A Contemporary, Multifunctional Japanese House by SNARK

Designed by the Japanese architecture firm, SNARK, this building serves as a residential and commercial property. Set about an hour’s drive from Takasaki city, it features a hairdressers on the first floor, and a small house on the second level.The building’s footprint comes to just 624 square feet (58 square meters). According to the architects, they had to design the building in such a way so as to make it obvious that it was a store: “It needed to hold a commercial presence.

A quote from Humble Homes, posted by Niall Burke.

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A New Tiny House Painting- Cabin In The Woods (For Sale)

Here’s a little 12″ by 12″ painting I just finished up. This was an illustration/pitch piece I was going to use for a meeting with a board for an upcoming Rhode Island Home and Garden Show- and instead of sketching a mere cabin on paper, I figured I’d try my hand at painting one.Anyway, its for sale now, and the funds will go towards buying supplies for a community/public (free for ALL to enjoy!) geocaching installation I’m heading up that will be anchored in Stoughton, MA. This project will be a bridging between geocaching and art.

A quote from Relax Shacks, posted by Derek Diedricksen.

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Yogan’s Tiny Ship-Shape House

In 2007, we got an email from Yogan, a young carpenter in France. He said he’d started out with a Volkswagen van, worked alone, and was following in the footsteps of old carpenters, using “…noble wood.” He had a large Mercedes van that contained his portable tools, as well as a bed and kitchen for working away from his home territory. He’d seen our book Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter, and wanted us to see the treehouse he was living in.

A quote from The Shelter Blog, posted by Lew Lewandowski.

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