If you’re on a budget and still have other things to take care of aside from building a house, it’s a good idea to simply pick a compact house design where everything is packed in a small, economical space that would fit your budget.

A simple house that’s perfect in a rural setting but also makes a good idea even in an urban setting, this raised home features mostly wooden materials plus a roof made of GI sheets.

Yet even if it is a small home, this charming little cottage features a modern design that’s pleasing to the eye. A short flight of wooden stairs leads everyone to a small porch that could fit a chair or two for hanging out.

The raised platform in this little home is open. This is something that is actually quite common in provincial areas.