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Go way, way off grid at this amazing tiny house Airbnb in Oaxaca

The Tiny Casa in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, is an ultra tiny Airbnb cabin perfect for those looking for a completely off-grid getaway. Inspired by …

Urban Farming Revolution: Impact Farm Allows You to Grow Fresh Produce in the Middle of the City

Urban farming is most certainly the way of the future. However, some of the largest barriers to this style of food production is a lack of space in densely populated cities, and also climate fluctuation. Copenhagen-based urban design lab Human Habitat seeks to address these issues with their …

The Dos and Don'ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop

Some quick tips that'll help you design at the drop of a feather.<p>Do:<p>Research municipal ordinances to make sure it’s legal to raise chickens on your lot.<br>• Ask your neighbors if they’re okay with hearing the occasional cluck from your hens.<br>• Remember to share an egg or two with your neighbors if they …

Small-Sized Nature Retreat Overlooking the Ocean: Moonlight Cabin in Australia

Overlooking the ocean in Victoria, Australia, the <b>Moonlight Cabin</b> by <b>Jackson Clements Burrows Architects</b> is said to engage with the landscape’s …

Peru's Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

1/15<p>Chontay House Marina Vella Arquitectos<p>This rustic house on a mountain slope near Peru's capital accentuates the stunning beauty of the Andes …

Modular Prototype Home Built in Only 45 Days

Time is money, one way or another and a big inconvenience when building a new house is the duration of the whole project. Modern building techniques …

Dwell

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Articles about family builds tiny backyard studio even tinier budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural …

Chic summer retreat on the Formentera countryside

Can Eu is the private stylishly designed home of model Eugenia Silva, blending perfectly into the surrounding countryside of the village of La Mola, …

Unexpectedly Playful and Open Modern Home in Belgium

Spreading over 302 square meters and hidden behind a casual-looking facade, this amazingly modern home in Belgium, was re-organized and enlarged to …

Affordable and Stylish Second Dwelling: One-Bedroom Home in Brisbane

For those who haven’t heard of the term <i>‘Granny flat’</i>, it is a self-contained home that provides separate living quarters for the elders in the …

Interior Design

9 Ideas to Steal from the Scandi Summerhouse

Some of my fondest memories of growing up in southern Sweden include visits to my best friend’s summer cottage in Skummeslövsstrand, on the coastline …

Prefab Australian home produces more energy than it uses

Prefabricated homes are becoming more mainstream, with more and more models finding a better balance between quality, price and features. Over in …

Best-of Cabins on Fubiz

For this best-of, we have compiled for you the most original cabins we’ve seen passing before our eyes for the last few years. Suspended, wooden, …

House B10 / Werner Sobek Group

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Active House B10 is part of a research project examining how innovative materials, structural designs …

Prefab Spotlight: Turkel Design

Turkel Design is a leading manufacturer of prefab homes. The firm has partnered with Dwell to develop the Axiom series, a modern prefab series of standard models designed to be functional, attractive, and energy-efficient.<p>Read excerpts from Dwell's interview with principal Joel Turkel below. …

Mountain Guest House / Dom Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The existing volume could not be changed, so we adapt the guest house program to it.<p>First of all we …

JG House / Modulo 12 Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> One family living in a big city, tired of the traffic, noise, pollution, insecurity, and other issues …

Architecture

Articles about cute couple alert modern prefab poolhouse addition 1920s sears kit house on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.<p>Modern maker Jeran McConnel believes that simplicity is key in creating small spaces that carry big impact; her bathroom...<p>A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up …

Modern Prefabricated Home is a Minimalist Retreat in Spain

In just 10 weeks, the Barcelona-based architecture firm NOEM built this modern, prefabricated home for a couple in Castelln de la Plana, Spain. It's called <i>The Smart Shelter</i> and is intended as a place of leisure where the residents can enjoy the surrounding views. Although it's a minimalist design, …

Articles about modern poolside prefab joins 1928 house on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Morelos, Mexico, a sleek prefab is assembled in a backyard after being constructed entirely off-site.<p>SXSW Eco is just around the corner, and Dwell will be on the scene, covering the conference and hosting a party! Be sure to join...<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally …

6 Ways to Get Perfect Backgrounds for Your Photos

There are numerous factors that go into making eye-catching portraits: the subject’s facial expression, the lighting, the framing and composition, …

Tutorials

Dia de Los Muertos Ribbon Bracelet Tutorial

I hopped on the beading train recently and whipped up a batch of bracelets for Dia de los Muertos! Here’s a video for you to watch to show how to …

Make Your Own Wood Patio Furniture

Banker’s Station for Monopoly<p>Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair<p>Simple Homemade Lighter<p>PVC Class<p>If you want to know how to make it yourself, just look …

Furniture

Blackened timber house by Harunatsu-Arch is divided by a stepped floor

Charred Japanese cedar clads the exterior of this split-level house in Izumo, Japan, by Kanazawa studio Harunatsu-Arch (+ slideshow).<p>Harunatsu-Arch …

OZ House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This small summer house is located on a farm on the outskirts of Sao Roque, a town about 60km from São …

Architecture

FAM Architekti's Lake Cabin provides a waterside retreat in a Czech forest

This wedge-shaped cabin in the Czech Republic, by Prague studio FAM Architekti, has a folding screen set into one of its slatted timber facades to …

Archello.com

Summer House in South Burgenland by Judith Benzer Architektur <br>http://www.archello.com/en/collection/summer-retreats