Yuka Nishida

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A lot is being said about tiny houses these days so I thought I would show everybody mine. It’s right around 200 square feet. http://tinyhouseblog.com/?p=31695

Eagle Point

Coopered cabin near Luleå, Sweden. It’s made from a barrel once used to carry wine on a ship many years ago

Coopered cabin near <b>Luleå, Sweden</b>. It’s made from a barrel once used to carry wine on a ship many years ago.<p>Submitted and photographed by Kim Walker.

Cute little mini gallery in Sisters, Oregon http://tinyhouseblog.com/?p=33525

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The concept is bizarre, combining a building material from the time of Julius Caesar with a <i>Jetsons</i> aesthetic, but the approach has already worked before.<p>This newly-revived technique could provide low-cost housing for refugees and displaced people, and generally provide architects with a cost-effective way to explore convex construction.

Tiny House with your own Rooftop Terraces

I thought you’d like this tiny house that’s in Yport on top of a cliff in Normandy, France.<p>My favorite part about it is not only the location but the …

Owen Geiger Guide to How to Build an Earthbag Dome

We built this earthbag dome at our home in Thailand for Mother Earth News Magazine in 2007. The article that describes the complete building process …

Earthen “Beehive Houses” have been keeping Syrians naturally cool for centuries

Earthen “Beehive Houses” have been keeping Syrians naturally cool for centuries

Stone cottage in the foothills of the Pyrénées near Tarbes, France

Stone cottage in the foothills of the Pyrénées near <b>Tarbes, France</b>.

Chris Steele-Perkins

Caledonia, Missouri. Small house<p>2014

Vina’s Tiny House

I am a designer who always wanted to design and build my own house, but I couldn’t find a way to afford it. With the tiny house movement, I found a …

Ask a Designer: What Is The Best Lighting For Every Room in My House?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about lighting for every room in your house. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a …

Interior Design

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

BEFORE & AFTER: The Looks-Larger, No-Square-Footage-Added Makeover

A kitchen and dining room get a new (and more spacious!) look without extending the actual floor plan.<p>In a stunning Los Angeles home by sfa design, we're especially struck by the transformations in the kitchen and dining room—particularly how the rooms look significantly larger...despite the fact …

This Renovated Cave in France Cost $1.34

This cave dwelling in France was once in complete ruin—but now it's downright luxurious.<p>We've seen a lot of "before" photos in our time, but this one might take the prize for most disgusting:<p><i>All photos: Courtesy of Vocativ</i><p>Four years ago, Alexis Lamoureux and his girlfriend Lotte van Riel were …

Home Ownership

The Same Family Has Lived in This Castle for 27 Generations

It's steeped in English history (and there may even be a couple ghosts). This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>The Berkeley Castle in southwest England isn't just a building of historical significance. Sure, battles were fought there. Shakespeare also wrote <i>A Midsummer Night's …

British History

BEFORE & AFTER: Nate Berkus Transforms A 90-Square-Foot Nursery

From cramped guest room to a dream nursery.<p>The designer and dad-to-be takes on a cramped guest room, turning it into a dream nursery that's poised to grow with baby

Home Decorating

Before & After: This Victorian Home from 1885 Gets an Unbelievable Transformation

A married couple tackled this challenging project, and the results will blow your mind.<p>When house renovators Jeff Born and Victoria Born-Doody first laid eyes on a historic little house on Watson Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, they knew that they had found their next big project. The house, which …

Living Rooms

Before & After: A Cottage Where Small Changes Make a Big Impact

Living Rooms

JK Rowling Is Building Her Very Own Hagrid Hut

Hogwarts IRL!? The Harry Potter author isn't over it, either: She plans to build an almost-replica of Hagrid's famous hut on her Scottish estate.<p><i>Hagrid's Hut, from the movie series / Warner Bros.</i><p>It may be seven years since the publication of <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</i>, but JK Rowling—like, …

Books

A Fresh Bathroom Makeover for Less Than $100

This DIYer proves you don't have to sacrifice style on a strict budget.<p>When we spotted this bathroom makeover on Hometalk, we knew we had to read all about it. Urusula, the blogger behind Home Made by Carmona, stretched her DIY legs and wrote that she completed the transformation for just …

Housekeeping

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

Home Improvement

This Charming Tiny House Has Everything You Need (And It Travels With You!)

The interior looks surprisingly comfortable.<p>The tiny house trend is still going strong, but even though these homes help families minimize living costs and are often dolled up in bright colors, most of us remain skeptical about how long we could actually stay in one (even if it tries to entice us …

This House Is Not for the Faint of Heart

But someone really does live there.<p>If someone suggested that you take up residence in a home perched precariously on a rock pillar, you'd probably balk. Sure, you can't beat the sweeping mountain views, but the phrase "don't look down!" doesn't really inspire a comfortable, welcoming vibe.<p>But for …

Commuting

New Color, Cabinets, and Tile Freshen Up a Tired-Looking Kitchen

This kitchen was in desperate need of a facelift, and the results are stunning.<p>This kitchen was in desperate need of a facelift, and the results are stunning.

Tree House Studio Builds Hideaways, Studios & Retreats

What started as a single person’s childhood love of treehouses has become a full-blown business, constructing custom tree homes, teaching treehouse …

Treehouses

Small Island Cottage With A Traditional Interior

This small but very pretty house is located on the Isle of Wight, the UK. The style is pure, stylish vintage: shabby chic wood outside and inside the …

Architect Student Redesigns a School Bus as a Modular Home

In his final semester of architecture school, graduate student Hank Butitta grew tired of completing conceptual projects that only existed on paper and decided to bring an assignment to life. With this drive, Butitta impulsively bought a school bus off of Craigslist for $3,000 with the intention of …

Craigslist

Tiny, enclosed pod offices for the post-apocalyptic web worker

You work on the internet, so why walk much further than three feet from your desk? As long as you have a network connection, there's no need to …

LED Lighting

Fabbing with friends: a WikiHouse for World Maker Faire

When we first heard about WikiHouse, we knew we wanted to build one. When WikiHouse’s co-founder gave an inspiring Ted talk this past May, we were …