Family of 5 optimizes space with ‘1950s transformer furniture

September 5, 2022 john 20 25680 18:26

When Heidi Waterfall and her family of 5 moved into a 79 square meter (850 square feet) apartment in Paris they needed to fit 3 boys in one bedroom and renovate a tiny kitchen on a small budget. As renters they didn’t want to invest in anything permanent so Heidi scouted for transforming antiques like…

Fantastic Tiny Houses with Space Saving Design Ideas

June 30, 2022 john 11 6389 10:08

Hello! Whether it’s a concern for the environment, a financial necessity or just because you prefer it, there are many reasons why people choose to live in a tiny home. From a design standpoint, it’s fascinating to see how practical small home living can be! Let’s take some fantastic tiny houses with space saving design…

Modern Meets Rustic Design In Dream Tiny House

October 30, 2020 john 20 107866 17:25

If you like a modern home mixed with a whole lot of rustic charm, then this tiny house could be the one for you. Beautifully designed and situated on a suburban property just outside of Auckland, New Zealand this compact house is a dream home for it’s owner / builder Lisa. Lisa is no stranger…

This Dream Tiny House Is A Total Game Changer

June 26, 2020 john 20 309177 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 28707 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 30485525 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 29182 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 1146 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 19049 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 29220 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-…