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A Dated Lake House Gets a Modern Rustic Makeover

This place is alluring as the view — with a fresh color palette to match.<p>Designer (and HGTV star) Sarah Richardson reinvented a 1950s cottage on Lake Huron with fresh budget-savvy tricks.

House Cleaning Tips & Ideas - TODAY.com

Today.com<p>Video<br>• Food<br>• Health & Wellness<br>• Style<br>• Home<br>• Parents<p>More<p>Shop<p>Clean smarter, better and faster with easy tips and advice that will keep your home in order<p>Gross! Here's the best way to get rid of ants in your house<p>Bye-bye, creepy crawlers!<p>No more tangled-up sheets! How to keep linens from twisting in …

Cleaning

DIY Home Improvement: 10 Free Options for Training and Advice

Photo: John Loo<p>Just over a year ago my spouse and I bought our first home — a foreclosure. There were a lot of repairs that needed to be made — an …

Why Not Speak Their Language When You Travel?

When you go to Europe, don't be shy: Try speak the language of your destination. It can be fun!<p>Preparing for my first German book tour, I took an on-line grammar test from a language school. Big mistake. I was never good at test-taking and I bombed, despite having studied some basic German for more …

Canada’s mysterious, fabled Sable Island

Misty and mystical, populated by 560 wild horses and a handful of hardy souls, Sable Island has long loomed large in the imagination of sailors and adventurers.<p>When I saw the thin ribbon of sand for the first time, I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. This far-flung and fabled island, for most, exists …

Nature

Philosophy Explained With Donuts

We’ve all seen them, on the boardwalks of Venice Beach or of the Jersey Shore: poop-joke t-shirts that state the gist of various world religions or …

A Waitress Spoke Out Against A ‘Cruel’ Table That Left Her ‘LOL’ As A Tip

Restaurant patrons aren’t required to tip, but, if they choose not to, they don’t have to be a dick about it. A New Jersey waitress recently uploaded a photo of a receipt to Facebook from customers who not only left nothing, but in the area marked “tip,” they scribbled, “LOL.”<p>Jessica Corrine wrote …

New Jersey

You could buy the house from 'Silence of the Lambs,' if you're into that kind of thing

When you think of pop culture real estate you’d like to own, ones that probably spring to mind include like, Carrie’s apartment from <i>Sex and the City</i>. …

This man takes WWII relics and turns them into baby carriages and bathtubs

Estonian artist Mati Karmin uses sea mines created during World War II to create one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture.<p>In need of a new fireplace, he was immediately fascinated by the shape and decided to transform the mine into something new.<p>Attracted to the fact that these mines still bear the stamp …

Small cozy house uploaded by Kadi Märk on We Heart It

off grid floating house shared by Kadi Märk on We Heart It

18 Inspiring Tiny Houses

I’m a giant fan of tiny houses! Of course that might change if I ever lived in one but, then again, it might not. I already live in 1000 square feet …

Articles about tiny house fits family 196 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and …

Tiny house draws on childhood for inspiration

The Miter Box<p>For sale: $35,000<p>When Derin Williams was a kid, his crayon-house creations turned out the way you might expect: a triangle roof with a small window and a door.<p>As co-owner of Shelter Wise, the Portland, Oregon, resident has now made a career of bringing his childhood drawings to …

Real Estate

How to Simplify Your Kitchen in your Tiny House

<i>Guest post by Mariah Coz of www.cometcamper.com</i><p>As we gear up for another awesome session of my Tiny Transition and Downsizing E-Course, I wanted to …

8 Homes That Prove You Can Downsize Your Space Without Downsizing Your Style

Do you believe that big style requires a big space? Well, you shouldn't! Not only are smaller homes more energy efficient, more cost-effective, and more eco-friendly, they allow for loads more creativity and design. While a big reno might not be in most people's budgets, small home dwellers can …

Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes?

New designs for dwelling and fixtures aim to inject efficiency and comfort into ultra-small living spaces for rising urban populations<p>With an eye on urbanization, population growth and efficiency, tiny spaces were a big theme at this summer’s Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles. Designers …

26 steps to self sufficiency

People that are trying to live a simpler lifestyle sometimes struggle with where to begin. Here are 26 steps to self sufficiency that anyone can do …

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

In the past few years, Balazs and I have been making a conscious effort to lead more of a minimalist life, so when last night he sent me this …

Drop $1,200 and Kick Back in a Transforming 'Relax Shack'

Despite the fact that micro homes come in literally every shape and size imaginable at this point (A charming Swedish storage unit? Sure! A human-sized Japanese lantern? You got it!) this transforming A-frame "Relax Shack," designed by <b>Derek Diedricksen</b> and built by <b>Joe Everson</b> of the custom …

Why We're So Materialistic, Even Though It Doesn't Make Us Happy

No matter who you are, it's easy to get a little caught up in the idea of getting new <i>stuff</i>. Here's a look at <i>why</i> your brain is so materialistic and …

Minimalism

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

Q is for Quality Over Quantity: A-Z of Simple Living

This January, we’re taking an in-depth look at the why and how of simplicity with the A-Z of Simple Living. If you want to make 2015 the year you …

Beyond the Bar Cart: A Fresh (and Dust-Free) DIY Bar Idea

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)<p>It's not a new idea, but somehow, after several years of nothing but bar carts on our radar, liquor cabinets seem …

This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.<p>If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

Articles about how buy shipping container on Dwell.com - Dwell

You've decided to join the shipping container revolution.<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Would you like to benefit from the best construction or construction firm equipment sales through online? Then you …

Shipping Containers

20 Shipping Container Home Floor Plans

<i>by Tom Woods</i><p>Today we’ve got something perfect for anyone looking to build their own tiny shipping container home.<p>As most of you probably know the …

Think You’re Cut Out For Tiny House Living? Now You Can Book A Short Stay And See

Getting rid of all your junk to join the “tiny house” movement is a big leap. A new startup from Harvard wants to help people ease into the idea.<p>Living in a tiny house might be the millennial version of the American dream, but for most of us, it’s more of an Instagram-fueled fantasy than something …