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A Rustic Shipping Container Home Built on a Budget

In Southern California, architect Chris Bittner of OBR Architecture collaborated with his clients to create a compact dwelling that combines their fascination with shipping containers and love of the outdoors.
August 20, 2015
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A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a versatile 168-square-foot backyard building.
August 15, 2015
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A Fun, Cost-Conscious Home with Bright Interiors and a Climbing Wall

Challenged to build a budget-friendly dream home, a Wyoming firm delivers a bold, beautiful box.
August 11, 2015
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How to Renovate Your Kitchen Cabinets

We're sharing a few useful projects from DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects, a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help you update your home while saving money. For more ideas, check out how to tile a wall.
July 2, 2015
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Scenic Country Home Made of Flat-Packed Panels

A slightly cantilevered home in England connects with nature.
April 19, 2015
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8 Tips for Designing on a Budget

Living on a budget is a simple fact of life, for most. Who says that should equate to missing out on good, modern design for the home? Not us.
March 22, 2015
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5 Architects Get Crafty With Budgets to Build Cost-Effective Modern Homes

The architects and residents of these five homes had the challenge of creating a champagne house on a beer budget. By getting creative with financing, searching for contractors who were willing to experiment, and shopping wisely, they accomplished the feat elegantly.
March 16, 2015
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Vibrant Affordable Housing Prototypes in Los Angeles

Lehrer Architects develops a new model for affordable housing in Los Angeles.
March 3, 2015
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Green and Affordable Structure Fits Three Families in One 28-Foot-Wide Lot

Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.
February 15, 2015
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