Month: November 2014

hOMe | Tiny House Build / plans  Gratitude & Greetings from…

hOMe | Tiny House Build / plans 

Gratitude & Greetings from the Morrison’s:

When we launched our website just a little over a year ago, we had no idea how it would be received or how many would be interested in what we had to share. All we knew was that we were passionate about what we were discovering in our personal downsizing process and that even if no one was there to listen, we would still write about it all. Therefore the fact that so many of you have expressed your appreciation for what we do has been humbling beyond words.

So, we would like to take a moment on this Thanksgiving Day to say…thank you. Thank you for being the inspiration in our lives. For reminding us that this world is a beautiful one and that the human spirit longs for a life that is peaceful and harmonious.

In closing, we would like to share the following quote which we feel captures the very heart beat and essence of the tiny house movement.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 

-Margaret Mead

We should all feel proud of being a part of a movement that is bringing humanity back to a scale of living that is kind, considerate, and sustainable.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

-Gabriella and Andrew

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TREE IN THE HOUSE | A.Masow Design / Almasov Aibek  Camouflaged…

TREE IN THE HOUSE | A.Masow Design / Almasov Aibek 

Camouflaged amongst the dense firs in the mountainous Almaty City in Kazakhstan, young Kazak architect Almasov Aibek of A.Masow Design Studio proposes a woodland sanctuary. ‘Tree in the house’ is a transparent cylindrical volume with a void at its core, revealing a single, towering tree that rises through the lucent space.

The arboreal chamber fuses with its surrounding environment, appropriating the tree as interior ornamentation. The translucent rotunda substitutes windows for walls, limiting privacy but allowing for a continuous panorama and unbounded sunlight. At the rim of the glass frame, a minimal, white staircase coils from the ground floor to the roof, granting a 360° perspective while ascending the column. Four stacked rings compass the tree, each serving as a tier of the home. light-colored wood flooring is chosen for the landings, a clear integration of natural materials, adding to its fugue with the landscape.

The home has been designed for a couple, who will use their secluded botanical retreat as a place for reflection and contemplation. Its construction is scheduled for a 2014 completion.

Nina Azzarello for designboom

hat tips: cerceos & designboom

images / Almasov Aibek | text / Nina Azzarello

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