Archive for the ‘Houses’ Category

What do I need to know about a home insurance?

If you decide to purchase an insurance for your home you need also to be informed about the limitations of your policy because you don’t want to find yourself without coverage when you need it the most. Check what your policy covers and what it excludes. Again, you don’t want to find out after a [...]

Snail House in Sofia, Bulgaria

The Snail House is located in Simeonovo district and the construction lasted for about 10 years, ending in 2009. The idea belongs to a Bulgarian construction specialist who did not want his name disclosed. The house has 5 levels and the internal design combines ancient antique furniture with funny radiators in the shape of a [...]

Geki-Sema – Tokyo’s ‘coffin’ apartments

Tokyo, the capital of Japan is one of the most crowded cities in the world and is the birthplace of the idea of ‘geki-sema’ or share houses. A small box were young professionals who spend most of their time at work and outdoors, can use the tiny accommodations just for sleeping. The price for the [...]

Green roofs in Iceland: Turf Houses

Centuries ago people in Iceland were constructing eco-friendly and energy efficient houses. The Icelandic turf houses are the result of a difficult climate, offering superior insulation compared to buildings just made of wood or stone, and the relative difficulty in obtaining other construction materials in sufficient quantities. Don’t know what is turf? It is is [...]

Garage transformed into apartment

An interesting idea to apply if you have a garage which is not used. If it is big enough you can convert it into a nice apartment. Unfortunatelly I don’t have the details of the project and where is located. Pictures found here.