microhome architecture competition 2021

MICROHOME 2021 – Small living, huge impact!

Submission: December 07, 2021
Registration: November 02, 2021
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The third annual MICROHOME architecture competition is part of the Bee Breeders Small Scale Architecture Appreciation Movement, which hopes to highlight the fact that bigger isn’t always better. With great design and innovative thinking, small-scale architecture could change how this and the next generation view residential property.

For the MICROHOME 2021 architecture competition, participants are invited to submit their designs for a micro home – an off-grid modular structure that would accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple (which will be used as an example of family size throughout the competition series). The only requirement is that the structure’s total floor area does not exceed 25 m2 ; beyond that, participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible.

Participants are encouraged to rethink spatial organisation and incorporate unique aesthetics, new technologies and innovative materials that will make the micro home an entirely new form of architecture.


3 winning proposals, 2 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 6,000 €  in prize money to competition winners as follows:

  • 1st Prize – 3,000 €
  • 2nd Prize – 1,500 €
  • 3rd Prize – 500 €
  • ARCHHIVE Student Award – 500 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVE BOOKS (https://archhivebooks.com/)
  • Bee Breeders Green Award – 500 €

+ 6 honourable mentions


Early Bird Registration ends MAY 11
Advance Registration: MAY 12 – SEPTEMBER 7
Last Minute Registration: SEPTEMBER 8 – NOVEMBER 2

Closing date for registration: NOVEMBER 2, 2021
Closing date for submission: DECEMBER 7, 2021 (11.59pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners: FEBRUARY 15, 2022

>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<