TinyTendo is more of a novelty item, while the Wee House, or the tiniest house in Scotland, can actually be lived in. The story circulating states that it was built on Loch Shin near the Scottish village of Lairg in 1824 by poacher Jock Broon who was gifted land by a person who owned a large estate in return for being taught how to distill whisky.
Always wanted an origami-inspired computer mouse? Meet Air.0. When not in use, this computer mouse folds completely flat and can then be snapped to activate in less than 0.5-seconds. Since it weighs just 40g and measures only 4.5mm thick, you’ll easily be able to slide this into a jacket pocket or bag without any of the bulk.
While not as daring as the cliff-hanging Air Cabin, this mirror cabin by Arcana was designed to blend into its surrounding forest in Ontario, Canada. The designers were aiming for something that respected the ‘power and beauty’ of nature, while still being safe to wildlife. To accomplish this, they applied a film to all of the reflective surfaces that allows birds to identify the cabin as an object in the landscape.
Samsung partnered with Starbucks recently, so it’s no surprise that Danish high-end consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen decided to do the same. This time, the two companies joined forces to open a new South Korea store with a Hankok-inspired design in Daegu. It was apparently built inside the Daegu Jongno Old House, a reinterpretation of a 100-year-old structure where tradition and modern beauty coexist.
A Futuro house isn’t some UFO movie prop, but rather a real-life living space in which less than 100-units were built during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This particular one was built in 1974 and has been fully restored, keeping the original theme as well as 1970s vibe. Inside, you’ll find a few modern touches as well, including designer furniture (Luici Colani, etc.) and a game room with retro arcade machines.
PPE can be used to make concrete stronger, but you’ll need Automatic Construction to build you an inflatable concrete house in days rather than weeks or months. How does it work? A rolled-up PVC version of the home is transported to the location before it is inflated using air compressors, along with the shoring.
Charlie built an off-the-grid floating home 25-years-ago after retiring from his foresting job and has been living there ever since. His wife Ellen joined him in 2016 on this solar-powered living space that spans 900-square-feet over 2-levels. Most of the wood used in the build was milled by Charlie himself, while a hydraulic splitter can be found in the workstation to make splitting the pieces easier for additions.
Dubai’s Floating Seahorse Villa project by the Kleindienst Group was first unveiled back in 2015, and since then, not much has been seen or heard about them. Recently, a few in-depth tours have surfaced, with one by real estate expert Enes Yilmazer taking you through a $4.7-million USD house. There are a total of 131 units available, with a handful of them being Signature Editions that can cost upwards of $20-million.
Perched 40-feet in the air on stilt-like legs is the minimalist UHU cabin, which may look like something you’d see in a science fiction movie at first, but is actually a modern living space, complete with WiFi as well as in-wall speakers. Designed by Repère Boréal, this unique experience lets you view the Saint-Laurence river and the nearby region like never before.
Reliving your childhood in the Home Alone house is one thing, ‘The Boot’ in New Zealand is an entirely different fairy tale-like Airbnb experience. It’s located right off the Tasman Coast, an area where you’ll find plenty of natural beauty, along with a rugged coastline, backed by mountain scenery.