Tour a Mill Valley, California, Home That’s Layered With Travel Keepsakes. When we hear the word downsize, our imaginations run rampant with images of crowded living rooms and once-functioning garages swallowed whole by furniture with no place to go.
But for one family of four living in Mill Valley, California, a cozy town nestled on the outskirts of San Francisco, scaling down from a huge, seven-bedroom home to a four-bedroom cottage was a second chance to rediscover their sense of style. “There was a beautiful infinity pool and a hot tub up on the hill,” remembers Johanna Vente Anderson, one half of the design duo behind Saffron and Poe, but the massive space never quite felt like the clients. Of course, personality doesn’t bank on square footage: It’s all in the details (tongue-and-groove paneling anyone?). Here, Anderson and her business partner, Fiona Bronte Burr, walk us through the new house.
Inspired by Italian textiles, the Walker Zanger tiles used for the backsplash were a splurge. Frontier Stove TENT Bundle. Stove, Carry Bag, Tent Kit, Spark Arrestor, Heat Mat and Axe + FREE Eco Fuel Starter Kit (Retail Only) SPECIAL OFFER: Free Eco Fuel Starter Kit with every stove sold at retail!
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The Frontier Stove Tent Bundle includes: 1 x Frontier Stove 1 x Carry Bag 1 x Spark Arrestor. Portable tiny house built from recycled water tanks can be towed by a bicycle. Tiny houses come in all shapes and sizes, and are built from all sorts of materials, but this tiny house concept uses a novel approach to creating a lightweight portable dwelling that is also said to be able to float on water.
I've been following the tiny house movement for over a decade now, ever since my family's foray into living in a very small space, and even after seeing hundreds upon hundreds of different tiny house designs, I still come across innovative concepts for using repurposed materials to build miniature dwellings that just seem to make sense, but that are only obvious after seeing them. And this portable tiny house design is definitely up there in terms of being a potentially viable idea that combines reused materials in a way that takes advantage of the materials' inherent strengths, while also being versatile and adaptable. © Stereotank. 25 Brilliant Tiny Homes That Will Inspire You To Live Small. #10 Is Genius!
These micro houses prove that there is a certain beauty in finding a low-impact solution for you and your family.
Bigger isn't always better. Fans of the tiny home movement swear by it: when we simplify our lives and live "smaller" big savings - and improvements to the overall quality of your life - are possible. Thanks for visiting us today, and I hope you enjoyed the tiny homes. This Dream Home Only Cost Them $22,000. Just Wait Til You Go Inside...Wow! Build A Tiny House - TinyHouseBuild.com. Bulletproof & Fireproof House Made From Used Plastic Bottles. This 2 bedroom house built from recycled plastic bottles is bulletproof and fireproof and can withstand earthquakes.
Oh, and it also reportedly holds a comfy year-round temperature of 64 degrees F. The bottles were filled with sand and are held together by mud and cement to form a solid wall that supposedly is stronger than cinder clocks. Before & After: From Trailer Trash to Trailer Treasure. 10 Wearable Habitats to Shelter You From the Apocalypse. In 2009, a trio of Philadelphia student designers showed off the perfect apparel for our uncertain times.
Asked to fabricate solutions for a hypothetical post-disaster scenario, Jin Hong, Sebastian Brauer, and Jackie Starker conceivred of the “Wearable Shelter” collection, a line of waterproof coats that transform into sleeping bags or two-person tents in the event of an emergency. + Wearable Shelter London designer Tom Dixon collaborated with Adidas on a capsule collection of travel essentials designed to serve as a “complete wardrobe for every possible occasion.” Among the utilitarian yet adaptive garments? A padded parka that transforms into a sleeping bag. + Adidas by Tom Dixon Who says you can’t take it with you?
Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter is a magnificent photo book of owner built homes and sustainable alternative architecture using natural building materials. Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter. By Lloyd Kahn There's a grassroots movement in tiny homes these days.
The real estate collapse, the economic downturn, burning out on 12-hour workdays – many people are rethinking their ideas about shelter – seeking an alternative to high rents, or a lifelong mortgage debt to a bank on an overpriced home. In this book are some 150 builders who have taken things into their own hands, creating tiny homes (under 500 sq. ft.).