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Wordsmith Charles Finn Builds Peaceful Microhomes from Reclaimed Materials

Wordsmith Charles Finn Builds Peaceful Microhomes from Reclaimed Materials

Finn's first foray into micro home construction was called the Potomac Cabin and featured a five foot loft, from which his cat 42 stared out into the landscape. He built a second just like it, which sold

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Tiny House Perched Atop a Rock in the Middle of a River Withstands 45 Years of Floods

Tiny House Perched Atop a Rock in the Middle of a River Withstands 45 Years of Floods

The house was built back in 1968 by a group of boys who wanted a spot to sunbathe while at the river. Rather than settling on the comfort of raw bedrock, they took to constructing a building from wood

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12-Year-Old Sicily Kolbeck is Building Her Very Own Solar-Powered Tiny House

12-Year-Old Sicily Kolbeck is Building Her Very Own Solar-Powered Tiny House

When most grade school students embark on a construction project, it’s not usually on quite the scale of a fully-functional residence—but that’s exactly what 12-year-old Sicily Kolbeck has

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Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Isolée Retreat Opens Like a Cupboard

Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Isolée Retreat Opens Like a Cupboard

Isolée is a three-story structure designed on a concrete pier foundation in order to limit its impact on the site. This creates a sense that the building is standing on feet, like an old stand-alone

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Tiny Timber Fiscavaig House Rests on Stilts in an Ancient Scottish Landscape

Tiny Timber Fiscavaig House Rests on Stilts in an Ancient Scottish Landscape

In addition to its small footprint of 70 square meters, the small timber house on the western side of the Isle of Skye in Scotland makes optimum use of natural light and ventilation in order to keep its

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Maja’s House: A Teeny Weeny Replica of Herzog & de Meuron’s Rudin House Rises in Poland

Maja’s House: A Teeny Weeny Replica of Herzog & de Meuron’s Rudin House Rises in Poland

Maja helped to design the six square meter tiny house. Though the architects implored her to consider a flat-topped house, she insisted on the archetypal gabled home with a chimney. She even made a small

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Rotunda Living’s Tiny Eco-Friendly Roundhouses Are Inspired by Yurts

Rotunda Living’s Tiny Eco-Friendly Roundhouses Are Inspired by Yurts

Rotunda Living, a new small house builder in the UK, has developed a range of small, contemporary roundhouses that would be perfect for a holiday getaway or a backyard studio. The structures are similar

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Mathew Arthur Challenges Space and Conventional Living by Turning His Van Into a Home

Mathew Arthur Challenges Space and Conventional Living by Turning His Van Into a Home

We choose the buildings we live in, the clothes we wear, how we want to be entertained, and we keep things around us to tell the story of who we are. For one year, Mathew Arthur, a designer from

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Four Lights Houses: Jay Shafer Launches New Tiny Home Company

Four Lights Houses: Jay Shafer Launches New Tiny Home Company

Jay Shafer has been building and living in tiny houses since 1999 and has since been working to encourage more people that they don't need nearly as much living space as they think they do. His Tumbleweed

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Roulottes’ Colorful European-Style Caravans are a Place to Call Home

Roulottes’ Colorful European-Style Caravans are a Place to Call Home

When Hoekstra was a kid in the 60s, he saw these classic mobile caravans still in use and he promised himself that one day he would buy one. When he bought his first fixer-upper, he was a graphic

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David Baker’s Zero Cottage is an Impressive Tiny Backyard House Made From Recycled Materials

David Baker’s Zero Cottage is an Impressive Tiny Backyard House Made From Recycled Materials

Zero Cottage is located in the backyard of of an urban lot in the Mission District fronted by StoreFrontLab, a community-focused cultural initiative that gives the historic commercial space a new public

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Mobile Tiny House Transports 5 Skiers & Boarders in Search of Fresh Powder Snow

Mobile Tiny House Transports 5 Skiers & Boarders in Search of Fresh Powder Snow

Sam Giffin, Zack Giffin and Molly Baker had a dream to follow winter storms in pursuit of fresh powder and film their journey, but to do it on the cheap they needed their own mobile accommodations. Rather

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La Grange de Mon Père is a Delightful Extension to a Tiny Farm House in France

La Grange de Mon Père is a Delightful Extension to a Tiny Farm House in France

All of the buildings in this farming community of Marseille are defined by a certain aesthetic, one that the clients were loathe to disrupt when the needed to expand their home to accommodate a new child.

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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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One-Sqm-House: World’s Smallest House is a Single Square Meter in Size!

One-Sqm-House: World’s Smallest House is a Single Square Meter in Size!

The world's smallest house is finally here. For real. Compared to the One-Sqm-House by Van Bo Le-Metnzel of Hartz IV Möbel, all of the other teeny weeny little dwellings we have featured over the years

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A Pennsylvanian Woman Takes Up Residence In This Teeny Tiny 140 Square Foot Home

A Pennsylvanian Woman Takes Up Residence In This Teeny Tiny 140 Square Foot Home

Tiny homes are taking over the world, and just when we thought they couldn’t get any smaller, another one pops up half the size of its predecessor! Resting on a friend’s tract of land, Janice

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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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Room Room: Window-Studded Tokyo Mini Home Facilitates Communication for Deaf Family Members

Room Room: Window-Studded Tokyo Mini Home Facilitates Communication for Deaf Family Members

The project is an extension of a small home that was getting very cramped housing three generations of a family. The tiny lot, lack of privacy, and narrow streets catalyzed a fresh design approach that

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Micro House in Tokyo Built On a Single Car Space

Micro House in Tokyo Built On a Single Car Space

We've reported on a number tiny houses in Japan that are nearly the size of a parking space, but this is the first house we've seen that has literally been built on a plot intended for a single car. Side

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Nine Square Feet Cabin Is a Fully Functional and Frugal Micro Home

Nine Square Feet Cabin Is a Fully Functional and Frugal Micro Home

Nine is the magic number for the amazingly small, but functional mini cabin proposed by Michael Janzen. Just long enough to sleep in and tall enough to stand in, the cabin is placed on a lightweight

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Incredible Micro Home Transforms Into 24 Different Living Spaces

Incredible Micro Home Transforms Into 24 Different Living Spaces

This micro home in Hong Kong designed by architect Gary Chang is called the “Domestic Transformer” because it transforms from a mere 344 sq. ft. into 24 differently designed living spaces.

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v100 Mod Box: the Next Generation in Prefab Design

v100 Mod Box: the Next Generation in Prefab Design

The v100 Mod Box system is based on 10 ft x 10 ft x 10 ft boxes that can be assembled into any shape to create practically any structure - from a home to an office, studio, or they could even be grouped

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Amazing Mineral House is a Multi-Faceted Micro Home in Japan

Amazing Mineral House is a Multi-Faceted Micro Home in Japan

Compared to other micro homes in Japan, this three-story, 474 sq ft home could actually be considered quite accommodating. For much of the Western world however, it is still small by comparison. It's a

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World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

US-based Bridge Development, Corp. is behind the design for the Nano Living System and hopes to be able to provide their homes to people around the world in need of adequate housing. The Nano is built

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