I'd never stayed over night on a boat before I bought one to live on. I'd lived in a caravan and a garage for a bit so I thought that was enough — and I was right. This is our home: a narrowboat on England's canals.
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Our friend Paul recently finished his bus renovation — turning a former school bus into a little one-man-one-dog wintertime road house. Come see his rig, his dog, and the cozy wood stove in his simply-made tiny home.
Curbed ran a little highlight of an almost-$6-million-dollar apartment in Manhattan with three bedrooms — one of which is a fully pimped ode to Star Wars. This thing comes complete with full wall-and-ceiling starscapes, a large model of the Millenium Falcon, and shockingly-cute accessories that make the whole place look chic, not at all weird.
Beretta Fleur is finally showing us the space where she hosts ALL her perfectly-hosted parties. And it's wood-paneled and has built-in rock hot tubs and a lovely bar and let's all go to there for a party!
This is the first time in my adult life that I'm not renting my space, and it's thrilling to demolish and tinker to my heart's content. For now, this is home, and I really love it. It's cozy and frankly, bigger than our shoebox in Toronto. How about that?
In 1998, architect Terry Brown set out to build his most artful designs into his new house in Ohio. It's full of pounded-metal floors, irregular stained glass windows, and weaving, winding, brightly painted paths and handrails…and I think you could get this house for a steal.
We've talked about Sacred Groves before — it's Ariel's mama's land in Western Washington that used to be an intentional community. But it's worth revisiting, since I just got back from the Offbeat Retreat with fresh photos and new stories. Sit back and dream your way through this quickie home tour.