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The Tiniest House in LondonLondon 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
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When You Want Live Away from It AllA 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.
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Britain's Smallest House has a 16-square-foot InteriorThe 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
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A Panel Truck Turned into a Fantasy CastleWhen you live in an RV or a converted van, you expect to live in a compact manner. Yeah, there are some campers that expand slightly with moveable panels, but none of them transform the way this truck does! New Zealanders Justin and Jola travel a lot (Jola is an acrobat), so Justin designed a home they and their son Piko could move about in and call home. The truck looks big, but once it's parked and set up, you'll wonder how they ever got all that stuff in there in the first place.
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The Brook is a Tinyhouse with Innovative Features that Make it Feel BigDesigner Nick Lane and home builder Aaron Shields founded the company Small Not Tiny in Victoria, Australia, to produce houses in which you can live large on a small footprint. Their first prototype house is called The Brook. This two-story home sits on 27 square meters (291 square feet) but feels much larger. Every detail of how a house works has been engineered to reserve space for residents to move around.
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On the Move: Microhaus is a High-End, Sustainable, and Portable Tiny HouseTiny houses have become increasingly popular in the United States because of its convenience and affordability. Because of this Haus.Me has recently produced a 120-square-foot structure that is high-end, portable, and sustainable small house for the holiday rental market in the United States. ​Called the microhaus, the tiny house is easy to assemble, operate, and transport because it doesn’t require any permissions or groundwork. It has a self-contained high-tech living space, as well as a sleek interior with a compact kitchen, bathroom, and double bed that is ideal for living. Everything about the microhaus exhibits modern house architecture and style. The microhaus is made of high-quality materials that are durable, beautiful, and eco-friendly. It’s also packed with features: the house includes a back-up power, a large water tank, and a cloud self-diagnosis system. All of these amenities make it a sustainable tiny house on the go. The cost of the microhaus tiny house is estimated to be $50,000.Images by: Haus.Me#tinyhouse #microhaus #hausme
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LUMIPOD: A Tiny Cabin Perfect for Getting Closer to NatureFrench 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
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Off-the-Grid Living in a 5x 20ft Shipping Container Home in a New Zealand ForestKiwi 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