It may not be able to buy you love, but money can certainly pay for an architect to design you a one-of-a-kind home. From a fun Manhattan pad with a slide running through it, to a clifftop retreat perfect for a real-life Bond villain, the following luxury homes stand out for their uniqueness and desirability.
Fort Scott, Kansas-based firm Cabin Manufacturing Incorporated builds custom high-end tiny houses for use as luxury mobile hunting lodges. Its recently-completed Bushwacker model boasts several hunting-related additions, including a scent control system and a game processing station.Read More
Ridgway, Colorado-based tiny house builder Jeremy Matlock is currently putting the finishing touches to this tiny house, which looks a little like a boat. Built on an 18 ft (5.4 m) trailer and comprising a total floorspace of around 200 sq ft (18.5 sq m), the home can be adapted to run off-the-grid and boasts some nice touches, including its own balcony.Read More
Durango, Colorado's Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses recently completed its latest project, the 16 Foot Curved Roof Tiny House. With the main sleeping quarters located downstairs, this frees up the loft space for a guest room or storage space. The off-grid home also runs from solar power and can be plugged into the grid if its batteries require a top-up.Read More
Designed by Lenz Architects, the aptly-named Shell House looks like a squat turtle with its shell-like roof. The house is located on the outskirts of Almaty, Kazakstan, and can be closed-up to the outside to increase security and privacy.
Historied architecture studio Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) has designed what it says will be the world's first freeform 3D-printed house. Its arch-based "Curve Appeal" design will be made a reality after it won Branch Technology's Freeform Home Design Challenge.Read More
Swiss firm Evolution Design recently completed work on a unique glass house dubbed Flexhouse. Built on a challenging plot on the banks of Lake Zurich, it boasts a stunning design, a focus on energy-efficiency, and great views. All it really lacks is privacy – this is clearly intended as a place both to see and be seen.Read More
Olympia, Washington-based small living specialist Zyl Vardos has just put the finishing touches to its latest tiny house, the Moon Dragon. Featuring impressive workmanship and a whimsical design that looks like it belongs in an old-fashioned fairytale, the off-grid dwelling boasts a roomy layout and plenty of storage space inside.Read More
Netherlands-based tiny house enthusiast Marjolein Jonker's new home is definitely one of the more attractive examples of small living we've recently come across. The off-grid tiny house eschews the popular cute miniature cottage look in favor of a more clean-lined and contemporary design that also looks a little more roomy inside than your typical home on wheels. Read More
Alyssa Craft and Jesse Read Moreditched the trappings of city life and bought some land in the Pacific Northwest, deciding to live in a trailer while building themselves a homestead. With winter on its way, the couple wanted to make life more comfortable, so next decided to extend their living space with a small cabin. The cost of construction for this hybrid cabin/garage home came in at just US$300.
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