tiny homes

Tiny house in Japanese woods is the getaway we’d love to escape to【Video】

getaway home becomes a family home, with a young father who says his ties to family are stronger thanks to downsized living.

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Japanese master craftsman builds stunning tiny house on wheels【Video】

Featuring all-natural materials and even a built-in fireplace, this tiny home is filled with clever design details.

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Tiny houses are back and more versatile than ever with Yadokari and Enjoyworks’ Skeleton Huts!

Would you like your new tiny house in Small or Large?

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China’s “paper building” looks like it would topple over if we pushed hard enough

It’s no secret that the apartments and houses in Japan are incredibly small, especially in saturated areas such as Tokyo. But even Japan’s tiny homes are no match for this extremely narrow “paper building” in Shanghai, China! How do people even live in there?!
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10 incredible tiny houses in Japan: a photo tour

Despite being known as the office video game nerd here at RocketNews24, one of my secret passions is architecture. But not just any old architecture, oh no; the only thing that interests me is kyoushou juutaku micro homes where, either for the sake of the environment or out of financial necessity, houses are designed to make use of incredibly small or narrow spaces, at once cutting their carbon footprint and making use of land that would otherwise be left open or swallowed up by other, more grandiose properties.

With more than 70 percent of Japan’s total landmass unsuitable for building on account of sprawling forests and mountain ranges, the country’s urban population pay through the nose for real estate. In spite of this, many Japanese aspire to the typical Western ideal of home ownership, saving their money to buy homes much larger than they genuinely need, complete with plastic facades designed to look like bricks and mortar. Some, though, are shunning the notion entirely and are turning the act of simplifying both their lives and homes into a fine art, designing houses that are not just small but intelligent and stylish.

Come with us now as we take a look at just a few of Japan’s incredible micro homes.

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