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A “home” is a space that is intimate to all. Apart from being our haven, a home goes beyond its everyday function of being a shelter for its users and their activities; it connects with each of us on an emotional and personal level. As time evolves, the definition of “home” also keeps changing. 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.


Over the past two years, most of the world’s population has retreated to their homes for the majority to survive and embrace a more resourceful means of living. This scenario has presented designers with a unique opportunity to redefine the idea of a “Home”. The inclination of the users to follow simpler and efficient ways of living, coupled with rapid development in technology and materials, has paved the way for a great opportunity to create a versatile and innovative personal space.

The Tiny House Movement celebrates the concept of simple, yet resourceful living. The homes can be designed to re-imagine sustainability through the innovation of maximum usable space in a minimum footprint.

“Less House More Home”!


Participants are to design a Tiny House for 2 people that would provide comfortable living accommodation. The design and concept of the house should be innovative, creative, and sustainable. The relation between the house’s interiors and exterior surroundings should be taken into consideration. The proposed solution should be based on a strong concept. The area of the house must not exceed 250 sq. ft. Adaptability is a vital aspect of all the designs.

The house should respond to the ever-changing needs of its users and the site context it sits in. The designed solution may not be limited to a site, but it can be designed as a versatile module or to be mobile.

The participants would be needed to justify the same. The interior spaces should include: Living Area | Sleeping Area for 2 | Cooking and Dining Area | Toilet | Workspace | Any other aspect the participant wishes to add.

Client interaction is one of the crucial factors of the design solution. For this competition, participants may assume the client to be 2 individuals, a couple, or a genre of people, based on the design concept. The designed spaces should relate to their users.

Site Selection:

The participants are free to select a site concerning their design proposals. It can be anywhere across the world and can be based in an urban or rural area. Based on the site the design can be well integrated with the context. The selected site must strongly justify the design proposal.

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Prizes of total USD 10000, broken as follows.

1st prize USD 5000 + Certificate + Publication

2nd prize USD 2500 + Certificate + Publication

3rd prize USD 1500 + Certificate + Publication

1ST Special Mention USD 500

2nd Special Mention USD 500

10 Honorable Mentions

Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published on the Impact Competitions website and several international architecture and design magazines.

To show our appreciation, all the participants would receive a participation certificate.

To register:


Early Bird Registration: 4th September 2021 to 28th October 2021

Standard Registration: 29th October 2021 to 3rd December 2021

Late Registration: 4th December 2021 to 17th December 2021

Last Day for Queries: 15th December 2021

Closing Date for Submission: 18th December 2021

Announcement of Winners: 18th February 2022


The Tiny House 2021 – Competition is open to all. We invite architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, companies, organizations, and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird Registrations: USD 75+ 18% Tax (per team)

Regular Registrations: USD 90+ 18% Tax (per team)

Late Registrations: USD 110 + 18% Tax (per team)
Organizer: Design Competitions LLP (Impact Competitions)
Category: Social Sciences, Design/Architecture
Prize: Other award
Region: Global
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Deadline: 2021-12-17

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Manish Sonal, India
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Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
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Avon Haughton, USA
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“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”