Almost nothing in our home was purchased brand new. Much of our decor was passed down from parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and even great-great-grandparents, giving this recently refurbished Brooklyn brownstone, with all its modern amenities, a rich sense of personal history.
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This Offbeat Real Estate porn was brought to my attention by Offbeat Home reader Anna. This Evergreen, Colorado home, built into the side of a freaking mountain, wowed both her, her family, and me!
Let's take a peak around inside while Anna explains why the furniture is just as offbeat as the home itself…
This summer, after six months of preparation including writing a detailed lease, we moved our family of five back into Eliza Brownhome, our 40′ Bluebird school bus. I'm sure a lot of you are wondering how we can fit a family of five into 300 square feet, so I thought it'd be nice to give a tour. I am pleased to introduce Eliza Brownhome, our beloved 1974 Bluebird schoolbus.
We've seen geodesic domes, yurts, and yomes on Offbeat Home, but I think this is our first circular home. This house has been contemporarily restored on the inside, but it still has the unique distinction of being built completely around a pool with a retractable roof. Yeah, it's pretty awesome. See for yourself…
My fiance and I are having a terrible time finding an apartment or other traditional living space here in New Jersey, and I am looking for inexpensive alternatives, but am not sure where to start. He is in the Army Reserves and neither of us make a lot, so we would like to save as much money as we can.
I spent several childhood years living in an RV, and it was an amazing experience, but there aren't really any trailer parks in our area… does anyone have any thoughts on other extremely low-budget alternative housing options for us?
f you're decorating tastes are more on the eclectic, bohemian, artistic, and wordly side, you're going to draw a LOT of inspiration from the interior of this contemporary Dallas townhouse that was recently on the market. I'm digging the kitchen cabinets something fierce.
I'm really interested in buying a tipi that you can live in year-round. I found some great manufacturing websites but the only thing is they all say the same thing, i.e.: yes it's great to live in year round, it's so romantic with the open fire etc., etc.
I would love to hear from real people who live in a Tipi year round (in particular, places with cold winters ala Canada) and find out the disadvantages as well as the advantages.
Did y'all know that my home-away-from-home is on Maui? My family owns a place there that we jokingly call "The Shack." It's the place where we got the hemp lamp, and the carbana. It may not look like much from the outside, but my mother has transformed the inside into a glitter girly mermaid-inspired island oasis. If you like all things shiny and ocean-y you'll love this home tour.
Also, this begs the question… where are all my island-dwelling Homies? Let's talk about this very awesome, but sometimes challenging lifestyle.