Casa Quebrada is a tiny treehouse-like haven immersed in the Chilean forest

December 9, 2016 by  
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When design studio UNarquitectura was commissioned to design a house by a creek in Curacaví, they also received one more request: to make the home emulate a treehouse . The architects responded with the design of a simple modern shelter elevated over a creek and high into the canopy so to completely immerses the homeowners among the trees. Full-height windows installed in the compact home blur the line between indoor and outdoor living, and fill the interior with natural light and lush forest views. Casa Quebrada is a tiny home due to site restrictions that limited the build to no more than 40 square meters. The tiny cabin successfully fits all the living needs into one compact space but avoids the feeling of claustrophobia due to a fully glazed wall that visually extends the living room to the outdoors. The house is clad in pine wood painted black to help the home blend into the forest, topped with a tin roof, and raised on stilts so as not to interrupt the flow of water in winter. In contrast with its dark facade, the interior is painted bright white. Related: Tucked-away Norwegian island house on stilts is only accessible by boat Instead of a symmetrical gabled roof, the architects introduced a break in the roofline to install a clerestory window . The floor plan also steps up at that point, creating a level change between the living area in the front and the bedroom in the rear. The tiny home is accessed via a timber boardwalk that also connects the shelter with an older existing house. “I think the achievement of this project lies mainly in having conjugate client requests with good adaptation to the environment where it is located,” said Alejandro Urruitia of UNarquitectura. + UNarquitectura Via ArchDaily Images via UNarquitectura

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How to build a compact and multifunctional Cheryl Cabin with just $3K of materials

April 21, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Do you dream of building your own tiny house but don’t have the foggiest idea of where to start? Architect Joshua Woodsman can help. As Founder of Pin Up Houses , a company that creates easy-to-build house plans, Woodsman designed and constructed the Cheryl Cabin , a compact and multifunctional holiday home. The stylish DIY cabin can be built in three weeks with under $3,000 worth of material. Read the rest of How to build a compact and multifunctional Cheryl Cabin with just $3K of materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cheryl Cabin , compact home , diy home , Joshua Woodsman , Pin Up Houses , tiny home , tiny house floorpan , tiny house plan

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Amazingly Tiny Micro-Compact Home is Just 77 Square Feet

August 25, 2014 by  
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Inspired by the intimate scale of a Japanese tea house and the compact efficiency of a smart car, a team comprised of researchers from London and Munich developed the Micro-Compact Home (m-ch) as a short-term living solution for students , business people, and weekend vacationers. Sleek, minimal, and modern, the m-ch design gained immediate attention, and it’s now in use throughout Europe. Living in an m-ch means focusing on the essential concept that less is more, and all the amenities of home are micro-sized. Read the rest of Amazingly Tiny Micro-Compact Home is Just 77 Square Feet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: micro compact home , micro home , micro house , MicroCompact Home , Microhouse , mini home , mini house , Prefab Housing , tiny home , tiny house

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Toronto Designer Tucked His Own Home in an Urban Driveway

February 18, 2014 by  
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Curvy Canoe-Inspired Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium Offers a Retreat for Australian Youth

February 18, 2014 by  
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Fast Food Diorama Forces You to Question Your Perception of Reality

February 18, 2014 by  
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Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

September 5, 2012 by  
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Harpoon House is a Smartly-Designed Compact Prefab Home in Portland

May 4, 2012 by  
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