The problem with most tiny homes is that they aren’t built for easy transportation, or at least ones designed for families, but the Land Ark Draper is most certainly one exception. Featuring an asymmetrical design, it sports a black exterior, perfectly contrasting the natural wood interior, complete with a drawbridge-style collapsible hardwood deck. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Domes are not synonymous with luxury, but Domes Charlevoix by Canadian architects Bourgeois Lechasseur just might change things. Charlevoix is actually the first phase of a larger tourist initiative to be constructed in the Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois near Quebec City, and it consists of three luxurious domes set atop wooden foundations, while providing expansive views of the St. Lawrence River. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photo credit: Travis Larson
Travis Larson, a locomotive engineer from Riverdale, Utah, started a plan in 2006 to recreate Disneyland’s Fantasyland in his basement, or at least some of its most iconic pieces, such as Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Peter Pan’s Flight, and of course the Village Haus Restaurant. Fast forward to 2018, and you get a mind-blowing scene that appears to be straight from the Magic Kingdom. However, there’s still plenty of work to be done, as Larson now plans on adding additional theming to make the area even more immersive. Continue reading for a full 20-minute video tour of this amazing creation, more pictures and additional information.
Designed by famed Japan-based architectural firm Kengo Kuma and Associates, this stunning new Starbucks in Hualien, Taiwan appears to be from Minecraft. The entire structure is made from 29 heavily reinforced shipping containers stacked to form two floors, and then given a cool white paint job on the exterior to maintain a minimalist look. However, this isn’t a first for the company, as they’ve already opened 45 pre-fabricated modular stores in the US, built off-site prior to delivery and installation. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photo credit: Richard Barnes & Dora Somosi via Colossal
Unlike other homes, ReActor, by artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, is a 360° rotating home, measuring 44-feet by 8-feet, that balances on a single 14-foot tall concrete column. Its movements are caused by its inhabitants, as well as outside forces, such as wind. The symmetrical timber structure has been divided in half, with each artist getting their own living quarters, while a shared bathroom is positioned at the center. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Jacob Witzling
At first glance, this may look like a scene from a movie, but it’s a real cabin in the forest by Jacob Witzling. Believe it or not, Jacob’s day job is teaching, but his father was an architect and engineer, so it piqued an interest in building structures. He would constantly flip through photography books of beautiful structures and decided to start building these tiny cabins. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped right into a comic book or cartoon after walking into Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20, which is actually also its address, in Seoul, South Korea. The entire shop has been plastered with comic book-inspired accents, right down to the cups, plates and furniture. Whether it be for a cup of coffee or to film a music video, this cafe fits the bill. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Lord of the Rings fanatic Jim Costigan has always wanted his very own Hobbit House, and couldn’t wait any longer, so he took things into his own hands. A New York construction supervisor by day, he spent over 6-years building the energy-efficient living space, complete with a curved shape, green roof, thermal bridge-free construction that provides a tightly insulated shell, as well as triple-pane thermal windows and a heat recovery ventilator. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Photo credit: Garrett Rowland
This isn’t an Apple Store, just the new McDonalds headquarters in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood that houses 2,000 employees and the company’s Hamburger University for training employees. Inside, you’ll also find ‘work neighborhoods’, a McCafe, lots of outdoor terrace spaces, and museum-like displays showcasing Happy Meal toys as well as vintage memorabilia. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Love the 80s and want to relive the experience? If so, then “The McFly”, an Airbnb home in Dallas, Texas, just might be your best bet. In addition to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade machine, there’s also a Nintendo Entertainment System with plenty of games to keep you entertained. There’s no shortage of pop culture memorabilia either, and items include: Marty McFly’s hoverboard, a Lamborghini Countach poster, and of course, a classic payphone. Continue reading for more pictures and information.