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12 Of The Most Impressive Tiny Houses We've Ever Seen

Growing in popularity over the last decade, tiny houses are popping up around the country as more people decide to downsize their lives. While the structures often measure less than 300 square feet, the tiny house movement isn’t necessarily about sacrifice. With thoughtful, innovative designs, some …

Tiny House Blog

These units are designed to be used year round, with fully equipped kitchens, cooking facilities, sleeping quarters, full cathedral ceilings exposed …

Tiny House Blog

Tree House in Woods in Germany

Inside a School Bus Micro Home

A converted bus with 200 square feet of interior living space in Washington. More info. here.” – Tiny House Swoon<p><i>Related</i>

Tiny House Movement

Tiny House Blog

Size Does Matter: Why Small Living Might Be Better For You

Breaking The Sentimental Attachment To Books

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Robyn Devine.</i><p>It is unmistakably comforting to curl up in a thick chair with a tattered copy of a book you …


Deek’s Tiny House Workshop Day 2

Day two of Deek’s Tiny House Workshop was extremely busy with lots going on. We started out the morning with a demonstration on how to make wooden …

Deek’s Tennessee Workshop First Day

Here are a few photos of the first day of Deek’s workshop at the Tiny Happy Homes location in Collierville, Tennessee. One of the largest workshops …

Tiny House Movement

The tiny house documentary is finally (almost) here! Peek inside the result

Christopher Smith had never built anything before, so he figured documenting the process of building a tiny house would be interesting at the very …


15 Ways to Use IKEA's Fintorp System All Over The House

(Image credit: Things Bright & Beautiful)<p>Not long ago I explored ways people have used the super affordable Bekvam spice racks all around the house …

Laundry Rooms

8 Super Small Spaces (Under 400 Sq Ft!) with Big Design Ideas

You can make the most of living in any size space — from studio apartments to mansions — but there’s no doubt you need a special set of design skills …

New York City

High Fashion Goes Off the Grid With This 14'-by-14' Cabin

For a pared-down escape from the demanding world of haute couture, fashion stylist <b>Scott Newkirk</b> retreats to this hand-built, technology-free cabin in Yulan, N.Y. Boasting a mere 196 square feet—because that's what micro homes do these days, they boast—the place is downright diminutive, but it seems …

DIY Summer Project: Vertical Shipping Pallet Garden.

Gardening for Small Spaces and Apartment Balconies.<p>The hardest part of any project is always the 30 minutes or so before I dig in, when I’m staring …

Finding free camping locations is easy! Use our interactive map to find camping near you or plan an epic free camping road trip with our trip planner.

Camping near you. Find a Free Campsite<p>Whether you just need to know <b>where to camp nearby</b> or you want to plan a <b>free camping road trip</b>, we've got you …


Faktum Storage Bed

<b>Materials</b>: Faktum (or equivalent) cabinets, Box Spring Bed (mine is Sultan Salhus), plywood, lumber for footing and inner structure, assorted tools, …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …


SwiftKey unifies phone and tablet keyboard in version 4.3, adds new layouts for bigger devices

SwiftKey has made the best virtual Android keyboard even better with the beta release of version 4.3.<p>Not only does the release unify SwiftKey’s …

Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton targets literary sexism

Running on a mere 2½ hours of sleep and exactly 12 hours after winning the Man Booker Prize for her novel "The Luminaries," Eleanor Catton sat down for an interview with the Guardian's Charlotte Higgins and brought her A game.<p>The 28-year-old novelist from New Zealand, the youngest ever to win the …

Why We Love Angry Men, But Hate Impassioned Women

Ever notice how anger helps a man command a room, but it often has the opposite effect for women?<p>While the former comes off as passionate, the latter is often remembered as emotionally erratic, an outcome predictable enough to make any woman angry. (Can someone say vicious cycle?)<p>But there may be a …

Michelle Obama

National Geographic Travel

Aviate launcher reaches beta, enhances contextual Android homescreen

When we first heard about Aviate, it was emerging as one of the most interesting-looking “card-based” launchers for Android. But being in beta, and …