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Watch: Teen Builds Mortgage-Free Dorm on Wheels

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Kirsten Dirksen

Total cost was $12,000, but it's debt-free and it's much more than your typical college digs. It has a full kitchen (including a fridge/freezer, sink and camping oven), a sofa-bed he built himself, a nearly full-sized shower (he chopped the top off) and a composting toilet.

WATCH: "Shotgun Shack" Family Remodels Tiny Home for $700 DIY-Style

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.03.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Three years ago, this family left their 4-bedroom home to move into a 320-square-foot prefab. Yikes!

A Tiny Home For A Family Of Three

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.15.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

When designer Monica Potvin and her husband Marquel bought a small apartment in Barcelona's Poble Nou neighborhood, they had no plans of having children so they knocked down walls to create an open studio space with plenty of light.

WATCH: Tiny Apartment Hides Bathtub in a Drawer (and Closet Under the Bed)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

Over the past few years I've filmed a Lego-style transforming flat, a unit with a walk-thru shower and fridge-in-a-drawer and a small space where the architect cut a hole in the roof to create an indoor/outdoor shower.

Zen Meets Tiny Homes: Movable Paper Walls Transform Spaces (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Inspired by Japanese homes, the architects not only made the bathroom the center of the living space, but he copied the concept of Shoji "paper" panels. They don't simply view the doors as dividers, but as a way to change their clients' perspective on their home.

Morphing, Modular Furniture of the Future: Tetris-like Stacking + LEGOish Shelves (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 07.29.2012 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

If our future homes are urban, compact and temporary, than the furniture of the future will look something like BrickBox.

WATCH: Space-Invading Apartment Boasts Walk-Through Shower and Fridge-In-Drawer

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

John MacPeek has fond memories of living out of a suitcase when he first moved to Europe over two decades ago, so when he was looking to buy an apartment in Barcelona, he was ready to live in something compact where everything he owned was accounted for.

Watch: Abandoned Garage Transformed Into Fabulous Home in Bordeaux, France

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Photographer Jérémie Buchholtz wanted an affordable apartment in Bordeaux, but he wasn't finding anything he liked. Then he stumbled upon a listing for a garage.