Ediculous: See tips and 60 amazing designs with photos to inspire

In the dictionary, the word edicula is defined as a small house built on the back of a plot of land and usually only has one bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom. However, with the passage of time and with the new resources of construction and architecture, the edicts were modernized and they won surprising projects, capable of valuing the property even more. Learn more about the edicts:

Nowadays it is very common to see edicts that serve as leisure area and have barbecue, bathroom and even swimming pool. Other edicts were planned to include the service area as well, freeing up space in the main house.

The fact is that the edicts continue to exist, either to live or to create an area of ​​social coexistence. And you can take advantage of the space you have left there in your land to build one, from the simplest and cheapest to the most sophisticated and modern. It all depends on what you want and how much you are willing to spend.

60 ideas and designs for you to inspire yourself

In today's post you will check out many ideas and suggestions to get inspired and start planning yours as well. Check out the photos below:

Picture 1 - Edículas: total use of the space with the left edicule.

Edicules: total use of the space with the edicule left over


If you have a spare space why not invest in something even bigger and build a maisonette? That's what they did in this proposal. The lower part includes the gourmet balcony while the upper landing houses a seating area overlooking the pool.

Picture 2 - Edicle with mezzanine is isolated from the main house and the access is made by the lateral staircase.

Edico with mezzanine is isolated from the main house

Picture 3 - Sophisticated edicule to comfortably house who is enjoying the pool area.

Sophisticated edicts to comfortably house anyone who is enjoying the pool area

Picture 4 - Modern edict of curved shapes and glass walls was built next to the pool area.

Modern edict of curved shapes and glass walls was built next to the pool area

Picture 5 - Ediculous planned for all seasons: in the summer, the pool and in the winter, the fireplace next to the sofa.

Edicture planned for all seasons: in the summer, the pool and in winter, the fireplace by the sofa

Picture 6 - Edicula following the same standard of finish of the main house.

Edicula following the same standard of finish of the main house


It is not a rule, but you can choose to use the same finish of the main house in the building. In the case of the image, the wooden flooring used on the facade of the house also served to coat the small building.

Image 7 - Edicts: waterfall and game of lights to value the edicula at night.

Edicts: waterfall and game of lights to value the edicula at night

Image 8 - Ediculous small, simple and very easy to be built.

Small, simple edito and very easy to be built


In spite of the simplicity, this edicule surprises by the good taste in the decoration. Unlike most, this building was not designed to house a leisure area, on the contrary, it houses a home office. Alias, this is a great idea to create an isolated and quiet space to work with.

Picture 9 - Ediculous with face of gourmet balcony and pergolado of wood with glass cover.

Edible with face of gourmet balcony and pergolado of wood with glass cover

Picture 10 - This simple model of masonry is actually just masonry cover to ensure that the barbecue happens, rain or shine.

This simple model of masonry is, in fact, only a masonry cover

Image 11 - Edicule with service area with access to the upper deck.

Edicule with service area with access to the upper deck

Image 12 - Edicula with gourmet space equipped with appliances and a small bathroom; the building is completely independent from the house.

Edicouse with gourmet space equipped with appliances and a small bathroom

Picture 13 - Leisure and fun guaranteed with the gourmet 'integrated' building in the pool area.

Leisure and fun guaranteed with the 'gourmet' edicts integrated into the pool area


Anyone who has a pool in the backyard needs to ensure a covered space to make the space more complete and enjoyable. And in this case, the best option is to build a housing that meets the needs of the residents for these moments.

Picture 14 - Ediculous open with Japanese style roof, following the same pattern of the main house.

Open edique with Japanese style roof, following the same pattern as the main house

Picture 15 - One way of accommodating residents and guests without exposing the main house is by building a small house as an area for small parties and events.

as an area for small parties and events

Picture 16 - Large room with living room and fully equipped kitchen.

Large kitchen with living room and fully equipped kitchen

Picture 17 - To leave the sameness of the day to day you can organize a lunch or dinner in the edicule.

To get out of the day-to-day routine, you can organize a lunch or dinner at the boarding school

Image 18 - Small edicule built in wood.

Small wooden building


This small wooden building is the perfect place to accommodate the home office. There, the two-seater sofa and work bench fit perfectly. To complete, the sliding glass door leaves the space more modern and elegant.

Picture 19 - Edicule of wood in format of house, but with frontal opening.

Wooden edifices, shaped like a small house, but with a front opening

Image 20 - And what do you think of an entire glass building? This one of the image is like that and, still, it was attached to the main house.

And what do you think of an entire glass building? This one of the image is like that and it was also attached to the main house

Picture 21 - Spacious Edicus makes a mix of styles between modern and rustic.

Spacious Edicion makes a mix of styles between the modern and the rustic

Image 22 - Ediculous: if the terrain is small, the best solution is to bet on a model of an edicule in L.

Edicts: if the terrain is small, the best solution is to bet on an L model model.

Image 23 - Especially lit edicula brings a bar and a small clothing for those who leave the pool.

Especially lit edicula brings a bar and a small clothing for those who leave the pool

Picture 24 - In the same pattern of the house, the edicule can easily be confused with the main house.

In the same pattern of the house, the house can easily be confused with the main house

Image 25 - Ediculous: as mother and daughter.

Edicula: as mother and daughter


This building was built following the same pattern of architecture and finish of the main house, the difference between them is in size. The edicule looks like a miniature of the larger house and the detail: they are connected by a door at the bottom of the building.

Image 26 - Small editio with sliding glass door; in the interior, a gourmet space and a living room.

Small office with sliding glass door; in the interior, a gourmet space and a living room

Image 27 - Edicho by the pool brings more comfort and functionality to the outdoor area.

Edicho by the pool brings more comfort and functionality to the outdoor area

Image 28 - Ediculous: the charm of this building is the counter that connects the internal area to the external area of ​​the building.

Ediculas: the charm of this building is the counter that connects the internal area to the external area of ​​the building

Image 29 - Edic in L bet on a wall lined with stones.

Edición em L bet on a wall lined with stones

Picture 30 - Edicts: charming, elegant and spacious in the right measure.

Edicts: charming, elegant and spacious in the right measure


The area of ​​the building is determined from the space available on the ground. Therefore, there is no ideal measure, the important thing is that it can shelter what is needed by the residents. Before building, determine what the functionality of the building will be and whether the available space will accommodate the planned.

Image 31 - A covered area on the ground can also be considered an ediction, provided it exercises a function.

A covered area on the ground may also be considered an edicts, provided that it fulfills a

Picture 32 - In the house or the edicule: no matter what point of the terrain you observe, the standard spaces become part of a single project.

In the house or the building: no matter what part of the terrain you observe, the standard spaces become part of a single project

Image 33 - Small wood-covered edicule has space for a whirlpool.

Small model model

Image 34 - Edicula ensures that meals are served right there by the pool.

Edicó ensures that meals are served right there by the pool

Picture 35 - Corner Edict with a proposal a little out of the conventional, but full of charm and style.

Edict of singing with a proposal a little out of the conventional, but full of charm and style

Image 36 - Edicts: beach climate in the house.

Edicts: beach climate in the house


An interesting thing about the edicts is the possibility of daring and experimenting with different materials, first because it is a smaller construction and secondly because it does not necessarily have to follow the pattern of the main house. In the case of the image building, the roof was made of natural fiber, bringing a relaxed and coastal climate into the terrain.

Image 37 - Edicts: modern construction to take away the stigma that houses are just simplistic houses.

Edicts: modern construction to take away the stigma that houses are just simplistic houses

Picture 38 - Ah, a green roof! Great idea that combines beauty and sustainability.

Ah, a green roof! Great idea that combines beauty and sustainability

Picture 39 - Simple, this small cellar works as a small dwelling on the lower floor and in the upper part it is used as a leisure and rest area.

Simple Edicts

Image 40 - Ediculas: apparent brick gives rusticity and coziness to the gourmet '

Edicts: apparent brick gives rusticity and coziness to the gourmet '

Image 41 - Remember the classic definition of edicula? Here it appears, but in a way more modernized and very well decorated.

Remember the classic definition of edicula? Here it appears, but in a slightly more modernized and beautifully decorated

Image 42 - Ediculous: all charm of an edicule in the middle of nature.

Ediculas: all charm of an edicule in the midst of nature


The space deep in the ground was valued by the presence of the building. The black paint highlighted the cottage in the green of the yard. The translucent roof guarantees optimal luminosity for the space.

Picture 43 - Editors: want to guarantee privacy to the edicule? So you can take advantage of this idea and use a type of curtain to close the entire length of the building.

Edicules: Do you want to ensure the privacy of the building? So you can take advantage of this idea and use a type of curtain to close the entire length of the building

Image 44 - Edicts of wood with sliding glass doors; the blend of materials helps to make the area more elegant and sophisticated.

Editio wood with sliding glass doors; the blend of materials helps to make the area more elegant and sophisticated

Picture 45 - Ediculous square, wooden and ideal to relax in a different place of the house.

Ediculous, wooden and ideal to relax in a different place of the house

Picture 46 - This spacious building has an external area with table and chairs and another internal, separated by a glass door.

This spacious building has an external area with a table and chairs and an internal area, separated by a glass door

Picture 47 - Simple model of edicula with bathroom, table and refrigerator.

Simple model of edicule with bathroom, table and refrigerator

Image 48 - Edicts: floating on the water of the pool and overlooking the sea: this building is pure charm.

Edicts: floating on the pool water and overlooking the sea: this building is pure charm

Picture 49 - A more luxurious and sophisticated version of edicule;

A more luxurious and sophisticated version of edicule


Light colors, sliding glass door and modern design furniture. This is a good inspiration for anyone looking for something more luxurious and sophisticated, but without taking away the striking features of backyard construction.

Image 50 - Wooden deck gives access to the edicule; the sliding glass door finishes the construction proposal with a lot of class.

Wooden deck gives access to the building

Image 51 - Edicts: wooden floor and lining, wicker furniture and glass tablets: the right recipe for a comfortable and cozy building.

Edicts: wood flooring and lining, wicker furniture and glass inserts: the right recipe for a comfortable and cozy house

Picture 52 - To connect the edicule to the main construction, a pergola of wood .

To connect the edicule to the main building, a wooden pergola

Picture 53 - A little of everything: edicule of elongated format houses a bathroom, work bench and external kitchen.

elongated format cellar houses a bathroom, work bench and external kitchen

Picture 54 - This simple edicule was valued by the presence of classic and sober furniture.

Simple Edicts

Image 55 - Ediculous: a perfect "cottage" of backyard background.

Edicula: a perfect backyard "cottage"


Small it is, but simplistic has nothing. On the contrary, the edicultural architecture valued the construction and brought much charm and beauty to the little house. Even the space for the dog was thought out.

Image 56 - Ediculous in front of the pool is rest and leisure folded and guaranteed.

Edicule in front of the pool is rest and leisure folded and guaranteed

Image 57 - External area became cleaner with the presence of the glass building.

External area became cleaner with the presence of the glass edicule

Image 58 - White edicule all contoured by glass walls.

White edicule all rounded by glass walls

Picture 59 - Full of light, this cellar accommodates with plenty of space a kitchen and living room for leisure time.

Full of light, this cellar accommodates with plenty of space a kitchen and living room for leisure time

Image 60 - Ediculous: gray color brought more modernity to this building with loungers and a bar with balcony.

Edicts: gray color brought more modernity to this building with loungers and a bar with balcony

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