Cool Small House With a Huge Price Tag

For Sale: $1,795,000                                                                                        more info: here

At the ocean, the newest design triumph from noted modern architects, Bates+Masi is now available for one lucky buyer. Continue reading

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Shipping Container House for Modulus is the Coolest

Most houses with a modern design have a pretty stylish exterior, as well. This one, though, has a slight twist…

Shipping containers aren’t just for shipping anymore (contrary to what one may believe). A company called Modulus found a way to use the metal containers that is both functional and incredibly stylish.

David Fenster of Modulus created a family a dream house in the Santa Cruz Mountains just by using shipping containers.container Continue reading

This Artist Re-Imagines The Bonsai To Create Spectacular Mini Tree Houses

You think you’ve seen it all, and then Takanori Aiba comes along with his flawless bonsai designs. With a background as a maze illustrator and then as an art director, Aiba knew he could create something really special. So, he now combines his two great passions in life to re-imagine the bonsai tree where creativity takes over and we enter a world of pure fantasy.

Look Below This Artist Re-Imagines The Bonsai To Create Spectacular Mini Tree Houses

As a child, Takanori Aiba wasn’t fixated on bonsai at all, but rather on model trains. It was pure bliss for him spending hours watching trains run on the railway tracks in his room.Mini Tree Houses

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The charming $200 micro houses junk

Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen’s tiny houses cost just $200 to make. What the little wooden dwellings lack in space, is made up for in style thanks to plenty of decorative detail. 
The 33-year-old uses parts of discarded household items to ensure each home has basic functions, the glass from the front of a washing machine is converted in a porthole-like window while a sheet of metal becomes a flip down counter. 1Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen’s tiny houses cost just $200 to make Continue reading

Upstate Lake Camp – New York

Upstate Lake Camp - New YorkStunning rustic waterfront cabin in Upstate Lake Camp – New York. It was designed by rustic dwellings experts, Pearson Design Group, a company that specialises in projects from large multi-structure ranch and family camps to intimate, highly detailed retreats such as this. Not much more info on the project, but it sure looks like the perfect getaway from hectic New York city life… the photos are enough to drool over.

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Renovated Farm Compound in Northern Spain – the Spanish Pyrenees

This property consists of three traditional Pyrenean farm buildings — “bordas,” in the local Aranese language — that were renovated and reconfigured in 2000 to create a “coto,” or compound, with a total of six bedrooms. Where possible, the original stone and wood were retained or refinished in the renovation, said Keith Kirwen, aproperty consultant in the Val d’Aran who is brokering the sale on behalf of the owner. Exteriors are native stone, the roofs slate. The interior walls are lime plaster, and the wooden beams and trimwork are cherry, oak and fir. An oil furnace powers a radiant-heat system throughout the compound. – nytimes

This property in the Val d’Aran is on the market for 3 million Euros ($4.1 million).It consists of three traditional Pyrenean farm buildings. The main house, center, was connected to an outbuilding when the compound was renovated starting in 2000.The barn and the house on the property have been joined by a passageway, creating a total of about 5,100 square feet of interior space. The first floor of the main house is configured as a great room, housing a double-height living area with a fireplace and mountain views, a dining area, and an eat-in kitchen. The kitchen counters are stainless steel, and top-of-the-line appliances include a Lacanche gas range. – nytimes Continue reading

Furry Squatters – The House in the Woods

Exploring ramshackle cottage—left vacant after a fire killed its elderly owner—sparked Fagerström’s decadelong quest to document his wild new neighbors. The project culminated in The House in the Woods, a book published in Finnish, German, and English.

Once upon a time… There were some charming cottages in Finland. The people moved away. And the animals moved in

Wild SquattersFagerström spent several evenings waiting to capture his dog staring down a bank vole. Photograph by Kai Fagerström

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Japanese Forest House

Brian Schulz, a Boat Builder Had an Idea to build a Japanese Forest House in the middle of a Oregon forest… and after 1 1/2 years and $11,000, he completed it. One Year And $11,000 Later, This Perfection Exists. What’s even better about this home in the woods, it was mostly built from natural, locally sourced materials. In other words, this place was mostly funded by his hard work and innovation – something truly inspiring. Take a look at Schulz’s home and his journey along the way below.

Inspired by Japanese architecture, this is the finished home in the woods of Cape Falcon, Oregon.
Japanese Forest House

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