Michelle de la Vega describes herself as an multidisciplinary artist, designer, welder, but not an architect. She had no idea she would became famous in this domain.

Everything started when she decided to transform a dirty old garage into a warm Mini House, so she would have a place to stay while renting her house. Her 250 square feet digital floor plans were thought to be designed with recycled furniture and objects, so the whole idea is accessible even to students.

Photos courtesy of Ira Lippke for NY Times.

More info: michelledelavega.com

Michelle de la Vega in front of her Mini House