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December 31, 2015
To celebrate 2015, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com this year. Here, a look at five tiny spaces, from a floating home in Copenhagen to a micro-dwelling community in Arizona.
Grain silo converted into a home in Phoenix, Arizona

The most popular small space of the year was this cozy Phoenix home inside a grain silo. Architect Christoph Kaiser turned the dismantled silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into 190-square-foot residence outfitted with a highly customized interior. 

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Mark Lipczynski
Originally appeared in You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo
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The next most popular tiny home of the year was this recent apartment renovation in Melbourne’s central business district by Clare Cousins Architects. The firm smartly (and inexpensively) reimagined an 800-square-foot apartment to provide more than enough space for a young couple expecting their first child.

Originally appeared in 12 Simple All-Wood Bedrooms
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Backyard addition of a Massachusetts home

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children used reclaimed materials to create a versatile 168-square-foot backyard building.Two Liftoff chairs by Tim Miller surround an oil-drum fire pit set in granite dug up on the property. On the deck, the Panamericana chair is by Industry of All Nations.

Originally appeared in One Family's Backyard Becomes Their Own Tiny Retreat
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Phoenix small apartment with curtains as room dividers

A few years ago, Benjamin Hall found himself living in a 250-square-foot studio in Copenhagen—an experience that revolutionized the way he thought about space. “It taught me how to live cleaner, more organized, and to depend on a community,” he says. He drew on those lessons last year when he designed White Stone Studios, an experimental luxury complex in Phoenix with six units that each measure just 468 square feet.

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Winquist Photography
Originally appeared in Micro Dwellings in Phoenix Get Creative With Under 500 Square Feet
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Minimal floating home in Copenhagen

Lisbeth Juul and Laust Nørgaard drew upon their years of experience living on the water to design and build an 860-square-foot floating home in Copenhagen Harbour. The home’s minimal form and furnishings reflect the residents’ desire to downsize following three years on land.

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Originally appeared in The Residents of This Tiny Floating Home Can Dive Into the Water Two Feet from Bed
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Grain silo converted into a home in Phoenix, Arizona

The most popular small space of the year was this cozy Phoenix home inside a grain silo. Architect Christoph Kaiser turned the dismantled silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into 190-square-foot residence outfitted with a highly customized interior. 

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