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25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

Solar Panels

Mid-century grain silo transformed into a gorgeous, affordable home for two

Living in an old 1950s grain silo probably isn’t what comes to mind when you think of home sweet home, but take a look inside this stunning renovated …

Moby1 is a Modern and Mobile Micro-Home for Living in the Wild

Moby1‘s stylin’ XTR is a modern spin on the classic 50s Teardrop Trailer, incorporating new technologies and an array of cushy amenities. …

Two College Students Built This Tiny House for Under $500

(Image credit: Central College)<p>File this under inspirational undertakings. It took two college students about 500 hours to build this small, …

7 Super Cool Tiny Houses Revolutionizing Micro-Living

For a long time in America, the dominant mentality was always "bigger is better." Finally, "small is beautiful" is having its moment. Tiny houses …

Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods - All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

Tiny homes are popping up all over the place these days, and this particular micro home-on-wheels, fashioned to look like a classic gypsy wagon, is …

A house made with only Pallets. And the plans for it cost $75

Amazing, but true. And you can actually order one now!<p>This fantastic pallet home, built by i-beam designs, and it’s plans costs only $75. But what is …

Kayak instructor builds tiny woodland home for $11,000

Kayak instructor Brian Schulz built this beautiful Japanese-style home in the forests of Nehalem, Oregon for under $11,000! The home is made entirely …

Lush Green Roof Keeps This Tiny Cottage Home Cool in Oregon

This tiny house on Sauvie Island just north of Portland is home to a family of four, plus lots of guests on the weekends. Remodeled by Jessica …

Green Roofs

Why Small Homes Make Better Homes

The traditional dream of a large and spacious home may be becoming a thing of the past. Smaller homes are rising in popularity as more and more …

Explore This Tiny 240-Square-Foot Studio's Small Space Secrets!

It's always challenging to make a tiny apartment feel more spacious than it actually is, so we're impressed with the smart design techniques …

Small Spaces

Flowers Top Awesome Shipping Container Guest House in Texas

Jim Poteet Architects transformed a royal blue shipping container into an airy guest house in San Antonio, Texas. The container was customized to …

San Antonio

Author Builds Tiny Solar-Powered Off Grid Cabin for Under $2,000!

Homesteader and author LaMar Alexander lives in a tiny, self-sufficient 400 square foot cabin that he built himself for under $2,000! Powered by a …

INTERVIEW: We Chat With 16-Year-Old Tiny House Builder Austin Hay

What did you accomplish by the age of 16? That's how old high school junior Austin Hay is, and he's already built an entire house! Well to be more …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Here at Inhabitat, we love the trend of creative backyard studios, including the gorgeous Writer’s Shed that...<p>Many people mistake tiny homes for …

5 Incredibly Tiny & Awesome Mobile Homes

If you can't decide whether you want to spend warm summer days at the beach, in the forest, or strolling around a different city, you can choose them …

Tiny House Made of Mushrooms is Now Complete!

1/10<p>Mushroom House<p>A short while ago, Inhabitat brought you news that New York's first house made of mushrooms was being grown in Green Island by …

The Kinkajou Bottle Cutter is easy and fun to use.

►<p>Featured Products<p>A cut above<p>Everyday, Pat and Jen work from a small home office in Northern Ontario, Canada. They listen to customers and strive to …

Sony QX Series Lens Cameras

The QX cameras are zoom lens cameras that don’t have a viewfinder. They work on their own, but they really shine when you connect a smartphone using …

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Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Robin Falck became tired of daydreaming about building his dream home, so he set about creating his very own lakeside cabin in the beautiful Finnish …

Sketching

Upgrading the Bed-Sheet Projector Screen

Finding yourself broke after shelling out $1000 on a home theater projector? Pinning a bed sheet to the drywall to watch movies? You're not alone. …

9 Easy Projects to Upgrade Open Shelving

Too often, function prevails over aesthetics, especially in hardworking rooms like the home office and kitchen. Many people turn to inexpensive …

One Project, Five Ways: Asymmetrical Stacked Box Storage

• Crates combined in improvised shapes and held together with a simple strap, tightened to keep the structure secure. Courtesy of 101 Woonideeen.<br>• Ikea …

Painting Prep, Step-by-Step: How To Ready Your Room for a Fresh Coat of Color

Painting itself goes rather quickly — it's the prep that takes a while, but it's also what lays the foundation for a professional-looking job well …

Let Your Customers Streamline Your Business

<i>This post was coauthored by Lisa Bodell.</i><p>Customers appreciate simplicity. In fact, a number of recent studies have shown that it’s key to their loyalty and satisfaction. CEB reported in HBR last year that the most important factor in creating customer “stickiness” was “decision simplicity,” i.e. the …

Research: To Reduce E-mail, Get Execs to Send Fewer Messages

You can ease an organization’s overall e-mail burden by teaching top executives to send fewer, and clearer, e-mails, a team from consulting and academia has discovered. In a study at the headquarters of a large company, the team found that each executive e-mail begets a time-wasting flurry of other …

Ondu Wooden Pinhole Cameras

Invented by photographer Elvis Halilović, Ondu are durable and easy to use wooden pinhole cameras. Each camera is handmade by Elvis and his brother …

Nuplug Power Outlet

A power strip and surge protector with an integrated clamp. It has silicone padding so it won’t damage whatever you clip it on to. It has two …