This mico-cabin built in Finland is an inspiration to design, livability and art, but the pictures are only half of the story. Check out the article on Treehugger. The owner-architect wanted to build a house so small that it could be built without a permit. Small in size, but note the 2 floors. This thing is livable.
For all of you folks that are on the fence about Brunswick County, NC check out this video. Not for the sappy romantic stuff, but for the beautiful location, our beloved Southport.
This is the main entrance to a tiny house built by Swedish architect Torsten Ottesjö using recycled and eco-friendly building materials. Next comes the kitchen and finally the bedroom. According to Ottesjö, if you design a space well, it doesn’t have be large or angular. He and his wife vacate to this structure located in the Swedish countryside both winter and summer.
Polish architect Jakub Szczesny has designed a built a less than 5-feet wide home in downtown Warsaw, Poland. It converts an otherwise pointless space between two buildings to living space. Check out in the WSJ article. Apparently the house was built for author Etgar Keret whose father survived the holocaust by hiding in small and much less lavish digs. This home is a tribute to his family. Art meets architecture.
An 84 square foot house? Yeah, right. Well…….yeah, right. This Olympia, WA woman built an 84 square foot house on wheels and has been living there for over 2 years. Now for the good part, her utility bills are $6.00/month. I am so jealous. This is such a good video.
After seeing this I’m wondering if my digs are a little opulent. What do you think?
Have you ever wondered what the insides of a 16’ wide house would look like? Above you are looking at the 2nd floor of a 3 story, 16’ wide home. I think the owner architect Doug Sandberg did pretty well considering his lot is 18’ wide. Needless to say, it’s a shotgun house. This house defines “small footprint”.
Every day thousands of Danes ride their bicycles to work, school and just about everywhere. City planners in Copenhagen want even more people to commute by bicyle so they are building a network of 26 new bicycle routes, dubbed the “bicycle superhighway,” to link surrounding communities with the city.
This is an idea that could enhance the “quality of life” in any community. I hope that our city planners are taking note. This story was featured on NPR.
Martha does it again with 24 of her Favorite Kitchens. There is not a photo in this gallery that doesn’t just scream great design. Look closely and you will find something that speaks to you. Whether it is countertops, storage, flooring or shelving, there is something in here for everyone.
Crating is a form of packing used for objects that are either too valuable, too fragile, too large and/or too heavy to be placed in cartons.
Building a crate is not hard, it doesn’t require very many tools and all of the supplies can be found at the local building center. OmniStorage has posted a blog article that will give you a good concept of How to Crate Your Artwork.