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484 Sq. Ft. Tiny Modern Studio House

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I thought you might like this 484 sq. ft. studio house by Alex Nogueira.

It’s a modern design that I see working well as a standalone tiny home (as shown) or as micro apartments.

But this modern tiny cabin is one-of-a-kind and located in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

A large sliding glass door takes up almost the entire rear wall of the home as you can see below.


In the front of the house, however, it’s not so open. It’s actually very private.. See below:

Tiny Modern Studio House

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Rear of the House



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A Peek Inside in the Evening


With Sliding Glass Door Open

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Floor Plan and Design

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Cahow
    January 29, 2014, 4:20 pm

    Well, anyone who’s read more than a handful of my comments knows that I’m a MASSIVE FAN of Modern Homes. Why? Because I lust after them, having designed them for clients but never had the luxury of living in one. Woe Is Me….~sniff-sniff~ I grew up in an ancient and drafty though loved farmhouse, moved to a 100+ year old town house in Chicago and then a 93 year old cottage in Michigan. We’ve done highrise living along the way and loved the modern look but HATED the trapped feeling of needing an elevator to even sniff a soft breeze. So, I have a secret and deep soft spot for these clean/mean/lean homes that are stripped of wainscoting/bull’s eye windows/and Victorian Cove molding.

    If I were single and had no one else’s opinion to consider, I’d move into this home in a heartbeat! Went to visit the architect’s site: just more of the same, only in Italian. Wish to bits & pieces that there were photos of the lounge but alas, there are none. Oh well, job well done. Job WELL done! πŸ˜€

    • Alex Pino
      January 30, 2014, 10:11 am

      Thanks Cahow glad you liked it! πŸ˜€

    • Trish
      April 19, 2015, 10:29 pm


      I love reading your comments!!!

      • Cahow
        April 20, 2015, 9:44 am

        Dear Trish, it takes a kind-hearted person to write such a nice comment.

        “Thank YOU, Trish”, you made a difficult week at work much nicer after I came home and read your words. πŸ˜€

    • Trish
      April 20, 2015, 7:44 pm


  • Brock
    January 29, 2014, 7:12 pm

    Nice looking small home. I like all the pics and the floorplan being included in the story. Too often this site has a story about a small house/cabin and there’s 2 or 3 pictures…not really enough to get a feel for the house.

    • Alex Pino
      January 30, 2014, 10:12 am

      Stay tuned for more Brock, thanks!

  • Linda
    January 29, 2014, 7:36 pm

    Too cold and impersonal for me.

    • Sarah
      April 19, 2015, 11:08 am

      Me too Linda. I would go for more color, actually for any color LOL!

  • curt
    January 30, 2014, 12:43 am

    After looking at the plans for this house I had two questions. First on the plan is that a outside gardening sink or possibly a outside shower- in the front yard area fenced in on the parking side- you can se a concrete doorway arch type of thing. Second- what is the tall thing as part of the deck area? Outdoor fireplace ? hidden water tank? Overkill just for a chimney but does give it a interesting visual. The carport area has those two beams coming out which you could do a canvas cover to help protect the car from the sun. After the place was built the owner might have realized they didn’t need anything that the building gave enough shade. I would like to see a picture of the bathroom. The privacy screening over the front windows that also becomes part of the siding is a nice touch. With the front design of the house for privacy you could build the house even closer to a street or sidewalk if you wanted to.

  • Paul
    January 30, 2014, 11:55 pm

    I can totally see two of these connected/separated by a covered patio/outside living room being the way to go.

  • alice h
    January 31, 2014, 12:02 pm

    I’m not usually a fan of modern architecture but am slowly gaining some appreciation for it. Places like this definitely give me a nudge in that direction. Not so into the yellow check mark sculpture thing though.

  • Gina
    January 31, 2014, 7:09 pm

    Oh my goodness! This container-living is Great….
    Today I purchased a double lot on a lake.
    I am downsizing….again. I would love to be brave enough to just do it…
    Of course, I’d need two!
    Wish me luck…..in a few months we will see what is on the lake….

    I cant see what is covering the wall …turquoise…please tell me.
    I’m getting yikes out thinking about my STUFF…..that guy has 2 shirts….
    Oh, pray for me….

    • Marcy
      April 19, 2015, 9:23 am

      Gina, I’m impressed with your bravery. These changes are HUGE and most of us never can actually do it. I’ve seen some very interesting cargo box house designs and I’m sure they can give you ideas on how to make yours work for you.

  • Jen
    March 22, 2014, 7:03 am

    Containers are really taking off here on the Big I. This is awesome.

  • Tim Roy
    April 13, 2014, 12:16 am

    Does the tower serve any purpose? Or is it a chimney?

  • Bonnie
    April 19, 2015, 10:01 am

    I second Cahow’s comment: it would be perfect for me alone, but maybe not ideal for me + Mr. Man + Best Dog Ever. I’m still looking for the tiny/small house that has enough storage space for bikes, skis, and camping gear. We want to live tiny, but recreate large!

    • zenLoki
      April 19, 2015, 4:56 pm

      that’s the issue I have with living tiny, little in the way of storage. you could have a shed, garage, carport or workshop with the storage you need. a building like that has few draws on the grid except when in use.

  • Susan
    April 19, 2015, 11:19 am

    I love the clean lines! I realize it’s not for everyone. It would force me to purge more to keep out clutter. On the other hand, if you had one built, you could add your own touches; color, furniture, etc. I also love the outdoor space. I’d be spending a lot of time out side, as well.

  • Karen R
    April 19, 2015, 1:22 pm

    Bonnie, we live in a tiny house with a shed behind it for all the stuff (tools, off season clothing, Christmas decorations, etc.). Go tiny, not micro. My husband collects antique toy cars and I collect graniteware, quilts, pottery, silhouettes . . .many more things, but you get the idea. EDIT EVERYTHING, including clothes and shoes, and you will have space. Go for a downstairs bedroom and a loft with shelves and cabinets, baskets and bins. You can have everything, just not ALL of everything.

    You don’t have to be a minimalist to live tiny.

  • April 20, 2015, 9:58 am

    I do like the layout, it looks very spacious and easy-living, however, some of the photos make it look like a Tiny Prison rather than a Tiny House. πŸ™‚ I like the space that the contemporary style allows, the clean lines, the hidden storage, the uncomplicated life that this affords, but it appears that it could be built somewhere in a dangerous area, all surrounded by concrete/block walls and rails…. drive downtown Memphis and see the slats on the walls of our urban prison (the place people are held prior to going to the pokey) and this LOOKS quite similar. IF this were in the woods and didn’t have all the walls around it, or if they were made of softer materials, I would like it more. It is beautiful unto itself, just not my cup-o-joe.

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