Salt Spring House

You are going to fall in love with this tiny home on Saltspring Island (British Columbia). The Keva house will take your breath away with it’s rustic beauty. I know that you will love it too. It goes to show that anyone with an adventures spirit can take on a big task, like building a home, and succeed. (With some help from professionals of course. Not all of us are electricians or plumbers.) Nicely done lady!

I love it this quaint little home! It has a pretty pergola porch, lovely windows and exposed beams. The interior is clean, bright, and open. What’s not to love? The answer? Nothing! If I ever decided to build a little house someday it would look a lot like this one! (p.s.-Check out the ‘rustic’ outhouse. That’s not for everyone!)

See this awesome house being built here…

Keva Tiny House: Building Process Photos

Bus

When you hear someone say ‘school bus,’ what comes to mind? Books, teachers, the glory days of being on the basketball team or cheerleading? Most people don’t think of houses. (I know that I don’t/didn’t.) It’s a good thing that Patrick (imgur user skoolielove) could see beyond high school and the potential that an old blue bus had. He say the perfect traveling tiny home for an extended road trip and the end results are fabulous!

You can’t even tell that this once a school bus. Gone are the vinyl seats and depressing windows and lighting. In their place are lovely wood floors, LED lighting, dining nooks, and so much more! Love love love! The crazy thing? This transformation only took three months! I’ve been trying to paint my laundry room for at least that long! Nice job Patrick and family.

Here’s the link to all the project photos…

Distractify: 90’s School Bus Gets Converted Into A Tiny Dream Home (photos)

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There are so many tiny home designs out there. I think the most important features of any tiny home are about the functionality, relative spaciousness, and practicality of the whole thing. After all, the tiny house movement is all about making simplicity work for your daily life. This house, designed by Ma Maison Logique, is the definition of what a tiny home should be. Even better, it was all built in 40 days! This is one of the favorite tiny homes I have seen. And I have seen a lot of tiny homes. I love the simplicity of this one.

The loft bedroom is located over the kitchen, saving tons of space. The living room is located on one end and has a high vaulted ceiling. The living room couch also pulls out into a guest bed. A table folds down off the wall of the living room to make a dining room. The toilet and shower are located on the other side of the kitchen.

All the features of this house are simple and inexpensive. They all work together very well and the house flows so well from one area to the next. Take a look at the video below and see for yourself! Go here to see more about the Ma Maison Logique houses (English translation – “My Logical House”).

Here’s the full video tour… Enjoy!

Canada House

Off-the-grid. Sounds barbaric doesn’t it? I can tell you from personal experience that it isn’t. I grew up that way. You never would have been able to tell if you’d seen our home. Basically, we just didn’t plug into the city. We had solar power, our own spring, and our appliances were propane and not gas. Ain’t nothing. We had all the amenities so it’s not like we were getting away from it all. Not like this tiny house in British Columbia Canada. It is getting away and getting back to nature in it’s truest form!

Built by Robert and Bettina Johnson, this little home has everything you would expect from an off-the-grid living experience. It looks rustic and blends into the surroundings. It’s insides are lovely and cozy, and you can move it when you need a change of scenery. I am in love with the door with the bear and fish. So much detail and hard work was put into that element alone!

To take a photo tour of this home go here – Esket Tiny House (Photo Tour). Also, there’s a full video series to enjoy as well.

Here’s the first in the series…


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Chris Heininge is the creator of this beautiful tiny home you are about to see. His family has built several tiny homes over the years, inspired by Chris at the young age of 17. When Chris was just a teen he ventured to Japan to become a Christian Missionary and spent several years throughout Japan, Hong Kong, India and Macau. Chris learned how others’ lived in beautiful and simplistic ways, and that greatly affected how he designed his first tiny home.

While you browse through the photos below, pay close attention to the efficient use of space and clean and modern design. All of the lighting within uses LED energy efficient bulbs, and it is even equipped with a full size jacuzzi tub and shower. Have you ever considered tiny house living?

A snapshot of the main floor plan:

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A snapshot of the upstairs floor plan:

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Here you can see the kitchen equipped with dishwasher, microwave and a small tv:

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Another view of the kitchen, looking into the bathroom:

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The beautiful open living room with a couch that pulls out into a queen size bed:

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Stylish bathroom with a beautiful circular window:

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Full size jacuzzi tub and shower:

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The stairs leading up to the loft bedroom, with an electric fireplace beneath:

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Comfy bed with great lighting upstairs:

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Here’s the home before the roof went on:

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A close up of the roof and exterior:

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Building and designing a home is a dream among many. It takes real skill, talent and creativity to create unique and unforgettable homes though. That is exactly what Morton Buildings does time and time again! Morton Buildings create custom homes that often appear simple and even plain on the outside. But once you step foot inside it’s a whole other story.

The photos you are about to see may look plain at first, but pay close attention to the details and the lavish interior decorating. These buildings are actually beautiful mansions and cabins, but you might never guess that from the exterior!

This home belongs to Ann from Illinois:

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From the outside it doesn’t seem very different than many other homes:

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The double bay garage is many a man’s dream!

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Gorgeous breakfast nook on the porch:

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The decor and furniture are very comforting:

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Spacious kitchen with so much lighting:

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Who wouldn’t love a kitchen island like this:

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The formal dining area is tastefully decorated:

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A spacious yet cozy living room area:

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Dual office area with wall-to-wall closets:

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Clean and functional laundry area:

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Charming master bedroom:

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So much space in that double garage:

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This is a hobby garage built for Rex & Kelly from Iowa:

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It features Morton’s Hi-Rib steel and brick wainscot:

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We love this old petro truck:

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Great display area for the many products:

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Paul from Texas is the proud home owner of this Morton cabin:

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From the outside it doesn’t look like much of a traditional home:

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But once you enter your eyes will feast upon rich, handsome decor:

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Gorgeous flooring, wooden staircases and railings:

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It even features a dumb waiter!

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The wide open space is perfect for hosting parties:

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Take a look at those unique chandeliers:

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The deep red and rich wood in this master bedroom is very appealing:

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A wonderful view from upstairs of the entertainment area:

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Look how long the home is – 110 feet!

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travel trailer tiny home

Are you a tiny house enthusiast? Tiny homes are becoming increasingly popular in today’s busy and hectic society.

People are finding they need to declutter and downsize because of both financial reasons and the need to create peace out of chaos. We can get so consumed with technology and material items that sometimes we just need to shut down that world and get back to nature.

Tiny homes are not only cost-effective, but they help you reduce clutter and material items you don’t necessarily need. Take a look at this travel trailer that was transformed into a gorgeous tiny home.

It’s called the Kirkwood Tiny House and features appliances, insulation, french doors, furniture and more. Plus the interior is so charming and tastefully designed!

The entire exterior and interior have been totally renovated so that this travel trailer resembles a real home. Take a look at the images below to learn more!

This is the amazing Kirkwood Tiny House on wheels:

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Built from a mere travel trailer:

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This 2004 Fleetwood Prowler has undergone several renovations:

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It even makes use of the trailer slide-outs:

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An upper level and small patio make this really unique:

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Look at this gorgeous french door and the planter boxes:

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The interior is beautifully designed with ample space and plenty of light:

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Here’s another view of one of the french doors:

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The kitchen nook makes great use of space:

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Look how bright and airy the interior is:

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There’s even a ladder to an upstairs loft:

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A glass floor to peek out of:

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This could be used for extra storage or a play area for young ones:

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It’s all the small touches that truly make a home:

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Shelves everywhere make great use of wall space:

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This freezer box is even concealed beneath a lift-up counter:

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A touch of green to bring it all together:

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This entrance area displays a built-in window in the slide-out:

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And transforms into the bedroom at night:

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A Murphy bed makes the most sense in small spaces:

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Comfortable and spacious living room area:

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Kitchen organization at it’s best:

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Check out how spacious and functional this is:

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Hanging pots and pans and spices on the wall save even more space:

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The bathroom vanity offers plenty of shelving and drawers:

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Equipped with a full shower and bath:

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Smart use of every single nook and cranny:

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Imagine living in this tiny home that used to be a travel trailer:

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The tiny home movement is growing strong, and why not? Today people are tired of being overloaded with technology, material things, work etc.

What can be more appealing than Mother Nature? Imagine zero distractions and a world of peace and quiet. Imagine a home you can feel comfortable in but also easily afford.

The amount of stress one could melt away is unbelievable. Not only are many tiny homes extremely affordable, many of them are even mobile! Think about how easy it would be to go on a road trip – you wouldn’t have to pack anything!

This tiny home on wheels by Wohnwagon is amazing and not to be overlooked. It is even made from all recycled materials! Check out the images below to learn more…

Beautiful tiny home made from all natural and recycled materials:

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Impeccably decorated with soft colors and fabrics:

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This home even sports a green eco roof and solar panels:

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The roof panels generate energy and it is stored in batteries – and natural light washes throughout the interior from glazed windows:

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Large comfortable bed with pullout table and several storage areas:

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Pullouts to accompany more seating and sleeping areas:

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The mosaic design in the bathroom is breath-taking:

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Tasteful lighting and windows to make the most of natural light:

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Clay plaster and sheep wool locally sourced make up the insulation to this profound home:

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Even the smallest of details can make a big impact:

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Wohnwagon designs and creates customized homes:

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Shelter

Do you believe the world is going to be thrust into chaos soon? Do you watch too much Walking Dead and think the zombie apocalypse is on it’s way? Is the biblical rapture coming? Perhaps you believe global warming will set off a catastrophic set of events leading to disaster on a global scale. Maybe you are worried about the recent nuclear treaty with Iran. With those warm and cheery thoughts, we bring you this post. No matter what happens, you will be safe in this bunker!

If you think any of the above are real possibilities, or if you just want to be ultra prepared here is a company that wants to build your fallout shelter/panic room (really really cool man cave). Atlas Survival Shelters is a company out of California that wants to make your post apocalypse days luxurious. All the shelters come with a generator room and lots of storage for water and nonperishable goods. They are a series of modular interconnected tubes that can be custom configured to your purposes. Pretty cool! See more of what Atlas has to offer here.

See inside the bunker here…

Diply: A Millionaire’s Survival Shelter (photo tour)

Sometimes you just want to create a little extra living space in your home. In most homes there is a space that never gets used. It is dark and dank and filled with insulation. You guessed it, it’s the attic. The attic is no longer just a place to store your old never used and off season clothing or the place where mice burrow into your down jacket and eat your photo albums. It can also become your craft room or, like in this case, your husband’s man cave.

This man cave looks great and has a lot of functionality in it’s small square footage. The problem with building anything in the attic is, how you get to it. The little hole in the ceiling of your bedroom closet isn’t a good way to do it. The pull down ladder in the ceiling isn’t real great either. This guy came up with a great solution. He decided to use what looks like a ship’s ladder and put it inside the space between the walls. The whole thing looks like a ship’s cabin and it turned out great! Take a look at it. Check out these attic remodels. Super impressive! Makes me wish that I had an attic to redo.

Here’s the link to see all the amazing “after” photos…

Diply: What This Man Did To His Attic Is Unbelievable (photo tour)