small space living

Shipping Container-Inspired Homebox is a Tiny, Movable 3-Story Vertical Home

Shipping Container-Inspired Homebox is a Tiny, Movable 3-Story Vertical Home

Han Slawik based his Homebox on the shipping container model for its transport capabilities, universal dimensions and usefulness. But at the same time, wear, repair and maintenance of steel materials is

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Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

Treehouse is a prefab housing system developed to provide flexible and efficient living. Built entirely from wood, Treehouse is based on sustainability and modularity. As families needs grow over time, so

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Parisian Window Planter Lets and Raise and Lower Your Veggies for More Sun

Parisian Window Planter Lets and Raise and Lower Your Veggies for More Sun

"Volet Végétal" is a design for an urban planting system that allows apartment dwellers to grow veggies and herbs, even if they don't have much space. The system neatly fits within a window frame and

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Tiny Stacked Marfa 10×10 House is a Minimalist Artistic Dwelling in Texas

Tiny Stacked Marfa 10×10 House is a Minimalist Artistic Dwelling in Texas

Designed by Candid Rogers as a retreat for thoughtful repose, the tiny home embraces the site and the surrounding landscape. The bottom floor holds an open kitchen/dining area backed by a bathroom. A

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HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

We're big fans of storage beds here at Inhabitat, but we admit that it's kind of hard to find one that isn't on the pricier side. If you're looking to reap the benefits of having a bed that does

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Brooklyn Couple Lives in a Tiny 240-Square-Foot Apartment in NYC

Brooklyn Couple Lives in a Tiny 240-Square-Foot Apartment in NYC

If you think your apartment is cramped, consider this couple who live in a mere 240 sq. feet of space...together...all the time. While it may seem like a pretty rough road to travel, Erin Boyle and James

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Creative 430-Square-Foot Apartment in Tel Aviv Seems Much Larger Than It Really Is

Creative 430-Square-Foot Apartment in Tel Aviv Seems Much Larger Than It Really Is

Housing prices in Tel Aviv have soared in recent years and many people are unable to afford moving, but still want to upgrade or improve their space. As a result, many have resorted to remodeling their

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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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Harpoon House is a Smartly-Designed Compact Prefab Home in Portland

Harpoon House is a Smartly-Designed Compact Prefab Home in Portland

When Matt and Katherine decided they wanted a home of their own they found a small lot in a southeast Portland neighborhood. They had been living in a small house and didn't want to increase their square

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Bridge Studio is a Solar-Powered Minimalist Artist Retreat on Fogo Island

Bridge Studio is a Solar-Powered Minimalist Artist Retreat on Fogo Island

Todd Saunders was commissioned to design a series of six artists’ studios at various Fogo Island locations. The goal of the Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation is to preserve the

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Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Brad Kittel promotes a philosophy called Pure Salvage Living that takes advantage of materials already out there in existence, but not being used. Through his company Tiny Texas Houses, Kittel has been

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See Ideabox & Ikea’s Hip Modern Prefab at the Portland Home & Garden Show This Weekend

See Ideabox & Ikea’s Hip Modern Prefab at the Portland Home & Garden Show This Weekend

Aktiv is the latest design to come from Salem, Oregon-based Ideabox, who produces a wide range of compact and smart prefab homes. The one bedroom, one bath prefab is roughly 750 sq ft and places a strong

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Yestermorrow Students Complete 227 Square Foot Mobile Home for Small Space Living

Yestermorrow Students Complete 227 Square Foot Mobile Home for Small Space Living

Students at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School recently proved that small space living can be comfortable, beautiful and green by constructing this tiny 227 square foot mobile house. 12 students

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Fantastic Seattle Remodel by Atelier Drome Maximizes 600 Sq Ft Home With Smart Design & Storage Solutions

Fantastic Seattle Remodel by Atelier Drome Maximizes 600 Sq Ft Home With Smart Design & Storage Solutions

The Ravenna Remodel by Atelier Drome renovated a 1950s mid-century modern home that was in desperate need of help, bringing it into the 21st century. The project was originally a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home,

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Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and an Ikea Philosophy

Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and an Ikea Philosophy

Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares collaborated on Polikatoikea for the Origami Competition to design a new urban infill housing strategy for Porto, Portugal. Their plan is a modular concept that

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In.It.Studios’ Prefab Garden House is a Modern Small Space Tucked Away In The Forest

In.It.Studios’ Prefab Garden House is a Modern Small Space Tucked Away In The Forest

The 400 sq ft Slough Garden House features timber construction and timber window and door frames that were all sourced from FSC or PEFC certified sources. Foam insulation boards with secondary

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Sydney Opera House-Inspired Camper Combines Luxury & Tiny Living On-the-Go

Sydney Opera House-Inspired Camper Combines Luxury & Tiny Living On-the-Go

The Opera features a low profile design that makes it easy to tow behind a sedan rather than a larger SUV or truck (which is often necessary to transport larger trailers). Plus, the lightweight and

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Vila Hermina is a Pepto Pink Micro House in the Czech Republic

Vila Hermina is a Pepto Pink Micro House in the Czech Republic

Located on the outskirts of Černín, Vila Hermina is definitely a bit strange looking amidst the other more traditional cottages in the area. Not only is it painted a bright pink, but it does not share a

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The Methow Cabin is a Cozy Washington Ski Retreat with a Tiny Footprint

The Methow Cabin is a Cozy Washington Ski Retreat with a Tiny Footprint

The cabin sits adjacent to the cross-country ski and bike trails that the owners love to enjoy, and is in close enough that they can pretty much step out the door, strap in, and go. Despite its diminutive

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0 to 1′s Gorgeous Geometric Artist Studio Concept

0 to 1′s Gorgeous Geometric Artist Studio Concept

0 to 1 designed this modern live-work space concept for an artist in Fiskars, Finland. The form was inspired by the local climate, Finnish culture, and a set of functions and guidelines provided by the

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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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Back To School Picks: Green Furnishings For Your Dorm or Apartment

Back To School Picks: Green Furnishings For Your Dorm or Apartment

Check out our favorite furnishings picks for your dorm or apartment. Sustainable Wood & Organic Cotton Futton & Frame Paperpedic Cardboard Bed Organic Cotton Linens Organic Cotton

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Kodaira Shi: Toyko Residence is Covered in a Tent to Create a Private Shaded Garden

Kodaira Shi: Toyko Residence is Covered in a Tent to Create a Private Shaded Garden

The 93 sq m (1,001 sq ft), two-story home sits on a corner in a residential area. The owners wanted a small garden and yard for their children, but also desired privacy. The translucent tarpaulin, which

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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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Charming Japanese Residence Has a Green Roofed Garage Perfect for A Car Hobbyist

Charming Japanese Residence Has a Green Roofed Garage Perfect for A Car Hobbyist

Set next to a rice field, the home enjoys views out over farmland and is very privately situated. Organized in a U-shape around a courtyard and projected by the garage on the side facing the road, the

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Sommerhaus Prefab is a Sophisticated and Sustainable Retreat for Lazy Summer Days

Sommerhaus Prefab is a Sophisticated and Sustainable Retreat for Lazy Summer Days

The two-bedroom wooden prefab cabin can be used as a vacation home, studio space, home office or even a primary home. Coming in at less than 70 sq meters, there's enough room for two simple bedrooms, a

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Green Oak Writer’s Studio Is the Perfect Small Space For Meditation & Inspiration

Green Oak Writer’s Studio Is the Perfect Small Space For Meditation & Inspiration

Inspiration for the home office came from the "Russian word пустынь or poustinia (which literally means desert): a small simply furnished and preferably remote cabin to which a monk would retreat

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Dwell on Design Modern Living Prefab Showhouse To Be Auctioned Off On Ebay

Dwell on Design Modern Living Prefab Showhouse To Be Auctioned Off On Ebay

After last year's success with the Reclaimed Space prefab, which sold on eBay for $75,000, Ecofabulous decided to do another. This time they teamed up with Seattle prefab builder OneBuild and LA-based

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Rotating Living Module Replicates Zero-Gravity to Make Use of Every Surface

Rotating Living Module Replicates Zero-Gravity to Make Use of Every Surface

The living module is a square-shaped room built inside a cylinder open on both ends. Benches, chairs, storage, tables and lounge chairs are all built in, and as the module rotates, new furniture becomes

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Sunset Idea House: Hybrid Architecture’s Yellow Shipping Container Home Shows Off Small Space Living

Sunset Idea House: Hybrid Architecture’s Yellow Shipping Container Home Shows Off Small Space Living

Hybrid Architecture has been working on a series of shipping container modular building systems, which they call Cargotecture®. Relocatable, adaptable and compact, these modular homes can be used for

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