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Top 10 Must-Try Adventure Activities in South Africa

With its never-ending variety of outdoor adventures, South Africa is quite simply an Aussie traveller’s dream come true. Whether you’re looking to …

Large Windows and Glazed Doors Let This Modern Cabin Mingle With Nature

Nestled at the base of a dramatic rocky butte, a tiny cabin in the woods of Washington blurs the distinction between indoors and out.<p>Towering ponderosa pines and a steep, boulder-strewn slope form a dramatic backdrop for the low-slung Chechaquo Lot 6 Cabin, a sleek retreat that seems to float atop …

Living Rooms

Experience the Serenity of the Catskills With This Off-Grid Shipping Container Cabin

Located two hours north of New York City, this shipping container cabin boasts sustainable design and cozy glamping comforts.<p>Spending your vacation in a shipping container in the remote woods might seem like an odd choice at first, but one look inside the Container Cabin in the Catskills is all it …

Off-grid

This 3-Story Loft Is a Sanctuary for Two Philadelphia Restaurateurs

And the kitchen is as great as you'd expect.<p>Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney own 10 bustling businesses in the Midtown Village neighborhood of …

Interior Design

Before & After: An Architect Takes Steps to Create His Dream Home in Brooklyn

After spending much of his life waiting to renovate a historic row house, a Brooklyn–based architect finally finds one to revamp for himself.<p>Architect Shane Neufeld has been considering a project like this for a quarter-century—or in other words, much of his life.<p>Before he spent a year renovating …

Architecture

A Family Customizes an Off-Grid Tiny Home With Online Design Tools

A tiny house builder’s clever online design tools enable a family of five to create their dream home.<p>When the Nguyens, a couple with three young children, were looking to build a tiny home that would comfortably accommodate their entire family, while also allowing them to live sustainably off-grid …

Off-grid

Switchback House

The Switchback House brings the 19-century Brooklyn row house to the modern day with a slick new design. As the name implies, the first change is …

Oakville townhome proves real estate adage should be design, design, design | The Star

Location, location, location is the predictor — and mantra — when it comes to selling homes.<p>But Blake Wyatt, CEO of Wyatt Development Group, believes …

Inside a Yogi's Tranquil, 500-Square-Foot NYC Home

The key to staying zen? A bathtub in your kitchen, of course.<p>When it comes to small space living, New Yorkers know best. And when you look at an …

5 Prefab Deck Kit Companies to Easily Upgrade Your Home

Better your home's indoor/outdoor connection with one of these DIY deck kits.<p>The arrival of warmer weather has us flocking outside and considering how to spruce up our outdoor spaces—and one quick, simple route is to install a deck system. Typically available in treated wood or composite materials …

Prefab Homes

Black concrete boxes form Casa Bruma in rural Mexico

Nine dark-coloured blocks circle a forest clearing that acts as a courtyard for this home by Mexican architects Fernanda Canales and Claudia …

This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere

Canadian prefab builder Honomobo launches a portable shipping container bar that's basically a party in a box.<p>Canadian prefabricated home builder Honomobo has debuted the Honomobar, a portable bar made out of a recycled shipping container. Able to be sent anywhere across North America, the …

Prefab Homes

An Architect Creates a Two-Level Houseboat For His Family on a Tight Budget

An Amsterdam architect looks to Japanese culture when designing a floating home for his family.<p>When architect Julius Taminiau decided to move his family of four from a small flat in central Amsterdam into a two-story houseboat of his own making, he knew he would have to get creative on a relatively …

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A Couple Transform a Toy Hauler Into a Mobile Tiny Home For $6K

After a complete revamp, a 300-square-foot camper becomes a full-time residence for a family of four.<p>Once Rusty and Autumn Bailey had finished traveling around the country in a 42-foot-long Keystone Fuzion toy hauler, they returned to their hometown of Truckee, California, in 2016 to remodel the …

Living Rooms

6 Hallway Hacks to Turn Them Into Usable Space

Put your corridors to work as storage, seating, or gallery space with these ideas.<p>Hallways don't just have to be connective space—they can serve a multitude of functions despite the challenges that their long, narrow proportions present. Below, find a practical guide to making hallways that aren't …

Hacking

This Hotel in the Swiss Alps Is Made Up of 96 Prefab Modules

With 96 prefab modular rooms stacked on top of each other like building blocks, the Revier Mountain Lodge provides one spectacular alpine setting.<p>Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the elegant and streamlined design for the Revier Mountain Lodge by Swiss architectural firm Carlos Martinez …

Land Ark RV - Drake

Colorado<p>Land Ark RV - Drake<p>The first finished, RVIA certified model from a company looking to create a new icon.<p>"Psychology and emotional response play big roles when you're living in such a relatively small space, so subtle moves can have a large impact." Whether one is looking for a weekend …

Small Spaces

This Tiny 140-Square-Foot Apartment Boasts Comfort and Function

Carefully crafted adaptable furniture makes this 140-square-foot London home chic and functional.<p>Although some people might quiver at the idea of living in only 140 square feet, Studiomama co-cofounders Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama saw the opportunity as an exciting design challenge.<p>By carefully …

East London

11 Ways To Make Your Home Look Bright, Even If It's An Actual Dungeon

No sunlight? No problem.

25 Totally Not Boring Minimalist Bedrooms

Your bedroom should feel like a personal sanctuary, so it's not surprising many of us like to keep ours simple and clutter-free. And while …

10 She Sheds That Put Man Caves to Shame

Part inspiration, part instruction, a new book on "she sheds" illustrates how the common shed can be transformed into a sanctuary of peace and personal style.<p>As tiny homes and small spaces continue to grow in popularity, new concepts for outbuildings like guesthouses, greenhouses, and garden sheds …

Serenity Awaits at These Prefab Cabin Rentals on Vashon Island

The light and bright 570-square-foot units are just a 20-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Washington, perfect for a weekend getaway.<p>For the Lodges on Vashon, hotelier Jena Thornton decided to take a slightly different approach when creating this hotel—let's call it a mash-up of boutique …

SF House-Tech-Art-Play

San Francisco, California<p>For a creative and tech savvy couple looking for a home in the City, high on their list was the wish to have a spacious in-home studio where they could engage in a variety of digital and analog works. When they spotted this four-story house in Bernal Heights, they saw the …

A 19th-Century Dutch Workshop Is Now a Stunning, Spacious Loft

A former workshop in the Dutch city of Den Bosch is converted into a hip, Manhattan-inspired loft.<p>Originally built in the 1880s, the 2,153-square-foot workshop in the Southern Netherlands underwent a total transformation recently, thanks to Utrecht–based firm EVA Architecten. Although it was …

Quick Core Workout Routine

For a quick workout that strengthens your core, try a simple routine of eight basic exercises. These are classic moves that have been used by …

21 Detailed Construction Sections for Wood Structures

Wood is one of the oldest materials that man has used to build their homes and take refuge from the weather. Wood does not only fulfill a structural …

A Quirky Micro-Office Hides Behind a “Hairy” Facade

A tiny, distraction-free workspace is concealed behind a mysterious “hairy” exterior with no discernible entrance in Nottingham, England.<p>Motivated by the dilemma of workplace distractions, the design team at 2hD Architecture Workshop creates Mission Control—an experimental micro-office covered in …

Architecture

Santa Monica Connect 4L

Santa Monica, California<p>The Santa Monica Connect 4L is a modern, green, prefab home by Connect Homes. It is one of 13 available models by this Los Angeles based prefab company. This home sits on a narrow lot near the beach in Santa Monica. It's a 2 story 3 bed 3 bath 1,600 sf home with an attached …

Connect 5 Sonoma

Sonoma, California<p>Built by a daughter for her aging mother, the Sonoma Connect 5 has a peaceful, intimate atmosphere. With Western red cedar siding and sliding floor-to-ceiling windows, the home invites the surrounding nature into its space, the design both reflecting and sharply contrasting with …