Small Home Design

Tiny House Love: Industrial meets chic in Portland garage conversion

Bryan and Jen, a Portland couple who turned their garage into a luxury studio, talk about how living in the garage has helped them reconnect with their community.

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Small homes in the news: Anti-McMansion

Fans of small homes and minimalist decor will love the latest small home in the media spotlight, one that the New York Times has dubbed the “anti-McMansion.”

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Tiny House Conference planned for April

There’s a tiny house conference coming to Charlotte, N.C., this spring. If you’re considering building your own tiny house or if you’ve ever wanted more info on composting toilets, this might be your kinda party.

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TinyLiving Spaces: LifeEdited apartment

Who doesn’t love a transforming apartment that puts Optimus Prime and his buddies to shame?

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Is living in small apartments unhealthy?

The Atlantic has an article today that explores the health impacts of living in small quarters — and says living in tiny spaces can cause pyschological problems. “The Health Risks of Small Apartments,” focuses on New York City, where policymakers — including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — have been trying to address a perennial…

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Small Space Furniture: The Living Cube

Ah, small space furniture — it never ceases to amaze us.  The latest standout is the “Living Cube,” created by Swiss designer Till Könneker and carpenter Remo Zimmerli.  With a host of functions in one unit, it’s the ultimate storage solution for a small studio apartment. Könneker designed the Living Cube to help with his own…

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A Black Friday weekend sale on tiny houses

Forget the doorbusters at Sears.  There are tiny houses on sale this Black Friday weekend! Four Lights Tiny House Co., which is run by tiny house pioneer Jay Shafer, is hosting a sale through Monday.  The company is offering 30 percent off tiny house building plans, as well as half off the Small House Book…

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French garage turned minimalist home (c’est tres bien!)

If you’ve ever dreamed of a French pied-a-terre, this tiny home nestled in an alleyway of Bordeaux will steal your Francophile heart. FairCompanies.com shares the story of an architect with an amazing vision who turned a run-down garage into a beautiful home.  The design incorporates a large patio that  brightens up the previously windowless space.  A…

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Nomad Micro Home promises affordable, sustainable housing

Our latest tiny house crush is the Nomad Micro Home, a 10-by-10 foot house that is energy efficient and bursting with natural light. The company behind this new entry on the tiny house scene says its goal is to reduce consumerism and provide an affordable and sustainable housing option.  The design uses space spectacularly, but…

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Los Angeles bungalow selling for $449,000+

Nestled in a star-studded neighborhood in Los Angeles, the home at 1755 N. New Hampshire Avenue is the ultimate example of trading space for location. The historic 480-square-foot bungalow went on the market with an asking price of $449,000 — and the sellers recently accepted an offer for even more than that.  The small home…

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Gilded NYC space wins Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool 2013 contest

Apartment Therapy has named the winners of its annual Small Cool contest, calling out some of the best decorated tiny abodes in the U.S. and beyond. The contest provides a great peak into how other people live in their small homes, from furniture layouts to accessories and the general feel of the spaces.  Some are…

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Small-living Advocate Jay Shafer Plans a Tiny House Village

Small-living advocate Jay Shafer wowed the world and fueled the Tiny House movement with his frugally small, 89-square foot home on wheels.  Now, the founder of Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. is hoping to provide a sense of community for people who live in tiny homes, with a new village proposed for development in Northern  California.…

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Small Space Products: Stakmore Expandable Table & Chairs

Dinner party in a small space?  It’s possible with Stakmore’s expanding table and elegant folding chairs.   This solid piece of furniture folds out to the size of a real dining room table, while still tucking conveniently away when company heads home for the night. With 3-in-1 flexibility, Stakmore’s table is a good option for a…

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IKEA Hackers: Taking IKEA’s Small Space Furniture to the Next Level

If you’ve got a small space challenge, chances are the folks at IKEA Hackers have a solution. The website is a community of IKEA shoppers who tinker with the Swedish retailer’s creations to come up with the perfect fit, the storage solution on steroids, or just a creative way to solve a problem.  Think of…

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