Hans Liberg's Recording Studio Log Cabin

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Hans Liberg's Recording Studio Log Cabin

Hans Liberg has a log cabin for a recording studio that's more loggy than most. But even for all its logginess, its unique construction makes if feel anything but traditional, in a log cabin sense. That's because it was put together by Hans's friend, furniture designer, Piet Hein Eek. If you're familiar with some of Piet's

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Upper West Side Microstudio: New York's Smallest Apartment?

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Upper West Side Microstudio: New York's Smallest Apartment?

Just how small does an apartment have to be before it's qualified as a 'microstudio?' In the case of Felice Cohen's Upper West Side apartment, that figure would be 90 square feet. She pays $700 a month in rent. Comparatively, the average rent for an Upper West Side pad is $3,600. Watch the video below to see how Felice lives in such a tiny place, and then answer this question: Could you live in 90 square feet?

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DIY Teeny Trees

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DIY Teeny Trees

Artificial evergreen never looked so good. Bits of bough shoved into wine corks fashion the perfect little trees. They look sweet in a collection, as pictured above, but I imagine they'd look cute at each place setting of a holiday table. All you need

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182 Square Foot Apartment with an UPSTAIRS

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182 Square Foot Apartment with an UPSTAIRS

How do you pack a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and hallway into an apartment that measures 11' x 3" wide by 16'  x 2" deep by 10' x 4" tall? You add a second floor, of course. The owner, airplane interiors engineer and Seattle resident Steve Sauer, is quite happy with his compact crib, which includes a soaking tub

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My Cardboard House Remodel

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My Cardboard House Remodel

Last week MWT brought home this cute little two-story house with a request that it be remodeled for entry into a 'parade of homes' contest sponsored by the company for which he works. There was no word as to whether prizes will be given out to the best remodel, but, seriously, did I care?! Of course not! It was a teeny house just ready for a makeover! Here's the outcome:

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What a $69,900 Doll House Looks Like

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Retired builder Peter Riches has spent 15 years building the dolls house and crafting most of the furniture inside

Peter Riches, a retired builder from Hove, Sussex, has spent the last 15 years building this miniature mansion. Oftentimes staying up until 3 am working on it, Peter made the home's shell out of plaster into which he hand-etched 32,000 bricks. If that wasn't impressive enough, he also cut the 5,000 tiles he used for roofing material.

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