Designing smarter buildings begins with an efficient and compact design. Microhouse was designed within a 14'x14' framework and provides a functional living space for its occupants. The mechanical system consists of a condensing combination water/space heater which greatly reduces energy usage and cost. The compact footprint and orientation allows natural light to penetrate every corner of the Microhouse while maintaining privacy. The Microhouse's unique proportions complement the neighborhood context and contribute to the ever changing landscape of Tremont, Ohio.