Cabin Porn will make you lust for Mother Nature and inspire you to build your own getaway

BY: JOHNATHAN MOSS Cabin Porn images courtesy Little, Brown and Company, © 2015 by Zachary Klein In the middle of windswept plains, embedded within a staggering mountain view sits a cabin so beautiful that it could have stained the bed sheets…

This sustainable tiny home is designed to be controlled by an app on your smartphone

BY: JESSICA BEUKER Getting on board with the tiny house movement doesn’t mean going off the grid; in fact, Intel just unveiled their latest creation – combining the simplicity of tiny houses with the blossoming technology of today. The 210-square…

Prefab concept home could mean an affordable, 100% off-grid living space

BY: ROB HOFFMAN The increasing demand for self-sustaining, compact and off-grid prefab homes has spurred a sort of architectural race for designers competing to supply the most efficient, aesthetically pleasing and functional tiny-home models. The Chamfer Home, which basically resembles…

This guy lives in an underground hobbit hole in a majestic meadow for under $5,000 a year

BY: JESSICA BEUKER Far off the main road, out in the sticks of Eastern Oregon, and down a forested trail lays a quiet meadow. The 200-acre space is a vast area of lush greenery, boasting streams and ponds, and a…

This couple builds a Portland tiny-home, lives for free and endlessly travels in a VW bus

BY: ROB HOFFMAN As Bryan and Jen peeled back the layers of their life, auctioned off their unnecessaries, bowed out of the 9-5 clockwork and unloaded the weight of their mortgage, it was as if they were finally joining hands…

Floating eco-haven lets you live off-grid, while casually meandering down any body of water

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Looking out at the smooth desert hills of Portugal’s Amieira Marina, inhabitants of the FloatWing drift slowly to the centre of the narrow basin, away from the scorched landscape, away from society, and slowly finding refuge far…

This expandable bike trailer is a mobile home that turns the world into your backyard

BY: ROB HOFFMAN It may be slow, but that’s exactly the benefit a growing number of travellers are seeking when they trade their cars for well-equipped bicycles to take cross country. By designing a towable living space, many have turned…

The treehouse lifestyle is for adventurers, nature lovers, the wild and peace seeking

BY: JESSICA BEUKER “Daddy, build me a treehouse.” A request that has been bellowed excitedly by almost every young child at some point in their life. The idea of having your own escape, a place you can go to think…

23-year-old saves $2,000/month living in a decked out van in Google’s company parking lot

BY: ROB HOFFMAN  One of Google’s newest recruits, 23-year-old Brandon S. was left scratching his head after being drafted from the East Coast to work at the San Francisco office: at an average of $2,000/month for rent alone, how does…

This solar-powered “e-mailable” home is designed to snap together without nails or power tools

BY: ROB HOFFMAN A bunch of students from Clemson University just designed and produced a carbon neutral prefab solar-house named Indigo Pine, designed to snap together without any nails, and erectable in under a week. Solar panels spread out across…

This manager’s mobile office space lets you work out of a new location every day

BY: ROB HOFFMAN There can be a balance between a realistic income and idealist lifestyle. Freedom means autonomy of travel—thousands of office-jockeys with the stale taste of uniform life have driven a demand for smaller, mobile workspaces, which are happily…

This prefab eco-home in the forest spins around at the push of a button to let in optimal sunlight

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Eighty miles from New York City’s bustling core is a rotating wooden structure, resembling an alien spacecraft and designed to withstand nearly any disaster. It is an ecological mansion of epic proportions that resides atop a 28-acre…

For under $500, this man built a dream micro-cabin using salvaged materials

BY: JESSICA BEUKER The tiny house movement has been growing for quite some time and is a popular living choice among many, likely because of the low cost of utilities, simplistic lifestyle and reduced ecological impact. Whether you build your…

A former homeless man released the blueprints for an incredible off-grid solar home for only $2,000

BY: ROB HOFFMAN When misfortune strikes it comes in threes. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet, and other times it’s an excuse to innovate. Fifteen years ago, Lamar Alexander lost everything—his wife, health and home, forcing him into…

New telescoping road-trip mobile expands to 3x its size with the push of a button

BY: ROB HOFFMAN French company, Beauer, just came out with a caravan that will solve the age-old travellers’ conundrum of comfort versus mobility. A van is compact and ultra portable, yet it lacks the living space and amenities of something…

After visiting 100 off-grid homes, this is the barebones truth about life in the pathless woods

BY: TYLER FYFE In a frostbitten valley in the deep bush of Northern Saskatchewan lives the most isolated couple in North America—100 km away from the nearest unpaved road. The only way in or out is by float plane. Ron…

With this 3-D printer you can build 10 tiny houses in under 24 hrs for less than $5,000 each

BY: EDITORS A new technology is hoping to give a facelift to the dilapidated living conditions of rural villages in China. See, China has a problem—income in urban areas is three times higher than in rural areas and as time…

These environmentally friendly foldable dome homes are for the all-season camper

BY: SWIKAR OLI Cabins are cozy and tents are fun, but neither can really keep pace with anything in the modern convenience-minded era. I for one don’t need a lack of water or heat to give me the full backcountry…

Take a peek inside this magical 1969 hippie tree house village in Hawaii

BY: CONNOR BRIAN At the edge of a long winding beach road, on the shaded jungle island of Kauai, sat a tiny village paradise where clothing was optional, weed was smoked openly, and where love and freedom were the only…

South Korean architects turned this abandoned mansion into an active children’s centre

BY: ZOE MELNYK What was once a crumbling deserted building, rotting in a rural area of South Korea is now a thriving children’s centre that promotes healthy living and education while providing adolescents with a safe, creative atmosphere. The South…