April 18, 2007

Mini Homes

I've always loved smaller homes and the creative uses of space that occur just by necessity. Poppytalk had posted this great video that tours the inside of the solar powered, 325 sqft. miniHome:

I love the combo bookcase and stair. I'm amazed at how spacious the kitchen and dining area is. . .the convertible kitchen table is just awesome, looks like they can have a dinner party for 6! You can read the latest news about miniHome at their blog.

Small spaces seem to be featured everywhere these days and we've even talked about downsizing from our 1300 sqft., 2bd/2ba condo, which is starting to sound like a mansion. Anyways, a few more links on small abodes:

+I was at Barnes & Noble last night and spotted May 07's Dwell cover feature "Smaller is Smarter"

+I love seeing how real people in real places really live. . .tons of inspiration for how to live more compactly without loosing the cool factor can be found via the links at Apartment Therapy's Smallest Coolest Apartment Contest 2007.

+My personal favorite that's out there at the moment, the Katrina Cottage by Marianne Cusato.

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