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Koda Concrete House

This 270-square-foot concrete tiny-house ($TBD) is ultra energy efficient and snaps together in seven hours—no foundation required. Best of all, it’s designed to be completely portable, so you can take it apart and put it back together in a new dream location.<p>Buy Now

22m2 Apartment in Taiwan / A Little Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This is a renovation project of an old flat which measures 22 sqm and 3.3m in height. Due to the high …

This Mies-Inspired Modern Home Was Built DIY for $150K

Meet the Blakboxhaus, a steel-clad modernist home in Central Illinois built on a budget<p>When film producer Helga Richter and her husband John Goskowicz began the search for their own vacation home, they kept running into what she called the "modern tax." The couple, who live in Carpentersville, …

Avant-garde

Vintage Windows Transformed Into a Gorgeous Greenhouse

Who knew yard sale finds could lead to such an unbelievable transformation?<p>When Barb Rosen, the blogger behind Our Fairfield Home & Garden that we came across on Hometalk, spotted a stack of antique windows at a yard sale going for $5 a piece, she snatched them up. While she didn't immediately have …

Vintage

Learn Valuable Survival Skills From The Tokyo Disaster Preparedness Guide

Survival skills and disaster preparedness are one in the same in many ways, because when the world is in a state of upheaval knowing how to survive …

Jen and Eric's Colorful Mid-Century Home

<b>Name:</b> Jen Lorentzen and Eric Thompson and their dogs, Sage and Bruiser <b><br>Location:</b> University Park; Portland, Oregon <b><br>Size:</b> 968 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> …

How To Build a Solar Furnace For Under $50

Finding a cheap and efficient way to heat your home can prove to be difficult, but with a few useful tricks you can solve this problem in a single …

Video Tutorials

Are You Paying Too Much for Common Repairs?

The things most likely to break in your home and how much they typically cost.<p>Congratulations on buying your first house. Now, you have to learn how …

Lilypad Homes Converts Spare Bedrooms

What if a person wants to take advantage of the benefits of a tiny house, but wants to keep their own home? A junior second unit might be the answer. …

Not Your Mom's Underbed Storage: 10 Creative Ways to Make More Space in Your Bedroom

When I think of underbed storage, I generally think of plastic containers, or, at best, artfully organized baskets. But when you're in need of …

House Design

Maximizing Space With Under Bed Storage

Tiny house owners are all too used to the struggle of making space. If you’re a bit low on real estate to start with, finding room for storage …

Tiny House Movement

Woman Builds Tiny 186-Square-Foot House to Avoid High Cost of Housing

Isabella Mori, 50, is a resident of Vancouver, Canada, and she found the price of housing in her home town overwhelming. Unsurprising, since …

23 Household Items That Can Double As (Effective) Camping Gear

Spend money on the big ticket camping items that ensure your comfort and safety. Don't spend money on all the little stuff that can often be better …

Outdoors Gear

What Happened When I Emailed 100 Australian Churches

Tweet<p>Share<p>Share<p>Stumble<p>Buffer<p>Email<p>Prior to Christmas, I shared the statistic that 58% of Australian church websites weren't displaying Christmas …

Tengbom Micro Dorms

College and high school students are embracing the tiny house concept with gusto. One of the leading architecture firms in Sweden is right behind …

Architecture

10 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home

<i>“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”</i> —Dale Carnegie<p>The idea of living a simplified, uncluttered life with less stuff …

23 Unexpected Ways To Transform An Unused Closet

No cranny left behind.

How to Paint Vinyl Upholstery

You may have a piece of furniture that you love that has vinyl upholstery that you don’t. Reupholstering pieces can be a lot of work. Good news: You …

This Apartment Is As Big As A Bedroom -But It Looks Surprisingly Comfy

This apartment in Paris is probably smaller than your bedroom, but given how little space it offers, it provides the resident with a surprsingly …

Hotel Living As A Tiny House Option

You wake up, put on your house shoes, throw on last night’s clothes that still lay in a pile on the floor, amble down to the lobby (of course …

Paper Bag Origami Wallet Tutorial

Looking for a quick custom wallet? Well, if you’ve got a paper bag lying around, then you can get started on your own paper bag origami wallet with this tutorial by Taiwanese digital advertising designer Mr. Zhou, as well as a detailed video tutorial by Youtube user thebigbluevan.<p>If you’re …

Crafting

16 Helpful Solutions to Hide the Eyesores in Your Home

From thermostat controls to dog crates and from terrible tile to cord pile-ups, everyone has some horrible eyesores in their home. But you don't have …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Books

Kitchen Cupboard Organization...

We had our kitchen remodeled last month (before and after post with pictures soon) and I did a little organizing when we had to put the kitchen back …