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?
This is Offbeat Home's archive of weird houses posts.
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.
Jim and Linda Onan believe that pyramids focus energy, so when they built a new home in 1974, they decided to built a pyramid to live in. Now their estate includes a bigger-than-life-sized replica of a statue of Ramses II, and a moat — not to mention a burial chamber…
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!
It's our weekly roundup of reader photos and interesting Offbeat Home-ish links from around the web. This week we've got the lowdown on air conditioned doghouses, an upcoming steampunk fest in Massachusetts, and era-appropriate Disney princess cosplay. Click on through!
When you can't afford housing where you need it, what do you do? If you're like Will Woodbridge, Australian university student, you build yourself a raft on a nearby lake and take up residence there.
This week Ariel and I fawned over a little trojan horse-style B&B somewhere in Belgium. It looks like it's the mobile home of a band of mysterious, roguish, magical minstrels. I look at its starry night bedroom and twisted-wood lounges and sigh.
Dudes, I woke up this morning and looked out the window and the world looked SO GREEN after all the rain Iowa got this week. It's been warm here for weeks, but it's not spring until the plants are growing. And it looks like people in the Offbeat Home Flickr pool are feeling the same fresh verdantness. Let's take a look at the world with fresh eyes, and enjoy the Clicky Link bounty.