Building & Renovating

Building Your First Home? You Need to See This Tiny House in Batangas

Designed by Minimalist Architects PH, the Closa Tiny House features an industrial-inspired aesthetic

Photography: courtesy of Minimalist Architects PH

The past couple of years saw the increse in number of millennial property owners. Many are investing in real estate and learning the steps involved in owning a house. Aside from looking into purchasing condo units and ready-for-occupancy townhouses, millennial buyers are considering moving into a tiny house, too.


How a Millennial Bought a Home at 22, Then Gave it a Makeover at 27

Thanks to His Cookie Business, this 22-Year-Old Was Able to Turn a Storage Room into a Bedroom

We're sure you've seen every possible iteration on YouTube house tours and our own takes have started sprouting in the Philippines. We've got our eyes on one incredibly sleek and well-designed verson by design and build firm Minimalist Architects PH. Check out the Closa Tiny House.

The Closa Tiny House in Batangas is one cool way to finally get that independence:

undefined PHOTO Courtesy of Minimalist Architects PH


undefined PHOTO Courtesy of Minimalist Architects PH

This tiny home sits in San Jose, Batangas, and functions mainly as an additional living space on a family farm. Think a separate spot where one can live mostly independently! The compact and cozy house has around 72 square-meters worth of living space; the inside is 36 square meters with an 11-square-meter lanai, plus 25 square-meters' worth of parking space.

watch now

The firm was originally tapped to renovate the main house, explains architect Gelo Honorica in an online exchange with However, due to budget constraints they ended up with a tiny house instead "where the client will stay, adjacent to their old house." The requirements? "A bedroom, bathroom, living room, dining, and full kitchen," all in one sleek tiny house.

ALSO READ: After Selling Their Property in Manila, This Family Moved to Laguna and Built a Black Farmhouse



PHOTO Courtesy of Minimalist Architects PH

undefined PHOTO Courtesy of Minimalist Architects PH

What really brings this abode to new levels is that thoroughly modern industrial feel. "The client loved our previous works, showcasing the cabin feel and black tones," said the architect. And so they kept this tiny home, dubbed the Closa Tiny House, in that sleek vein.


undefined PHOTO BY Courtesy of Minimalist Architects PH

undefined PHOTO BY Courtesy of Minimalist Architects PH


"Before this tiny house, we had already designed and built cabin homes in Tagaytay, Los Baños, and Calamba. The only challenge we have here is making one that will fit a certain budget," adds Honorica. Beyond the practical aspects though, "Honestly, we are just fortunate working with most of our clients who appreciate better architecture than just simply having a house. This is one case where the client loved every detail of the house we designed for him, specially the black exterior and industrial feel interior."

This tiny house is one way to break the mould, not just in terms of design but also with its purpose. If stuffing yourself into the nooks and crannies of the Metro just doesn't make sense anymore and you happen to have some space elsewhere, these designs make for a great a not so-far-away alternative.

For more information, log on to the Minimalist Architects PH Facebook page.


This story originally appeared on

* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

More on


Latest Stories

Did You Know That Yassi Pressman Has A Lakehouse Airbnb in Canada?

Get a tour of Redkey Lakehouse in Ontario.

Ward Off Mosquitoes: Products to Buy During the Rainy Season

Because we want our homes to be safe havens.

Minimalist Furniture 101: How to Pick the Right Pieces for Your Home

Create a space that exudes simplicity and sophistication by choosing the right minimalist furniture for your home.

We Tested Different Mattresses, Here Are Our Top 5 Picks

Our writer tested (and lay down on) the beds in these mattress showrooms to see what feels good and which ones would fit within your budget

20 Common Construction Terms, Decoded

Don't get lost in translation with your foreman and avoid mistakes with this handy, on-site guide by a project manager

Here Are 7 Hotel-Like Bedsheets You Can Buy Online

Invest in your sleep and add these to your cart.

This Airbnb in Zambales Seamlessly Blends Modern Design & Probinsya Feels

This property can comfortably fit up to 40 people!

Check Out Jennylyn Mercado & Dennis Trillo’s Charming Mountain Hideaway

It has a greenhouse, several viewing decks, and much more.

MUJI’s New Airbnb is the Perfect Place to Experience A Slower, More Sustainable Lifestyle

Its design marries the traditional Japanese aesthetic with MUJI's trademark minimalism.

8 Practical Ways to Give Your Bathroom a Relaxing Vibe

Learn how to transform your bathroom into a peaceful retreat with these practical tips and tricks. Create a spa-like atmosphere and enhance your relaxation experience.

Everything You Need to Know About Minimalist Asian Aesthetic

It's worth the budol, if you think about it.

10 Pieces to Help You Work From Home in Comfort and Style

Fill your home with furniture and décor that marry coziness and functionality.
Load More Stories