Ever wanted to live on a house boat but not be bothered by sea-sickness? This place is the perfect solution…
Come on, be a rebel!
Listed for sale (or trade) in Kingston, Tennessee this unique take on small space living is priced at a mere $15,000.
It has 1 bathroom and 1 bed – well 2 if you count the “Amish style bunkhouse” also on the property.
The tiny galley kitchen has a propane stove and fridge, in addition to a pub table and matching bar stools.
It’s tight, but efficient (it is/was a real ship after all).
And someone had fun with the décor…
Would you, could you, live in a box? A significantly tilted box – suspended above the street?
Well some hip urban folks in Rotterdam in the Netherlands have been embracing the concept for several decades now. This cluster of cube homes was designed by architect Piet Blom in 1984 to address high density housing issues while allowing for sufficient space on ground level for pedestrian activities.
Each cube house is tilted at a 45 degree angle and perched upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. The entire cluster of cube homes is meant to represent a village within a city where “each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest.” [source]
A forest………. interesting.
Known officially as Kubuswoningen, there are 40 cube houses that make up the development.
There was this guy who lived in Washington State who wanted to do something funky for his Master of Fine Arts thesis so he built a castle out of junk in his yard.
He used all salvaged materials from a local junkyard and a nearby defunct rock quarry. This happened back in 1970 so it was probably quite a sensation at the time. The guy’s name was Victor Moore and he went on to teach high school art and to inspire hundreds of students to do more with less, so to speak.
In fact, these wonderful photographs were taken by one of Moore’s former students.
The “Junk Castle” is located outside of Pullman, Washington.
The castle is the main draw, but there are other sculptures and structures scattered throughout the property.
On the eastern side of Italy’s Isle of Capri is an unusual house known as Casa Malaparte.
The design was conceived around the year 1937 by famed Italian architect Adalberto Libera. The client he prepared the plans for, however, rejected Libera’s drawings and fired him. The client – writer Curzio Malaparte - went on to build the house himself with the assistance of a local stonemason.
It would not be overly dramatic to say that this home was born of conflict. Architects can be cantankerous creatures. When they are paired with artistic clients who have a strong vision of their own, conflicts are inevitable.
Nonetheless, Casa Malaparte came into being and has been enchanting the waters of Gulf of Salerno for over 70 years now.
The structure is basically a masonry box with reverse pyramidal stairs leading up to the wide roof-top patio. The design alone is daring, but add in the fact that Casa Malaparte is perched precariously 32 meters above sea level on a drastic cliff, and you have one spectacular home.
Both of my bathrooms are larger than this house. It measures in at 189 square feet, and unfortunately, it does not actually have a bathroom. But it does have a bedroom (area), kitchen (area) and living room (area).
This garden-shed sized cottage is located close to my old neighborhood in The Beaches area of Toronto, Canada.
And it is cute…
….and you do get somewhat of a yard.
But for $229,000?