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Large Overhanging ‘Hat’ Shields House AA from the Japanese Sun

Large Overhanging ‘Hat’ Shields House AA from the Japanese Sun

Located in Nara, Nara Prefecture this small Japanese home was designed for a young family. The total site area is 107 sq m (1,150 sq ft), but the total living space is only 64 sq m (688 sq ft), making for

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Meet the Tiny House Family Who Built an Amazing Mini Home for Just $12,000

Meet the Tiny House Family Who Built an Amazing Mini Home for Just $12,000

The Tiny House Family recently went on Anderson Cooper. As you can see, the actual-size outline of their home in black is even smaller than the show's stage! INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about

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Why Small Homes Make Better Homes

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 people begin to make the most of the benefits that having a

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BIG & Small House Maximizes Space with Volume and Daylighting in Los Angeles

BIG & Small House Maximizes Space with Volume and Daylighting in Los Angeles

The BIG & Small House is set on a 2,500 sq ft lot, and the home has a building footprint of 900 sq ft with a total of 1,200 sq ft inside. This includes a one-car garage, an open floor plan

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Humble Homes Unveils New Tiny House Model with First Floor Bedroom

Humble Homes Unveils New Tiny House Model with First Floor Bedroom

Tiny house company Humble Homes has released its second design aimed at increasing the accessibility of tiny houses, the BRV1. Unlike their previous design which contained a compact staircase to a

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Humble Homes Unveils Tiny McG Loft House

Humble Homes Unveils Tiny McG Loft House

Tiny house company Humble Homes, recently released their newest design – the McG Loft. This house was designed to address the current issues surrounding tiny houses and accessibility, and they have

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Portland Will Host the 6th Annual Living Future unConference

Portland Will Host the 6th Annual Living Future unConference

Portland, Oregon is often recognized as one of the greenest cities in America. The city has plans for peak oil and climate action and policies to address recycling and sustainable urban development, so

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Architect Dominic Stevens Builds His Dream House For Under $33,000

Architect Dominic Stevens Builds His Dream House For Under $33,000

Many of us dream of one day designing and building our own house - and with economic issues ravaging many countries around the globe and ensuing mortgage crises, it's not surprising that the self-build is

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Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Read-Nest is a pre-fabricated structure, so no noise, scrap materials, wood dust or builders are necessary to build it. The tiny wooden box could land in any garden, forest or even an urban terrace,

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Toronto’s Shaft House Maximizes Space & Daylight on a Snug 20 ft Wide Lot

Toronto’s Shaft House Maximizes Space & Daylight on a Snug 20 ft Wide Lot

The Shaft House is so named because of a large void running up through the center of the home. Natural light travels deep into the house via the shaft and no air conditioning is needed as all the hot air

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Small Solar-Powered House Sits Amicably Amidst Olive Groves in Sonoma

Small Solar-Powered House Sits Amicably Amidst Olive Groves in Sonoma

When the couple bought the property, the original home was dilapidated and there was no infrastructure, so utility lines had to be buried and brought to the home site. The new home is sited at the top of

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Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger

Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger

An increasing number of Americans are expressing interest in smaller space living, with some even owning homes under 100sq ft! One indicator of the trend is that instead of saying that tiny house owners

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Twelve Cubed Mini Prefab Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Twelve Cubed Mini Prefab Home

Could you live in 144 square feet of space? That's what James Stuart of Canada set out to do and in the process created a mini prefab home with all the necessary amenities inside of 12 x 12 foot cube.

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Shelter No 2: An Affordable Prefab Pod

Shelter No 2: An Affordable Prefab Pod

Pod living is becoming a new trend in prefab design -- small houses carefully designed to contain everything you need to sustain yourself in a small space. Broisson Architects of Naucalpan, Mexico has a

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