At first glance, this may look like a scene from a sci-fi flick set in the future, but it's just the Amchit Residence in Lebanon, one of the coolest-looking bachelor pads you'll ever see. Designed by Blankpage Architects, this stunning ocean view home in Nahr el Mott, has minimalist rooms connected by outdoor bridges. The living room and kitchen, on the mid-level, are surrounded by floor to ceiling glass windows, suspended lighting, along with dark hardwood floors. The master bedroom on the third level has unobstructed views of the ocean that lets you wake up to dreamlike scenery. Continue reading for more pictures.
Graphic designers, techies and geeks alike who live in concrete jungles, like NYC as well as Los Angeles, sometime need to take a breather outside of the city. Scott Newkirk came up with the perfect solution when he built this off-the-grid 14 x 14 foot cabin from reclaimed wood in Yulan, New York. He spends time here during the summer months to clear his mind and unwind. Throw on some solar panels, and you'll be ready to stargaze with your high-powered telescope. Continue reading for more pictures.
Believe it or not, this 20-foot shipping container was transformed into a tiny off-the-grid house. Dspite its size, this living space has everything that you need to survive quite comfortably. Owner Brenda Kelly used only 4 of the 6 meters of the shipping container to keep it under 10 square meters (107-sq-ft) and thus not requiring council consent. Unlike many tiny house designs, the living room of this container house is located above the sleeping area to keep things open and airy as possible. Continue reading for more amazing container homes.
When is a floating home, not just a small living space that can be towed anywhere? When you're living in a Seahorse, or to be more specific, a marine style retreat spanning 1,700-square-feet with three levels. Now here's where things get interesting...there's one level completely submerged underwater, offering breathtaking views of the marine life. Upstairs, you'll find a kitchen, dining area, an outdoor shower, mini bar, and glass-bottomed jacuzzi. The Kleindienst Group plans on building 42 properties in the Persian Gulf of Dubai, and they'll be ready for their new owners in 2016. Continue reading for more pictures.
Tree houses are nothing new or special, but this one in Vail, Colorado, aims to be different. Designed by architect Missy Brown, this suspended cabin of sorts located in the middle of the great outdoors, and is anchored to a 90-foot spruce tree on the owner's property. It's been stabilized with several fallen pine trees for extra support. A spiral stair case leads right to the front door, where guests are welcomed with a surprisingly open living space. In addition to the sleeping quarters and writing desk, there's also a rooftop terrace, perfect for catching up with friends on a warm summer day, or just watching the sunset. During the colder winter months, an electrical baseboard keeps the inside warm. Continue reading for more pictures.
At first glance, this just looks like a pile of rocks in the desert, but upon closer inspection, you'll see there's actual a massive home hidden within. Now if Tony Stark wanted a luxurious place near Joshua Tree National Park in California, this would be it. Designed by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, it features an array of cast-concrete slabs that cover the home in a way that's both elegant and futuristic. On the inside, you'll find a parasol in the dining room that's made from 800-pieces of sandblasted glass, a self-standing bronze washing basin in the master bedroom, and lots more. Continue reading for a tour of the home.
Web designer Alek Lisefski was tired of paying rent in pricey neighborhoods, so he decided to build his own tiny house on wheels. With absolutely no construction experience, it took Lisefski just 6-months while still working his day job, and $30,000, to complete the 240-square-foot home. When his girlfriend Anjali Krystofiak enrolled in graduate school in Northern California, the couple hitched up their home and towed it approximately 2300-miles from Iowa to Sebastopol, California, where the median home price is over $600,000. They parked behind someone else's home and instead of paying rent, they maintain their landscaping. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including the bizarre lava tube lake.
People use ladders to access tree houses all the time, but rarely do we see them inside homes - besides home libraries. This Tokyo couple commissioned Hiroyuka Shinozaki Architects to give their 750 square-foot apartment a modern ninja makeover, one that maximizes interior space, and the result was a series of floating floors accessed by a network of ladders. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Iniala Beach House looks like a computer render for an upcoming film set in a tropical paradise, but it's a real place in Phuket, Thailand. Designed by architectural studio A-cero, it's located of the coast of Natai Beach, and there are 10 villas visitors can rent out, but two of them - owned by A-cero - boast special layouts and designs (pictured above). Both rooms offer expansive ocean views through massive floor-to-ceiling windows, while the floors and the walls are made from locally-sourced wood. Continue reading for a video and more information.
On the outside, this looks like a small wooden shed, but step inside? You'll want to live there. At just 20-square-meters, there's a full kitchen, under-stairs storage space, workspace, and even a loft / sleeping area on the second level. A wood-burning stove keeps the entire home warm during the winter months, and we're assuming there are solar panels up top or a power generator of some sort to keep the lights on. Future upgrades could include a satellite TV and internet connection. Continue reading for more pictures.