Sometimes I go virtually traveling the world, via Airbnb. This is part me getting future vacation ideas and part lusting after amazing properties around the world. And every now and then something like this upside down boat-turned vacation rental pops into my browser, and I think: I MUST SHOW MY HOMIES!
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Global homes posts.
Just because you live in a small apartment in Cologne, Germany, doesn't mean it has to feel cramped. Jasna's apartment is all about crafts, colors, feminine decor, and a spotted fridge. And somehow, it doesn't seem cramped at all! Oh, and wait until you see how she uses clothing as decor.
Did you know millions of people in Beijing live in tiny underground apartments built into subterranean apartment blocks and air raid tunnels under the city?
Look through Sim Chi Vin's photo essay to meet a mother with an eight month old baby, twentysomethings saving on rent by living underground, and people who are woefully underemployed — all living in 10'x10' boxes.
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.
What would it be like to inhabit a normal-sized home that's actually a treehouse? Now we know. We picked up a friend of ours and offered her a ride, and we didn't know we were in for such a treat when we got to her destination!
This is the story of the Russian-style summer house I crafted in my backyard in Newcastle Upon Tyne. In ten months, and for less than £5,000, I took it from clay model a to stained-glassed, mosaiced den place to drink a Guiness whilst foxes run in the garden.