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House ILL

A small private house is located in a picturesque place about 30 km from Riga. The land plot is on the boarder of the forest and is located near the Gulf of Riga. A separate position of the buildings (house and garage) on the site is due to the fact that they were erected on the previously existing …


New electric bike offers so much storage, you won't miss your car

The swanky new CERO One electric cargo bike is designed to ease the adoption of more environmentally-friendly transportation. Electric bikes, or …

Los Angeles

The Buitenhuis is a tiny house you can rent in the woods of the Netherlands

Chris Collaris Architects and the designers from Dutch Invertuals just unveiled a series of beautiful tiny house rentals designed to bring people …


26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.


Check out this wooden refuge deep in the Chilean mountains

A serene wooden refuge deep in the Chilean mountains lets climbers escape the daily grind. The minimalist cabin is raised almost five feet above the natural terrain to reduce its environmental impact and also features a large window to provide the interior with a lot of natural light.<p>Chilean …


14 Tricks for Making the Most of a Small Space

Two designers show how to live large in a little space.<p>Small is beautiful. These fourteen gorgeous images from The Art of Living Small are a lesson …

Small Spaces

These 8 Log Cabin Kit Homes Celebrate Nordic Minimalism

Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an affordable price.<p>Available in Europe, Asia, and North America, Honka offers a diverse range of home models in a wide range of sizes and configurations, which can be made with both settling and non-settling …


This compact, eco-friendly home is big on design

When Laura and Robbie started thinking about designing their dream family home in Queenstown, New Zealand, they wanted it to be as eco-friendly as …


Faceted “shiny shed” completes glasshouse in the woods of Minnesota

Faceted “shiny shed” reflects and obscures its surroundings<p>In Woodland, Minnesota, a new residence combines glass-house architecture with a reflective shed that adds depth to the otherwise minimalist home. Designed by Minneapolis-based practice Altus Architecture and Design, the project sits on a …


A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

El Salvador

This hand-built island is the start of Copenhagen’s “parkipelago” of floating public spaces

A tiny wooden island floating in Copenhagen harbor is bringing life and interest back to the city’s waters. Australian architect Marshall Blecher and …


Simmerberg House

Inspired by traditional Allgäu architecture, the Simmerberg House provides a modern cabin in the mountains of Germany. The home appears to have a …


Investigating Bill Murray’s Incredible Urban Legends

A fascinating new documentary finally makes the case that all those urban legends about Bill Murray are realer than you think.<p>From the moment he …

Urban Legends

Yellow House / Aguilo & Pedraza Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The assignment consisted in designing a beach house in the town of Zapallar. The site is far from the …


The Endlessly Lonely Could Be Living With Unresolved Childhood Trauma

And when they do connect with others, the relationships they form aren't always constructive ones.<p>It seems that for many people these days, it's …


Teeny Tiny House Packs a Ton of Style Into a Small Space

If you love the woods and solitude but aren't totally sold on the idea of roughing it, or are looking for an unconventional guest room option, this …

Small Spaces

15 Facts That Are Both Mind-Blowing And Seriously Unnerving

Your bones are wet.

Warner Bros

This gorgeous, light-filled barn home in Suffolk can be yours for $1.26M

London-based firm Buckley Gray Yeoman breathed new life into an old Victorian barn by transforming it into a stunningly sophisticated home. The …

Kast Launches Collection of Patterned Concrete Basins Called Kast Canvas

British brand Kast Concrete Basins has unveiled a new series of patterned sink basins called Kast Canvas. The collection includes three designs that …


Steve Areen's incredible DIY wagon home built with mostly recycled materials

Steve Areen is one of those people who turns everything into gold. And by gold, I mean magic. I mean soul. We saw it with his lovely dome home in …


27 Disney Movie Easter Eggs You've Never Noticed Before

Well done, Disney.

Walt Disney Company

PV Cabin

Tucked away in the mountainous landscape of Pinto, Chile, the PV Cabin is a refuge for rock climbers. The small shelter is situated in a clearing …


I Packed My Life Into a Single Backpack to Travel the World for 9 Months. Here's What I Brought

I had to embrace minimalism and get rid of most of my stuff.<p>You have not witnessed frustration until you’ve seen a 24-year-old woman trying to stuff …


Winners of tiny house competition pack comfort and functionality into 269 square feet

Modular building company Ryterna modul recently announced the winners of their Architectural Challenge 2018 competition. Participants were tasked …


Gorgeous modern cabin offers airy perch above lake

Swoon<p>The innovative cottage experts at YH2 Architects have been at it again, this time crafting a gorgeous modern retreat overlooking the waters of Lac Plaisant in Quebec. The stark exterior architecture and comfortable interior give it a perfect balance of beauty and practicality.<p>The home has a …


This College Student Skipped the Dorm & Built a Tiny House

No matter what the (probably hungover, definitely underpaid) tour guide told you when you visited campus the first time, dorm life is not "the best." …

Tiny House Movement

Minimal guest house looks like it’s floating in the trees

Sweet<p>Known for its sleek and sunny homes, Dallas design firm Wernerfield went <i>dark</i> for this guest house—a black-clad rectangular beauty suspended in the trees. Raised 12 feet off the ground on large metal columns, the modern home replaced a split-level on the same site. Lifting the living space was …


This Tiny House is the Perfect Place to Escape from It All

In my dreams, I retreat to a cabin somewhere remote, perhaps the Welsh countryside. My cabin is austere yet beautiful, spare yet luxurious in its …

Tiny House Movement

Incredible net-zero floating home cleans the water around it

What if a home could improve the environment around it? That’s the question architect Michelle Lanker of Lanker Design LLC and her husband Bill …