Tiny House Design Competition, Volume Zero Architecture Contest, Small homes

Tiny House Design Competition

International Residential Architectural Contest – simple yet resourceful living

20 September 2021

Tiny House Competition 2021 News

Tiny House Competition 2021

Tiny House Competition 2021

The 21st century witnessed concepts like Airbnb, Co-Living, Smart Homes, Tiny Homes, etc. gaining popularity with both young and older generations alike sparking movements across the globe. Our Humble Adobe has witnessed transformations with rapid advancements in technology, the rise of efficient spaces, environmental and financial concerns, and growing needs & desires of the people living in them. Homes today are versatile entities – doubling up as offices, play areas, work-out zones, spaces for interaction and recreation, as also being an abode for our furry friends and providing for their needs.

Jun 17, 2017

Tiny House Design Competition 2017


Home is a domain that is intimate to all of us. Beyond its everyday function as a physical shelter for people and their activities, it connects with its user on a personal and emotional level.

The modern day scenario of environmental and financial concerns along with the desire to have more freedom has led people to follow simpler and efficient ways of living. With the rapid growth of technology and smart living there lies an opportunity for efficient spaces with the feeling of homeliness and personal touch points.

The Tiny House Movement celebrates this concept of simple yet resourceful living. The homes can be designed as an innovation of maximum usable space in minimum footprint, thus redefining sustainability.

Tiny House Design Competition 2017

Living small, yet Living it All.


The Design of the house should be innovative and creative with a sustainable edge. The relation between the exterior and interior spaces ought to be taken into consideration. The proposal should be well conceptualized. Most importantly, the area of the house should not exceed 250 sq.ft.

Mobility being a vital factor, the house need not be self-mobile, but should be treated as an extension that can be towed easily by a car or pickup truck. However, the participants can avoid the issue of mobility altogether but provide a strong justification for the same.

The Interior Program Spaces include:

Living Area | Sleeping Area for 2 | Cooking and Dining Area Toilet | Workspace.

Client Interaction is one of the critical components of the design proposal. For the purpose of this competition, entrants may assume an individual, couple, or a genre of people, based on the design concept.


Prizes of total $3200 USD, broken down as follows:

1st Prize: $1600 USD + Certificate

2nd Prize: $1000 USD + Certificate

3rd Prize: $600 USD + Certificate

10 Honourable mentions: Certificates

Winners and honourable mentions will be published on Volume Zero website and several international architecture and design magazines.


Abraham Cota Pardes

Principal Architect

Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

Andrew Patterson

Principal Architect

Patterson Associates

Didier Ryan

Principal Architect

Under Current Architects

Md. Rafiq Azam

Principal Architect

Shatotto Architecture for Green Living – wikipedia page on Rafiq Azam

Sameep Padora

Principal Architect

Sameep Padora and Associate


Early Registration Starts: 1st June 2017

Early Registration Ends: 31st July 2017

Standard Registration Starts: 1st August 2017

Standard Registration Ends: 31st August 2017

Closing Day for Submissions: 1st September 2017

Announcement of Winners: 1st October 2017

*Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm – 00:00 IST (India).


Early Registration: From 1st June 2017 to 31st July 2017

For Indian nationals- INR 1700 (per team)

For Foreign nationals- EUR 65 (per team)

Standard Registration: From 1st August 2017 to 31st August 2017

For Indian nationals- INR 2000 (per team)

For Foreign nationals- EUR 85 (per team)

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure gateway on the website competition.volzero.com


Tiny House Design Competition is open to all. We invite architects, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary.


Host Website: http://volzero.com/

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Location: Port des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris

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