This Dream Tiny House Is A Total Game Changer

June 26, 2020 john 20 309066 22:00

This stunning tiny house is packed full of amazing, game changing design! From the ultra clever, future-proofed layout and space-saving furniture to the incredible green-wall, exquisite reclaimed timbers and green-roof features, this truly is a dream tiny house. It’s hard to believe that it’s now been almost seven years since we filmed our very first…

Nautilus-shaped houseboats mimic natural proportions in Berlin

April 12, 2020 john 26 28667 10:24

The Nautilus houseboats are modeled on their namesake, the spiraled-shell mollusc, to fit seamlessly with the natural world. Nautilus Hauseboot owner/founder Andreas Hoffmann designed the craft when he couldn’t find the right houseboat for his family. As a trained carpenter and architect and sailor/windsurfer, he wanted to combine his passion for water and his professional…

Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

March 17, 2019 john 20 30485362 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…

Mechanical light cottage morphs sliding skin with use/seasons

July 3, 2018 john 20 28986 19:35

When his mother began talking about putting a prefab in her backyard, Caspar Schols- a physicist by training- was working at a tech firm, but had always loved architecture and asked if he could design her something special. Wanting to create a home that you could change as easily as you change your clothes, Schols…

Old Denver city bus transformed as young family’s comfy home

March 26, 2018 john 21 1136 21:43

Facing an unaffordable housing market, Scott and Emily bought a retired Denver city bus at auction and rebuilt it as a spacious home for themselves and children. With no building experience, they relied on help from family and online resources. They designed DIY transforming furniture to make the “rooms” serve double duty. Using a kit,…

Family builds 6 tiny homes for hotel on old Portland parking

September 5, 2017 john 20 19036 21:07

After 7 years living in an RV, Pam and Bruce Westra wanted to continue tiny space exploration in their new hometown of Portland, Oregon. Partnering with fellow RVer, Allison Meyer, the couple began building tiny homes- alongside their son Kevin- to turn an old parking lot into a micro-living hotel. They launched their Tiny Digs…

Paris microflat gets precise in space use with thrifty ideas

February 21, 2017 john 18 29213 10:52

On a nurse’s salary, Flore Devaux knew buying a home in Paris would be difficult so when she stumbled upon a tiny flat near Montmartre within her price range, she was thrilled by every centimeter of the 18.76 square meters place (201.9 square feet). Armed with a drill kit and plenty of recycled materials, Flore-…

NYC’s micro-modular, Minecraft-era building rises in 1 month

July 19, 2016 john 0 13727 13:18

Single people now make up a third of New York City’s households and with the average rent for a studio at $2,600, the city responded in 2012 by announcing a competition to design units smaller than the minimum size of 400 square feet. Mimi Hoang and Eric Bunge of nArchitects won with their ‘My Micro…

Cubic mentality: 4-story Paris flat fits comfort in 25 sq mt

May 16, 2016 john 0 42536 16:46

Architect Jérôme Vinçon believes that with architecture, like clothing, made-to-measure buys a lot more than ready-to-wear. When his friends Michel Craca and Gaelle Potel bought a tiny apartment (next door to the restaurant in Paris’ Montparnasse where he’s head chef and she’s maitre d’) and asked for his help, he delivered a piece of personal…

Adaptive space-saving bed snaps into ceiling when not needed

May 1, 2016 john 0 29417 10:49

At the beginning of the 20th century William Murphy patented an idea of a “disappearing bed” (among others) and the wall bed, pull down bed or fold-down bed was popularized in America. In Europe, the 21st century equivalent is the ceiling bed. In 2004, Parisian designers Décadrages released their version of the hovering bed with…