Generally, when we think of Victorian homes, we think of something a lot bigger than this! The little Catskill gem started its life as a hunting cabin, but Sandra Foster turned it into the Victorian cottage of her dreams.
And yes, it does have an ‘upstairs’ sleeping loft.
How do you pack a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and hallway into an apartment that measures 11′ x 3″ wide by 16′ x 2″ deep by 10′ x 4″ tall? You add a second floor, of course. The owner, airplane interiors engineer and Seattle resident Steve Sauer, is quite happy with his compact crib, which includes a soaking tub (set into the floor by the front door), two beds, a video lounge and a full kitchen with a dishwasher. Continue Reading
A 12 x 12 foot bedroom is a pretty good sized bedroom, no? Now imagine if that room’s dimensions were the dimensions of an entire house. Well, that’s the size of James Stuart’s Twelve3 prefab home. He started Twelve3 about a year ago and plans to manufacture homes like his flat-packed and ready for shipping. The buyers would be responsible for assembling the homes. Prices would start at $25K CDN.
The 144 square foot homes will include a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living space. Continue Reading
Cabins should be small. And they could look like cabins…inside and out. Otherwise they really aren’t ‘cabins’ are they? So now that I’ve gotten that decree out of the way, check out this little gem from Montana Mobile Cabins. It’s a tidy little 14′ x 20′ and it fits my prescription for what a cabin should look like….inside and out. It has a full loft, studio kitchen, bath, and great room. The price? According to the maker’s website a model of this size would set you back around 50K or so, but that doesn’t include electrical, plumbing or interior walls. Continue Reading
We’ve seen tiny homes before, but HuffPo has put together 7 totally entertaining videos (and images) of tiny homes and the people that live in them. They offer insightful and thought-provoking arguments for serious downsizing.
Last week MWT brought home this cute little two-story house with a request that it be remodeled for entry into a ‘parade of homes’ contest sponsored by the company for which he works. There was no word as to whether prizes will be given out to the best remodel, but, seriously, did I care?! Of course not! It was a teeny house just ready for a makeover! Here’s the outcome:
I re-made the roofline to make it more appropriate for ‘thatching’, which is actually a sheet of cardboard that I scored with a craft knife. Continue Reading
Tiny and off the grid, could there be anything better? This 100 square foot home is part of the Human Landscape exhibit currently underway in City Hall Park in Burlington, Vermont, which runs until October 24, 2009.The structure was built by Alex Carver and Christopher North of Northern Timbers Construction and landscape architect and metal artist H. Keith Wagner. The price of the MicroHouse? Less than the cost of a small car.
This little apartment in Sweden might be short on space, but, because it’s long on style, you don’t even notice! Decor8 observantly points out the generous use of Ikea pieces, which proves you don’t have to have a ton of cash to have a stunning place. Check out tons of pics here.
Peter Riches, a retired builder from Hove, Sussex, has spent the last 15 years building this miniature mansion. Oftentimes staying up until 3 am working on it, Peter made the home’s shell out of plaster into which he hand-etched 32,000 bricks. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he also cut the 5,000 tiles he used for roofing material.
A Canadian fan saw Peter’s creation online and placed an offer, which the builder accepted. The home’s sale will pay for a dream vacation and make room for Peter’s next project: A Sussex Yeoman’s long-house, circa 1550. Continue Reading