Singapore

Ug. I’ve been bitten by that little green monster. Yes, jealousy has gotten the better of me. I’m in love with this Singapore home. Steve Fischer has a home that will blow your mind. 5800 square feet never looked so good!

This home sits on the water and has 3 enormous bedrooms and bathrooms. It has a pool that is one of a kind; 3 meters deep, with a lap lane, infinity edge, and built in steps. It winds it’s way throughout the whole house. This home is open and breezy. The ‘room’ built on top of the pool cost two million dollars and it doesn’t have any walls! The whole house is spectacular but what sets it apart from the rest is the basement.

The basement has been turned into an underwater entertainment room. It’s like an aquarium but instead of looking out and seeing fish swimming you can see people in the pool. The windows are 4.5 inch thick plastic so everyone is completely safe! The only negative thing I have to say about this room is about the decor. That carpet? Ewww! Steve’s home cost millions to build. At least the exchange rate is in our favor a little! Lol.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

House

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘dream home?’ High vaulted ceiling, walk-in closets, soaking tubs, breakfast nooks nestled in bay windows? That’s what comes to my mind! It would also have a big yard with trees (at least one tree) and a kitchen big enough to fit an island. Obviously I haven’t won the lottery. So this will remain a dream unless I become a better saver. Everyone’s dream is different. My dream is big. Vina Lustado’s is small, self sustainable, and off the grid. Let’s check it out!

When living in a tiny home you have to be creative. Vina definitely is that. She designed her home is such a way as that nothing was wasted. Every bit of space, inch of storage, and ray of light was taken advantage of. I love the kitchen with the horizontal windows! The loft is lovely too! It’s awesome that the deck doubles the size of her home! This home did cost $40,000 but it is her forever home and not just a temporary dwelling. See more of Vina’s story here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

House

Do you think less is best? Lots of people do. That’s why the tiny home movement has taken the world by storm. Google ‘tiny home’ and you will be inundated with more information and pictures that you could ever want or need. There are many different styles, sizes, and manufactures out there, guaranteeing you will find the perfect home. Wohnwagon is one company that you need to check out if you are serious about going tiny.

The homes designed by the Austrian company Wohnwagon are built entirely out of recycled material and are eco-friendly. The interiors are lovely; open and much more spacious than you would think. Hidden storage compartments are built in and there are many pull out features. These homes are completely customizable too. Maybe someday, eh? Check out Wohnwagon’s official website here. Tempted to buy one of these beauties? I don’t blame you! They’re pretty cool.

Here’s the link to see all the amazing interior photos…

LittleThings: Eco-Friendly, Off-Grid Caravan (photos)


Shed House

I love when old meets new. The creative use of light and space in this 1890’s era storage unit turned tiny home is astounding. This home owned and remodeled by Reddit user psychemagic is a great mix of 100 year old red brick mixed with modern clean lines. Modern clean lines of course means Ikea to all us DIY folks.

He has done an excellent job of turning this drab old empty space into a comfortable apartment in an up and coming part of Washington DC. Location Location Location is all I ever hear from my friends in the real estate business. Of course sometimes you can’t afford to live in the place you really want to be. He has found his own solution to that problem with this tiny home.

It’s a bit ambitious for the average DIYer, but with a few carpenter friends and a lot of time and patience this project could come together nicely. Would you move into a 350 square foot space if the location is what you always wanted for your home? I don’t think I could live here but more power to you’re on board with minimizing! Sustainable Baby Steps has some practical tips on how you can start transitioning from normal sized living to tiny. Good Luck on your adventure!

Come take the tour here…

LittleThings: See Inside This Storage Unit From the 1800s – Totally Transformed!


Cabin

While not officially tiny, this small vacation home is perfect for a mountain getaway. At 507 square feet this home can sleep 6, seven if you count the couch. That’s really nice! It has all you need, except maybe a little space away from the rest of the family. That is ok, I can go for a walk in the woods for that rejuvenating sense of tranquility when they start to drive me crazy. The vaulted ceilings are beautiful and add a sense of light and space to the living room. The porch, which isn’t added into the total square footage, makes for an airy spacious feel as the living room opens up into it.

The square footage means it is not a true tiny home. A small home is 400-1000 square feet and a true tiny home is anything less than 400. There are also width and height requirements (picky picky.) But who cares? It’s awesome no matter what category it falls in! This isn’t mobile like so many of our other tiny home posts but, it’s in such a great location why would you want to move it anyway? Learn more about tiny houses here, or here, or here.

Here’s the link to all the stunning interior photos…

LittleThings: 507 Sq Ft Chattahoochee Cabin (interior photos)


hoarders house makeover

Los Feliz, California is a hillside neighborhood in the central Los Angeles Region. It is known for its affluent and picturesque houses. There was this one house that, until recently, didn’t fit that bill. It was a hot mess to say the least! Yuck! This Spanish Revival home was bought in the 60’s for $16,000 because it was in such poor condition and over the years it just got worse. (Those poor neighbors! Talk about property value.)

It would have made perfect sense to take a garbage filled home and torn it down. Instead the owners opted for a remodel and I’m so glad they did! It’s stunning. I can’t believe it’s the same house! The kitchen is my favorite room. I love the teal cabinets. The mosaic/tile bathtub is pretty great and I am in love with the rooftop cubierta. This house made me want to visit España. Maybe I can sneak it onto our travel list someday. Here are some fun and not widely known facts about the ‘land of rabbits.’ You have to study up before visiting a place!

See the crazy before and after pictures of this house here…

LT: Home Filled To The Brim With Garbage – Stunning Transformation!

container home stilts

Could this be the world’s largest Lego set? Some assembly required. You will need an Erector set (crane) to put it all in place. Once this shipping container is where you want it, go wild with the design. These houses could be a refuge plunked down on a small plot of land just about anywhere. You can feel good about your small carbon footprint. You can brag to your friends about the largest upscaling project anyone has ever seen. Go big. Go small. Do anything you can dream up with this gigantic steel Lego set. At just about $2,000 a piece you can afford to use multiple containers to expand your home anytime you want. Need to add a bedroom? Do it. Living room feeling a little cramped? Find yourself a crane operator and a welder to double the size.

With some modifications these tiny, and some not so tiny, homes look as though they could make a comfortable abode. My favorites are the ones that don’t look like shipping containers at all. So put some siding on it. Plaster the walls. Add a few windows. You will have the dream home of any Lego fanatic.

Speaking of Lego fanatics…You’re not alone. There are competitions out there and everything! The Lego website has a goldmine of info. Check out these Lego creations, it’s my fav! Plus, Legoland is the coolest place ever!

Here’s the link to take the full tour…

Little Things: He Spent $2,000 On This Blue Box For A New Home. (see inside)

airstream tour

I don’t love everything 70’s. I mean, I’m all about big hair (Farrah Fawcett, what a hottie!) and I like the television from that era (Happy Days and The Brady Bunch), but I’m an eighties child at heart and I don’t get too excited about bell bottoms or Hamburger Helper (introduced to the country in 1971). One thing 70’s that is do love is Airstream trailers! These vintage trailers are popping up on roads and in backyards everywhere. This one, parked in NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) is the ultimate homage to vintage 70’s.

Jay and Jami, the owners of the cozy trailer, are big on creativity and collecting. The interior of their home is like nothing you’ve ever seen before; it’s like a color explosion. It’s bright and intense and might look a little crazy to the outsider but it’s special to them. Everything they have scooped up has meaning and a fun story behind it. They gather trinkets from second hand shops, estate sales, and antique stores, as well as collecting their own keepsakes along the way. What a way to decorate! Could you see yourself living in such a brightly colored place?

I don’t think I could live in their airstream. I’d love to visit but I have more simple tastes. I could live in one of these ones though! Check out numbers 3 and 5!

Here’s the link for the full inside tour…

Little Things: Amazing 1976 Airstream Trailer (picture tour)

Rooms

‘May the force be with you.’ ‘Live long and prosper.’ ‘Goonies never say die.’ You have chosen…wisely.’ We are all fans of something; movies, video games, people. But some people take their fandom to whole new and amazing levels. Like serious new levels. This roundup, featured at Diply, has 21 of the most fantastic rooms you will ever see. These creative people have taken some of our favorite books, movies, and comic book characters and made them into realities. Love!

The Harry Potter nursery is precious. The Pac Man and Mario rooms took me back to my arcade days. The shire? Wow! And I want my own Tardis! These are so fun and any kid (or a kid-at-heart) who had one of these would be so lucky!

These rooms are so fun. I love that their creators were so dedicated. For those of us who can swing a full remodel, how about a movie prop? Next best thing. Check ‘em out here.

Here’s the link to all 21 ideas…

Diply: 21 Home Decor Ideas To Geek Out Over

wagon tiny home

Can you believe this trailer? I can. It’s totally believable and totally amazing! Rachel Ross is the owner of this charming and amazing tiny trailer home in the Canadian cedar forest. It is everything a tiny home should be; cozy, bright, and whimsical.

I think this would be a great place to stay in the summer. I imagine it would be a little cold in the dead of winter. Canada isn’t known for it’s warm winters. I much prefer this over tent camping. I love the round window! How cool that it’s made from an old 70’s picnic table! The skylights are fun too. I love how much light there is.

Planning a trip? Why not go to the Cedar Forest? You can’t stay in Rachel’s cabin but you could camp here. What a lovely campground! It has everything; fresh air, clean water, and beautiful trees. Love it! Next time I’m in Canada.

Here’s the link to take the full tour…

Little Things – A Wagon In The Woods (pictures)