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An Australian Firm Makes Portable Hotel Rooms Out of Shipping Containers

These 20-foot shipping containers are repurposed into stunning luxurious hotel rooms.<p><i>Cover photo by Daniel John Bilsborough</i><p>As the story goes, Contained directors Anatoly Mezhov and Irene Polo envisioned these as ephemeral accommodations placed where there were no previous options. Born out of their …

Design

Smartdomes Bring Retro Futurism to the Tiny House Movement

At Slovenian builder Smartdome Constructions, the Retro Futurism of the '60s has finally come to the Tiny House Movement with their new …

This Compact, Portable Washer Is Perfect For Small Spaces

If you ask any urban small space dweller what they wish would magically fit in their apartment, a washer would be pretty high up on the list. Even …

7 Unexpected Storage Solutions for Small Bedrooms

We get it. Your bedroom is tiny, and you've probably already thought of storing things in boxes under the bed. So what if you <i>still</i> don't have enough …

Small Space Solutions: 9 Perfect Places to Squeeze in Shelves

Storage is always at a premium, especially in a small space. And while you can't add closets, what you can add are shelves. If a little extra storage …

Tiny Homes That Make Buying Affordable Even at Minimum Wage

In Detroit, one woman is on a mission to use tiny homes as a gateway for upward mobility and wealth. For minimum wage workers and other Americans …

How to Make Your Own Solar Hot Water Heater

Heating water for our homes is one of the largest drains of energy, but for those who have had a cold shower on a chilly day, hot water is …

Micro-Dwellings Across America

From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are popping up all across America.<p>The Big Apple is currently undertaking the adAPT NYC micro-housing project, a pilot program on public land in the Kips Bay neighborhood. …

Housing

Dining in Disguise: Genius Hide-Away Furniture Solutions

The longer you live in a small space, the sooner you come to realize that having a dedicated dining room or eat-in kitchen truly is a luxury. But …

Casual Cool Style: A Must-See Tiny Home Full of Inspiration

I've written before about how my dream home is a tiny little house with a tiny little pool. Last time I was ready to move into this pool house in …

No Twee Here: A Tiny Home For the Pickiest Modern Design Fan

A lot of the tiny houses out there are very, very <i>cute</i>—sweet little peaked roof, petite double-hung windows, teeny tiny front porch. So what if you're …

The 60k tiny house of the future can be controlled with a smartphone

Most tiny homes are built with the simple life in mind, so what to do if you love technology as much as you love tiny living? Fear not, tech fans, …

Automation

'Amazingly Open' Tiny House in Wyoming Changes the Form of Wee Abodes

By now, we all know that the tiny-house movement is anything but tiny—in fact it's downright <i>huge</i>. It's become a widespread obsession among many …

Tiny House Movement

Anti-Cutesy: A Tiny House that Masters Minimalism

The tendency of tiny houses is to be a bit cutesy—like a little dollhouse that you can (just barely) fit inside. This tiny Korean house retains the …

A Boiler Room Turned Perfect, Tiny House

We're big fans of adaptive re-use and also of small spaces, and sometimes, when we're lucky, the stars align and bring us a project that's the …

Portable SolSource Sport solar stove heats up 5X faster than a charcoal grill

Imagine visiting your favorite local park with a portable stove that’s 100 percent powered by the sun and heats up five times faster than a charcoal …

A small house full of comfort: you can't miss!

What may seem at first to be pretty basic is actually smart design downplayed and made to look modest. You will see what we mean when we take a look …

Fold-up kitchen perfect for tiny dwellings

Not everyone needs a gourmet kitchen to be happy, and as more and more people decide to downsize, Dizzconcept thinks they have the perfect solution …

Honomobo Shipping Container Homes

Plat of land, plop down a Honomobo. It's what I keep telling my girlfriend when we talk about trading in her condo for a house. See, like the …

Try the minimalist lifestyle at this tiny-house resort in Oregon

If you are not sure that the micro-home lifestyle is for you, a stay of a few nights in one of the five tiny houses available at Mt. Hood Tiny House …

Travel

Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab - Dwell

When it comes to building sustainably, it requires more than slapping a solar array on a house. Cubicco—a Dutch prefab company that opened an office and a manufacturing facility in Miami, Florida, in August 2013—takes a holistic approach to responsible residential architecture. "We ought to …

to that end

Shipping Container Design for Disaster Relief

Abandoned shipping containers present a viable answer to the lack of housing for displaced populations rendered homeless after natural catastrophes.” …

Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible!

There’s something strange happening around the globe… but it’s awesome!<p>Lifestyles and needs are changing, and consequently, our houses are shrinking. …

Is bigger always better? Meet the 'tiny house movement'

While most people think bigger is better, an increasing number of people are embracing what is called the "Tiny House Movement," a trend where people are downsizing their living spaces.<p>"What we realized is that living with the least, we're gaining the most," Gabriella Morrison told NBC's Craig …

Tiny Idea House in a Shipping Container

Cargotecture c192 Nomad, shown in these renderings, has been selected as the 2011 <i>Sunset</i> Idea House, according to information posted online by …

This $10k tiny house can be built with a hex key in less than a day

Cheap Chinese goods are a bit of a joke in America, but when a company manages to produce an entire house with the affordable price of just $10,000, …

Tiny House Movement

For Some Seniors, Tiny Houses Are The New RV

Picture this: a caravan of gypsy Grannies and Gramps cruising down Route 66, watering the planter boxes and waving from windows at passersby as they …

Small And Compact Kitchens - Just What Tiny Apartments Need

Small And Compact Kitchens – Just What Tiny Apartments Need<p>Few things can be more annoying than living in a small place that has a tiny kitchen. …

Renovations

Cover's $50k algorithmic tiny houses are 80% more efficient than conventional homes

A California-based tech company is looking to bring tiny homes to the masses by streamlining the construction process with the help of computer …