Call for ideas: Tiny House architecture competition 2022

Call for ideas: Tiny House architecture competition 2022

Volume Zero Architecture Competition invites each of you to participate in our 19th Annual Architecture Competitions and 3rd Annual Tiny House Architecture Competitions. This year’s Tiny House architecture competition aims to celebrate individuality, redefine sustainability and exalt simple, resourceful living. The Tiny House Movement is also a platform to explore the avenues of mobile living spaces and the freedom they would provide. Come be part of this movement; join a new wave of habitat creators!

The house is a space that is intimate to all of us. A house goes beyond its daily function of being a physical shelter for people and their activities; a home connects with its users on a personal and emotional level.

Our humble homes are redefined with each passing day. The world is constantly changing and with it our homes are seeing us spend more time in them. The built form of a house is changing rapidly, with its design adapting to various other needs that were not limited to this space before. Today’s homes are multi-purpose entities – doubling as offices, play areas, workout areas, and spaces for interaction and recreation, transformative, versatile and scalable to adapt to us, not the other way around.

A home is no longer just a place where you live, but a place that lives with you.


As needs evolve, home designs evolve globally. Off-the-beaten-track design has become increasingly important as land availability and economic feasibility diminish. It is imperative to use space effectively and efficiently.

Now, with the effects of the pandemic and other factors over the past few years, the home environment is more critical than ever. In addition to shelter, a home should serve as an office, a full-time kitchen, a place of entertainment, and a place of peace. Having a single home act in all of these roles is a challenge designers face for a variety of spatial experiences.

The Tiny House movement, once again, celebrates the concept of simple yet resourceful living. Homes can be designed to reinvent sustainability through the innovation of maximum usable space in a minimum footprint.

Live small, but live everything!


Participants must design a small house for 2 people that would provide comfortable accommodation. The design and concept of the house must be innovative, creative and sustainable. The relationship between the external environment and the internal spaces must be taken into consideration. The proposed design should be well conceptualized. The area of ​​the proposed Tiny House must not exceed 300 square feet. Mobility being a vital factor, the house need not be self-moving, but should be treated as an extension that can be easily towed by a car or van.

However, participants can avoid the mobility issue altogether by providing a solid rationale for it. Interior spaces must include the following:

• Living room
• Toilet area
• Sleeping area for 2
• Workspace
• Kitchen and dining area
• Leisure area
• Any other function that the participant wishes to add to the habitat

The interaction with the client is one of the essential elements of the design proposal. For the purposes of this contest, entrants can assume an individual, couple, or gender of people, depending on the design concept.

Participants can choose a site based on their design proposals. The location can be an urban or rural area anywhere in the world.
The design can be well integrated with the selected site. The selected site must strongly justify the design proposal.

Prizes of a total of 4500 USD, broken down as follows.
1st prize USD 2000 + Certificate + Publication
2nd prize USD 1200 + Certificate + Publication
3rd Prize USD 800 + Certificate + Publication
Student price: 500 USD + certificates + publication
*This Prize is reserved for the best student work for the competition with the exception of the first 3 winners

10 Honorable Mentions: Certificates

Winners and honorable mentions will be published on the Volume Zero Competitions website and in several international architecture and design magazines.

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

Early bird registration: from August 18, 2022 to October 21, 2022
Standard registration: from October 22, 2022 to November 30, 2022
Last day for requests: November 25, 2022
Submission deadline: December 2, 2022
Announcement of winners: February 3, 2023


The Tiny House 2022 architecture competition is open to everyone. We invite architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, businesses, organizations and anyone interested in the competition’s mission to submit their ideas. No professional qualification is necessary.

Volume Zero Architecture Competitions is an initiative of Volume Zero Design Magazine ( with the aim of creating an innovative platform for young architects, designers and enthusiasts to showcase their talent. This year we celebrate our 5th anniversary and on this occasion we would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone for being part of this platform and helping us to successfully organize 18 editions of architectural competitions.

  • Title

    Call for ideas: Tiny House architecture competition 2022

  • Type

    Contest announcement (ideas)

  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Registration deadline

    November 30, 2022 11:59 p.m.

  • Submission deadline

    02 December 2022 23:59

  • Price

    Early Bird: August 18, 2022 to October 21, 2022 Participants from India – INR 1800 + 18% GST = INR 2124 (per team) Participants from other countries – 70 + 18% GST = USD 82.6 (per team) Standard : 22 October 2022 to 30 November 2022 Participants from India – 2400 INR + 18% = 2832 INR (per team) Participants from other countries – 85 USD + 18% = 100.3 USD (per team)

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