People have been living small for centuries for reasons of practicality, mobility, flexibility or personal choice. More recently, tiny homes have become the answer for many who need somewhere affordable to live and possess the creativity and energy to create something different. A small home can be relatively cheap to build or convert and give its owner choices; reflecting the way they want to live and their impact on the world. They can be stunningly beautiful and imaginative. They ask their owners to be discerning about what belongings they have – what is necessity and what is beauty. The choices are individual and can be seen as part of a movement away from money and property slavery to a more simple and connected way of living. Gill Heriz has brought together a collection of some of the most incredible small homes, from containers in the city to cabins in the countryside. A traditional Mongolian yurt provides off-grid living for its owners, Firefly and Johann. A portable cabin offers a chic, flexible space for its owners, Anna and Ross. There is a reclusive shack set in a woodland, a converted mountainside bothy, and a log cabin pod near the coast.