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This Hand-Built Tiny Bus Home Is Stunning Inside

Name: Michael Fuehrer Location: Originally from New Jersey, but now travel all over North America. I like to tell people I live somewhere between the …

Home Depot

10 Tiny Houses Where the Yard Steals the Show

<i>Welcome to Your Home Outdoors, our summertime series on tips and tricks that'll help you live your best life outside―no matter the size of your space! So pull up a chair, grab a glass of something icy-cold, and join us.</i><p>It’s no secret we love tiny houses and all their ingenious storage hacks, but …

Tiny House Movement

Trending on The Organized Home: For the Kids

This week the Organized Home editors found design-worthy ways to kit out the kid-friendly spaces in your home. Here’s a look.<p>Plus, don’t forget to …

How to Dig a Well on Your Homestead Property - DIY

<i>Excerpts reprinted by special permission from</i> Popular Mechanics<i>.</i><p><i>Several new back-to-the land communes and couples have asked about low cost methods</i> …

Inside a 600-Square-Foot Coastal Maine Home

The homeowners built the entire thing themselves.<p>This 600-square-foot calm, cool, and collected home situated in coastal Maine is impressive enough …

How to build a Passive House off-grid, and without foam

1/21<p>MARTaK Passive House Build<p>The Passive House Institute is known to have one of the strictest energy-efficient building standards in the world. …

Steal This Look: A Stylish Camp Kitchen in a Plywood Summer Cabin

For those of us tied to the creature comforts of home, this is the sort of “camping” we can get behind. Located just outside major urban hubs such as …

Five Remote Cabins Outside Of Melbourne Where You Can Go Off The Grid

These spots have no Wi-Fi, no electricity, and nothing between you and your greatest nature fantasies. Bring a book, not your laptop.<p>These spots have …

My $3500 Tiny House, Explained

Meet “Timothy”, the new tinyhouse-style conference room at MMM HQ.One of the nicest new trends of recent years is really the revival and rebranding …

Framing

7 Off-Grid Projects to Cut Your Energy and Water Usage

Whether you’re building a cabin in the woods that’s disconnected from any power or water sources, or just want to reduce your utility bills, going …

10 Amazing Shipping Container Homes Around The World

A few years ago a trend emerged which inspired a lot of people to build container homes. The trend grew and <b>shipping container homes are popular even</b> …

20-foot shipping container converted into off-grid oasis deep in the Catskills

The beautiful Contanium shipping container cabin, just a two-hour drive from NYC, is proving that going off-grid doesn’t have to mean going bare …

Off-grid

The Blue House an Off-grid Micro-House

Jake from Tiny Life Supply just put together a tour video of a tiny house they recently finished up in British Columbia. It is also for sale and here …

Off-grid

The pre-fab tiny Skyview Cabin is crafted from all-natural and low-impact materials

The modular Skyview Cabin is a rustic, yet sophisticated tiny cabin made out of all-natural and low-maintenance materials. Designed by Arno Schuurs …

eco-chic shipping container hotel lets you try before you buy your own

<b>shipping containers, camper vans, tiny apartments, with an abundance of unique ways to live nowadays the best way to choose is to try one out for</b> …

These Tiny, Off-the-Grid Cabins Near Joshua Tree Look Totally Apocalypse-Proof

Plus, the high-desert outpost is available to rent.<p>Surrounded by boulders and twisted yuccas, two cabins in the Mojave Desert stand like Monopoly houses, their steel siding weathered to a tawny finish. But behind the simple gabled forms lies a complex network that enables them to operate wholly off …

Los Angeles

Gallery of COBS Year-Round Micro Cabins / Colorado Building Workshop - 1

Image 1 of 30 from gallery of COBS Year-Round Micro Cabins / Colorado Building Workshop. Photograph by Jesse Kuroiwa

Colorado

Shipping container home builder adds a bar to the line

Booze—and a bar—to go<p>Shipping containers have become like concrete in the architecture world. Once considered a novelty, they’re now a pervasive building material. We’ve seen containers used for everything from houses to playgrounds to schools. So why shouldn’t they be fashioned into portable bars, …

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Meditation

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Romantic tiny forest home built in 6 weeks for $4,000

Moments of eye-opening insight can come into our lives unexpectedly like a clap of thunder, and when they do, we are usually not the same person, …

Hawaiian house by LifeEdited harvests more energy and water than it consumes

Design consultancy LifeEdited has built a family home on Hawaiian island Maui, as a model for sustainable, off-grid living.<p>The LifeEdited: Maui …

Mirrored off-grid prefab can be a tiny home, office, or sauna

Prototype construction is already underway<p>There’s something undeniably cool about a mirror-covered building reflecting back the landscape—which is probably the main reason the architects at Coulson created this ultra-green, micro-prefab to have one-way mirrored walls and a glass ceiling. The …

Off-grid

Towable shipping container-based tiny house runs on or off-the-grid

Las Vegas-based Alternative Living Spaces has shared its newest shipping container dwelling with us. Named the City, the compact tiny house can be …

Off-grid

How one couple adapted a 204-square-foot tiny house for their new baby

What’s it like to live in a 204-square-foot space with a baby? Samantha and Robert Garlow of SHEDsistence know, and they’re sharing their story. …

Dreamy cabin harvests rainwater and natural light for a minimal carbon footprint

Nevada-based INCLINEDESIGN proves sustainable design can be beautiful in this dreamy timber cabin on Lopez Island, Washington. Available in the …

The ultimate guide to living minimally

We've all become so used to the modern condition of wanting to fill our homes with more and more trinkets, bright coors and accessories that look …

Minimalism

Want to Raise Calmer, Happier Kids? Science Says This Can Help

Here are three science-backed strategies to help your children increase calmness and decrease stress. Studies show it can even improve their math scores.<p>Mindful is the new busy. Backed by science showing that mindfulness boosts everything from immunity to productivity, workplaces across the world …

Shipping container cabin goes off-grid in California wilderness

A no-nonsense getaway<p>Shipping container architecture can come with all sorts of bells and whistles—often featuring multi-story designs that employ up to a dozen steel boxes. But sometimes it only takes two. Look at this container getaway cabin, for example, created by San Francisco-based firm …

Off-grid

Architect builds his own studio at the end of Toronto garden

The Brooklyn trend for backyard studios has extended all the way to Toronto, where the founder of architecture firm Six Four Five A has constructed a …

Standing Desks