Cabins and vacation homes in general serve the purpose of bringing us closer to nature, something that most of us still yearn for.
This truly odd home is located in Prague, Czech Republic and was designed by the firm Šépka architekti.
Some of the most groundbreaking scientific discoveries happened by accident and now there’s another one to add to the list.
Most people with a family would not even consider moving into a tiny home, but it might not be such a far-fetched idea, as the so-called Brown Bear tiny house, proves.
A-frame cottages have always been popular, mainly due the ease and affordability of their construction.
Wood has many uses, from providing heat, furniture and raw building materials, but now it has another one, namely providing illumination.
WLabs has come up with the so-called Zera Food Recycler gadget, which does exactly what the name suggests.
Apart from downsizing and living debt- and mortgage-free, tiny homes are also ideally suited as housing solutions for refugees, the homeless, and even people with mobility issues.
The Sullivans are a family of five who live in a bus converted into a home full time. But far from being cramped and uncomfortable, their unique home is quite cozy and functional.
Even though downsizing to a tiny house is all about cutting costs and saving, a lot of custom made, or prefab tiny home offerings have hefty price tags.
The tiny home movement is taking over the world, it would seem, as we are seeing more and more awesome builds across the world lately.
Lansdowne Drive is a passive house that was recently built in London by the firm Tectonics Architects.
Shipping container architecture is not getting as much press as it once did, but people are still repurposing cargo containers to build inexpensive and often times very cozy homes.
The red telephone booths are as much a staple of Great Britain as anything else is. They were first designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott back in 1935, and of the 60,000 that were built in the span of nearly a century, about 11,000 are still standing.
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.