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Tiny house bookstore will travel around France

It holds nearly 3,000 books<p>You’d better sit down for this. Over in France, the young couple behind the tiny house company La Maison Qui Chemine has melded two things people love: Creative tiny houses and quaint bookstores. Called “La librairie itinérante” (“The traveling bookstore”), the roughly …

Tiny House Movement

Prefabricated lakeside cabin is a beautiful exercise in restraint

Family reunions can be loud affairs, a fact that one Torontonian family patriarch with ten energetic grandkids knows well. To secure peace and quiet …

Architecture

The Box

The Box is a 960-square-foot residence inspired by the owner’s desire for a small house overlooking an untouched wetland. Conceived as a series of boxes nestled into the hillside, the house gently engages the site offering varied views of the landscape. To set the house into the site, the main …

Architecture

The Dreamy DIY Remodel of a 1972 Airstream Home

<b>Name:</b> Brandon and Gabi Fox <b><br>Location:</b> All over (Loosely based in the Pacific Northwest) <b><br>Size:</b> 27-foot, 190 square foot 1972 Airstream Overlander <b><br>Years</b> …

Electrick: A Spray-On Touchscreen Interface

It’s hard to watch this video and not have your head explode with all of the possibilities for what you can do with a conductive spray-on material that can turn just about anything into a touchscreen interface. The technology is being developed at The Future Interfaces Group (FIG), an …

Gear & Gadgets

Old Containers Find Out-of-the-Box Second Lives

PLAINVIEW, N.Y.—It looks more like a warehouse than a Long Island burger joint, but the Bareburger restaurant on a busy intersection here is attracting patrons for its food—and its architecture.<p>The restaurant, which opened last year, is made of 11 truck-size containers previously used by Japanese …

U.S. Air Force

Vipp prefabricated cabins are designed as "battery-charging stations for humans"

Danish retailer Vipp has created a factory-made, metal-and-glass micro dwelling that comes filled with the company's line of homeware products.<p>Called …

The 60k tiny house of the future can be controlled with a smartphone

Most tiny homes are built with the simple life in mind, so what to do if you love technology as much as you love tiny living? Fear not, tech fans, …

Automation

Flipboard

No Twee Here: A Tiny Home For the Pickiest Modern Design Fan

A lot of the tiny houses out there are very, very <i>cute</i>—sweet little peaked roof, petite double-hung windows, teeny tiny front porch. So what if you're …

Houses

Tesla’s solar roof is now available to order

Deployment in the U.S. begins this year<p>Announced last fall, Tesla’s solar roof tiles that look nothing like regular solar panels have been hotly anticipated. Not to be confused with the company’s own solar <i>panels</i>, the solar tiles function simultaneously as roofing and a power utility, and come in …

Clean Energy

Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

Interior Design

Small And Compact Kitchens – Just What Tiny Apartments Need

Few things can be more annoying than living in a small place that has a tiny kitchen. Actually, a small kitchen isn’t necessarily an issue as long as …

Renovations

Used shipping container turned into tiny home for two

Shipping container homes are usually a love them or hate them kind of deal. Fans point out that they offer a potentially sustainable and inexpensive …

This tiny house will have you climbing the walls

Mississippi couple Breck and Kelsey decided to downsize to a tiny house but still wanted to pursue their hobbies, so contacted luxury tiny house firm …

Outbuilding of the Week: Tiny Cabins in a Norwegian Wood

In the coastal town of Herfell, Norway, about an hour and a half’s drive south from Oslo, architects Reiulf Ramstad designed a “micro cluster” of …

Architecture

How to print a house

‘Everybody's dream is you hit the button and boom, your house pops out’<p>At home late one night, an energy drink in one hand, the 3Doodler pen in the other, Platt Boyd had his breakthrough. Like hot glue from a gun, the molten plastic secreted by the 3Doodler hardens as it cools, which allows the …

Construction

Watch a Tiny Modern Cabin Neatly Fold Away

If you're a creative type who's ever dreamed of having a little spot to escape from distractions, or just a person who occasionally craves solitude …

Houses

8 tiny homes you can rent right now

Try tiny living on for size<p>The tiny home craze has had a fortuitous consequence for travelers: it’s now easier than ever to rent a tiny house for your next adventure. That’s good news for anyone looking for reasonably priced lodging while on vacation, and a good test if you want to try tiny living …

Houses

Rustic house truck converted from horsebox

The wood details are amazing<p>Looking at this converted “Helga” house truck, you’d never know it was once a home for horses rather than humans. Built for a client by the Somerset, England-based tiny home construction company House Box, the mobile home is a renovated 1989 Mercedes 814 truck.<p>“When …

Houses

Shipping containers transform into emergency housing for the homeless in London

The interior sports pared-back, reusable style<p>As more and more cities move away from criminalizing homelessness and toward “housing first” policies, they must inevitably address a major issue: where do those homes come from? While Portland is experimenting with backyard tiny homes, London’s Ealing …

Housing

Ubatuba House

Nestled in an Atlantic Rainforest Reserve the house is made of two 40' feet High Cube Shipping Container to lodge a couple of surfers / adventurers and their two cats. The project was comissioned to architecture firm dabox in 2014 and was finished at the end of the same year.

River Resort is a modern double-loft tiny house with two staircases

More and more people are curious about living in smaller spaces, whether it's for financial freedom or to just get free of the tyranny of 'stuff'. …

Houses

Steal This Look: A Compact Kitchen in a Vintage Airstream Trailer

In 2015 Ellen Prasse and Kate Oliver bought a vintage Airstream trailer and renovated it over the course of 125 work days (completed in March 2016) …

Renovations

How the shepherd's hut became the new middle-class must-have

Deep in a valley in the heart of Dorset, Richard Lee can be found living in what looks like the latest contender for Shed of the Year. But set on wheels, with a curved roof, corrugated iron walls and wooden steps tipping up to the entrance, this is no ordinary garden shed. In fact, it is not a shed …

Architecture

weehouse sonoma is a pre-fab corten home overlooking the californian valley

<b>protruding out from the sonoma landscape in its santa rosa location in california, the ‘sonoma weehouse’ is a prefabricated corten home bespokely</b> …

Sonoma

Shipping container pool can be installed in minutes

Shipping containers are by nature rather easy to move around, and more and more we are seeing clever ideas around how their strengths can be put to …

40x28

Hello strangers! This is Ryan, and I can’t believe its been over TWO YEARS since the last post. As I’m … Continue reading New Year, New …

Best Shipping Container Homes of 2016

We’ve been giving a lot of love lately to Tiny Houses on Wheels during our recap of our favorite tiny homes of 2016, so here’s a post dedicated to …

Tiny House Movement