / H.a. Image © Quang Dam
     

    LESS House / H.a

    LESS House / H.a
     

    80 Square Meters / ≈ 860 Square Foot

    Quiet House / ARTELABO architecture

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

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

    Quiet House / ARTELABO architecture

    Quiet House / ARTELABO architecture
     

    Urban Cottage / CoLab Architecture

    Urban Cottage / CoLab Architecture. Image © Stephen Goodenough

    Urban Cottage / CoLab Architecture. Image © Stephen Goodenough
     

    Urban Cottage / CoLab Architecture

    Urban Cottage / CoLab Architecture
     

    Remote House / Felipe Assadi

    Casa Remota / Felipe Assadi. Image © Fernando Alda

    Casa Remota / Felipe Assadi. Image © Fernando Alda
     

    Casa Remota / Felipe Assadi

    Casa Remota / Felipe Assadi
     

    Recycling Housing / Juan Tohme

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

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

    Recycling Housing / Juan Tohme

    Recycling Housing / Juan Tohme
     

    Termitary House / Tropical Space

    Termitary House / Tropical Space. Image © Hiroyuki Oki

    Termitary House / Tropical Space. Image © Hiroyuki Oki
     

    Termitary House / Tropical Space

    Termitary House / Tropical Space
     

    Mckenzie House / Atelier Workshop

    Casa Mckenzie / Atelier Workshop. Image © Paul Mcredie

    Casa Mckenzie / Atelier Workshop. Image © Paul Mcredie
     

    Casa Mckenzie / Atelier Workshop

    Casa Mckenzie / Atelier Workshop
     

    Tepoztlán Lounge / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

    Bungaló LMM / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Image © Sandra Pereznieto

    Bungaló LMM / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Image © Sandra Pereznieto
     

    Bungaló LMM / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

    Bungaló LMM / Cadaval & Solà-Morales
     

    Cozzi House / Germán Müller

    Casa Cozzi / Germán Müller. Image © Federico Cairoli

    Casa Cozzi / Germán Müller. Image © Federico Cairoli
     

    Casa Cozzi / Germán Müller

    Casa Cozzi / Germán Müller
     

    MA House / PYO arquitectos

    Casa MA / PYO arquitectos. Image © Imagen Subliminal

    Casa MA / PYO arquitectos. Image © Imagen Subliminal
     

    Casa MA / PYO arquitectos

    Casa MA / PYO arquitectos
     

    House in the Orchard / ŠÉPKA ARCHITEKTI

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

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

    House in the Orchard / ŠÉPKA ARCHITEKTI

    House in the Orchard / ŠÉPKA ARCHITEKTI
     

    90 Square Meters / ≈ 970 Square Foot

    MAJO House / Estudio 111 Arquitectos

    Casa MAJO / Estudio 111 Arquitectos. Image © Yordana Andaur

    Casa MAJO / Estudio 111 Arquitectos. Image © Yordana Andaur
     

    Casa MAJO / Estudio 111 Arquitectos

    Casa MAJO / Estudio 111 Arquitectos
     

    weeHouse / Alchemy

    weeHouse / Alchemy. Image © Geoffrey Warner

    weeHouse / Alchemy. Image © Geoffrey Warner
     

    weeHouse / Alchemy

    weeHouse / Alchemy
     

    Marindia House / MASA Arquitectos

    Casa Marindia / MASA Arquitectos. Image © Federico Cairoli

    Casa Marindia / MASA Arquitectos. Image © Federico Cairoli
     

    Casa Marindia / MASA Arquitectos

    Casa Marindia / MASA Arquitectos
     

    A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter

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

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

    A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter

    A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter
     

    Yard House / alberto facundo _arquitectura

    Casa Patio / alberto facundo _arquitectura. Image © German Cabo
    Casa Patio / alberto facundo _arquitectura. Image © German Cabo
     

    Casa Patio / alberto facundo _arquitectura

    Casa Patio / alberto facundo _arquitectura
     

    Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos

    Casa de Ladrillos / Ventura Virzi arquitectos. Image © Federico Kulekdjian
    Casa de Ladrillos / Ventura Virzi arquitectos. Image © Federico Kulekdjian
     

    Casa de Ladrillos / Ventura Virzi arquitectos

    Casa de Ladrillos / Ventura Virzi arquitectos
     

    Gaspar House / Alberto Campo Baeza

    Casa Gaspar / Alberto Campo Baeza. Image © Hisao Suzuki

    Casa Gaspar / Alberto Campo Baeza. Image © Hisao Suzuki
     

    Casa Gaspar / Alberto Campo Baeza

    Casa Gaspar / Alberto Campo Baeza
     

    Retreat in José Ignacio / MAPA

    Refugio en José Ignacio / MAPA. Image © Leonardo Finotti
    Refugio en José Ignacio / MAPA. Image © Leonardo Finotti
     

    Refugio en José Ignacio / MAPA

    Refugio en José Ignacio / MAPA
     

    The Aluminum Cabin / JVA

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

    The Aluminum Cabin / JVA

    The Aluminum Cabin / JVA
     

    House In Fukaya / Nobuo Araki

    House in Fukaya / Nobuo Araki. Image © Shimizu Ken

    House in Fukaya / Nobuo Araki. Image © Shimizu Ken
     

    House in Fukaya / Nobuo Araki

    House in Fukaya / Nobuo ArakiAuthor: José Tomás Franco

    This article was first published in Arch Daily and is republished with permission.Note: This article was originally published on April 24, 2018, and updated on June 22, 2020

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