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Way Out There: Travel the World in this Tiny Nomadic Home

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Design

À la Carte Kitchen Components, Tiny Apartment Edition

Hipster Tokyo real estate company R-Real Estate specializes in “old but attractive edgy spaces.” After consulting in the design of countless …

Renovations

All-in-one furniture cube is perfect for micro apartments

It includes a bed, a walk-in closet, and additional kitchen counter space<p>Nils Holger Moormann, the German-based designer behind this tricked-out Volkswagen van-cum-mobile-home, has designed another small-space solution, this time an all-in-one furniture cube for people living in micro …

Furniture

This Petite Cottage Will Totally Sell You On Downsizing

The interior is effortlessly glowing — and anything but claustrophobic.<p>If there was ever a place that proved that small-space living doesn't need to …

Houses

10 Best Modular Tiny House Designs

Do you want a home designed and built by the pros, with the cost savings of a DIY project? Sounds impossible, right? Not with modular home …

Houses

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Houses

Options For Going Off The Grid: Harnessing Wind, Solar And Hydro Power

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

Renewable Energy

Smart IKEA Hacks That Solve (At Least) Two Pesky Problems at Once

Those Swedes are pretty clever with their stylish designs and flat-pack furniture, but we U.S. residents have a few tricks up our sleeves as well. We …

IKEA

The coolest container house you'll ever see

Container homes are often thought to be cramped, gloomy and lacking in style or personality. But this <i>Pocket House,</i> designed by the Brazilian …

A Micro Apartment Developer Launches a Shop for Small Spaces

Living in a micro apartment means you have to be more thoughtful about your stuff — how much of it you have, how it functions, and also how it looks. …

Apartments

Top 20 Tiny House Designs and their Costs – Green Living Ideas

If you don’t want or can’t afford a 5-bedroom house that occupies 4,000 sq. ft., don’t despair. There’s still a chance for you to live the American …

19 Genius Storage Ideas Everyone With A Tiny Room Will Appreciate

Who says you can’t be MacGyver *and* Martha Stewart?<p>1. Keep odds and ends contained in hanging mason jars.<p>Avoid clutter and losing things with this genius hack. Follow the complete tutorial here.<p>2. Build a stackable shoe rack you can customize according to the space you have available.<p>The best part …

DIY

5 Ways to Make Your Kitchen area Much more Minimalist—No Make any difference Your Style

<i>Make way for minimalism in the kitchen—and that isn’t going to mean tossing everything you have. We partnered with Bosch Dwelling Appliances to give</i> …

The Benefits of Minimalism: 7 Reasons to Declutter Your Life

<b>“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William Morris</b><p>Have you ever noticed that every time you …

Sunflare's new ultra-thin solar "wallpaper" can stick to any surface

Imagine being able to tape thin, affordable solar cells anywhere: the top of a trailer, the side of a building, or the roof of your car. Sunflare‘s …

Cubicco's hurricane-proof modular homes break into Miami's construction scene

Everyone wants affordable housing, but people who live in areas plagued by natural disasters also need resilient structures that won’t collapse or …

Construction

A Modern Mobile Home Dropped in Place by Crane

On the edge of a historic park in an English shire, a prefabricated home sets a new design standard.<p>The silver birch trees of England’s New Forest National Park were a key inspiration in the design of what is effectively a genre-defining mobile home.<p>The project’s owners, Mel Matthews and her …

Houses

​12 “eureka” moments for small homes

Don’t be too concerned if your dwelling is a bit on the limited side in terms of space – you’re in good company, as that is what most of us call …

Interior Design

2017 (and a half) Winnebago Travato Updates Revealed!

We like to hope that what we do with our blog matters in some small way. And every once in a while, we get a little validation. Sometimes, it’s …

Dwell - Two Tiny Cabins Chose Simplicity Over Size

When Eyrie, a pair of tiny, cedar-clad off-the-grid cabins with few traditional flourishes, won a national magazine’s Home of the Year Award, reaction across New Zealand was mixed. Modern architecture fans rallied behind the choice, in contrast to vocal opprobrium from some who seemed genuinely …

Houses

A Flowchart to Help You Cull Your Kitchen Cabinets and Pantry

When trying to fit all the comforts of a home into, say, a studio apartment, the kitchen is a "room" where builders make a lot of sacrifices. Your …

Homework

Inside the new $133,000 tiny house that can be taken apart to move with its owners

Moving usually means leaving your old house behind.<p>But a new tiny house, called the Koda, is designed to move with you.<p>A construction crew from Kodasema, the Estonia-based design firm that created the 269-square-foot cube, can assemble it in less than seven hours, and disassemble it in four …

Houses

The basics of water purification while off the grid

<i>Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by our friends at OFFGRIDweb.com. Check out their web site for more survival-related tips.</i><p>Whether …

Water

The foldable Solight Solarpuff solar-powered lantern provides off-grid light where there is no electricity

What do you get when you cross a solar-powered LED lantern with a foldable pop-up box? The Solarpuff, that’s what! Created by the good people at …

Renewable Energy

One of the world's most innovative architects just released these free designs for affordable homes

In January, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won a Pritzker Prize, architecture's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, for his commitment to designing …

Housing

Colorful Binishell Dome Homes Made from Inflatable Concrete Cost Just $3,500

A Versatile Workhorse: Ideas for Using the $40 Molger Bench All Around the House

If your furniture isn't going to be beautiful, it should at least be versatile. Case in point: IKEA's Molger bench. It's not ugly by any means, but a …

Interior Design

Designing for Small Kitchens: Collapsibles

When I'm working with clients who have small kitchens, it's always a challenge to find places to store large utensils—so I appreciate it when …

Design

Space-saving secrets weapons for your small home

Unless you live in a 10 room mansion, space will always be an issue in your life. The need to acquire more legroom has spawned numerous …

Furniture