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3voOm.jpg (400×554) MOUNTAIN VILLAGE by ~truegarden on deviantART. Old Garage turned Mini Dream Home! Hello there!

Old Garage turned Mini Dream Home!

It’s been a busy week with a trip to Seattle for the Picasso exhibition and a drive out to the coast but I knew I had to share this amazing remodel with you before the week came to a close. Everyone loves good makeovers and the ones involving tiny spaces, creative design and ingenious solutions are my all time favorites! Check out how Seattle artist, designer and welder, Michelle de la Vega, created this beautiful little 250 sq. ft. haven… The before… Dilapidated 18th Century Church Transformed Into a Private Home St Nicholas Church Home Renovation – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World. Dilapidated 18th Century Church Transformed Into a Private Home. Adaptive reuse projects generally call to mind industrial warehouses and factories turned into trendy studios, or shabby-chic restaurants and bars, but the transformation of the St.

Dilapidated 18th Century Church Transformed Into a Private Home

Nicholas Church in Kyloe, Northumberland, England has taken this concept of renewal and grounded it much closer to home. The church was purchased not too long ago by Sally Onions and Ian Bottomley, who went the unconventional route when scouting for their newest digs. Far from a Norman Foster style box, or even a classic and quaint Victorian house, the duo instead opted to transform an 18th century basilica into the sanctuary they now call “home.”

The church was originally built in 1792, so the couple wanted to maintain as much of the building’s classic architecture as possible. Rather than undertaking a full-on renovation — which actually would have been cheaper — they opted to restore the key elements of the church, such as the vaulted ceilings and original stained glass windows. 15 Unique and Creative Staircases. Stylish modern stairs and creative staircase designs from all over the world. Helical Stairs The gradual upward rotation if this staircase is extremely elegant and the user is almost unaware of the change in elevation. [link] Spiral Staircase Slide Creative spiral staircase design with incorporated slide for kids. Minimal Staircase Unique staircase designed by Ecole for modern apartment in Paris.

Steel Stairs Use of steel enables the creation of very slim structures that are light and minimalist yet incredibly strong. Bookshelf Staircase. DIY Meditation Temple Built from Salvaged Materials. Photoblog - Chinese worker builds "egg" house to beat high cost of living. By Rich Shulman This clever "green" mobile home solves several problems at once: Dai Haifei has eliminated his commute, cut energy costs by going solar, and eliminated his rent payment.

Photoblog - Chinese worker builds "egg" house to beat high cost of living

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tiny houses & small dwellings of every shape and size

Waterfall House. The Houses That PET Built. Eco-minded architects and designers are making treasure out of trash by recycling used PET bottles into beautiful, sustainable, buildings. One of the wonderful things about being recycle-minded is that every piece of trash is an opportunity to recreate something wonderful. At least, that’s the way I felt when I saw testaments to the miracle of recycling — houses, cisterns, furniture, bus stops and even entire schools — made from recycled PET plastic bottles. Eco-tec , an award-winning Honduran company, has used recycled PET plastic bottles for construction of houses, water tanks, and even schools. Using some 8,000 PET recycled bottles, Eco-Tec created the “casa ecológica” or ecological house, as a means of providing sustainable construction methods and employment in Honduras. 70% of the structures built by Eco-Tec are made up of recycled PET bottles reclaimed from landfills and local clean-up projects.

"Domestic waste can be transformed into useful stuff. Step into my backyard office pod. When I was young, I was fascinated by "Growing Pains" dad Jason Seaver’s work-at-home setup.

Step into my backyard office pod

I loved that in between appointments with patients in his home office, the good doctor could pop into the family kitchen and hang with Mike, Carol, Ben and the gang while mom Maggie was out working as a reporter. Best places in the U.S. to survive the apocalypse: Silohome. The Abandoned Palace At 5 Beekman Street. Update 9/11/2013 – Been meaning to update for a while. 5 Beekman is NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR FILMING, EVENTS, OR ANY OTHER RENTAL PURPOSE due to ongoing construction. 5 Beekman Street has a secret.

The Abandoned Palace At 5 Beekman Street

You’ve probably passed it a million times in your travels through downtown Manhattan. Certainly anyone who has ever visited J&R Row or hit the Starbucks on the opposite corner for a post-Brooklyn-Bridge-walk bathroom break has noticed its twin towers, and perhaps wondered how much its wealthy tenants pay to live behind its beautiful brick and terra-cotta facade. Design Drool: A Green House You'll Actually Want to Live In. Vitor Penha. Mental_floss Blog » 10 Notable Staircases. Staircases can be so much more than just a means of getting to the next floor. A staircase can be a work of art, a conversation piece, a place to meditate, or a historical marker. Floating on a Wall This floating staircase above by designer Jordi Vayreda looks dangerous, but the steps are made of steel welded to a thick beam inside the wall.

British inventor builds floating home from 120,000 plastic bottles. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 16:58 GMT, 13 October 2010 A British man has created an island home in the Caribbean - with 120,000 plastic bottles.

British inventor builds floating home from 120,000 plastic bottles

Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials. Good things come to those who wait – particularly in a work of uniquely detailed and highly curved architecture.

Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials

Nearly a decade in the making, this structure by Robert Harvey Oshatz is much like a tree house – lofted toward the top of the canopy around it – only bigger, grander, more complex and curved than most any tree house in the world. The perimeter of the structure is pushed out into the forest around it, curving in and out to create views as well as a sense of intimacy with the coniferous and deciduous tree cover. The wood and metal detailing is incredible in its variety and customization – each piece designed to fit a particular form and function.

Wood and stone carry naturalistic themes from the outside in and even the metal looks naturally rusted. Fascinating Underground Homes. Do You Want To Dream Different? Posted by Radhika on September 11th, 2009 This mind teasing structure that you are viewing in pictures below was designed and developed by organic architect Javier Senosiain.

Do You Want To Dream Different?

Javier Senosiain is a Mexican architect who has a peculiar taste to create numerous marvels in different patterns. This particular shell house aptly named “Nautilus House” was given shape in 2006 at a place called Naucalpan in Mexico. Do-It-Yourself Downsizing: How To Build A Tiny House. Hide captionHome Is Where The Tiny House Is: The 130-square-foot "Fencl" is one of the (very) small homes offered by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company in California.

Do-It-Yourself Downsizing: How To Build A Tiny House

The homes are available for purchase ready-made, but plenty of DIYers are choosing to construct their own. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company The only thing tiny about the tiny house movement is the size of the houses themselves. There are a slew of websites devoted to the scene, and tiny house evangelists based in California and Vermont are busy traveling around North America helping people build these little homes. 20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses. Treehouses are more popular than ever, as play spaces for children but also as luxury hotel (and even house) designs for adults. A former Cement Factory is now the workspace and residence of Ricardo Bofill. Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Architect: Ricardo BofillProgram: Architectural offices /archives /model laboratory /exhibition space /Bofill's-apartment /guest rooms /gardensLocation: Barcelona, SpainTotal floor area: 3,100 square meters and gardensHouse area: 500 square metersDate Completed: 1975.