A Mini House That Feels Large When Surrounded by Nature

While still in the concept phase, this 484-square-foot tiny home design by Bologna-based firm STUDIOFEM is too good not to share. Architects Francesca Morsiani and Mujgan Merve Rinaldi designed The Mini with a proposed location in the village of Cavusin, Nevsehir, Turkey surrounded by mountains. The rectangular structure is clad in dark brown vertical panels interspersed with floor-to-ceiling windows for a sleek, minimalist exterior.

rendering of exterior view of tiny home in wilderness

The full-height windows ensure the interior will be filled with natural light while offering the occupants framed views of its surroundings. The large panes help connect the inside with the landscape and make the interior appear larger.

closeup exterior rendering of brown and glass tiny home

interior living space with small couch in tiny home

Despite its limited square footage, the interior feels open with sight lines to the outdoors from most angles. In the open living space, the kitchen cabinets run along one wall before turning into a built-in bench at the entrance of the bedroom. The low surface also acts as a shelf to hold books and objects.

angled living room view of tiny home

The walls are covered in simple wood panels with the grain adding texture to the space.

interior rendering of built-in wood bench in front of large window with mountains in distance

modern dining room interior rendering

modern bedroom end view looking out glass window to mountains

side view of modern bedroom looking over bed through window out to mountains

partial view of modern bedroom with wood paneling

modern bathroom rendering

modern bathroom of tiny house rendering

house plan of tiny house

Renderings by UVISUAL.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.