Everyone knows good things come in small packages. And the recent trend in micro houses proves the truism can apply to the place where you live, too. This month, a new book, Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things, by Rebecca Roke, celebrates the whimsical appeal of small-scale architecture. Roke highlights 300 houses, cabins, tents, tree houses, pods, and pavilions—as well as many even smaller structures, like homes for cats and birds. Below, we've highlighted some of the most creative, playful, and ingenious homes from the book, which are sure to get you fantasizing about life in an adorable cabin.
Sphere Houses, Vancouver Island, 1998, courtesy of Tom Chudleigh
Mirror House, Isle of Tiree, Scotland, 1996, courtesy of Alan Tansey
OTIS, Vermont, 2013, courtesy of Eric Hudiburg
Exbury Egg, Exbury, England, 2013, courtesy of Nigel Ridgen
Glass House, Milan, 2012, courtesy of Torben Eskerod
Shelter No. 2, Naucalpan, Mexico, 2008, courtesy of Alejandro Rocha