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garage conversion: home {not far} away from home

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For all of you who are looking to convert your garage into a small living space, feast your eyes on this beautiful creation!
Located outside Seattle, this 250 sq. ft. dream home belongs to a visual and performance artist, Michelle de la Vega. It sits behind the main house, which is currently rented out, and serves as her tiny home {not so far} away from home. Continue reading

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Muskoka River House: butterfly roofs & overhangs

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Overhangs are a great architectural feature; they provide shade in summertime, create sheltered outdoor spaces, and add loads of character to your house. Located in Huntsville, Ontario, the Muskoka River House creates that same effect by featuring butterfly roofs and large overhangs, constructed from R40 SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels). Continue reading

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Beaver Lake cabin: in japanese

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This modern lake cabin design is inspired by Japanese culture. the owners spent several years living in Japan and decided to bring that cultural influence to their holiday home. The result is a clean, contemporary design that pays as much attention to the beautiful wooded lot as it does the lake. Continue reading

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a tiny Victorian cottage: tea and biscuits

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Located in the beautiful Catskills, this tiny Victorian cottage belongs to Sandra Foster. With no bathroom nor kitchen, this small country retreat is oozing with shabby chic style and glamor, featuring romantic white interiors, gorgeous gingerbread trims, stacks of Limoges china with tiny rosebud patterns, chandeliers dripping crystal and billows of tissue-paper garlands – the perfect place for tea and biscuits. Continue reading

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Long Valley Ranch: the wonder of prefab

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Seeing a house coming to life is always exciting, and when it’s done in one day – that’s just brilliant! The Long Valley Ranch serves as the Burton family holiday home; it’s comprised of 10 different-sized recycled steel frame modules, forming a modern two-bedroom prefab house. It took three months to prefabricate the modules in the factory and just a single day to assemble all the components on site. Continue reading

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Small Shepherd’s huts in East Sussex

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These tiny vacation homes blend beautifully in the small village of Bodiam in East Sussex, UK. In bygone days, agricultural workers working away from the farm were often accommodated in these traditional quirky little huts. Now, they offer paying guests a cozy space to relax and enjoy the beauty of the English countryside. Continue reading

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Dunton Log cabins: a tribute to the American West

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Dunton Hot Springs is a small and exclusive resort nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. This romantic old mining town resort is a tribute to the American West, offering authentically restored hand-built log cabins with loads of sturdy rustic charm and character. Continue reading

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Platoon Kunsthalle: Rock the block!

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Constructed from recycled shipping containers, Platoon Kunsthalle is a dynamic space for subculture movements in Seoul.

This concept was first introduced almost 10 years ago in Berlin, running diverse culture and communication projects – like street art, graphic design, fashion, video art, programming, music, club culture, political activism etc – in cooperation with an international community of 3,500 creatives from different professions. Continue reading

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Foreman Point: as the level drops

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Located on the shores of Lake Muskoka, Ontario, this 1,350 sq. ft. family cottage follows the contours of the site as it slopes to the lake. As a result, the ground floor level drops, creating a split level of varying ceiling heights. Continue reading

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Complex House: Quite perplexing

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When I saw the Complex House I thought to myself: leave it to the Japanese to come up with such an unusual piece of architecture like this one. The unique exterior does not imply which side is the facade or the back, and as the name suggests, the design of this house is quite complex. Continue reading

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