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This Man Made His Dream Treehouse an Incredible Reality -complete with Hot Tub
As kids, we probably all wanted treehouses. A treehouse could be a fortress of solitude, a place we could go to escape the crazy world of being a kid. Some of us built them or got them, and some of us, unfortunately, didn't. Regardless, our treehouses were nothing compared to wha...
15 Ancient House Designs That You Can Build Really Cheap or Free
How would your life change if you never had to pay rent or interest on a mortgage again? I bet it would take a significant weight off your shoulders. It sure would for me. You’re not alone, in fact today most people in “civilized” parts of the world don’t own their homes but are indebted to...
15 Interiors 15 Personalized Designs Built To Surroundings
Okay, now that you've picked out what kind of real estate you want to live on, and also what type of home you would like to build, it's time to talk interiors.  Depending on what type of exterior you have, you still have all sorts of stylistic choices for how you will build.  If ...
16 Amazing Log House Kitchens You Have to See
I love log houses. I make no secret of the fact that I plan for my next house to be one. I’ve been surfing the web for years making notes on awesome layouts, designs and decor for log cabin houses. Since I love to cook, the kitchen has always been one of the most important rooms in a house to ...
41 Purposeful Homes That Solve Real "Issues"
The options that one considers when designing, remodeling, or adding onto a home are limitless. Today we scour the internet for ideas that help us to downsize, make better use of space, be more efficient, to fulfill a long life dream, to make us more comfortable, to ease our pain as we age, to make ...
46 Cozy Nooks And Places That Take Advantage Of Tiny Little Spaces
Sometimes you encounter unusual spaces in your home designs... where there's not quite room enough to add a whole room, but with a little punch out into a piece of the attic, a beautifully creative space can be discovered.  And there's something so special about a tight little sleeping noo...
65 Amazing Rustic Natural Bathrooms
What's in a bathroom anyway you say?  We'll we sure spend a lot of time there!  About 1 and a half years of our lives will be spent in there.  So plan it to be at least slightly pleasant and to your liking, okay?  I like some of these... ooh!  ahhh! hehe I really love th...
A Shipping Container - Push Button House
This is very cool if you picture a shipload of them going somewhere.  If they were easy to retrofit and duplicate, it is quite portable.  The setting is not your typical off grid crowd, but these designers, engineers, forward thinkers who are paving the way to a possible tomorrow with desi...
Alternative Spaces
My home is my castle, my love caboose, my gypsie wagon, my humble abode, my donkey cart, the place where I lay my head, love machine, paradise palace, or whatever you call it, these are quite cool!     Above photo shared by Goa Secrets     ...
Ana Amberger '14 shows us how to live in a solar-powered yurt at the Dickinson College Farm.
You've heard of dorm living, but how about yurt living? Ana Amberger '14 shows us how to live in a solar-powered yurt at the Dickinson College Farm. ...
Any Kind Of House That's This Close To The Water... Must Be Fantastic
So you wake up every day, and if you start your motor and move, your scenery changes.  There's no lawn to mow.  If you want a place to walk or hike, you stop ashore and go.  I suppose if you ever grow tired of filtered water and fish, a time will come where you must go ashore and buy ...
Argentine Company 4L Installs Fortified Mobile Housing Units
4L arq improves social housing with transportable modules Conceived as a modular base, Argentinian studio 4L arquitectura has designed an adaptable structure that can easily accommodate for future growth. The intent was to improve the short-term housing deficit for a vulnerable group of single mot...
Beautiful Home Is Energy Efficient And Blends With The Hillside
A lot of architectural adventures nowadays seem to go exploring towards the co-habitation of human and nature. With ever more creativity, designers and especially home designers have imagined ways in which people can live in nature or surrounded by nature without having to lower their comfort and li...
Brian Schulz Builds Tiny House
Brian is an off grid Champion in my eyes, and a terrific builder! Love this video! So practical! More Work By Brian Schulz: Brian Schulz Hand Crafted Japanese Wood Fired Bath House Japanese House Built by Off Grid Champion - Brian Schulz...
Brian Schulze Hand Crafted Japanese Wood Fired Bath House
I love the tradition of the Japanese Bath. The ritual of slowly washing and soaking in a calm and beautiful setting, a cleansing of the mind and the heart as opposed to merely washing the body. Our bath house is a vision I've had since we started the farm, in fact it's heartbeat, the Chofu wood-fir...
Built into the hill and tornado proof in Oklahoma
Another day in roofing world.... i broke up the monotony of roof to roof when I heard there was an underground home in town from a friend.  I quickly jetted in that direction to go visit.  I wanted to do a whole story on reasons for the build, the construction technique, etc.  I passe...
Cabin Love
Last summer, we travelled along the “Top of The World” highway between Alaska and the Yukon. Near the border, is the small settlement of boundary Alaska. Population 3.  Near the road is an old log building. It was the store in the years when Boundary was a thriving mining community. We met ...
Carribean Paradise - Conch Shell House
Here is the beautiful Conch Shell House in the island of Isla Mujeres. The owner of the house is Octavio Ocampo, famous artist.  The Conch Shell House was built using ferro cement as well as recycled and found materials.     Many sea shells were used in the decoration...
Caterpillar House Is A Shipping Container Marvel - Efficient And Unique
The use of shipping containers in residential builds is quite popular nowadays, and with good reason: there are untold numbers of the waterproof and durable metal boxes available, so why not put a few to good use? With this in mind, the latest such dwelling to grab our attention is Casa Or...
Children Have A Way of Putting Life into Perspective - How This Family had a Wake Up Call.
After having their first child, Casey & Natasha had an epiphany that it really wasn't about them but rather leaving the earth in better shape.  Thinking about all the things in their lives that needed to be changed, a dream of an eco-friendly passive house began to emerge. The te...
City College of New York Students Unveil Sun-Powered Roof Pod for Solar Decathlon Competition
New York City has thousands of rooftops soaking up the sun's energy every day - why aren't we making better use of this infinitely renewable resource? City College of New York poses this question, and a practical solution to the problem, with their provocative new design for a sun-powered ...
Cob Village In The Woods - Beautiful, Natural, Efficient, Green
Visting the all cob ecovillage "cobville" in coquille, oregon. Including the tour guide Ianto Evans, author of "The Hand Sculpted House" -  Video Tour On The Last Two Pages           ...
Collapsible woven shelters powered by the sun could prove their worth
More than 40 million people worldwide have been displaced from their homes and left to find shelter in strange lands. Maybe they find a tarp, or a tent, but their quality of life almost always remains dismal. To close this gap in need, Jordanian-Canadian architect and designer Abeer Seikaly designed...
Contain This! 15 Amazing Shipping Containers Used As....
Shipping Containers are much more than just a fad now!  As you can see, people have realized all over the world that the cost of a used shipping container is much much cheaper than the cost of fabricating steel walls, and they are plentiful everywhere!  There may be an old container laying...
Cordwood Flooring by Sunny in sunny Arizona
Sunny Pettis Lutz  sent some photos of her gorgeous, hand-made cordwood floor to Richard Flatau's: cordwoodconstruction page on Facebook.  The following is a detailed list of how they made their floor with legal pickings from the state forest.   “Go out to the forest a...
Corrugated Metal Is Fun To Work With: Especially When You Tear Down An Old Shop And Get It For Free!
Corrugated MetalCorrugated galvanized iron was invented all the way back in the 1820s. Now you can find corrugated sheets in numerous types of metals. The best 'type' for the environment is reclaimed corrugated metal. Although manufacturing steel is polluting, corrugated metal's assets make up sligh...
Don't Feel Sorry For Them,... They Wanted It Small Like That! One Couple's Adventure
Over the years, house sizes in the United States have been doubling. However, couples like Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller have been realizing that size isn’t the most important thing about where you live. Instead, they, and others in the “small house movement,” know that effi...
Dreamy Seashell House Meant To Look Like Nature
Who cares what the neighbors think? Let's build a house that looks like a snail shell! That's just what they did, with the help of the astonishing imagination of those wild and wooly architects at Senosiain Arquitectos.  This abode is built now and the couple is already living in it with their ...
Earth Homes, Grass Roofs, What Can We Learn From The Vikings?
L’Anse aux Meadows is the only known site of a Norse village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland. When it was a bustling town, the settlement had three timber and sod longhouses as well as five smaller buildings that were built by the Vikings, all built five centuries before ...
Earthships: Self-Sustaining Homes - A Post Apocalyptic Design
When an earthquake hits, and the power grid goes down, the water pipes are broken, gas lines are leaking everywhere, where would you want to be living?   Where heat and power come from the sun?  Where cooling comes from the earth?   Where garbage has been used for beauty an...
Family Of Four In A Barn For A House And A $3600 Renovation
Where many see junk, Corey Gash envisions design possibilities. The window display artist convinced his family to leave its comfortable, two-bedroom town house in Orange last year for a run-down barn in Costa Mesa that once housed chickens and, later, a boat-building operation. "The first time I saw...
Family Of Four In A Barn For A House And A $3600 Renovation (3)
Upstairs, the bedroom. The fan is an existing piece, installed by a previous resident. The outdoor shower remains, though inside Gash added a full bathroom inside with a vintage claw-foot tub he found on the property. Gash holds daughter Stella in the entry. The main barn doors have been sea...
Festus MO Cave House Is As Cool As They Can Be
On May 19th, 2008, the City of Festus approved our occupancy inspection for the cave. "Officially, this completed our project" say Curt and Deborah Sleeper. There are still projects that can be started, completed and developed. "Plenty of room in our 17,000 square foot home." This is now where we li...
Floating Villages in Halong Bay Vietnam
Halong Bay, on Vietnam’s northeastern seacoast, is often considered one of the world’s most beautiful bays. Halong Bay is also significant for cultural and historical reasons. The bay is a home of the ancient Viet people with occupation by various cultures dating back some 18.000 years and many ...
Glamping In The Blue Mountains: New South Wales
Often people wonder what to do for income when they live in the wilderness.  There are lots of opportunites, especially with the internet the way we know it to be today.  Here we see what they call a glamping location... the residents live in the main home, but built this cute little bunga...
Gorgeous Pond House Is A Zero Energy Retreat in Louisiana
Architect Michael Holly recently completed the Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm, an exquisite zero-energy retreat that combines energy-efficient architecture with intelligent landscape design. Located in southeast Louisiana, the contemporary 1,250-square-foot Pond House retreat is more than just an eco-f...
Gorgeous Swedish Micro Home is a Wondrous Woodland Retreat
1/12 When designing the home Ottesjö sought to create a structure that embodied the appearance and mobility of a living creature that has adapted to its surroundings. 2/12 This organic approach gives the building a distinct aesthetic that harmonizes with the site on which it is...
Halloween Inspiration Ideas For Your Tiny And Not So Tiny Off the Grid House.
Halloween is approaching and we thought it would be a great idea to bring some inspiration for you and your family with these wonderfully and imaginative decorated homes. Fall colors are some of the most beautiful colors out there and simple items go a long way. Enjoy! Simple and yet Elegant. &nb...
Have you referred to your home as a "nest" before?
You might have heard of a home referred to as a "nest" before, and it can bring up images of either coziness or messiness (or both). Usually, though, the description isn't literal. Until now. This couch maybe be a little weird, it takes up a considerable amount of room and it may be a pain to clean...
Hmm Actually, I Think The Tiny House Movement Started Up North
These little ice shantys on skis look surprisingly similar to what a tinyhouse does, and attempts to accomplish the same thing.  They provide living quarters for a fisherman or two or more even for as long as the fishermen / fisherwomen want to stay out over the ice.  They have a litt...
Home Office - Very Creative Space Savers
Tired of a cramped home office space? Whether you need an extra seat, a better view, or lots more privacy, these inventive home offices may help conjure up a creative solution. Entrepreneurs are nothing if not flexible. The mobile Cube, created by Spaceflavor, is a match to your flexibility. The co...
Homes built with bottles and sand
To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.   ANALYSIS By Gideon George WHEN Ali Rajab and Ms Tima Said, members of the Tanga-based Best Camp Group, an Out of School Youth Group formed in 2011 were asked to construct an internet café using bottles t...
How This Family Of Four Lives Off The Grid In the Middle Of The Desert
By Mandi WoodruffYahoo Finance . Photo: Abe Connally At a time when we carry computers in our pockets and our cars practically do the driving for us, a certain subset of people have willingly chosen to cut the cord on modern American life — for good.  Off-the-grid living — ...
How to build a 14x14 solar cabin
We thought this was a really neat idea. Sure, it’s potentially a romantic concept but in a world full of complexity, but deep down who wouldn’t want a little more simplicity in their lives? There’s nothing wrong with that, right? Watch the video for a brief overview of how you coul...
I Dreamt Of A Home That Was Powered By The Sun..... And This Was What I Dreamed
So much of what I share on the page is homes that are built from the ground up to include earthen designs and natural insulation.  The truth about the off grid lifestyle is that  when one tries to combine modern amenities with sustainable techniques, what happens is the clash of budget and...
I've Found Us A House!
debrene.eu shared:   And Here's The Kind Of Makeover It Needs! Now Let's Go Watch Some Videos About Other's Who Have Done This To Their Busses           10 Years After Trying to Live off the Grid, Farmer Wonders, 'What am I Doing ...
If You Drove Around The Bend And Saw This Giant Dog, What Would Your Kid's Think?
We are husband and wife artists working at Dog Bark Park since 1997. Dennis, a self-taught chainsaw artist, has been carving for over thirty years. Frances joined him twenty years ago and also carves. Our “big break” came in 1995 when our carvings were sold on QVC television. We did...
If you Love a Tiny House, Then You'll Really Love A Tiny Boat!
Have you ever wanted to just up and quit your job, build a boat, and travel the world? Sure, that might seem a little extreme, but maybe one day at least part of the package can come true. Enter Roy Schreyer of Roy Designed That who designs and builds awesome things. His projects requ...
In Phoenix AZ, This Simple Grain Silo Turned Into Something Quite Spectacular!
SILO HOUSE (22 great photos, then a video) PHOENIX, ARIZONA       2012-2014 Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix’s up-and-coming Garfield Historic District, the Silo House is a converted 1955 corrugated steel-wall grain silo.  With a 230sf footprint and 340sf total liva...
Little Stone House Is Cute As Could Be!
This odd little one-room house (which looks like a toy house in these pix, but it is full size) has been on a neighbor’s property forever, who knows for how long? Each time I see it I wonder, who built it and why, and what was it for? I rarely see these neighbors, but next time I do, I will ask…...
Log Cabin Plans Under 1500 Square Feet
Log homes are increasingly popular as more and more people try to escape from the stress of urban life. The city environment is nothing compared to the relaxation that nature ensues. The feeling of having actual sections of trees protecting you from every side of your room will make you more aware o...
Mack's Underground Home In The Hills - Oklahoma
There's nothing quite so beautiful as fall in Oklahoma, usually in the 70's outside with it's clear sunny days and an occasionally passing rain.  This year, everything remained green, never having gone more than a week or so without rain.  Some years, the bermuda turns a crisp brown throug...
Mason St Peter’s Reclaimed Timber Cabin
This tiny woodland cabin was designed and built by architect Mason St. Peter, with the help of a few friends. After visiting a friend’s cabin in the Topanga Canyon in California, Mason was inspired to build his own. The retreat is constructed from reclaimed wood and materials that were left o...
Maximizing Space: Creativity Under The Stairs
The space beneath your stairs is often wasted, used as storage, or without access at all.  It's nice to make use of this space.  Look at what others have done.  This is giving me some ideas!  I hope it does you too!  ...
Morning of Inspirations from Abroad
Somtimes I don't want to think about how it's built, nor whether it's strong enough.  I just want to look at what somebody else did and enjoy the beauty of it.  This is one of those times.      index.html ...
Oasis in the Desert: Beneath The Boulders Of Joshua Tree
The visual that comes to mind when I see this... dry, no water, desolate..desert, and you'd be right.  It's a dry place most of the time.  But even in the desert, an off grid build can be easier than running power all the way into the middle of nowhere.  But in the past there was no o...
One Man's Idea Of Digging A Home: Underground In New Mexico with Ra Paulette
If you stumbled upon Ra Paulette’s cave (yes his cave) deep in the heart of New Mexico, you might think you’ve discovered a cave hundreds of years old — used for some unknown reason by people in the past. However, if you wandered into the great expanse of it you would most likely...
Potty Under The Stairs - Squeezing A Bathroom Into Tighter Spaces
When I spend so much time with the possibilities of off-grid life, and then someone comes along and says, "what's that off grid thing all about?"  I might say things like "solar power, wind power, sustainability, earchships, strawbale homes, etc."  But what is really going through my mind ...
Recommissioned Silos - Life In A Roundhouse
Round houses have been a successful design option for thousands of years. Wind passes around the building and finds no resistance. Round buildings achieve much higher wind ratings than traditional straight edged buildings. Round houses also have less surface area on the exterior making for a home th...
Return To The Shire
With the help of a drone, some camera equipment and some good editing softward, these cool cats assembled some terrific footage of the beautiful shire town in New Zealand.  The Lord of the Rings movies inspired us all with their super efficient underground homes that were as cozy as could be. &...
Riverstone Studios: Home And Work With Under $250 A Year In Utilities
It's never too late to start.... in fact... adding renewables to your home or business plan is usually a process of education and then implementation.  All of this takes time, but if you take the time and learn, and then plan ahead for the future to get a home or outfit one to be very very effi...
Rooms behind bookcases, a bed inside a tram cart and a crow's nest up a ladder: Inside the incredible Amsterdam hotel that may be the most bizarre in the world
The quirky Hotel Not Hotel in Amsterdam features 15 unique rooms, each one 'a work of art', its website says The unique property has the look and feel of an art gallery, with all the rooms dotted around a central lobby Guests can peek out of one-way mirrors in their rooms, hidden behind paintings an...
Rustic Cabins Make Me Drool
Some places, a person lives in their home to hide from the noises outside.  Others, the home is just a place to sleep and eat... where one lives to be outdoors... Those who live in their homes crave the day they get to go for a visit to the great outdoors.  Those who live in the outdoors u...
Rustic Natural Log Lodge - An Amazing Natural Build
This log cabin is a spectacular hunting lodge in South Carolina. Meticulously crafted by Hearthstone Homes and a group of local craftsmen, the detailing on this structure is extraordinary!  The use of natural log timbers from the land where it was built makes it the ultimate use of local materi...
See The Beauty of Traditional Earthen Homes in Tiebele
There is a village in Burkina Faso called Tiébélé, and something sets it apart from the rest in the area. The people living there have relied on an ethic of isolation to not only preserve their way of life and their culture, but also to preserve their houses. These houses are artfully crafte...
Simple Yet Amazing Rustic Furniture And DIY Video
This amazing collection of rustic natural furniture demonstrates the ideas of many craftsmen.  Sometimes they are built as a living, sometimes they are designed out of necessity.  The idea behind natural furniture isn't just about how much you can spend to buy it, unless of course, you hav...
Sleeping On Glass Couldn't Be Sweeter
Bambu Indah is a radically distinctive boutique hotel in Ubud, carefully curated by designers and long term residents of Bali, John and Cynthia Hardy. In 2005, eleven antique Javanese bridal homes were brought to Bali, restored, and decorated with the finest details. Now, Bambu Indah is available to...
Sneak Peak: Off Grid Strawbale Cabin
This sweet little cabin is tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, and it will be decked out with straw bale walls and clay plaster this summer by The Year of Mud crew. Eventually it will have a small off-grid power system and be a comfy little outpost in a beautiful patch of fore...
So What Is It That Inspires You? I Love These!
There's nothing quite so exciting as the smell of the fire started in the wood stove, the snow outside, the feel of the radiant heat, and as you get closer to the burner, you're freezing toes begin to come to life.  The smell of steam from the old kettle preparing cocoa to warm the insides. &nb...
Solar Powered Floating Eco Home On The Water Is Nearly 100 Percent Recycleable
With something like this, I see the benefits:  less grass to mow, no foundation repairs from moving earth, self powered, no land to buy, no footprint on the land, no trees to cut down, no driveway to build, if you tire of the view, move it.  .  If everybody wants one, does this mean t...
Solar Shed With Rainwater Catchment
This shed was built with the intention of serving as many purposes as possible on as small a piece of land as possible.  Because we live on a corner lot where it would be very visible, we also wanted to make it aesthetically pleasing for our neighbors.  It serves the function of storage wi...
Some Warm Cabin Love Right Here Yall
When you feel the outdoors at your beconing call, you tend to be more relaxed, more ready to do something physical like hike, which makes you healthier and stronger than city dwellers.  I grew up in the mountains.  Everyone else was a flatlander.  This is how it begins.  There's ...
Subterranean Living
Down a dirt road and between thickets of trees, Paul Queen lives inside a grassy, man-made hill. Deer try to stroll across his rooftop. Gopher tortoises attempt to tunnel into the walls. But inside, Queen can barely hear the rain — or deer hoofsteps. His home is earth-sheltered, meaning it's n...
Teatime for a Tiny Portable Home in Oregon
Architect Todd Miller was determined to help his Japanese client create a house she could both afford and love — and that meant including a tea ceremony room. There's a lot to keep in mind when you're designing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony room in any case, but squeezing one into ...
Texas Tiny Art Houses Are A Bit Over The Top... But Wow!
If you happen to live within one of those older midwest towns where homes are falling apart, and the value won't support a proper restoration, and the handmade intricacies are just fabulous, it is there that spotting those detail oriented pieces can make for choice appeal in your creative project! ...
The Alpod: The Future in Mobile Housing Is Here! (Video)
Designed as your exclusive high-tech pod house, the ALPOD surrounds you with a futuristic interior based on a contemporary flexible open-plan living space that features environmental controls, a special lighting design, full height glazing, skylights, plus kitchen and bathroom facilities. Engin...
The Off-Grid-It House Brings In The Light!
Off-grid itHouse is a vacation home located in Pioneertown, California, USA, and designed by Tallman Koch. The home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, and is surrounded by a vast rocky landscape. Pioneertown, California / Completed 2007 The Off-grid-it House is a design system...
The Swimming Pool Of The Future - Nature's Way Video and 17 Fab Examples!
Introducing the swimming pool of the future – only this kind is not your typical backyard pool. Instead of using chemicals, this pool is not only much less costly than the traditional pool, but it’s made with natural clear water.... video ahead on page 3    &n...
The Ufogel Is A Fabulous Place To Stay.... See Why
Overlooking some of the best mountain views in Austria, this 45-square-meter house designed by Peter Jungmann is a fully-furnished and functional home set on a hillside in the village of Nussdorf just outside of Vienna. Playfully taking its name from a combination of the words 'UFO' and 'Vogel,' whi...
Thermoelectric IKEA furniture could charge your phone with heat from your coffee
Your computer, your gaming console, even your cup of coffee—all of these objects in your house radiate heat, which promptly goes to waste. But what if your kitchen table or console cabinet contained the thermoelectric hardware to turn that heat into usable electricity? All around us, applian...
This Amazing Tiny House Shows How To Make The Most Of Interior Space!
Have you ever considered what you would want in a dream home? Amazing design, great use of space, character – these things are all important. Would you want a huge mansion with tons of space or would you rather live in a space which is more compact yet had everything you could ever need withou...
This Home In Has Some Unique Features For Jungle Living
We began with a popsicle version of our home to see how it would go together: We lived in this hut while the house was being built. It acted as our living room, dining room, and bedroom - complete with a little humanure station outside under the blue tarp. No plumbing, but it held the solar and s...
This Looks Like A Charming Little Cabin, But Really...
If you think that what you see below is just an adorable log cabin, you’d be dead wrong. Sure, it looks like a quaint cabin (in almost every way) but thanks to some sneaky architecture that’s just a disguise. Kelly Davis, the architect who created this faux-cabin, is a visual trickster (and quit...
This Shipping Container Home In The Redwoods Is Amazing! You Should See...
Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt wanted a modern cabin that wouldn't disrupt the Redwoods on their property. First they considered prefabs, but quickly realized they wouldn't fit up the narrow road to their land in the Santa Cruz mountains. So they convinced their friend, architect David Fenster, to de...
This Unique Spanish Style Eco Home Is Well Insulated And Energy Efficient!
The Live Garden House is a green-roofed, vaulted home built using traditional techniques in Zaragoza, Spain that is hidden underneath the curves of a rolling hill. Spanish designers Alberto Monreal and Elisa Durán of Arquitecturas Naturales S.C. created this beautiful home by focusing on sust...
This Use Of Pallets Will Amaze You! Gertopan House in Paraguay
In terms of the use of free pallets, this has got to be the wow factor of taking the use of the free acquisition beyond the norm... this beautifully pallet covered patio with enclosure brings depth and dimension with lighting with an appeal that is fabulous!  But the idea to begin with was to d...
Tim & Hanna's Affordable DIY Self Sustainable Micro Cabin in Tahoe
Tim and Hannah's Affordable DIY Self-Sustainable Micro CabinHOUSE TOURName: Tim Eddy and Hannah FullerLocation: Tahoe, CaliforniaSize: 196 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 years; Owned Hannah grew up in a home her parents built (her father is a boat builder), so it was only natural for her to follo...
Tiny House Jumpstarts from $10,000 for a shell house
If you've been keeping up with us with regards to the tiny house craze, you'll know there are lots of good reasons to begin like this.  If you haven't yet found a place, don't have credit, or are ready to ditch credit altogether, you can build a tiny house without the need for codes, and make s...
Tiny House, Tiny House, Is There Room Enough For Me?
This tiny house is kind of your standard design.  It's built on a heavy tandem axle trailer, so it will definitely handle some weight if you install cabinets and a fridge, generator, etc, but the heavy trailer costs a bit too.  It's got panel siding, three windows, and a front door.  ...
Underhill - The Magical Hobbit Like Ecco Cave House
Underhill is an incredible hobbit-home like, eco-cave house built into the hillside of a Waikato (New Zealand) farm. The house is cleverly constructed to resemble a cave. With no electricity in the house, the stone, wood and rustic features truly make you feel like you’re stepping back in tim...
Unique Fairy Tale Cob Cottage Is Available To Visit And Be Inspired
Most people have always dreamt about a big house, so when you start talking about a small house, or tiny house, they're not sure what to make of it. We have all taken vacations or gone camping, and we all seem to get by just fine.  But what is it about the smaller efficient life that is so nice...
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 way to do so for $35,000. My design has 140 sf of living space (based on 8’ x 20’ trailer) and is wholly self-sufficient. It reflects my phil...
Watch As This Piece Of Land Becomes The Most Efficient Of Homes.... Underground
(3 pages) 3/1/15  by David Webster When one buys a piece of land, and plans to live there, there are a million different ways one could choose to occupy the space. Ever so often, someone comes along with a vision... an idea... that could transform the way we build and live today.  This is...
What Type Of Homestead Would You Like To Build?
Whatever the terrain, helps determine the construction technique.  What type of exterior do you prefer?  Which one is practical for your favorite choice of housing location?  Browse through the homes below.  Get a feel for what excites you most.  That's probably the fir...
What Would You Do With 31 Shipping Containers?
Talk about a grand design. This jaw-dropping Brisbane property, made out of 31 shipping containers, is a one-off bespoke design by experienced builder Todd Miller of Zeigler Build. The only other similar house in Australia has been built from five containers. Situated on 706 square metres in G...
Where Homes Sell For Half A Million Dollars, Jenine Built Hers For $3500
In a town where the median home price is over half a million dollars, Jenine Alexander decided to build her own. Using resources like the tiny house blogs and the 1950 bestselling DIY book "Your Dream Home: How to Build It for Less Than $3,500" (a gift from a friend), Jenine spent less than $3,500 o...
You Have The Bug To Downsize Your Life And Simplify? Dream on These
More people than ever displaced from morgages struggle to secure loans or have opted not to go into debt again.  They are going tiny, and finding that after getting rid of things, it is our things that control us.  The more toys we have, the more time we spend fixing them.  The more c...
Younger buyers demand more energy efficient homes
Homes are becoming greener and more energy efficient according to research by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). As the association prepares to begin New Homes Month throughout April, NAHB reported that greener homes are increasingly being demanded by buyers. “Our builder member...