Transformer, multifunctional furniture is truly a wonderful invention, especially when it aids the effort of trying to downsize or making the most out of living in small spaces.
The so-called RDP House, recently completed in Quito, Ecuador, is a great example of unique and interesting ways in which shipping containers can be used to build modern, sustainable homes.
Gooseneck trailers are something of a favorite when building mobile tiny homes, since they have extra space above the truck bed, which comes in quite handy when designing a cozy and comfortable home.
This fun cabin was designed by the architecture firm Vardehaugen of Norway. It can function completely off-the-grid and features a sloping roof that the architects claim can serve as a ski/sledding trail and even a ski jumping slope, though I’m not sure how safe the latter is.
Downsizing isn’t the only advantage of opting for a tiny home it seems. The Portland, Oregon-based firm Path Architecture has designed a unique tiny house, which is capable of rotating to follow the sun.
The UK-based company Bluefield Houseboats was established with the goal of making houseboats that are as comfortable to live in as any nice house or apartment.
Building in remote locations of the world often calls for off-the-grid solutions, which builders envision in different ways.
Between multipurpose furniture, storage stairs and all-inclusive transformer units we’ve seen a lot of clever solutions on how to make the most of the often very cramped space in small city apartments.
Brooklyn, NY, or more precisely 461 Dean Street, is now the site of the tallest modular tower in the world according to the company that built it.
The problem of homelessness is a real issue across the globe, and providing adequate housing solutions for these poor people is a very demanding task.
Amsterdam-based firm DUS Architects has recently completed a tiny guesthouse, which was printed rather than built.
The gorgeous hand-built house in question is called Keva Tiny House and it was lovingly designed and built by yoga instructor Rebecca Grim, with some help from her carpenter friend Rudy Hexter and his apprentice Lenny.
Buying new furniture as your child grows can be quite an expense, so working solutions in this area are more than welcome.
The people behind the famous Mini have designed an urban home, which seeks to alleviate the problem of urban overcrowding.
The UK (and I’m sure many other countries) is facing the problem of having areas of land that can’t be developed for housing because they are in a flood prone area.
The Chinese firm People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has created yet another ingenious home design, which proves yet again that houses don’t need to be hard to build, and that it doesn’t need to take a long time to construct them.
It’s been awhile since we covered small apartment living, but this one deserves a mention. The apartment is located in Bordeaux, France and the renovation was carried out by architect Elodie Gaschard of Atelier Miel and Michaël Martins Alfonso.
A big part of the decision to downsize to a tiny mobile home is the ability to live a more adventurous lifestyle, which might not be possible when tied down to a traditional home and mortgage.
About three years ago, Norway’s Tourism Association held a competition for designing the best self-catering mountain lodges, which they could place on hiking trails across the country.
The SolSource, made by the firm One Earth Designs, has been around for awhile and they made quite a few waves a few years ago with their three-in-one solar gadget, which uses solar power to cook food, generate electricity and purify water.