BIG designs a high-end tiny house that goes off-grid

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Bjarke Ingels Group has revealed images for the firm’s first-ever tiny house—the A45—designed for the prefab-housing startup Klein. Inspired by the traditional A-frame cabin, the A45 takes on an angular form conducive to rain run-off and easy construction. The 180-square-foot timber cabin boasts a completely customizable interior design and can be built within four to six months in any location.

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Escape the everyday in this Geodesic Dome House in Palm Springs

Inspired by 20th-century architect R. Buckminster Fuller, architect Pavlina Williams transformed a decrepit dome house in Palm Springs into a dreamy retreat that channels bohemian and mid-century modern vibes. Now available as a vacation rental on Boutique Homes, the Geodesic Dome House offers stunning desert views and privacy on a private five-acre lot. Keep reading for a peek inside.

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This bold ship-inspired tiny house has a surprising minimalist interior

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This charming old-fashioned caravan tiny house is 100% self sustaining

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Fairytale-like Gingerbread House hits the market for $2.2M

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a fairytale-like haven, prepare to fall in love with this charming estate that’s just hit the market in Massachusetts. Set on nearly four acres in the town of Tyringham in the Berkshires, Santarella includes four structures modeled after rural British architecture with charming features like timber-clad silos, oversized thatching, and lush landscaped gardens.

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This whimsical tiny house with its own pizza oven was built for just $15,000

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This new 3D-printed house was built by a portable robot in just 48 hours

There are a lot of 3D printed houses popping up these days, but this is the first time an architect with the renown of Massimiliano Locatelli of CLS Architetti and Arup has tackled one. The 1076 square foot house was built out of a special quick-drying mortar and was constructed in just 48 hours. Locatelli envisions 3D printing as the housing of the future – and his house could be constructed anywhere. “Even the moon.”

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The Cornelia tiny house is a peaceful writer’s studio built with reclaimed wood

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Unique Fuzzy House offers locals a public shortcut through the building

When architecture studio Situation-based Operation (SO) was asked to create a home in Chiang Mai, the brief came with an unusual request: preserve the existing desire path. Since the plot had been left empty for many years, locals had created a desire path, or shortcut, through the land between two roads—and the owner wanted to keep that path functional for the community. As a result, the architects designed the Fuzzy House, a concrete home that blurs the line between public and private use.

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This stunning brick “cave house” in Vietnam is open to the elements

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