Villa Slow housebarn grows with 30m2 mini-version 🐌 (timelapse)

November 27, 2022 john 16 1068743 31:37

When Laura Alvarez and her partner Lewis Bailey got “stuck” for months during Covid confinement at their rural retreat, the converted housebarn ruin Villa Slow 🐌, they fell in love with rural life and decided to leave their lives and businesses in Amsterdam and move permanently to the mountains of Cantabria, Spain. They soon grew…

Thoreauvian simple living: unelectrified, timeless tiny home

March 18, 2019 john 18 2166441 06:46

Seven years ago Diana and Michael Lorence moved to a 12-foot-square home without electricity in the coastal mountains of Northern California.  They’re not back-to-the-land types- they’re not growing their own food, nor raising animals-, but, like Thoreau, they were looking for a place where they could get away from the noise of society and focus…

Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

March 17, 2019 john 17 32951805 09:38

When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it. Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Designed by architect Barbara Appolloni, Christian says the…

A tiny home tour: Jay Shafer’s 89-square-foot home on wheels

November 4, 2014 john 1 2096074 06:45

Jay Shafer of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company gives us a tour of his 89-square-foot home on wheels parked in Sebastapol, California. He sells plans for the Epu model for $859. Ready made: $45,997 Build it yourself: $19,950 Jay Shafer- Four Lights: Original story here:

Modern hobbit house: a tiny cob home

October 20, 2014 john 60 35

Margaret Krome-Lukens shows us the cob home being built by interns at North Carolina’s Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute. Since iher new home is less than 150 square feet, she talks about the joy of giving up stuff to move in.