A Sleek, Swedish Tiny House

This unusual, beautifully crafted home comes from the Swedish architect Torsten Ottesjö. Called the Hus-1 Residence, this tiny house is just 270 square feet in size.


The objective of the home was to create a space that was far-removed from any urban environment (not just in location but also in form). By adopting this approach the designers hoped to achieve an optimal living environment for the inhabitants.



Hus-1 is a small house designed and built by Torsten Ottesjö. The building was constructed on site. The idea is a dwelling as personification. The dwelling features convex walls which seam together with the floor creating both a sense of airiness and a naturally curved seating space along the sides of the interior.

The structure is free-standing, so it can be moved anywhere; though the feeling is that it has actually sprouted out of the ground it rests on. The 25 sqm house aims to provide a living space beyond understanding. It is supposed to fit, to enable – not to distract or cause attention.

Hus 1 regularly houses two people all year round but visiting friends always have room. Kitchen, sleeping quarters, dinner table, hallway and other functions are well integrated on just 25 square metres of living space.

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Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.