This fun cabin was designed by the architecture firm Vardehaugen of Norway. It can function completely off-the-grid and features a sloping roof that the architects claim can serve as a ski/sledding trail and even a ski jumping slope, though Iâ€™m not sure how safe the latter is. […]
About three years ago, Norwayâ€™s Tourism Association held a competition for designing the best self-catering mountain lodges, which they could place on hiking trails across the country. The winning lodges were the so-called SkÃ¥pet Mountain Lodges designed by Koko Architects. These lodges are made up of a group of off-grid cabins, which require very little maintenance and can house up to 35 hikers. They also operate completely off-the-grid, and provide a secure and comfortably warm shelter even in the harshest conditions, which in Norway can get pretty harsh. The first of these SkÃ¥pet Mountain Lodges was recently built on a hiking trail in Rogaland. […]
The prefab home firm Mima Housing of Portugal recently introduced a new line of tiny homes, which are slick, modern and affordable. Theyâ€™re calling them Mima Light, and perhaps the most striking characteristic of these homes is that they feature a mirrored base section, which makes it seem as though they are floating a few feet off the ground. […]
Here is some great news for all Lord of the Rings fans. Kristie Wolfe, whoâ€™s already been featured here when she built her Hawaiian tree house, has now set out to build a Hobbit village, which will be located in Chelan, Washington. […]
Weâ€™ve seen quite a few ingenious tiny houses, but this Fire Tower home is certainly one of the coolest. About two years ago, Dabney Tompkins and Alan Colley decided to quit their jobs and make a fire lookout station into their full time home. Their home really is a “treehouse without a tree” as they like to call it.
This gorgeous tiny home in one of the most beautiful places in the world, namely Hawaii, was built by tiny house builder and dressmaker Kristie Wolfe from Boise, Idaho. A few years ago she built another tiny home, called Tiny House on the Prairie, in which she has been living in since. The money she saved by downsizing has now allowed her to build this second, off-the-grid tiny home, which she plans to use as primarily a vacation home.