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Island View: ‘Villa Mandra – Mykonos Island, Greece’

Sitting on the ridge of the hill of Aleomandra in Mykonos yet almost entirely hidden from view, Villa Mandra looks straight out to sea and the sunset over the neighbouring island of Delos. A 6-bedroom holiday house built for a young, dynamic couple to enjoy with their family and friends, it celebrates its spectacular view from a grounded viewpoint blended into a sensitively landscaped, stone-walled garden that screens it from the road behind.

The house is built upon the idea of slow, laid-back summer living, and encourages mindful connection with family, friends and the freedom to exist peacefully in nature. Form follows emotion rather than function, as every space becomes another opportunity for rest, reflection and exploration.

Tiny Home Tours: ‘The Huckleberry’ By Rewild Homes – “Extra-Wide”

The Huckleberry is a 30’x10′ extra-wide single-story tiny house on wheels with an open concept living space, a walk-through bathroom, and a main floor bedroom. It’s packed with unique features like a vintage wood stove and claw foot bathtub, handmade cabinetry, rough sawn wood, diamond-shaped windows, and a lot more!

It was designed and built by Rewild Homes Ltd on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and you can follow them here: https://www.rewildhomes.com/

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Mobile Living: Modern Shed – ‘The DW’ (Dwelling On Wheels) – “An Amazing Off-Grid Tiny Home”

Having provided customers with small backyard spaces for over two decades, Modern Shed has taken the next step in small space innovation. One that can be taken with you wherever you go. Introducing the DW (dwelling on wheels). This is more than a mobile shed on wheels.

Modern-Shed was born from builders and dreamers—idealists and pragmatic problem-solvers. The Modern Shed team was inspired to embark on a creative project in 2020–creating their first-ever portable dwelling. Drawing on their design/build expertise, the team created a beautiful, self-contained space big enough to call home, yet small enough to take anywhere: The Dwelling on Wheels –the DW– was born. A classic gable form creates a recognizable home, with wall-to-ceiling window placements maximizing landscape views and sunlight.

The Details

The resilient, low-maintenance envelope is contrasted by a bright and spacious wood interior and sustainable linoleum flooring. The DW offers room for three with a large bed–just a few inches short of a queen–tucked below a twin in the sleeping area. Thoughtfully designed, built-in storage accommodates small living while the glass wall orients the structure to capture the horizon in the living room.

With a solar array on the roof equipped with batteries, and a wood stove to provide warmth, the DW is equipped to be used off-grid. The dwelling comes with two electric wall heaters as a backup, and is ready to accommodate water tanks or a composting unit.

The DW exemplifies Modern-Shed’s values: creating beautiful dwellings efficiently, sustainably, and cleverly.

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Historic Home Tours: ’18th Century In Sag Harbor, NY’

Dating to circa 1765, with walls originally constructed from the ballasts of ships, and sympathetically modernized in 2012, this graceful 4-bedroom former manse of the Old Whaler’s Church offers impeccable style and irreplaceable character at a coveted address in the heart of Sag Harbor Village.

Period architectural details in the Egyptian Revival style with a whaling motif, matching that of the church, remain beautifully preserved from an addition in the mid 1800s by Minard Lafever, designer of the iconic Old Whaler’s Church. The home opens on a grand 50′ hallway of brick, waxed, Venetian plaster, dentil molding, and the original wide plank, pumpkin pine floors. The living room and dining room, each adorned with fireplaces and Lafever’s authentic moldings, flank the entry and profit from the natural light of nearly full height windows which open to the charming front porch.

The entry hallway leads to the spacious and supremely stylish eat-in kitchen with bay window breakfast nook, island seating, and custom cabinetry by Dereyk Patterson, crowned by a handmade La Cornue Chateau range in Lafayette Blue. Convenient to all the charms of Sag Harbor Village, this is a rare opportunity to own a fully renovated, trophy home of exceptional character and design.

Best New Tiny Homes: ‘The Natura’ – Tiny Housing Co.

The Natura features wood paneling on the exterior, a thick corkboard layer on the front to add a defining feature that doubles as a breathable, fire-retardant area by the bedroom.

Inside, we’ve paired the natural aesthetics of the exterior, with luxury fixtures and fittings – tonnes of light floods the rooms to ensure you feel like you’re practically outside. Our architects have applied a whole host of space-saving features, from tucked away hidden storage under the stairs, between walls and under the bed.

The Key Features

  • 1-bed tiny home
  • 7m long X 2.4m wide x 3.95m high (23.25m2 total floorspace)
  • 1 loft bedroom fitted with a multi-functional kingsize bed (storage under the bed)
  • Thick insulation in the walls, floor and roof, to increase the U-value of your home to near-passive house standards using, EPS, XPS boards and corkboard.
  • Fully-fitted kitchen with A++ energy-efficient appliances ( 2-hob induction cooker, fridge freezer, electric oven, extractor fan, under-sink water filter).
  • Fully-fitted bathroom with large shower, toilet, cabinets and vanity.
  • 1000w solar panels pre-installed with inverter and li-ion 24v or 48v battery bank.
  • Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) – This helps to remove excess humidity, filters the air and removes stale air whilst keeping your home warm.
  • Optional extras: 3000w solar panels, wood-burning stove connected to underfloor heating.

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Top Small Home Design: “LEWISHAM POD” – 430 SF Of “Pure Tasmania” (Video)

Perched on the side of a hill in the seaside town of Lewisham, 40 minutes’ drive from Hobart, is a new little house that’s getting a lot of attention. A wealth of high-end design and curated materials deliver warmth, and an outside-in philosophy brings the rugged beauty of Tasmania’s seascape into the palette. It’s no wonder it features in this year’s TV Series Grand Designs.  

Owner Alice Hansen wanted to create a home that was small and beautiful – a celebration of what Tassie is.

“I wanted the house to let Tassie do the talking. I wanted simple lines with not too much going on so that nature could be drawn in. I wanted the house to be a shelter more than anything else. To cocoon me from the outside, but not detract from the external environment,” says Alice. “I also wanted an outdoor bath, and to be able to see the stars from my bed at night.” 

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Tiny Homes: Norwegian “Norske Mikrohus” – High Quality Natural Materials

Norske Mikrohus Tiny Homes InteriorNorske Mikrohus is a Norwegian tiny home producer focused on the future and the climate. Our micro homes are built from natural materials, have a moderate energy consumption and a minimal footprint. Micro homes show us that it is possible to build small yet maintain a comfortable living standard.

We build houses of high quality, made with natural materials by skilled carpenters. We build for the harsh Norwegian climate and our homes are comfortable year around.

Micro homes are functional, complete dwellings with a space for daily activities, sleeping and a full size kitchen and bathroom. We have space for both a dishwasher and a washing machine. We aim for smart, multi-functional solution and build the furniture ourselves for better use of the space.

Norske Mikrohus LogoOur houses comes with electric floor heating as standard, and combined with a small oven or a wood stove, you are guaranteed to stay warm all thought winter. Our biggest model has a total of 22 square meters floor area.

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Future Of Mobile Living: Amazing “Expanding” Tiny House (Zero Squared)

The 26 foot long tiny house on wheels has large rooms with a Murphy bed on the main floor, a 3-seater couch, rotating TV and fireplace, a combo washer dryer, loads of storage space, and a massive kitchen with a full-size fridge and more!

About the Aurora:

This model features two of our propriety integrated modular expanding spaces that adds over 120 sqft to a traditional tiny house towing platform of equal length. Available in lengths of 26′, 28′ and 30′ in a 8′ 6″ towing width that expands to 15′ 6″ onsite:

The “Nordic” features Scandinavian design features:

  • 341 sqft main floor 
  • 33 sqft double bed loft
  • Ground level queen bedroom Rotating RV and Fireplace
  • Solid cedar window trim
  • Gloss finish millwork
  • Integrated 50 sqft deck
  • Full Size Kitchen, living and dining rooms

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