Prefab construction simplified the building process of a small summer home on Madeline Island in Wisconsin, where all materials had to be ferried across Lake Superior. Photo by George Heinrich. This originally appeared in Superior Logic.
MAINE (USA) - The Porter cottage / Alex Scott Porter Design On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.
Bunkhouse: DIY small cabin retreat: 130 square feet plus a deck - sleeping loft, IKEA furnishings (like a table that folds against the wall when not in use), barn door that opens the inside to the outside.
You could utilize the slanted-roof for passive solar heating. Canadian company NOMAD Homes has produced a new concept micro-home that measures just 100 sq ft sq m), ships as a flat-pack, can operate off-grid, and is said to be easy-to-build.