An array of unusual and alternative retreats have been popping up over the last few years, with the vacation sector catering for those seeking a change from overcrowded resorts and hotels. One such company is Rail Holiday UK.Set in St. Germans, Cornwall, Rail Holiday UK offers visitors the opportunity to stay in one of their restored British passenger carriage cars.” – Humble Homes
THE CROOKED HOUSE! – One of the interesting architectural things in Windsor, England, next to the Windsor Castle was the Crooked House. The Crooked House of Windsor is also known as the Market Cross House and it was built in 1592!! Amazing to think that this structure has survived 421 years!
Queen Elizabeth the First was on the throne when this house was built. The Crooked House is now a restaurant. The building now stands at a marked angle, having been rebuilt with green wood in 1718.” - The On-Line Buzzletter
Our Roulottes are perfect for glamping, camp site rentals, extra rooms, garden retreats, guest accommodation or as an office/work space. They are heavily built with a steel chassis, Larch cladding, double glazed and fully insulated including the floor. We now offer 3 sizes, La petit maison which is a smaller two berth (Shepherds hut size but without the agricultural look), La Roulotte our standard 3 / 4 berth with extended balcony and our larger Chateaux Roulotte which is a fully fitted 4 / 5 caravan with a bathroom.” – Fernhills
Fitting neatly in to many gardens it offers enough space to be practical for a large number of uses. Despite it’s ample size in many cases we may even be able to install a Glide Pod in your garden without the need for planning permission.
In addition to the quality features of our other smaller pods the Glide Pod also features a sliding louvered screen.” - Glide Pod
Internally there is adequate space for a desk, storage and shelving, which can even be built into the pod.
A full height window, glazed door and additional desk height window can be positioned to make the best use of the available natural light and underfloor heating along with recessed spotlights comes as standard.
Despite the smaller dimensions there is no compromise on the quality of building with furniture grade birch plywood reveals to the windows, door and skirtings, and sleek white painted walls.” - The Micro Pod
This home office is available in the UK. Great inspiration for the rest of us. See more at The Micro Pod website.
This video is simply the craziest tiny house video I’ve seen. Imagine a 3 ton tiny house moving through the air a hundred feet up. To boot, its a pretty neat house in its own right! Via.” – The Tiny Life
A quote from The Tiny Life, originally posted by Ryan Mitchell.
Between the beaches of Saunton and Croyde, perched above a right-hand point break, was a little old unloved building we call the Old Coastguard Station. It was in need of some TLC. It is tiny, exposed and legend had it that several people/ surfers from the area had tried to rent it, without success.
I tried, too. The owner is a friend of mine and I explained to him that I was the right person to move in as I was a) desperate and b) quiet and responsible and c) needed help to pick myself up. We met up and he dropped the keys into my hands. Just like that. This of course to the disbelief of everyone in the village!
A new television show in the UK will feature the construction of an off-grid tiny house.
“Kevin McCloud from that Grand Designs has got the shed bug (and who hasn’t nowadays) but he’s also got a new telly series Man Made Home which starts Sun Sunday 23 Sep, 8pm on Channel 4 – which sees him build a shed.”
Love the shape and alternative construction method of this tiny building.
“Shropshire-based MorphPODs offer two timber garden office designs for shedworkers. There’s the the MorphPOD 2.2 (2.2 metres wide, x 3.3m long internal) which is largely built in their workshop and delivered by lorry or trailer, with optional bolt-on wheels so it can be moved around on site.”