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The Tiny House Competition 2021 – Impact Competitions

Impact Competitions invites you to envision and create an innovative sustainable solution that maximizes usable space in a minimum footprint. The Tiny House 2021 Competition celebrates the concept of simple, yet resourceful living.

A “home” is a space that is intimate to all. Apart from being our safe 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.

A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the best three projects – $5,000 are reserved for the First Prize. Honorable Mentions will also be selected and awarded. In addition to the money prizes, winning works will be awarded with certificates and publication.


Over the past two years, most of the world’s population has retreated to their homes for the majority so as 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.


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 provide a justification for 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.

The Tiny House Competition 2021 – Registration Fees

  • Early Bird Registrations: $75+ 18% Tax (per team)
  • Regular Registrations: $90+ 18% Tax (per team)
  • Late Registrations: $110 + 18% Tax (per team)