The Tiniest House in London
London is a very old city with an awful lot of people living there. Even more people want to, which is why real estate prices and rent is sky high. A good location is priceless. All that is why any unused space will be converted into a home for someone. Number 10 Hyde Park Place was converted long ago, and has become famous in its tininess. While it's bigger than Britain's smallest house, the smallest house in London has about 75 square feet of living space. It's been there for possibly 200 years, but at one time this space was an alleyway between two buildings. Its history is somewhat muddy but still fascinating. The legends associated with it are even more interesting. It's a pity we don't get to see the interior. The story of the house ends a minute and a half before the video does. -via Boing Boing#tinyhome #tinyhouse #London
When You Want Live Away from It All
A real estate listing in Maine might be an outlier, but it is also illustrative of the crazy housing market in 2022. This little house is listed for $339,000. It has 1470 feet of oceanfront and a 360-degree view of the sea. Yes, it's your own private island! But it comes with some deficits you might want to think about. The house has two rooms; one is a bedroom loft accessible by ladder. It has no heat, no air conditioning, no bathroom, no parking, no road, no trees, and no gas. It is unclear if there is any plumbing (there is a kitchen sink, but no faucets). You'll have an outhouse a short distance from the home, but with no trees to hide it, it's a good thing there are no neighbors. It does appear to have electricity.
Britain's Smallest House has a 16-square-foot Interior
The smallest house in Britain can be found in Conwy, Wales. The Quay House has a useable floor space of only 16 square feet! How does someone live like that? Well, it was built in the 16th century, when no one expected a house to come with a bathroom, or even a kitchen. Quay House does have a fireplace, which is where one would cook back then. Besides a fireplace, the house has stairs to a second floor, which contains a small bed. The downstairs has room for a small bench and not much else. There's a water tap underneath the stairs. The house was occupied until 1900, but no one was interested in living there after that date. It's now a tourist attraction, and you can go inside for a small fee (one at a time, please). Read the history of the Quay House, the ultimate in tiny houses, and see more pictures at Mental Floss.#tinyhome #tinyhouse #Wales #historichome
Tokyo's Smallest Luxury Apartment is Surprisingly Nice
In most cities, tiny apartments are the result of subdividing previous apartments or houses, and the results can be pretty weird. Also, since their size makes them cheaper, there's usually little in the way of amenities. Not so in Tokyo, where planners are deliberately constructing tiny living spaces and making them as useful and efficient as possible.
This Tiny Home Under 100 Square Feet Is Built in Three Weeks For Only $10.5K
How does one bypass building permits in Finland? By building a house with floor area between 96 to 128 square feet. That’s exactly what Robin Falck did. He built a tiny cabin and used local, recycled materials, enabling him to finish his cabin at only $10,500 in total cost.Image Credits: Robin Falck#tinyhome #cabin #finland
LUMIPOD: A Tiny Cabin Perfect for Getting Closer to Nature
French design company LUMICENE has just made it easier to battle the stress of city living by introducing us to this gorgeous tiny cabin called LUMIPOD.A LUMIPOD is a small pre-fab circular house of just 183 square feet (17 square meters), comprised of just a bedroom and a bathroom, that use the company's signature curved floor-to-ceiling windows. These bedroom windows slide open to connect the indoor and outdoor spaces for the ultimate, immersive outdoor living.In 2019, LUMICENE unveiled the circular cabin in the French Alps, calling it a "cocoon of simplicity settled in the middle of Nature to welcome city dwellers willing to relax away from the concrete jungle." While the current version of the cabin has to be hooked up to water and electricity, the company is working on an off-the-grid version.Images: Oxygen and Kevin Dolmaire#cabin #LUMIPOD #LUMICENE #window #curvedwindow #offthegridhouse #offthegrid #tinyhome #tinyhouse #circular
Off-the-Grid Living in a 5x 20ft Shipping Container Home in a New Zealand Forest
Kiwi homeowner Rosie sold her house in Auckland and decided escape the city and move to the coastal town of Coromandel, New Zealand and built an one of a kind, off-the-grid house in a 23-acre lot in a forested preserve.Rosie decided to build her house out of five 20-ft shipping containers, and used off-the-grid technologies such as solar power, rainwater collection and even a vermi-composting toilet.View a tour of Rosie's off-the-grid shipping container home by Living Big in a Tiny House clip below.Images: Bryce Langston/Living Big in a Tiny House#tinyhouse #tinyhome #offthegrid #offthegridhouse #Coromandel #shippingcontainer #ShippingContainerHouse
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