Apr 7, 2021
SPACED // Tiny ‘Nature Villa’ in the Woods
It lacks a kitchen but we'd happily cook over a fire nearby just so we could sleep in that bed and hang on that deck...
Jun 24, 2020
Contemplating Life on a Handmade ‘Floating Island’
The big deck holds a BBQ, a herb garden, a hammock, and several other wonderful things besides (like a baby blue canoe).
Apr 1, 2020
We’d Like to Self-Isolate in This Off-Grid Tiny House on the Other Side of the World
To be able to escape the city for the sake of social distancing is a dream worth having in these weird and dangerous times.
Feb 18, 2020
We Dig These Cabins Designed For Sustaining Good Times in the Wild
The cool and remote constructions take full advantage of photovoltaic panels, grey/black water treatment and rainwater collection.
Jan 16, 2020
Cool Treehouse Has a Suspension Footbridge That Leads to a Soaker Tub With a View
Located in the wilds outside Austin, the Yoki Treehouse offers a cozy, snow-free escape from the urban doldrums.
Aug 27, 2019
We’d Totally Live in This Wine Cellar High Up in the Tyrol
Located high in the mountains near Neustift-Vahrn, the expansive underground wine cellars at Pacherhof could fit a family (or five).
Aug 15, 2019
We Want This Beautiful, Shinsuke Fujii-Designed Home in Yokohama
We want the hell out of this house. The beautiful cherry trees would have to come with it. Otherwise the deal is off.
May 17, 2019
‘Tree Houses’ on the Edge of the Italian Wilderness
Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture has imagined a series of sustainable hideaways in the Italian Dolomites.
May 10, 2019
Forbidding Concrete Exterior Hides ‘Tranquil House’
Japanese architecture firm FORM / Kouichi Kimura artfully makes a fortress-like home next to a factory and a highway seem liveable.
May 3, 2019
This Cabin Is Nowhere Near As Rustic As It Looks
The exterior of this dilapidated-looking hideaway in the Swiss Alps is hiding a surprisingly modern three levels of cozy.
Apr 10, 2019
This Plant-Heavy Ho Chi Minh City Home for a Sunny Stretch of Kits, Please
Designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the stunning "Stepping Park House" in Vietnam took the concept of the house garden inside.
Jan 2, 2019
We Want This Parisian Live/Work Situation Here in Vancouver
We'd happily take this three bedroom house / workshop near the Rue des Martyrs if we could set it up here in Strathcona...
Dec 14, 2018
We Want to Take Shelter in This Locally Designed ‘Great Lakes Cabin’
Vancouver firms Backcountry Hut Company and Leckie Studios collaborated on this low impact prefab, and we want it.
Oct 1, 2018
Why Yes, We’d Love to Stay in This Cottage Made Entirely of Chocolate…
Chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau designed and built this 200 sqft cottage constructed entirely of 1.5 tons of chocolate in France.
Sep 19, 2018
We’d Carry This One Room Cabin From New York to the Cowichan Valley
Designed by NYC firm JacobsChang, this place cost just $20,000 (USD) to build with the job being done over a weekend by the owners.
Sep 4, 2018
In a City of Shrinking Balconies, Could We Please Have Some That Bloom?
Architect Manuel Herz's 'Ballet Mécanique' apartments in Central Zurich could teach local developers a thing or two about balconies.
Aug 7, 2018
This Tiny Cabin for Beer Island, Please
With solar panels on its A-frame, the stilted construction has very little impact on its immediate environment and did not require building permits because of its diminutive size.
Jul 24, 2018
The Norwegian Hideout of Our Dreams
This cool construction by TYIN Architects was built with the help of a group of students in just three weeks. Imagine the quiet within.
Jun 19, 2018
Wanting This Concrete Cabin in Mexico Near a Tofino Beach
Designed by Aranza de Arino (and available on Airbnb), it's close to the big wave surfer's paradise of Puerto Escondido.
Jun 6, 2018
A Spartan Hideaway of Wood and Window
This minimalist, perspective-compressing 2016 home in Japan would suit an out-of-the-way slice of the Lower Mainland.
May 22, 2018
We Want This Tree-Inspired House in Toyko for Vancouver’s Ramenland
This house in Tokyo rises up from the street like a concrete organism, twisting and sprouting limbs in tree-like fashion.
Apr 9, 2018
An Isolated Cabin in Wales for a BC Backyard
We want this beautiful Welsh hideaway - clad in local slate with an interior of birch plywood - a lot closer to home.
Mar 21, 2018
We’d Totally Live in This Danish ‘Krane’ if It Overlooked Vancouver’s Crab Park
The engine room of this massive crane on the shore of Copenhagen was renovated to include a spa, a meeting room and a suite for two.
Feb 28, 2018
Trading a City Shoebox For a Mountain Retreat
This small house overlooking the Austrian Alps would suit the equally isolated acreage in BC that we have in mind for it.
Feb 15, 2018
A Zeppelin-Shaped Cabin for Finn Slough
The Jules Verne-like "Mr. Plocq’s Caballon" is located on the shore of the Loire estuary in France, but we want it much closer.
Jan 30, 2018
Imagining This Swiss Concrete Cabin Under an East Vancouver Bridge
If enterprising skateboarders can hide DIY concrete skateparks in tunnels and under bridges, why not a cabin or two?
Jan 22, 2018
Imagining this Northern Californian Retreat in Some Vancouver Island Woods
This beautiful family complex would make for an excellent place to hide from depressing housing statistics.
Jan 5, 2018
Dreaming of a Modern Swiss Mountain Fortress in The Wilds near Squamish
In the depths of winter it's natural to think of home as a fortification against the elements. This place takes it a step further...