Home deconstructed: 2 wee units, outdoor living, 360-views

September 12, 2021 john 20 35038 15:47

On a California mountaintop with no access to power, David Latimer created a deconstructed home from two tiny houses on wheels enclosing an outdoor bed, kitchen, and living room. In the balmy SoCal environment, this blurring of the lines between indoors and outdoors means capturing more space without pulling permits nor adding expense and it…

Famed designer’s cabin conceals back-to-basics building tips

November 28, 2020 john 21 30639 12:10

In 1938 architect and designer Charlotte Perriand designed a mountain shelter able to withstand the harsh elements of any mountaintop yet still light enough to be carried by hand. The “Refuge Tonneau” (“barrel shelter”), her piece of nomadic architecture designed with Pierre Jeanneret, consists of just 12 main prefabricated panels light enough to be manually…

Rent-Free Urban Living in Amazing Tiny House

April 16, 2020 john 20 126367 17:18

Finding an affordable place to live in a city like Auckland, New Zealand is no easy task! When the average cost of a home sits at around $1 million, young people especially can have a really difficult time getting their foot on the housing ladder. Cam and Amanda found their way out of the rent…

Darling Tiny Houses with Transforming Furniture at Tiny Estates

December 9, 2018 john 6 4113 04:27

Bringing you 2x tiny house tours from Tiny Estates, a tiny house resort community in Elizabethtown, PA! ?BUT first, we tour The Chairmen, a luxurious 10′ wide tiny house with transforming island/dining room table. AND The Adventurer, aka the Kevin Hart House (https://www.booking.com/hotel/us/kevin-harts-tiny-house-with-big-personality.html), a darling tiny design with a roomy loft and Murphy bed; built…

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

March 26, 2018 john 21 1143 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,…

How a vertical lake-cabin added collapsible rooms & roof deck

December 31, 2017 john 20 2027 14:33

William Yudchitz and his son Daniel had already built one modern cabin on their land in far north Wisconsin, but it cost close to $100,000 and they wanted to prove it was possible to build a well-designed tiny home on a budget. Using salvaged material and their own labor- they worked weekends for about a…

Rolling huts: metal-clad tiny wheeled homes move on a meadow

August 2, 2017 john 20 23576 14:57

When Michal Friedrich bought an old farm-turned-RV-park in Washington State’s Methow Valley, he wanted to restore the flood-plane meadow while leaving it open to guests. He called on Seattle architect Tom Kundig, known for his mechanized homes often reliant on archaic pulleys, cranks and levers, to construct alternative mobile cabins (alternative RV park). The six…