160m2 Single Story Affordable Home Design

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Hi All,

We have recently created a standard single story new home design that can fit into a narrow section.


 160m2 Single Story Affordable Home Design

This single storey affordable home is designed to fit in a narrow section.

Those high windows on the hallway wall provide a plenty of daylight into the space to welcome you at the entrance. The simple open plan kitchen, dining and living with the large timber deck just outside creates a natural flow from the inside to outside. The guest room can be used as a family room, kids space, study or any type of space that meets your family’s needs at different times.

All the sanitary space and kitchen are placed on one side in proximity for easy housework (e.g. you can easily access to the laundry from the kitchen and bring up washings to hang up in backyard) and the private spaces are gathered on the other side. The large storage space is provided.

Due to being a single story building the building cost is lower than a standard two story but this is a highly functional and beautiful home that supports your family’s happy and comfortable living for decades.


Thanks for reading!
















Amazon OkuchiArchitectural Designer
Qualification: Degree of Architecture Studies and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (University Of Auckland) ; 2nd Grade Cad Technician (Japan)
Family: Extremely lovely wife, wonderfully kind mother in low, awesomely hardworking chickens, surprisingly lazy cat and unbelievably naughty dog.

I love architecture and design so much that I have been to so many buildings and places around the world such as Sydney Opera House in Sydney, CCTV building in Beijing, Empire State Building in New York, Royal Palace in Bangkok, Houryu-Ji in Nara, etc. However, the residential building attracts me the most. For nearly 10 years I have visited heaps of local and historical homes around New Zealand which I feel the builders’ great workmanship as well as occupants’ life.

From this experience my aim is to design and provide the comfortable and affordable houses with the spirit of Japanese workmanship that people enjoy and improve their quality of life.

In this blog I write my everyday experience of work to show what is a designer’s work and how it goes at Japan Homes.

Any comments or questions are very welcome.
Please let me know!