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7 Multipurpose Sheds and Studios That Upgrade the Backyard

Whether it be for utility, storage, a studio, or a guest retreat, a backyard abode provides an opportunity to create architecture on the micro-scale with simple materials, pure forms, and special details.<p><b>Architect: Avanto Architects</b><p><b>Location: Finland</b>

Architecture

Two tiny houses and open-air sunroom combine into one family home

A promising option if you need a bit more space<p>The idea of a spacious tiny house may seem contradictory. Sure, there’s a strong strain of tiny home design trying to get as small and minimal as can be, but plenty of lifestyles call for roomier abodes that still embody tiny living benefits like more …

Houses

Modern cabin on stilts is an airy nature refuge

Two wood and glass buildings are connected by a bridge<p>To design a vacation home at the base of Mount Bandai in Fukushima, Japan—an area known for its heavy snowfall—Lifestyle Koubou turned to stilts, which have also been deployed in a number of other projects by the Japanese firm. Here, at the home …

Architecture

Orangework Lennson 3C Camper

Based on a Mercedes-Benz G320, the Orangework Lennson 3C Camper is one of the poshest overland rigs around. It's powered by a 220hp turbo V6 linked …

Mercedes-Benz

The Sturgis

How do you make a 160-square-foot retreat feel like a splurge rather than a sacrifice? Don't skimp on the comforts. In Cubist Engineering's The Sturgis, a pre-fab guest suite built entirely out of 3-inch thick cross-laminated-timber panels, that means none of the typical "tiny space" corner …

Houses

Ridgewood tiny house offers rustic styling in a small package

The Ridgewood is based on a triple axle trailer and measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in length, with a total floorspace of 375 sq ft (34.8 sq m), including its …

Houses

7 Vintage Trailer Homes to Crush On

Fixer upper<p>Palm Springs Realtor Matthew Reader has owned many vintage trailers (you’ll get to see a bunch here), some of which started out as barely …

Houses

Huge "tiny house" is home to a family of five

The Pemberley weighs in at a considerable 21,000 lb (around 9,525 kg) and is based on an interesting custom trailer. Air-ride suspension offers fine …

Houses

‘Escher’ tiny house raises the bar for luxury small living

This is what sparing no expense looks like<p>For a while now, the fanciest tiny house around has been New Frontier Tiny Homes’s Alpha, a 240-square-foot stunner that packs in a whole lot of function and design in an oh-so-Instagrammable way. Where could they possibly go from there? Well, the answer …

Houses

Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

Shipping container architecture has developed its own niche in both design and representation. Colorful or grungy? Economical or gentrified? Either …

Architecture

Where to Find Futuristic Tiny Homes from the '60s

This current tiny house craze we all can't get enough of? Turns out it was 50 years in the making.<p>In the '60s and '70s, modernists like Matti …

Architecture

Can You Have it All In Under 500 Square Feet?

By the looks of this first image, it's hard to imagine this is actually an under-500 square foot apartment. But alas, it is. Though 495 square feet …

Houses

sCarabane: a self-sufficient expanding caravan powered by the sun and wind

Green camping is about to get a lot more glamorous. Green Cat Technologies just unveiled the sCarabane, a self-sufficient camper with several fancy …

Clean Energy

206 Sq. Ft. Tiny House Built by High-School Teacher

This is a 206 sq. ft. tiny house located in the Netherlands. It was designed and built by high-school teacher, Remco Stadhouders, who had no prior …

Tiny House Movement

Two London Creatives Shore Up a Tiny Beach House, Ikea Hack Kitchen Included

To be filed under: The Ultimate In Simple Summer Living. Marcia Mihotich and Durrell Bishop’s tiny beach shack stands right in the sand at the mouth …

Houses

The Ever-Evolving Caravan, the first Tiny House Hotel

Caravan is nestled in the vibrant northeast corner of Portland. It opened in the summer of 2013 and was the first ever hotel of its kind in Oregon …

Tiny House Movement

9 incredible pod homes to help you win at off-grid living

1/10<p>off grid pods to escape from it all<p>If your #lifegoals include living off the grid in some stunning locale, then check this out: we've rounded up …

Off-grid

An Unbelievably Adorable Tiny Trailer Makeover

It doesn't matter how big or how small (or how mobile) a space is — when it works, it works (better yet if you get to see what it looked like <i>before</i> …

Houses

Jewel of a tiny house comes with extra porch & balcony (Video)

For many, the idea of downsizing from a conventionally sized house down to a much smaller house seems like an extreme move to take. Yet, many seem to …

Houses

Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee

“I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.<p><i>The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing</i> …

Russia

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

😱😱😱<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type …

Physics

The Tiny Houseboat That Makes Me Want to Escape Manhattan

Sure, tiny houses are great and all, but what's better than a tiny house? A tiny house<i>boat</i>. Besides the upper and lower decks, this stylish, modern …

Houses

Tour a 200-Square-Foot "Scandi Meets Beach Cottage" Studio

<b>Name:</b> Julie Pointer Adams and her husband Ryan <b><br>Location:</b> Santa Barbara, California <b><br>Size:</b> 200 square feet <b><br>Years Lived In:</b> 1.5 years, renting<p>Choosing to …

Houses

Extra touches make a $37K tiny house on wheels excel

They fit more in 160 square feet than some apartments do<p>There are almost always some concessions in tiny houses on wheels, but this $37,000, 160-square-foot tiny house on wheels manages to fit in features that don’t even show up in some conventional homes.<p>From the outside, it looks like a typical, …

Tiny House Movement

Tiny house packs all the essentials in 100 square feet

A nugget of dreamy small living<p>This new off-grid dwelling designed by Modern Tiny Living, endearingly named Nugget, manages to fit a bathroom, kitchenette, and full-sized bed into just 102 square feet. Built atop a single-axle trailer, the home weighs about 4,500 pounds and features simple pine …

Tiny House Movement

Renovated 258 sq. ft. caravan is a modern bohemian home

Like peanut butter and jelly, or champagne and fried chicken, sometimes seemingly incompatible things can come together to make an end result …

Design

School Bus RV Conversion

I purchased this 1982 Chevrolet, 66 passenger school bus on craigslist for $1,000. It ran well enough to get me home. The gas engine and manual …

Tiny House Movement

In the Netherlands, a Houseboat Offers Colorful Living on the Water

When Dieuwke Vos, a law student, and her husband Gerrit, a chef, were looking for a new home in Groningen, the Netherlands, they came across a rental …

On The Water

Extra-wide modern tiny house comes with a pop-out reading nook

The versatility of today's custom-built tiny homes is one thing that these petite structures have in abundance. One can build them with roof decks, …

Tiny House Movement

This 500-year-old cottage is a magical holiday let

The stay also comes with a private fishing lake and sits within 16 acres of Outstanding Natural Beauty.<p><b>The perfectly named holiday rental, Wishbone,</b> …

Houses