Tag Archives: small house

Small spaces: A dream come true

Living a life on wheels isn’t everyone’s dream. But it’s mine!

Right now, thinking about how life on wheels could (or couldn’t) work frazzles my mind, but it’s there as a “one day” dream… It’s my fall back dream. And actually, it is a dream Andre & I have already had the great fortune to live, for a few blissful (ignoring the fairly regular tantrum days!) months. That was pre-kids, pre-home ownership, pre-proper career, pre-overinflated sense of responsibility.

Now, that over-inflated sense of responsibility gets in the way of such dreams, but I still have hope to quash that and just do it anyway.

Part of my plan is to devour every post and picture that encourages that dream!

This darling home on wheels by Tiny Heirloom, via my scandinavian home, has added a lot of determination. How could it not?! Creature comforts, and a sense of style are not forgotten!

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Small spaces: A bridge house

If ever you have a difficult building site, or just an extra special landscape you don’t want to mar… the bridge house could be your thing.

Besides “touching the earth lightly” this one by Max Pritchard Architects is packed with eco features such as a black concrete floor for thermal mass, huge north facing and double-glazed windows, steel louvres for summer shade and solar water heating.

Gorgeous innit?!

PS. Anyone know that ol’ railway bridge on the left just at the southern edge of Ohakune village? The property it is on was for sale a while back and I reeeeeeeally wanted to buy it and create a house on the bridge. Big old arches and all. How fun would that have been? And it looked straight up to Mt Ruapehu. Amazing… but not to be.

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.