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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 …

Smart Problem-Solving IKEA Hacks

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 …

Interior Design

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 …

Houses

Ollie Box Launches Store Aimed at Small Home Dwellers

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. …

Design

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

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 …

Houses

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 …

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 …

Energy

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 …

Housing

A Modern Mobile Home Dropped in Place by Crane

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 husband, Roy, had lived on five acres of this preternaturally lovely Hampshire woodland setting for 24 …

​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 …

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 …

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 …

Cheshire

Small Space Organization: How to Clear Out Kitchen Cabinets

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 …

Interior Design

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 …

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 …

Architecture

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

This Petite Cottage Will Totally Sell You On Downsizing

If there was ever a place that proved that small-space living doesn't need to feel like a sacrifice, it's the "Oceanside Retreat," from the designers …

Cottages

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 …

Houses

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 …

Interior Design

Buying a Tiny House Is a Really Bad Idea, Says This Finance Expert

This pro says you should spend your money more wisely. ​<p>For some people, when they think 'dream home,' they automatically think 'tiny house.' If you're looking to downsize, a tiny house is charming, practical, and affordable, making purchasing one a no-brainer...or so we thought.<p>Finance expert Dave …

Daybeds: The Glorious Piece of Furniture You Should Be Using

I like to compare the humble daybed to the nerdy kid in school that followed you around relentlessly, but you brushed off constantly; that same kid …

Interior Design

Extremely Tiny Woodstoves

Cubic-foot heat<p>The need: a very tiny woodstove suitable for a small space in a home. I received many suggestions after posting an inquiry here last …

Small Space Solutions: 7 Spots to Add a Little Extra Storage

You may think you've maxed out the storage potential of your small apartment — but there may be some spots you aren't considering. Here are seven …

Small Space Design

Ori Robotic Furniture

Whether you're looking to use your space more creatively, or just get the most out of your studio apartment, Ori Robotic Furniture is a great …

Interior Design