This treehouse and swing combination isn’t for the faint-hearted. La Casa del Árbol (The Treehouse) in Baños, Ecuador,is a seismic checking station built on top of a single tree on the edge of a cliff face. While the treehouse itself is a unique structure, it’s the swing that really steals the show. Called the “Crazy Swing” and fastened to the treehouse above, you can take a swing out over the cliff edge which is 8,350 feet above sea level.” – Niall
The interior of the house features a single open plan living space, which differentiates between the living areas by incorporating levels. On the lower level you’ll find a large living room with a space for dining and a small but functional kitchen.” – Niall
The Surf Sauna is a small portable unit that can be towed and set up on location as a sauna. The unique sauna was built by a group of surfers from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.” – Niall
The shape of this tiny home might make an interesting tiny home.
Set near Caldonazzo Lake in Tenna Trentino, Italy, this “shed” was renovated by Studio x Architettura in 2011 and serves as a small getaway for the owners.” – Niall at Humble Homes
Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners on the behalf of a YMCA, the Y-Cube is a 26 square meter (280 square feet) prefabricated tiny house that serves as a prototype for future developments. The YMCA asked the architects to create an affordable dwelling for residents that were making the transition from the non-profit hostels to the property market.” – Niall
From the outside Huginn & Muninn looks like an oddly-shaped treehouse, but upon entering the structure you’ll find that it’s actually an outdoor sauna. Designed by Duilio Forte, Huginn & Muninn is a handmade sauna that can accommodate two people and is powered by a wood burning stove, in keeping with Scandinavian tradition… continues…” – Niall at Humble Homes…
Designed by Barcelona-based architect, Màrius Quintana Creus, these modern beach huts are modular units that can be arranged according to your needs. Simply called Beach Modules, Creus created units to serve various functions commonly found at the beach – first aid, washrooms, dressing rooms, beverage and ice cream kiosk, information booth… the list goes on.” – Niall at Humble Homes
Tiny house advocates will admit that these compact dwellings are deceptively complex. People new to this specialized housing segment might think a smaller house means simpler designs and construction… If you have ever wrestled with remodeling a small kitchen or closet to try to maximize livable space and storage, you will understand what tiny house designer are up against” – OregonLive.com.
The prototype shown in the pictures is able to accommodate a single resident with areas dedicated to cooking, sleeping, and sitting. The units are designed to be assembled in groups to create a community. The community complexes would also have areas designed to function for social activities (games, education etc) and communal dining… continues…” – Niall at Humble Homes