Drew Builds Stuff lives in Canada, so he’s used to harsh winter conditions. After an “unforeseen fireworks accident” destroyed his dog’s old outdoor shelter, Drew built his pooch a brand new dog house. The luxury dog dwelling looks like a mini-mansion, with electricity, LED lighting, a heated floor, and wi-fi connectivity.
Exploring Alternatives takes us on a tour of one of the coolest tiny houses we’ve ever seen. Created by Repère Boréal, the Uhu is a 200-sq.ft. steel home that floats 40 feet in the air. After ascending a spiral staircase, occupants cross a bridge in the trees to enter the 1-bedroom home. Inside, it has a kitchen, bathroom, and a desk.
People who keep fish as pets can go overboard with their aquariums. Not one to ever be subtle, The Q got to work building a custom aquarium that looks like an actual house. The two-story home has art on the walls, glass tanks with a connecting tube, and a garage with a tiny BMW in case any fish learn how to drive.
Architecture and design nerds will recognize the shape of this lamp as the Futuro House by Matti Suuronen. This 1:32-scale version of the UFO-shaped home serves as an art piece and an ambient light. It comes in several lovely colors as well as a slick chrome-coated version, and a special yellow and blue Ukraine edition.
With an asking price of $295 million, and the appropriate name of The One, this Bel Air, California home is as extravagant as they come. Enes Yilmazer takes us on an extensive tour of the 105,000 sq.ft. home, which has 21 bedrooms, 49 bathrooms, a spa and salon, a nightclub, bowling alley, movie theater, and 360º ocean views.
While we’re not sure we could ever live in a tiny house, there is something appealing about the idea of an efficient living space. Living Big in a Tiny House introduces us to Dan and Annabel, who built a funky little guest house out of an old WWII railroad car. The greenhouse roof really brings light into the otherwise confined space.
We love seeing how creative architects and builders can get with small spaces. Never Too Small, shows us around a 291 square foot home in Australia that was created to offer big-city apartment style while being surrounded by a peaceful country setting. Its top section was designed to be collapsible for transport.
How’d you like to spend your weekends in a lunar lander? Catamaran designer Kurt Hughes turned his skills towards building an earthbound structure inspired by the iconic space vehicle. His 250 sq.ft. “fishing shack” sits along the banks of the Columbia River, and is made from carbon fiber panels, plywood, and epoxy.
What do you do when you love your house, but it’s not in the right location? Simple. Put it on a flatbed truck and move it. That’s what recently happened in San Francisco, as a team of expert building relocators moved the Englander House, a 139-year-old, 6-bedroom Victorian-era home, to its new location, six blocks away.
Every time we see a cool tiny house, it makes us want to downsize and live a more spartan and economical life. Living Big in a Tiny House introduces us to Jason and Summer, who built themselves a modern and pragmatic house on her parent’s land and filled it with art. We love that indoor/outdoor kitchen passthrough.
These miniature houses can be used as either cool mist humidifiers or diffusers for aromatherapy oils. Their design makes it look like the vapors are rising from their chimneys, and LED lighting inside gives them a colorful glow in one of seven colors. They measure appx. 3.3″ x 3.3″ x 3.7″, and come with a white, black, or pink roof.
Swedish home decor company Vipp has designed a compact, ultramodern home designed to showcase their furnishings. The 592 sq.ft. home is built from steel and glass, and can sleep four people. It’s available to rent as a weekend getaway, or you can buy one for your own lot for $585,000. More on If It’s Hip, It’s Here.
Designed and built by architect Aigars Lauzis, this unique mobile home combines an electric tricycle, a boat, and a tiny living space in one. Its motors propel it up to 25 mi on land or 19 mi on water, and its wheels fold up when floating. Its interior has removable bench seating and a small sleeping area for two.
Building an actual house requires lots of different skills. OUROBOROS ARQ shows how you can apply the same experience and materials to the creation of a miniature dwelling, as they lay down a concrete and rebar foundation, erect beams and walls, lay bricks and install a tile roof for their literally tiny house.
Got half a mil burning a hole in your pocket? You could be the new owner of this California desert home by architect Fritz Haeg. This 1 br 1 ba home features a unique blend of natural materials and modernist style, and sits on 45 acres. Contact agent Paul Karr for more info.