July 10, 2017

France Has a Cozy Owl-Shaped Cabin to Comfortably Spend a Night Off-the-Grid

Bordeaux-based contemporary art company Zebra3 has creatively paired animals with architecture for a recent—and arguably their most adorable—project. Called Les Guetteurs (“The Watchers”), this big-eyed bungalow is composed of three wooden owls that huddle together to form a sunny and off-the-grid two-story cabin. Crafted from timber and featuring feather-like, plywood shingles, Les Guetteurs puts a cute and clever twist on the traditional cabin. Its loft-inspired interior is both cozy and quirky.

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July 4, 2017

People Are Masterfully Transforming School Buses into Mobile Tiny Homes

Brick and mortar homes are the norm, but that doesn't mean they’re the only choice when it comes to living space. We've seen before how industrial shipping containers can completely transform into a cozy abode. Similarly, the iconic yellow school bus lends itself to being an unconventional—but nonetheless functional—tiny house on wheels. An incredible school bus conversion is often called a “skooly.” Why a school bus? So, what's the appeal of a school bus conversion?

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June 6, 2017

15 Books That Will Inspire You to Travel to Amazing Locations Around the World

There's nothing like a good book to take you on a virtual journey to an exotic land long before you have your passport stamped. And there's no better way to get acquainted with a country or culture than by reading literature set against the pulse of a city. Writers have long used their words to describe the sights, sounds, and smells around us, luring us into adventures that stimulate us to take our own journeys.

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May 22, 2017

Small Island Has Traditional Sheds Made of Upside-Down Fishing Boats

On a small island off the northeast coast of England, rows of fishing sheds dot the coastline. In Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, the fishermen made clever use of the materials they had on hand when designing their sheds. By using overturned boats, these traditional structures show ingenuity and a spirit of recycling that has existed for quite some time in the area.

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