What Tiny Homes Are Like Around the World
A tiny home is an awesome way to see the world at a reasonable rate.
Into the Sticks
Over in the UK, Andy Gill and Kate Fox have a tiny home tucked away where they’ve watched otters, badgers, kingfishers and foxes. Inside the cozy home wine crates serve as kitchen shelves and much of the building material came from recycled and reclaimed sources.
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Louve Barge: Paris
This tiny home is in an historic Dutch barge, moored on the left bank of Paris, between the picturesque Pont Neuf and Pont Des Arts bridges. Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck, or under deck at the gorgeous reclaimed wood bar in your fully equipped kitchen.
Glass House, Freetown Christiania, Denmark
Christiania, Denmark is an interesting place to begin with so a glass house isn’t out of character for an area in Denmark that is self-proclaimed autonomous. It’s home to around 1,000 people and began in 1971 when people started squatting in what was a military area.
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Earthship Patagonia, Argentina
Solar panels, adobe construction and artisanal furniture make the Earthship Patagonia an eco-chic destination in Argentina. It’s situated next to a greenhouse and there are plenty of succulents around to brighten up the space.
Get a glimpse at some outstanding DIY greenhouses to get your garden started.
The name might conjure ideas of space-themed rooms but really it’s just a rebranding of a repurposed container in the Netherlands. For $63 a night on Airbnb, it might be the perfect spot for someone who loves a handy hint for a frugal homeowner.
Architect Piet Blom designed a series of cube houses in the Netherlands set at an angle to optimize the space inside. These are located in Rotterdam and there are others in Helmond. The houses are around 1,000-square-feet and are meant to resemble an abstract forest. The homes are three stories tall and have an open kitchen and living room on the first floor, a bathroom and two bedrooms on the second floor and some have rooftop gardens. Get your garden going with these amazing tips.
The Spaceship Home
The Spaceship Home is a prefabricated home that takes 14 weeks to construct. The 1,033-square-foot home contains an airplane staircase in the same vein as the Futuro. It’s made of solid wood modules that rest on a metal structure that rises 13 feet off the ground. Features of the home can be controlled from a mobile device, so it comes as a smart home. Here are 19 futuristic home products we love.
Futuro #001 Espoo, Finland
The Futuros, as seen in this photo, have airplane doors that fold down. This is the first Futuro manufactured after the prototype and is on display in Espoo, Finland at the WeeGee Exhibition Center as part of the 50th birthday of the Futuro.
The Gnome Home, Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands
The gnome village with the mushroom houses in the fairytale forest in the theme park Efteling in the Netherlands. The Fairytale Forest opened in 1952 with 10 fairytales in it and it has expanded through the years.
An upside down boat has provided a dry place on shore for centuries but who knew it’d be such an attractive lodging option. The Boatel in Wales sits on the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park and provides a beautiful view. The Boatel is actually a few facilities. A boat, turned right side up, serves as a bedroom, the upside down boat is more of a living room complete with nautical knickknacks.
Terre et Toi
A yurt is an excellent way to experience nature and this yurt in France comes designed with a number of organic materials. From straw to earthen plasters to lime and hemp plasters, this little getaway in southern France that overlooks a lake on 20 acres is quite the retreat to nature. It’s also available on Airbnb.
If France is a little too far for an experience in nature, find a place closer to home and make the whole experience easier with tips like using a sled to transport equipment.
If smaller living is a notion you’ve entertained for a while, get acquainted with it by checking out this recycled container home in Australia. Set in the country, the container home has sheep nearby on the farm, along with a wide variety of flowers.
Koe in de Kost: Earth House, Netherlands
Check out an Earth house complete with a grass roof set in the Netherlands. The interior includes recycled items but the real treat might be the setting. The house sits on a farm and those who stay there can take part in the work on the farm by helping milk cows, feeding cows, gardening or even running the tractor.
You might even pick up some tips for easier gardening.
The Daisy House, Subiaco, Australia
Located just outside of Perth, Australia, The Daisy House used recycled bricks and old steel railway lines for joists and lintels.
Cob Cottage, British Columbia
This cottage utilizes local, sustainable, natural materials in its construction for a unique look. On the inside it features tremendous woodworking.
Get started in repurposing work with these awesome-looking projects.
At Cielo Vanilla, Atenas in Costa Rica, get the experience of tropical living in a house that uses black lava rocks for walls. The property includes 4 acres with loads of fruit trees and tons of birds, perfect for birders.
Attract the birds to your backyard with one of these seriously cool birdhouses.
Find a sense of contentment with this container home located in Palma de Mallorca in Spain. Lounge poolside or step inside to soak up the rays of natural light that permeate throughout the home.
Pools don’t have to be incredibly ornate but you can get an idea of what looks good with these amazing pools.
Mayen Val d’Herens en Valais – Sion
In Switzerland you can rent out this stable from the 1890s. The interior has been updated with modern amenities. But given the view that surrounds the building, chances are you’ll want to explore the mountainside. The royal family is known for its cottages but have you seen what Prince Harry and Meghan are living in?
This Norwegian cottage is great all year because it’s close to skiing in the winter and plenty of hiking during the summer. The house dates to 1850 and formerly served as a stable. There’s also a small creek nearby and a spa. Who knows, maybe you could find one of these 50 extremely remote castles.
In Kuta Utara, Bali, Indonesia the JungleRoom is an oasis for guests. There are a number of small cabins for people to choose from but it’s a bit of a special place. There’s daily yoga, a nearby beach and you can stay in the 60-year-old traditional Sumatran eternal teak wood. Get a look at the 20 most enchanting places in the world you can rent.
Amethyst Crystal Dome
Also in Bali is the Amethyst Crystal Dome, a place dedicated to sustainable living. Check out the 50 wildest home designs you’ve never seen before.