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This fabulous off-grid tiny home on wheels can be taken anywhere

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Designed by Malia Schultheis and built by Oregon-based Tru Form Tiny, this custom off-grid tiny home is clad with open, clear cedar siding and a rain screen. Each board is carefully gapped and secured with stainless steel screws. The corners are detailed with an alternating pattern. The doors are wood. This particular tiny home is custom […]

The most amazing ‘off-the-grid’ tiny house in beautiful Ojai, California

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Sol Haus Design is responsible for the creation of this amazing tiny house, the designer’s own personal live/work habitat located in Ojai, California. After spending over two decades on the high-end corporate path, Vina Lustado (designer/owner) decided to focus her career on smaller-scale projects.  Staying true to her values, she completed the design and construction of her […]

Compact rural cabin provides serene wooded getaway in Vermont

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This compact rural cabin retreat was designed by Olson Kundig Architects, nested on a heavily wooded hillside property in Stowe, Vermont. Creating an intimate family gathering place amongst the trees, this cabin’s 750 square foot footprint offers an efficient and economical framework for the family to experience the tranquil woodsy surroundings. The family has owned […]

Midcentury penthouse apartment rehab boasts insane views over Seattle

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Originally constructed in 1955, this midcentury penthouse apartment has been completely reimagined by SkB Architects, located in Seattle, Washington. Encompassing 1,590 square feet of living space, the original layout typified the small, separated living spaces of its era. The architects were presented with a design challenge: to create a home that reflects contemporary taste along […]

Compact cabin in a forest commands views over Hood Canal, Washington

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MW Works Architecture+Design is responsible for the design of this compact cabin located in Seabeck, a former mill town on Hood Canal, Washington. Set in a lush old-growth forest, the cabin is positioned on a bluff that provides sweeping views of Hood Canal — a natural waterway of the Puget Sound. The cabin was constructed over an existing foundation, […]

Bohemian-inspired houseboat provides a calming oasis in Sausalito

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San Francisco-based studio LOCZI Design partnered with DuGarry Construction to create this dreamy houseboat on the water, located in Sausalito, California. The homeowner is a successful professional and self-proclaimed “hippie”, who fell in love with this houseboat from the moment she saw it. A combination of a tight-knit community and breathtaking views of Tiburon and […]

Compact waterfront home in Washington designed to withstand a Tsunami

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Designs Northwest Architects is responsible for the creation of this compact waterfront home designed for a family of five on Camano Island, Washington. While no structures are tsunami-proof, some can be designed to be resilient to forceful waves. The challenge presented to the architects on this 3,140 square foot site in a high-velocity flood (V) zone was […]

Cozy cabin retreat showcases jaw-dropping views of Lake Superior

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This cozy cabin retreat designed by SALA Architects is nestled along Crystal Bay, a bay on Lake Superior in Lake County, Minnesota. The homeowners are a couple who sought out a property that would offer them a year-round retreat with views of Lake Superior. They purchased the property first, while they saved money to build their dream getaway. Their […]