Turn your shed into a hideaway haven with a mini home, perfect for guests or your own peace and quiet. Jay Shafer, author of "The Small House Book" and owner of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has made a career out of downsizing. Choose from 16 diminutive plans designed for max efficiency and sustainability. The tiniest houses range from 65-140 square feet but can go on up to 4 bedrooms.
Price: Plans start at $399. Finished homes range from $16,000-$59,000.
Anybody who's lived through seasons of snow and rain has wished they could be encased in a bubble of heat. G-pod offers itself as your personal snowglobe. The timber-and-glass circle's reflective surface keeps temps in check, and UV tinting prevents sunburn. A waterproof vinyl interior keeps you dry. Use it as a home office, gazebo, entertaining spot, or a meditative escape.
Lounger models fit five people and rotate for a constant 360-degree view. The larger Summerhouse seats 10+ and has an adjustable table that can turn into a bed.
Price: Starts at $14,995