Compact Living

Home owners sacrifice square footage for convenience

Implications - Many new home owners are compromising larger living spaces in the suburbs for more practical solutions that are efficient, cozy and economical. Many affected by the recession are either downsizing or moving into abodes further from urban cores, yet commuting is losing its appeal due both to time and eco issues.
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Portable Apartments - The buBbLe Prototype Gives Nomads a Temporary Place to Stay
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Warm 120,162 Clicks Pub: Sep 24, 09
Portable Apartments
The buBbLe Prototype Gives Nomads a Temporary Place to Stay
In theory the buBbLe Prototype is an innovative, although annoyingly capitalized, creation which could house thousands of displaced people. The design came from the office of MMAS and architect/artist… [More]
Portable Temporary Houses - Heirloom Quality Custom Buildings Delivered on Wheels
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Warm 421,763 Clicks Pub: Sep 28, 09
Portable Temporary Houses
Heirloom Quality Custom Buildings Delivered on Wheels
For $15,000 to $50,000 buyers can get a little custom house delivered to their property via trailer from a California company called, ‘Little House on the Trailer.’ The small prefab structures can be used… [More]
Real Life Hobbit Havens - The Habitable Polyhedron is a Family Retreat Playhouse
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Warm 71,774 Clicks Pub: Sep 22, 09
Real Life Hobbit Havens
The Habitable Polyhedron is a Family Retreat Playhouse
A haven created with new parents in mind, the Habitable Polyhedron is a geometric ball of calm. Despite intentions, however, it looks more like a Hobbit home than anything else and can probably better… [More]
Hip Pod Houses - 'Module-Home' Architecture Has Solar Panels and Water Saving Systems
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Warm 168,800 Clicks Pub: Mar 10, 09
Hip Pod Houses
'Module-Home' Architecture Has Solar Panels and Water Saving Systems
We all know about container homes, luxury modular homes and bizarre pod homes - all of which are not environmentally friendly. Finally, we now have modern-looking, eco-friendly homes that don’t cost the… [More]
Highlife Container Housing - The Luxury Shipping Container Home is an Eco-Chic Small Space
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Warm 149,656 Clicks Pub: Sep 23, 09
Highlife Container Housing
The Luxury Shipping Container Home is an Eco-Chic Small Space
Luxury and pre-fab homes do not usually go together, but in Buenos Aries they sure do! Built for the Casa FOA home design show, the luxury shipping container home makes being eco-friendly glamorous. The… [More]
Small-Space Architecture - The Angular and Super-Compact '63.02 House' in Japan
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Warm 63,619 Clicks Pub: Jan 4, 09
Small-Space Architecture
The Angular and Super-Compact '63.02 House' in Japan
The '63.02 House' is another small home design in Japan. The descriptive name of the project, which describes the angle of the dwelling in relation to the street, is located in Nakana, Tokyo. The angular… [More]
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