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E.D.G.E Prefabricated Retreat or Residence Tiny House Holiday Gift Guide Search Also see… Comments Policy Comments are encouraged but please keep it constructive and do not make any direct attacks on other commenters. Popular Posts Recent Posts Tiny House Magazine Legal The contents of this website are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as advice. %d bloggers like this: The Edge A small vacation retreat rental overlooking Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, UK. More info. and photos here. Bare-bones tiny house with glass wall perches on stilts Another day, another minimalist nature dwelling—this time it’s perched on stilts in northern Vietnam. Designed by architect Chu Văn Đông, Forest House, as it’s aptly called, asserts itself from the side of a small edge and is propped up on stilts. Its construction is as simple as can be: a single room with a gable roof and clad in wood, with a built-in bench that doubles as a bed, a small wood-burning stove, and a table ledge. Although the very humble abode is bare-bones (but still has electricity and air conditioning), it’s a tiny-house traveler’s dream and could theoretically be replicated all over the world since it was built on a modest budget. Via: Inhabitat

This New Urban Cabin May Be Our Best Solution for City Living Oke Hauser, creative lead for MINI LIVING, has many happy childhood memories of living in small spaces. As a kid, he experienced van life before it became a hashtag, traveling through Europe with his family during the summer. In fact, he still taps into these memories when designing small spaces. Hauser and MINI LIVING experience designer Corinna Natter are the driving force behind MINI LIVING’s design team. Interestingly, Natter also taps into her childhood memories for small-space design inspiration. Natter’s desire to incorporate nature into urban life can be seen in the cabin’s privacy-building green wall, lined with small house plants. Essentially a tiny house, the Urban Cabin may seem like a surprising solution for urban housing; we tend to think of building vertically as the logical way to go. "MINI is quintessentially an urban brand," says Hauser. In a natural progression, the company has applied its small-space concept for automobile design to the tiny house design trend.

Tiny house with flexible interior sleeps up to six The Cape Cod tiny house is based on a triple-axle trailer and clad in tongue and groove cedar, with metal accenting. It measures 10 ft (3 m) wide, which exceeds the standard towing limit in the US, so it'll need a permit to go on the road, though the home won't be moved around too often. On entering, visitors are presented with a small lounge area with home entertainment center and some space for a couch. Over on the opposite side of the home lies a kitchenette. There are two loft bedrooms, both accessed by ladder. The home is topped by two skylights.

aVOID - Minimalist tiny house is an ever-transforming living experience (Video) The tiny house movement has evolved dramatically since its early days, when a saccharine-sweet, rustic aesthetic was de rigeur, and floorplans were relatively simple. Now, things are getting interesting in the tiny house world, with a variety of styles, configurations and price points to choose from -- or at least oogle at. Combining a modern sensibility with transformer-furniture magic and tiny house portability is this striking tiny design by young Italian architect Leonardo Di Chiara. Feeling like a hyper-efficient, minimalist micro-home on wheels, we get an extensive tour of the aVOID house via the excellent Fair Companies. It's a must-watch: © Leonardo Di Chiara Fair Companies/Video screen capture Fair Companies/Video screen capture What's immediately apparent is how pared-down the space feels. This tiny home is called "a void" because it's an "empty space, connected to an experience -- your living experience. © Leonardo Di Chiara "More people are becoming nomads." he says.

Antony Gibbon's Helix House is a twisting tiny home that towers amidst the forest Designer Antony Gibbon is known for his nature-inspired designs, each of which is more jaw-dropping than the last. His latest masterpiece is the Helix House – a beautiful twisting tower clad in wooden slatted beams that seamlessly blends into the forest. At just 100 square feet, the home is tiny, but the majestic design is straight out of a fairy tale. Like all of Gibbons’ designs, the Helix House was inspired by nature. Related:Antony Gibbon’s Lucent House is a serene minimalist retreat made of glass and stone A tiny home in tower form, the one-bedroom home is less than 100 square feet. + Antony Gibbon Designs Images via Antony Gibbon Designs

Couple adapted their THOW for baby Those who are skeptical about tiny house living often point to the potential challenges of having kids when it comes to living in such a small space. While it's true that living tiny isn't for everyone, there are intrepid people who do enjoy it, and yes, there are even those who do it with a child (or two, or three). Samantha and Robert of Shedsistence are one couple that took the plunge into tiny living a couple of years ago, by designing and constructing their own small dream home. They've since welcomed a baby daughter into their modern 204-square-foot abode, and have made some modifications to make their space more baby-friendly. © Shedsistence © Shedsistence The biggest change was obviously making that minimalist sleeping loft safer, with the addition of a sturdy net and DIY safety gate (plus a slim opening for kitty) that permits the same view, without the tumbling-down factor. And finally, some practical thoughts on what to do once they do cross that bridge of upsizing:

Tiny homes made of concrete pipes could be the next big thing in micro housing The micro-housing trend has really taken off over the last decade, and a new age of tiny urban homes is now upon us. Created by James Law Cybertecture, the Opod Tube House is made from a repurposed concrete pipe and designed as an affordable home for young people who struggle with housing costs in the world’s major cities. Unveiled recently in Hong Kong, the tiny tube houses are created out of repurposed concrete water pipes that measure a little over eight feet in diameter. The tubes are designed to accommodate one or two people and come with approximately 1000 square feet of living space. The interiors are equipped with the standard amenities, including a living room with a bench that converts into a bed, a mini-fridge, a bathroom, a shower and plenty of storage space for clothes and personal items. Related: Totally Tubular TubeHotel In Mexico Offers Up Accommodations In Recycled Concrete Pipes + Opod Tube Housing + James Law Cybertecture Via Apartment Therapy

Local startup Big Tiny wants us to experience living off-grid in small minimalist houses in the great outdoors | Coconuts Singapore By now, you’ve already seen — and probably pinned on your Pinterest mood boards — the likes of modern minimalist homes by Muji and more in the global tiny house movement. Of course, we love looking at them because we’re all so used to cramped HDB flats anyway (badum tush!). Dreams of living large in compact abodes have (kinda) reached our shores in the form of Big Tiny, a homegrown startup that invites Singaporeans to experience staying in small, shipping container-sized homes in the great outdoors… of Australia. As the first company here to promote eco-tourism via tiny houses, Big Tiny wants us urban dwellers to have the chance of experiencing an off-the-grid escape from our digital, bougie lifestyles. Sadly, these houses won’t be available in Singapore for obvious land-starved reasons.

Half-Tree House is a modern off-grid cabin built for $20,000 No matter what you do or where you live, having some kind of retreat or time out in nature is essential to well-being -- or at least, that's what the experts say. So it makes sense that the cabin speaks to that primordial part of our psyche, of having a place out in the woods to enjoy quiet and to restore that intimate and necessary connection to nature and to that wilder part of us. But cabins can come in all kinds of flavours beyond that stereotype of the old log cabin. Designed by Manhattan firm JACOBSCHANG Architecture and built by the two amateur builders and owners, this modern, off-grid 360-square-foot cabin is located on a 60-acre property, surrounded by second-growth forest in Sullivan County in New York state. © JACOBSCHANG Architecture © JACOBSCHANG Architecture The Half-Treehouse project was built on a tight budget of USD $20,000 thanks to the owners building much of the structure themselves. [Via: ArchDaily]

OPod tubes could be solution to housing crisis The OPod Tube Housing system aims to solve the issue of lack of space and affordable housing in cities The 'microhomes' are build out of concrete tubes measuring just over eight feet in diameterEach OPod is equipped with a living room/bedroom a mini-fridge, a bathroom, a shower and storage space By Sara Malm For Mailonline Published: 10:57 EST, 15 January 2018 | Updated: 14:26 EST, 15 January 2018 A Hong Kong architect has invented what he believed to be the solution of overcrowded cities by turning concrete water pipes into tiny homes. The OPod Tube Housing system aims to re-purpose concrete tubes measuring just over eight feet in diameter, and turn them into 'micro-homes' with 100 square feet of living space. It is the brainchild of architect James Law of James Law Cybertecture who designed the build as a possible solution to the lack of both space and affordable housing in Hong Kong. This is 'tube housing' the 8ft housing solution from OPod Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% MinimizeExpandClose

Off-grid Ecocapsule microhomes finally make their international debut We’ve been following the the solar- and wind-powered Ecocapsule microhome since it first burst onto the design scene. Now, nearly 10 years after the visionary concept was born, its Bratislava-based designers are finally making their international debut with an exclusive release of 50 off-grid dwellings that can be installed pretty much anywhere. Although this round of smart, self-sufficient tiny dwellings will only be available to customers living in the United States, Japan, Australia and EU, the second mass-produced series could be available as soon as the end of 2018. Despite its futuristic design, the Ecocapsule encapsulates a great deal of what makes a building truly sustainable. Ecocapsule’s Matej Gyárfáš said the wind turbine produces 750W of clean energy, while the embedded solar panels produce 880W at peak. Related: Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off the grid anywhere in the world Each of the first 50 pieces cost $89,000, according to Gyárfáš. All images via Ecocapsule

Tiny house maximizes space with flexible interior The Pacific Harmony measures 28 ft (8.5 m)-long and is clad in board and batten siding, with Pacific Cedar accenting. The roof is standing seam metal and the exterior sports a small porch that has room for a couple of chairs and a table, and must be dismantled when changing location. Visitors enter into the living room, which is in the center of the home, and contains a couch and an entertainment center with 40-inch TV. Back over on the other side of the lounge lies a small kitchen with propane-powered four-burner range cooker and a fridge/freezer. Above the kitchen and toilet is a sleeping loft with double bed. The tiny house gets power from a standard RV-style hookup and includes a propane-powered water heater.

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