Tag Archives: holiday house

Small spaces: Traditional vs contemporary

A Pinterest trawl this morning stopped me at this remodeled barn type house. Anything that says small and cosy has me peering closer…

We love how this #kitchen fits into the house like a puzzle piece. www.remodelworks.com

And despite my ignorance as to what this one is all about – it links to here, but I can’t spot it – it has me intrigued with it’s well executed combo of traditional style and contemporary fitout.

It would make a perfect mini flat out the back of someone’s big ol’ house, or a cosy holiday house in the woods. Amp up the contemporary style and it would look equally as at home near the beach.

I love the porch-tree-swing, the farmhouse table right alongside the kitchen, and the built in seating that tucks right up to the shelving and the windows. Gorgeous!

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Small spaces: Families sleeping small

I had something else in mind for today, but on further investigation… it’s not as small as it first appears, and I couldn’t think of a good enough reason to include it in this weeks Small Spaces. But have a little look, as there are a few ideas to steal for a much smaller space – like the sunken bath, and some built in furniture.

So, another from my Pinterest filing system…

Cozy sleeping space / via Brooke Brooke on VSCO

It’s the time of year where I start getting itchy feet and think “this year? Will this year be the one we get to go on a family holiday in a campervan again?!” But with little Miss still hit and miss (with sleeping through the night) I’m not sure how relaxing it would be…

So I’m just looking at small spaces instead, and I love this combined sleeping area, for how well it could work for a small family (of good sleepers!).

You could use the lower bed as lounge seating during the day, simply by shifting the cushions up against the sill/shelf along the wall and making it a comfy day bed!

For a family with a couple of littlies, I’d have to make some modifications for safety, add a curtain to pull across at sleep time and ensure the sleeping nook up top would happily take two mattresses as I’m not sure how much sleep they’d get all in together! Another option would be to create bunks, but sacrifice some storage.

Although the storage is one thing I love about this layout!

I also love the white on white with the addition of natural colours and textures. It’s a somewhat surprising (to me) direction we seem to be heading in our bedroom…! And to be honest I’m enjoying the extra space we have in our l’il house with a third bedroom back in action. It’s ok to like small spaces at the same time as liking a few more useable square metres in our fulltime house isn’t it?!

Small spaces: E.D.G.E.

The E.D.G.E., a small prefab house by Revelations Architects/BuildersShow me photos of a small house and I’m all eyes. Include plans and my eyes pop out of my head! Kids, husband, small spaces, icecream, wandering markets… just a few things I’m crazy about.

The E.D.G.E., a small prefab house by Revelations Architects/Builders

So this “experimental dwelling” by Revelations Architects is the latest to get pinned to my Small Spaces board.

The E.D.G.E., a small prefab house by Revelations Architects/Builders

It’s design is “distilled to the four primary human functions of eating, sleeping, bathing and fellowship”. I wonder if those functions are in order of priority! I’m all for eating and sleeping being up front there!

The E.D.G.E., a small prefab house by Revelations Architects/Builders

The E.D.G.E., a small prefab house by Revelations Architects/Builders

 

Its low maintenance design, eco-efficiency and functional plan make it perfect for either a holiday home or a more permanent dwelling. Definitely might have to steal a few ideas from this one when I build my dream small space… one day!

The E.D.G.E., a small prefab house by Revelations Architects/Builders

 

We start tonight on another long weekend here in NZ so that’s it from me this week. I’ll hopefully have something awesome to share from our two long weekends efforts, but keep in mind we’re in holiday mode next week too.