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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Terrific 180-square-foot shack houses family of four plus dog

Terrific 180-square-foot shack houses family of four plus dog: "Screen Shot 2010-08-13 At 12.10.07 Pm

Tammy and her husband John built this fantastic 180-square-foot shack on Gambier Island, British Columbia. They spent about $7,000 in materials. Tammy wrote a great article about it at Apartment Therapy, which includes the mistakes they made. But as you can tell from the photos, it's bright and happy, and filled with just the right amount of furniture and other neat stuff.

Before I get started with this tour, I cannot emphasize this enough: My husband and I are not rich and we are not particularly handy. Heck, we're not even all that smart. This latter fact was probably the driver behind why two people with little money and even fewer skills would even attempt to build a cabin on an isolated island with no amenities. But armed with a hacked $25 shed plan and an incredibly generous friend with actual skills, we gave it a shot.

Four People (and a Dog) Living in 180 Square Feet


The Land Of Giants

[Aw hell yeah. -egg]
The Land Of Giants: "

From Designboom:

american firmchoi + shine architectsrecently received the 2010 boston society of architects
award for unbuilt architecture for their project ’the land of giants’, which they originally
designed for the icelandic high voltage electrical pylon competition back in 2008.

making only minor alterations to well established steel-framed pylon design, the architects
created a series of towers that are powerful, solemn and variable. these iconic pylon-figures
will become monuments in the landscape.