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12 cute and affordable one-storey homes

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What’s not to love about single-storey homes? Practical, efficient and money saving, these dwellings are a brilliant alternative to a larger, more vertically enhanced structure. Not only does a house with a low profile save you trudging up and down staircases all day, but this budget-friendly substitute also offers energy efficiency, by reducing your heating and cooling costs. 

Today on homify we pay tribute to single-storey residential abodes. These expansive yet low-cost domiciles are designed to maximise their plot, while offering occupants enhanced energy efficiency and an enduring, age-defiant aesthetic. Whether you’re planning a new home or would simply like to check out a few stylish houses, we’ve got 12 to get your design juices flowing! Take a peek below and get inspired today…

1. The ultimate studio dwelling

modern Garage/shed by Blankstone
Blankstone

Garden annex

Blankstone

Boasting everything one might need, this all-in-one carriage (granny flat) home adds value to the property, while its alluring timber façade is gorgeous!

2. House with a view

If you’re building in a scenic location you need to make the most of the panoramic views. This home is truly spectacular! If you’d like to emulate this style, chat to an architect and start planning your low-cost dream home today!

3. Majestic modular homes

This modular home utilises a colourful range of timber cladding to evoke personality and character.

4. Simple, chic and inviting

modern Houses by Casas inHAUS
Casas inHAUS

Fachada con iluminación nocturna modelo Chipiona Casas inHaus

Casas inHAUS

Sometimes simple is best, and this dwelling shows us why. Replete with a simple cube-like form, this home offers a warm, inviting aesthetic.

5. A new take on tradition

country Houses by ÁBATON Arquitectura
ÁBATON Arquitectura

CASA TRANSPORTABLE ÁPH80

ÁBATON Arquitectura

With a traditional shape and form, this concrete dwelling is impressive, bold, dramatic and delightful.

6. Magically mirrored

Mirrored panels offer a sense this dwelling is floating like a mirage in the surrounding landscape.

7. Space to entertain

With large decked areas, this is the ideal low-cost home that offers plenty of space to host events and gatherings.

8. Compact, space-saving and rustic

Rustic and characterful, this modular abode is a money-saving alternative to traditional, more permanent homes.

9. A wee house for a wee family

classic Houses by The Wee House Company
The Wee House Company

Two Bedroom Wee House—Caithness

The Wee House Company

Designed by the Wee House Company, this micro home is gorgeous and seriously charming.

10. Room to relax

With a large deck, a hammock and large open windows this single-storey house boasts the ideal place to relax and unwind.

11. The warm, welcoming abode

modern Houses by エヌ スケッチ
エヌ スケッチ

大きな一枚屋根の下で

エヌ スケッチ

The warm amber glow within this home oozes appeal and class, with a sense of style, sophistication and casual elegance.

12. Bringing the inside ‘outside’

This home bridges the gap between the interior and exterior, opening up the dwelling with a large deck, huge windows and plenty of sweeping arches.

Which home would you like to live in? Check out more impressive homes here: 12 of the best small house façades we've seen

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