Behind the Scenes of Curbly.com: Capree's Whole-Home Office

by Capree K

Behind the Scenes of Curbly.com: Capree's Whole-Home Office

In the final days of our "Work_____" series, we thought it was only fair to give you a tour of the offices, studios, and desks of the folks that make Curbly happen. So, have a peek at the spaces where our articles are researched and written, photos shot and edited, mistakes made, things learned, and the DIY community built.

created at: 01/30/2011
Name: Capree Kimball
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

What sort of activities or projects do you work on in this space?

Continue Reading

Vintage Sears Mail-Order Homes

by DIY Maven

created on: 09/29/08

Ordering a home out of a catalog might seem odd, but back in the day, it was a very popular practice. After perusing Sears’s on-line archives of homes offered by mail-order from 1908 to 1940, complete with floor plans, I think Sears should resurrect the catalog home. Of course, their advertized prices would be a bit higher. For instance, Model No. 187 (circa 1913) pictured above sold for $1,273, which included, according to the original catalog...

Continue Reading

15 Gravity Defying Homes

by DIY Maven

Point Click Home has assembled 15 of the most extraordinary homes ever constructed, all of which defy gravity. Here’s some highlights, but for the entire portfolio, visit pointclickhome.com.

Floating Castle, Ukraine (photo credit: Microscopiq.com)

15 Gravity Defying Homes

Cactus House, Rotterdam, Netherlands (photo credit ucxarchitects)

Cube House, Rotterdam, Netherlands (photo courtesy of kubuswonig.nl)

Wozoxo Apartments, Amsterdam-Osdorp, Holland (photo...

Continue Reading

Your First Home Purchase.

by Chris Gardner
Your First Home Purchase.
When you bought (or as you plan to buy) your first house, what were the most important factors?

Did you buy for the next three years? Five years? Seven years? Ten? Forever?

If you didn’t already have children, and planned to, did you consider the school district, though having school-aged children was at least six years away? Likewise, did you look for extra bedrooms for potential family expansion?

Were you more concerned with the inside or the...

Continue Reading

Dinky Dwellings

by DIY Maven

McMansions all over the country are quaking on their foundations. Gigantic houses are quickly falling out of favor for a more diminutive abode. Enter the 400 square foot mini home.

McHurricanes, McBoomers, and McMansions

In response to FEMA trailers hauled out an masse after hurricane Katrina, New York based designer Marianne Cusato drew up plans for a more appealing alternative. Namely, the Katrina Cottage, for which she won the Cooper-Hewitt...

Continue Reading