Open-roof cube cabins and containers to build a Boreal utopia

November 4, 2019 john 20 32785 30:56

On a piece of land purchased by their grandfather in Charlevoix, Quebec, Jonathan and Simon Galarneau have built a dozen small homes with big views of the Boreal forest. Some are converted shipping containers, others are tiny cubes, but they all have large windows cut into one side so despite the long, freezing winters, one…

Family Builds Amazing 36’ Tiny House, a Farmhouse on Wheels

October 7, 2019 john 28 29192 09:00

The Roost36 tiny house is big and beautiful with a whooping 3-bedrooms. It exudes farmhouse charm, inside and out. One of the impressive features is the 8′ fully screened-in porch. Not a composting toilet fan? Roost36 has an off-grid flush toilet. But perhaps, the coolest feature: the downstairs is wheel-chair accessible! It was built by…

Impeccably Designed Portland ADU w/ ADU 101: How Do Tiny Houses Fit?

September 30, 2019 john 22 15843 24:56

Meet Kol Peterson, a well-respected accessory dwelling unit expert in Portland, OR and author of the “Backdoor Revolution: the Definitive Guide to ADU Development”. He and his wife built a beautifully designed ADU, their dream home. It’s 800 square feet, or as they see it, 400 sqft/person. They live in it full-time in the backyard…

Old barn becomes young architect’s budget, elegant home-studio

September 9, 2019 john 20 64630 17:16

Alfredo Vanotti wanted to recover the old barn his grandfather had built 100 years ago in his village’s now-abandoned town center. Working on a tight budget and mostly his, and his father’s, labor, he began to turn the former cow stable and hay loft into a modern classic home for himself and his daughter, and…

One Man’s Dream Tiny House You Have To See

August 4, 2019 john 20 185579 21:40

This dream tiny house is one that you have to see. This amazing small home is a unique combination of industrial and whimsical styles and is largely made from reclaimed and recycled materials, resulting in an incredibly spacious and luxurious home. Even more incredible is the story of this home’s construction and its builder. The…

Bunkie prefab cabin uses joinery & assembly of furniture design

July 22, 2019 john 21 4806 16:39

Furniture designer Evan Bare wanted to create a cabin that could be built like a piece of furniture. Architectural designer Nathan Buhler had a design for a “bunkie” (the name for a small sleeping cabin in part of Ontario, Canada) that was radical in its use of all glass for two of the walls. Bare…

A custom van to make the case for seasonal West Coast nomadism

July 3, 2019 john 21 18756 24:40

Eric Kennedy was tired of paying San Francisco rent and he wanted to travel more, so he bought a 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter van and converted it into his new mobile home. The loan payments (over 5 years) were half of what he had been paying in rent and since his job as a software developer…

Swedish-inspired backyard cottage works as secluded oasis home

May 20, 2019 john 20 66335 21:16

Su Pang loves travel and traditional Swedish cottages. In 2013, she had a little-used 5000-square-foot backyard subject to relaxed building codes, so she began designing a Scandinavian-inspired cottage that would give her the freedom to live mortgage-free. Working around decades-old redwood and walnut trees, Su and her architect built an L-shaped 500-square-foot home (700-sq-ft, including…

Can a family of 5 find home where they park their campervan?

April 15, 2019 john 20 27631 41:05

When Dan and Marlene started traveling with their Tab teardrop trailer they never expected it to become a full-time lifestyle for their now family of five. They began life on the road after their first child was born when they put their California home up for rent and bought an Airstream. https://malimish.com/ Once the children…

Small prefab tests space-era rotating rooms: sleep-cook-bath

March 29, 2019 john 21 123593 16:42

To make a small home more efficient, designer Luigi Colani put a 6-round-meter cylinder in the living room so with a press of a button the kitchen, bath or bedroom will rotate into view ready for use. Using flexible plumbing and electrical, the home can rotate 270 degrees in each direction to reveal any of…