Like a Fay Jones chapel, this screened sleeping space celebrates its simple, wood-frame structure while it nestles itself in the woods. What a nice place to sleep in the outdoors when weather permits.
How lucky these children are! They can get away from their parents without leaving home.
A small wonder can also be a full-size home, something that doesn't ramble on and use a lot of land. Perhaps just a few rooms — just enough and not too much space.
A small home doesn't have to live small. Big features, like oversize doors, extend the space of the home to the size of the great outdoors.
A small building type that's often overlooked is the outhouse. Though we don't have cause to build these anymore, these incredibly important and functional buildings ranged from the most simple to what could be quite elegant. Some of the best are to be found in Colonial Williamsburg, where the architecture of this kind of opuscule rivals that of some of the main houses.
Seems to me that a bath on its own out in the landscape could be quite nice. So let's bring back the outhouse, but make it more modern and with more amenities this time around.
A garden shed is one of those small buildings that really come in handy. It's a place to keep all those garden tools, to do potting and to get your hands dirty. This kind of opuscule doesn't have to be a traditional gable-roof shed. Try something more modern, open and cutting edge if you dare.
An outbuilding can hide in plain sight. Because this small wonder is set down from the ridge and covered with a green roof, you won't know it's here if you're not looking for it.