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Basement Conversion To Tiny House

So here is a really interesting Tiny House.  What is so interesting is that the owner wanted to convert the basement area of their house to a self contained home, weather it was a rental property or a place for a teen, I’m not sure.  But they started the entire process by picking the entire house up, scooting it to the side then building the whole basement, finally they replaced the house.  It seems rather a lot of work to get a finished basement, but the original basement was more like a root cellar.

Regardless, I can’t help think that the designer might have take some inspiration from Tiny Houses.  Regardless, I really love the main living area, with a bright interior and a ledge surrounding the room for storage, it looks both functional and comfy.  It is pretty impress that this is a basement!

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This House Rocks!

Ok Ok So I couldn’t resist the title, but this house is pretty awesome.  Not only is it visually interesting to look at, the construction method is so innovative and yet elegantly simple.  It also require very little specialize materials.  I am sure the cement was a very special mixture, but make sure to check out the video on this one, because it really shows the process well.

Check out how they got rid of the hay, see below for the hay removal crew:

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One Cool Habitat

This is designed by a firm called “One Cool Habitat” it uses a 20 foot shipping container with some high end finishes.  Designed to be a flexible space  I don’t get the feeling they intended it to be a full on house, but I think you could work it.  With custom windows and wooden floors, the space is warm and larger feeling.  The whole thing is designed to be transported via a ship or truck.

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Sliding Walls Hong Kong Apartment

Bus Home

So this is a follow up to the oil tanker truck house.  This one seems much more reasonable, but it is done in the same style where the artist draws a very depressing color scheme.  Anyway, this is done by a Greek professor by the name of  Aristide Antonas who is big into reuse of current objects and he came up with this house bus.  He feels that designers often over think things and bring things to an extreme just for the sake of being extreme.

This two-story used bus is imagined as a potential hotel or a portable commuting community space for professionals on-the-go. It features seven beds, a living room area and a restroom and would fit int typical mobile home parks, though finding dealers with parts for sale might be a bit trickier.  It is an intentionally non-radical work of construction, requiring no contractor or elaborate plans to be built – just a group of people who wish to turn an ordinary vehicle into a multi-person housing unit on wheels. The value is in the labor, not the design – and forget about estates or land prices.

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