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Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible!

Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible!
There’s something strange happening around the globe… but it’s awesome! Lifestyles and needs are changing, and consequently, our houses are shrinking. The tiny house movement has blown up in the past few years, shifting the traditional North American housing models towards a more practical, finance-friendly blueprint. The movement is garnering attention from people fed up with the current consumerist/utility-based lifestyle which has placed millions of people in debt. Now, the idea of living your dream is no longer a cliché. The typical American home is around 2600 square feet, while the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet. “A tiny house is any house in which all the space is being used well,” he says. This means that if two people lived in a 300 square foot pad and could call it a tiny house, then 8 people living in a 2000 square foot house could boast the same title. One of the great features of a tiny house is that you can basically create what you want. 1.) 2.)

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Children's library in Africa with rammed earth walls by BC Architects This children's library with rammed earth walls in Burundi, Africa, was built by Belgian studio BC Architects and Studies and members of the local community, according to an open-source design template (+ slideshow). The Library of Muyinga is the first building of a project to build a new school for deaf children, using local materials and construction techniques, and referencing indigenous building typologies. BC Architects and Studies developed the design from a five-year-old template listed on the OpenStructures network. They adapted it to suit the needs of the programme, adding a large sheltered corridor that is typical of traditional Burundian housing. "Life happens mostly in this hallway porch: encounters, resting, conversation, waiting," explained the architects.

96 Sq. Foot Finnish Micro-Cabin Built Small To Forego Permits © Robin Falck The image of a secluded cabin in the woods recalls the simple, idealistic idyll of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, free of the impositions of society. This beautiful micro-cabin, built beside a lake in Finland, was constructed to go under the radar of Finnish building regulations, which require one to get a permit for anything that is larger than 96 to 128 square feet, depending on the district. Anticipating a one-year stint in the military, owner Robin Falck decided to design a cabin that wouldn't require getting tangled in bureaucratic red tape.

Flathead Lake Cabin On a perch overlooking Flathead Lake—one of the largest freshwater lakes in the U.S.—there’s a stunning cabin masquerading as a tree house. The getaway, hidden in a pine forest, sits atop steel posts encased within concrete piers. Sra Pou Vocational School by Rudanko + Kankkunen This school in Cambodia by Finish architects Rudanko + Kankkunen was built by the local community from hand-dried blocks of the surrounding soil. The Sra Pou vocational school serves as a business training centre and public hall. Small gaps in brickwork allow soft natural light and breezes to flow through the building, while colourful woven shutters open the indoor teaching areas onto a shaded terrace. More stories about educational buildings on Dezeen »More architecture using rammed earth on Dezeen » Photography is by Rudanko + Kankkunen.

Small and efficient homes, whether in the city, out in the country or even on the road, are becoming more and more popular. Interior design innovations are helping more and more people realize that, sometimes, less can be more! As more people move into cities (and tiny apartments), efficient interior design has been driven by necessity, but many have been applying these clever and inspiring innovations to create comfortable and tiny homes elsewhere as well. Vega Cottage This summer home is the stuff of dreams—isolation and spectacular outdoor activities just steps from your front door. The cabin, with its rustic wood exterior, blends in with the natural landscape. After all, when you’re in a place like this, an island in the Norwegian archipelago near the Arctic Circle, it’s best to let nature do the talking. Taking cues from seaside huts, two conjoined gable-roofed rectangles rise from the rocky terrain.

Brick and wicker education centre in Rwanda by Dominikus Stark Red brick buildings wrap around an elevated piazza at this education centre in Rwanda by German office Dominikus Stark Architekten (+ slideshow). Dominikus Stark Architekten used over half a million handmade clay bricks to build the walls, floors and columns of the Education Centre Nyanza, which is located on a road between the towns of Kigali and Butare. The original brief called for a sheltered forecourt to extend a small existing building. The programme later expanded to encompass various educational projects, forming a self-contained complex where teaching rooms are clustered around a courtyard. Comparing the design to local agrarian architecture, Dominikus Stark explained: "The complex, in analogy to local building tradition, is set like a boulder in the landscape."

7 Prefab Eco-Houses You Can Order Today Ever since the early days of the 20th century, when Americans started buying kit bungalows and farmhouses from the Sears Roebuck catalog, the lure of instant housing has been huge. But in recent decades, “prefab” got a bad name, associated with shoddy construction, cookie-cutter design, and cheap, synthetic, environmentally questionable materials. Now it’s time to forget all that and say hello to the rapidly growing world of prefab and modular green homes, one where you can pick a LEED platinum or zero-energy house off a website and have it installed on your lot of choice in a matter of months.

Oakley Updates a Classic When I tell people that I haven’t changed much since the eighth grade, they usually laugh. But I’m not kidding. I still like the same things I did as a prepubescent Midwestern boy—tennis, Saskatchewan, strawberry-rhubarb pie. When I instinctively crank the radio to “Electric Avenue,” I’m reminded of how little I’ve actually evolved. This happened the other day, too, when I first glimpsed Oakley’s new Frogskin sunglasses. viable solutions for the future of sustainable housing in cambodia apr 23, 2014 viable solutions for the future of sustainable housing in cambodia viable solutions for the future of sustainable housing in cambodiaall images courtesy of building trust international in a collaboration among the NGOs, building trust international, habitat for humanity and karuna cambodia three sustainable housing projects have been completed on the outskirts of phnom penh in cambodia. the projects bring new life to communities and serve as viable options for construction and delivery for low income families in the area. in 2013, three international architecture firms were announced as joint winners in a competition that envisioned a better standard of living in this part of the world. the brief called for a $2000 house that could withstand flooding and offer a safe and secure environment. the different solutions gave families the chance to choose one that related to their specific lifestyle needs.

But I need to take some time first. To get lost in order to be found. How can I find solace but in the comfort of my Father's hand by johnnywaykurat Jul 18