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This is the PodShare coliving concept in Los Angeles. It’s a membership-based live/work community, kind of like coworkspaces but you can also spend the night here. You get your own bunk bed with charging stations plus access to a shared kitchen and bathroom. The catch? Your bunk has no privacy! But that also means no funny business. PodShare provides toiletries, toothpaste, clean towels, and food. Would you ever consider staying in one of these?


The PodShare Coliving Concept: Membership-based Cohousing

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This is the story of how these 190 sq. ft. tiny rolling hut cabins came to be in an old RV park in Methow Valley.

When Michal Friedrich bought an old farm-turned-RV-park in Washington State’s Methow Valley, he wanted to restore the flood-plane meadow while leaving it open to guests. He called on Seattle architect Tom Kundig, known for his mechanized homes often reliant on archaic pulleys, cranks and levers, to construct alternative mobile cabins (alternative RV park).1

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Tiny Rolling Hut Cabins in Washington’s Methow Valley

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This is Truck-a-Float. It’s a floating micro shelter in NYC built using recycled truck caps.


Architects Matteo Pinto and Carolina Cisneros wanted to create a houseboat to live on in the summertime in New York City. The owners of Marina 59 in Far Rockaway, Queens had given them the space to build something (they paid the slip fee). Inspired by the hundreds of used truck caps they saw for sale along the highways of New Jersey and New York, they decided to build a floating home using a cap as a prefab roof complete with windows and screens.1

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Floating Micro Cabins Built w/ Recycled Truck Caps

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This is the story of Dan Phillips and his company, Phoenix Commotion.

According to Faircompanies, the company turns unwanted trash into homes, hires unskilled workers, and builds one-of-a-kind homes using salvaged materials for low-income families.

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Man Turns Scrap Materials into Whimsical, Affordable Homes

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This is the story of a couple’s off-grid shipping container home.

Before, they used to live in a 4-bedroom home with a pool.

But it costs them so much money, that they wouldn’t have enough money left over for other things they wanted to do.

So the couple decided to build a shipping container tiny home with solar power and water collection systems to live off-grid, debt-free and without utility bills.

This is the story of how they did it. And how just maybe, you can do it too. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Aussie Couple’s Off-Grid Shipping Container Home

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You likely have bitter-sweet memories of your days in a college dorm: tight apartment-style places with sub-par amenities.

Take a look at Sweden’s super cool alternative to dorms: tiny cabins. Sweden has a minimum-size requirement, but because so many students were “dorm-less,” they got exceptions to build tiny houses.

From the outside, you’ll see four lime green cabin structures complete with solar panels on the roofs and a white picket fence surrounding the perimeter. Each unit is 110 square feet. In other areas, there are tiny freestanding rectangular cream-colored tiny cabins which are only 93 square feet.

Take a step inside and you’ll encounter a crisp modern interior that includes kitchen, bathroom, living and sleeping spaces for a student. Having all those amenities, even in a tiny space, is a huge plus for students used to sharing those necessities. The cost? About $375/month, or half what it costs to live in other college cities in Sweden.

Sweden using Tiny Cabins as College Dorms

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Ever wanted to live in the trees? This is a village of tiny homes near the Arctic circle that includes a “mirrorcube,” “nest,” and “UFO” treehouse!

Outside, you’ll notice the UFO house looks like something from outer space with a mechanical staircase that lowers to the ground welcoming earthling visitors. The mirrorcube looks like it sounds – a giant cube of glass which hides in the trees because it reflects them. The nest house looks like the home of a prehistoric bird that also blends in with its surroundings. The other treehouses are a variety of shapes and colors – some more traditional, and others more unique.

When you go inside the UFO home, it looks like a cozy place to stay for an intergalactic flight with plenty of beds and couches in the round space. In the mirrorcube, you’ll find yourself surrounded by plywood paneling with windows looking out on the beautiful forest view. The inside of the nest has wood panels and also two bedrooms: one with a queen bed and another with bunks for children. You can get a view of all of treehouses by watching the video below!

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Village of Tree Houses in the Forest

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