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Uni­que sus­tainab­le housing alternatives

While owning your own apartment is a dream most people work towards, for the majority of generation y the reality of becoming a homeowner means obtaining a studio space eight stories up with no elevator.

With rent pri­ces con­stant­ly rising, some crea­ti­ve heads from urban jun­gles are see­king alter­na­ti­ves to purcha­sing their first homes. Frame of Mind has put tog­e­ther a list of our favo­ri­te alter­na­ti­ve living situa­tions to give you the inspi­ra­ti­on you need for sourcing your next apartment.

Fos­ter Hunting

If the con­stant noi­se of cars hon­king and packed metros are beco­m­ing too much, take a leaf (liter­al­ly) out of Fos­ter Huntington’s book. After quit­ting his design job in New York, Fos­ter shun­ned the city for the trees and built the tree house of our child­hood dreams. Loca­ted in wes­tern Washing­ton, Fos­ter and a group of his friends built a mul­ti-level struc­tu­re with two houses, a skate bowl and a hot tub.

The Tiny Mess

If you’ve com­mit­ted to living in a tiny stu­dio you might as well make the most of it! The Tiny Mess has col­la­bo­ra­ted with peop­le living in micro housing around the world to crea­te a cook­book for tiny kit­chens. The book is com­pri­sed of sto­ries of peop­le living in vin­ta­ge cara­vans, sail boat hul­ls, con­ver­ted rail cars and school buses to show how they cook healt­hy alter­na­ti­ve meals in their tiny spaces.

The Tiny Canal Cottage

Whit­ney Leigh Mor­ris is living pro­of that you can squish two adults, one new born baby and two dogs into a suc­cess­ful living envi­ron­ment of 362 squa­re feet. Loca­ted in Cali­for­nia The Tiny Canal Cot­ta­ge is ador­ned with twink­le lights, folia­ge and hand­ma­de inte­riors, making it a fai­ry tale dream.

Try­ing to find an afford­a­ble flat in Lon­don that isn’t a sub­let insi­de someone’s clo­set is like sourcing a need­le in a hay­stack so it’s no sur­pri­se that some of the most uni­que housing alter­na­ti­ves are loca­ted on the river Tha­mes. Over 1,000 peop­le have taken to con­ver­ting boats into modern houses as a means to obtain more space, less noi­se and cheap rent. Pho­to­gra­pher Kathe­ri­ne Faws­sett shed light on the gro­wing trend in her Sep­tem­ber exhi­bi­ti­on Life Afloat.’

Cover image via Insta­gram

28 Dez. 2016 · NEUBAU EYEWEAR
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