Awesome Guesthouse Conversion

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Times are hard and they’re not getting better very fast, so a lot of people are forced to find alternate ways of making money. One way is certainly renting out your home or a portion of it, and one of the more creative ways of doing this is certainly this conversion of a laundry boiler room into a guesthouse in San Francisco. The conversion was done by architect Christi Azevedo of Azevedo Design. The owners will now be renting it out via AirBnB and similar services.

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By |February 21st, 2015|Modern design|2 Comments

Shipping Container Homes to Solve Housing Problems in Hawaii

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The Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) has turned a shipping container into a home for a family of five. The shipping container is located in Honolulu, Hawaii and cost about $11,000 to construct.

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By |February 18th, 2015|Container Design|2 Comments

Another Promising Pop-Up Apartment Solution

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The recently introduced Cubitat is another instant apartment solution. It was designed by the Canadian architectural firm Urban Capital and Italian designer Luca Nichetto. The Cubitat cube measures 10 x 10 x 10 feet (3 x 3 x 3 m) and features a kitchen, bedroom, lounging and entertainment area, bathroom, laundry and storage space.

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By |February 14th, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Almost Like Living Out of a Suitcase

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More and more young people are choosing careers over marriage and kids, and moving to urban areas to follow jobs. And across the globe, the main problems with this are the rents and lack of living space. To try and solve this problem, the Spanish architecture firm TallerDE2 designed The Pop-Up House, which is basically a set of modular units designed to make a fully functional home out of any empty room or apartment.

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By |February 13th, 2015|Modern design|2 Comments

Yet Another Quaint Tiny House

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Heirloom, the Oregon-based tiny homemaker recently unveiled a new offering in their line up. Their newest tiny home has off-the-grid capabilities, a clever and spacious interior layout, and a state-of-the-art automated house control system, which can be operated via an iOS or Android smartphone and will be launched soon. (more…)

By |February 11th, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment

Youth Pastor Builds Shipping Container Homes for the Less Fortunate

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Bill Hebner, a former youth pastor from Kelowna, Canada has been building affordable housing for the less fortunate since the 1990s. The first homes he built were made of wood, but more recently, he started using recycled shipping containers as the primary building blocs. Availability, sturdiness, and ease of constructions are the main reasons for this choice.

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By |February 10th, 2015|Container Design|2 Comments