stuff we drool about

Grand Pic Chalet

This minimalist cabin is located deep in the woods in Quebec, Canada, and was designed by Montreal-based practice Appareil Architecture. Designed to blend in with the surroundings the cabin was painted in black, accompanied with the white pine of the deck and the light gray of the gravel drive, matching the nearby aspens and the brownish-grey of th...read more

Living Vehicle

Living Vehicle is a mobile home option that’s been carefully thought of and beautifully designed to make the most of its interior space. Inside of it you’ll find a small kitchen with all of the modern appliances, a living area, a bedroom and a bath. The structure is supported by sturdy aluminum tubes that ensure strength and lightweight, the outsid...read more

La Roja House

We have featured several retreat cabins over the years, but none as lively as this vibrant impression on the Chilean landscape. La Roja house by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos is located in a low-density, mountain area in San Jose de Maipo, Chile. The cube-like home has a vivid scarlet exterior that contrasts with its lush, green surroundings, and unlik...read more

Minim Micro House

DIY lovers rejoice, this is the ultimate handyman project, building your own house! The Minim Micro House plans are available for purchase ($495) and include all the instructions you need to build your own tiny house retreat. These include detailed elevations, comprehensive plans for the exterior and interior, material order notes and construct...read more

A45 Tiny House

Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has created a very appealing prefabricated tiny house inspired by classic A-frame cabins but with a modern twist. The A45 House has only 180 square feet but offers a maximum ceiling height of 13 ft, it is customizable inside and out, and includes a wood-burning fireplace, a kitchenette, a dining area, a cedar s...read more

Le Cabanon Holiday Home

"Le Cabanon" is a spectacular holiday retreat located on a small island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago, in the Caribbean. Idealised by US studio Rick Joy Architects, the concrete family holiday home was designed to embrace the natural landscape, it has three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining area, a media room, a garage an...read more

Drake Tiny House

The tiny house trend is officially here to stay. Tiny houses are relatively easy to build and move from place to place, and many people are rejecting more spacious dwellings in favor of pared-down, efficient homes. The Drake tiny house, by Land Ark, sleeps up to 7 people and is sized like an RV to give you ultimate freedom of use. The flexible inte...read more

Melt House

SAI Architecture Design Office have recently completed this family home in Osaka, Japan, that has perfectly incorporated both indoors and outdoors. This minimalist house interacts with the surrounding environment, and includes an abundance of greenery. At the center of the building is a courtyard that divides the north and south volumes of the home...read more

Minimalist Barn Conversion

This gorgeous barn conversion is up for grabs! Located in Osterlen, Sweden, this contemporary four-bedroom home is the stuff of dreams. The 4,200 square feet property started as two barns built in 1901, but was converted into a beautiful farmhouse with a bright minimalist aesthetic, generous living areas, and a huge ceiling height showcasing the st...read more

Japanese Lakeside House

This unusual property in Japan uses five interlocking levels to create multiple viewing platforms both inside and outside the property. Designed by architecture studio Sugawaradaisuke, this unique lakeside house is something truly refreshing and modern  imbued with a sense of freedom. The timber retreat features clever details such as a counte...read more

A Bugs Home

This tiny apartment in Taipei, Taiwan, is a bachelors dream. With a limited floor area of just 46 square metres (498 square feet), the architects have really worked their magic on the open plan layout. To maximise space, every single room can be opened up to be part of one whole space, even the bathroom. The minimalist crib is also packed w...read more

Cornelia Tiny House

Nashville-based New Frontier Tiny Homes have presented the Cornelia Tiny House, a multi functional home that works as a writing studio, library, and guesthouse. Commissioned by international bestselling author Cornelia Funke, the tiny house features a nice, open living space with a couch and a workspace. There is also a fully equipped kitchen along...read more

Ood House

Conceived by two brothers who couldn’t find somewhere small, yet beautiful to stay on hiking trips, the Ood House is a 18sqm tiny home clad in mirrored glass to help it blend into its surrounds. The two-person prefab dwelling is made from steel, insulated glass and wood, and takes less than eight hours to build. It is clad in mirrored glass, giving...read more

El Boldo House

El Boldo is a spectacular contemporary house located high on a cliff in front of Zapallar bay, Chile. Designed by Sun Arquitectos, the impressive villa stands out with its daring concrete and wooden structure that emerges from an extreme topography. The horizontal composition of the house is divided into two floors, a level of access and ma...read more

A-Frame House Kit

The A-Frame House Kit is a solid option should you be on the market for a Do-it-Yourself kind of project and you’re convinced you’re quite the handy man. These models are said to be easy to build with just a team of two. The great looking houses are available in different sizes, from 600 to 1300 square feet, enough for a reasonably sized family. Th...read more

Escape Pod

The "Escape Pod" from UK-based design firm Podmakers, is a spherical hideout that lets you get away from it all. This unique space is a versatile backyard dwelling cab be used as a garden retreat for workers, visitors, a music or writer´s studio, or anyone in need of a little timeout. Crafted from a mix of birch plywood and European oak, th...read more

Lone Madrone House

Nestled in the trees, on a rocky, wind-swept south facing shoreline, lays this stunning 1,600sf retreat with amazing views and outstanding attention to detail. Located on the rocky coastline of Orcas Island in the northwestern corner of Washington state, the Lone Madrone House was designed by Heliotrope Architects, using local materials that help i...read more
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May 2018 Essentials

We are back again this month with a roundup of products that caught out attention. We are constantly on the prowl for the coolest stuff, travel essentials for life on the road, new smooth and stylish fashion pieces, new adventure ready gear, new tech stuff and accessories for your everyday carry. Here are a just few of our favorites for this month. Product details below...
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May 2018 Finds On Amazon

Once again we are here to help you find the best products on Amazon. This month we have found some more cool, beautiful and functional products buried deep in Amazon´s massive catalog. We showcase a list of products that caught our attention, either for their great discount price, for their great customer ratings, or simply because they are pretty goddamn awesome. Product details below....
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June 2018 Finds On Huckberry

Once again we have teamed up with our good friends at Huckberry to update our custom, curated BTS Shop. We have picked the most exciting fresh deals this month, with some great opportunities to get your hands on the coolest apparel and travel gear for an active lifestyle and outdoor adventures. Check out our new curated list of some of the coolest products and dea...