Miah Maull Lighthouse For Sale

Now this would be an interesting place to turn into a home.  Assuming there weren’t any tsunamis coming your way. For additional interior photos go to Historic Properties.

“Built in 1913, this light station named for an eighteenth century Delaware mariner, marks one of a series of shoals along the eastern side of the shipping channel between Cross Ledge and Brandywine Shoal Lights. Lighthouse keepers occupied the quarters until 1975. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NR# 90002188). The former Coast Guard light station will remain an active aid to navigation for the shipping channel with its light and fog signal horn. The light is constructed of cast iron and lined with brick. It is approximately 18.5 miles northwest of Cape May and offshore of Downe Township in New Jersey.”


via Historic Properties and Old Houses For Sale.

Photo credit: Dave Sleeper

Attic Bedroom


Beautiful example of a attic bedroom. Check out the other amazing images at Houzz.

“There is something undeniably romantic about an attic bedroom. No matter what the style, it has an away-from-it-all feeling.”

via Converting an attic to a bedroom adds instant allure, romance and design cache. Oh, and lots of extra space.

A Log Cabin Or A Music Studio?

This is a creative way of camouflaging a studio.  Check out Inhabitat for more information.

“Set on wheels, the studio shares its transportable potential with a certain Mobile Tree House, but aesthetically it is very much aligned with OLGGA’s Portable Log Cabin. The rough-hewn exterior artfully creates the sense that the structure is a simple stack of log rounds. The window coverings even have a painstakingly placed log façade to complete the illusion. The structural element is a salvaged steel frame and the walls are painted plywood. The Log Studio kindles a creative spark and reminds us how beautiful small-space living can be.”

via Prefab Contemporary Log Studio | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

Cob Tiny House Rental in Santa Cruz, CA

Here’s a great affordable opportunity to try out what it would feel like to live in a tiny cob house and get to spend some time in Santa Cruz as well.

“Great opportunity to experience sleeping in an all-natural hand-sculpted stand-alone room with large sunny window and skylights, warm well-insulated floor, view of green backyard, private and sweet. Bed is between twin and full-sized so great for one person and cozy for 2. Possibility of putting a mattress on the floor if desired.

Part of an ecologically conscious homestead with a treehouse, streetcar house and another bigger cob studio. We also have a barrel sauna (may be available with advance notice), big trampoline, chickens, 2 ctas,gardens and a quiet, mellow neighborhood off of downtown Santa Cruz.

EVERYTHING is in short walking distance (beach, downtown, markets, wildlife lagoon refuge) and we have wetsuits and a few beginner surfboards and boogie boards to lend you.

We are just a short walk from bus station, or take train from SF to San Jose ($10 to $15) and then Metro Bus to Santa Cruz ($5) and walk to our place. You wont need your car to visit Santa Cruz or beach! Host is full of information and ideas on food, hikes, nearby visits and local events and has lived in SC for 20 years.

Bathroom is in the main house shared with others. Rustic country style living in the city. Safe and secure.

WIFI available.

Parking permit is $3 for overnight and weekday parking. You’ll want to leave your car and walk!

We love hosting our guests and speak French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German and a little Chinese!”

via Adorable intimate earthen “cob”room in Santa Cruz.

The Tiny School Bus House

I have an affinity for tiny houses.  Probably because my husband designs them, blogs about them, and talks about them non-stop.  This converted bus is so beautifully done. Visit Tiny House Listings for more information and additional photos.

“I was recently sent these photos of an old school bus turned in a tiny house on wheels. The bus was completely remodeled and lined with a beautiful wood interior.

It was recently sold to a young couple that has made it their home in the North Cascades.”

While it’s doubtful this bus is good on gas, having the ability to move your home where you’d like and travel with it is very appealing.”

This little home looks so inviting that I could imagine them living in this converted bus long-term.”

via Old School Bus Turned Into A Tiny House.