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Budget Breakdown: A Portland Couple Design and Build a Compact Home For $222K
An architect and construction engineer couple build a sustainable, 624-square-foot abode for $221,580—here's how the numbers add...
A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home
Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.
Budget Breakdown: A Prison Bus Becomes a Couple’s First Home For $26K
A young couple converts a 31-foot, 1989 Chevy B6P bus that was formerly a prison transport vehicle into a charming tiny home.
Retired Couple Build Modern in Mexico City
A retired couple looking to downsize find the solution right in their backyard.
Discuss: What Would Be Your Ideal Vacation Home?
Tell us what and where you would build for your dream retreat.
A Couple’s Cherished Vacation Home is Given a Second Life
By building a modern property next to their traditional cabin, a couple starts fresh on familiar land.
A Couple Builds Their Dream Retreat in the Hudson Valley
Long before a 3,500-square-foot home stood on this secluded 12-acre site, this land was just a favorite campsite for two New...
A Unique Home in the Canadian Forest That Doubles As a Bridge
On the shores of Mary Lake in Port Sydney, Ontario—just two hours north of Toronto—the Bridgehouse is a modern wooden home that...
A Couple Takes an Unassuming Plot of Land and Calls it Home
After a long day at the office together, this pair relaxes in upstate New York.
An Artist Builds a Wooden Home That Lets Nature Be the Boss
In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.
A Brazilian Architect Builds a Dream Home For Her Parents
A pair of empty nesters call on their architect daughter to create a home that fulfills their retirement wish list.
10 Tiny Homes You Can Build
With a small budget, an open mind, and perhaps a little help from your friends, there's nothing stopping you from building your...
An Architect References Local Architecture to Build a Modern Home
Taking its cues from local barns and silos and the rolling Wisconsin terrain, the Field House is a kind of modern observatory for...
The Ideal Home For You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Fiery go-getter or airy dreamer, down-to-earth or deep thinker—find a home that suits your sign.
A Restless Real Estate Developer Builds His Ideal Live-Work Space
An Amsterdam real estate developer accustomed to flipping properties renovates—and promptly falls in love with—a live-work space...
An Incredible Forest Home Leaps Over a Ravine
Tucked into a heavily wooded parcel in rural Iowa, the Ravine Residence blurs the boundary between interior and exterior with...
A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest
Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the...
A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home
By introducing chic new elements, a Belgian couple takes a gentle approach to transforming a tired house into a vibrant workshop.
This Canadian Trio Builds Contemporary Tiny Homes Starting Under $69K
The three artisans of Minimaliste Houses are crafting more than just affordable tiny homes with sleek, minimalist...
A California Couple Customize Their Tiny Home With Multi-Layered Interiors
After working with a couple to design their custom trailer, New Frontier Tiny Homes decide to officially name the new model after...