A Peek Inside a Hornby Island Caravan

It all started with the British version of Country Living magazine.  That’s where I first saw pictures of gypsy vardos and fell completely, madly, deeply… well I really, really liked them a lot.  Even the most simple caravans have such charm to them.  The ones I have visited are really the most lovely, warm, inviting little spaces I’ve ever been in.  And so I was hooked.  But still, it took a while for my interest in caravans to turn to thoughts of a career since I was pretty happy and comfortable making my living as a clay artist.  And then one day it just seemed silly not to make caravans, after all it combined so many of my interests and previous experiences in building, art and design.

So here I am building caravans, with the help of my husband Lawrence Nyberg, who lends a hand when it’s  needed, acts as a sounding board for my ideas and is a great support in general- he is a very fine luthier the rest of the time.” – Hornby Island Caravans-About us.

See more of the Hornby Island Caravans

Tiny Apartment in Barcelona

A cleverly designed apartment packs a lot of function into a small space. Lots of great ideas here for tiny house interior design.

“When photographer Christian Schallert isn’t busy cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his small 24 square meter (258 square feet) flat appears to be an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it. Situated in Barcelona, Spain’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeonhole loft (when Schallert first toured the apartment it was home to pigeons). Schallert collaborated with his friend, architect Barbara Appolloni, to come up with this unique design scheme, taking six months to complete. Christian says its design was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.”

See inside this apartment in Barcelona at 1 Kindesign.

Interior Design Examples for Shipping Container Homes

The folks a My Home in a Box put together a nice photo collection from this television episode. If you missed it or don’t like watching these kinds of shows here’s your opportunity to see the final results.

“For their final challenge, the remaining three All Stars must each design the interior and exterior areas of a converted shipping container, part of a popular trend in eco-friendly living.”

See the photo collection for Shipping Container Homes: All Stars – HGTV show – Design Shipping Container Homes.

Bathroom 1.0 | Tin Can Cabin

Steve posted some details and tips for constructing a simple bathroom in a shipping container cabin.

“The platform is constructed of 2″x6″ cedar boards with stainless steel screws holding it together.  The vertical support boards are cut out along the back wall to make room for the plumbing, which runs from under the kitchen cabinets to the shower platform.  The tub is a Behrens 35 gallon galvanized steel tub that I got from Amazon, of all places.”

via Bathroom 1.0 | Tin Can Cabin.

The Updated Layout – Fat & Crunchy Tiny House

Peter has posted interior drawings of their tiny house.

“Here is the general floor plan with the loft transparent.The Left side of this picture is the front of the trailer. The big open room is going to be the “master” bedroom”. It actually sits on top of the gooseneck as you see in the next few pictures.”

via The Updated Layout : Tiny House | Fat & Crunchy.