The Trunk House

Nature recreated  –  Paul Morgan Architects Regional Victoria  Australia We present hundreds of homes every year, so it’s hard to nominate a favourite – but this is definitely ‘right up there’. Set on a forested site in Victoria’s Central Highlands, the ‘Trunk House’ connects the occupants with their natural environment.  This compact timber retreat contains […]

Ultimate glamping?

Glamping in the Ecocapsule!

Anywhere you choose  –  Nice Architects Slovakia Available late 2015 Size/Area/Volume:    2.55m x 4.45m x 2.25m / 10m3 / 22m3 Do you remember The Blob? No, not the movie, the home office dmvA Architects designed for the client refused building permission for a home office. Ecospace looks remarkably similar but it’s a wonderful example […]

A Dream By The Water

West Vancouver Canada – Merrick Architecture Paul Merrick and the firm he started, Merrick Architecture, are among Canada’s most recognized and awarded in the field of architecture. The home featured here is a fine example of the rendering of the firm’s philosophy: Community, Humanity, Culture, History, Green, Future – Together, these principles embody the collective spirit and […]

Mazama Ranchero

Mazada Ranchero

Seattle,Washington – CAST architecture   Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer 8-) If you liked this project, you will also like viewing …  

Casa Almare – Elias Rizo

Casa Almare - Elias Rizo

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Rutabaga Houseboat

Rutabaga Houseboat

Seattle, USA Ever wondered what it’s like to live in a floating home? This houseboat rental called the Rutabaga can give you a taste of such experience if you ever find yourself in Seattle! Aside from it’s music and coffee, Seattle is also known for its waters that offer scenic views and numerous maritime activities. Some of its most famous […]

Minimum Maintenance Norwegian Retreat…

Hytte Skåtøy Summer House

Skåtøy, Kragerø – Filter Arkiteketer Built area:    100 m2  (1,080 sq. ft.) Built:     2009 Photography:     Elisabeth Hudson Anyone who’s owned a vacation home will attest to the reality that annual maintenance requirements can mean the death of a pleasant holiday.  In this home, dry-stacked stone walls, raw concrete, untreated timbers and a […]

Bouddi Beach House

Bouddi Beach House Australia

Bouddi Peninsula, Australia – Castlepeake Architecture What started as a private retreat for one of Australia’s great entrepreneurs, developed over time to become one of the country’s most exclusive and luxurious getaways.  The development is less than 90 minutes north of Sydney’s CBD. It sits in one of the world’s most beautiful environments – the […]

Timms Bach – an off the grid beach shelter

Timms Bach Herbst Architects

Auckland, New Zealand – Herbst Architects Year built:      2005 – 2010 Photography:      Jackie Meiring Awards:      2011 – NZIA Auckland Architecture Award   A bach is Kiwi for ‘cabin’. They can be at the beach, in the snow or anywhere in between. The common thread is that they are lightweight […]

Truckee Retreat

Truckee Retreat

Northern California – Studio 101 Designs Area:   368m2 (3,890 sq.ft) house plus 118m2 (1,280 sq.ft.) attached garage We’re not here to act as a social conscience, so we’ll leave you to decide if a vacation home of this size can be considered necessary, let alone ‘green’.  We like the design, materials and overall functionality of […]