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WATCH: Tiny Stone Toolshed as Timeless Mediterranean Country Home

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Most of the windows, except for the large openings providing a view of the sea, are tiny. So from a distance, the home resembles yet another of the boulders dotting the mountainside.

WATCH: 96-Square-Foot Tiny Home Handbuilt Inside Century-Old Sheep Barn

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The only real shelter on the property was an old sheep barn, leftover from when the property was homesteaded a century ago, so he decided to build a small shack inside the structure as a home.

Manhattan Shoebox Apartment: A 78-Square-Foot Live-In Closet (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

Luke Clark Tyler is in a serial relationship with tiny homes. His last New York City apartment was just 96 square feet. His current place is even smaller.

Tiny Handmade Home Built with a Little Help from the Internet

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 07.27.2011 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

Using the Internet as their guide, one month -- and a lot of sawing, sanding and shellacking -- later, they had their first home, dubbed Homemade Spaceship.

Simple Life Manhattan: A 90-Square-Foot Microstudio (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

While the average American is still living relatively large, there is a growing group of Tiny House People who are choosing to live in trailers, RVs, yurts, boats and very small houses.

Slow, Free Range, Idle Parents Can Increase IQ and Happiness

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

In the past century, all aspects of our life -- work, food, sex, sports, relationships -- have sped up and parenting is no exception.

Call for Submissions for Open Source Documentary on "New" Pursuit of Happiness

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

Hopefully, by at least talking about consumption and happiness, it might get us thinking about just what it is we're looking for and what we need to be happy.

Are You Obsessed With Being Busy?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Despite the fact this summer has been filled with searing economic pains, deaths of too many, crazy weather disasters and money laundering scandals, w...

The Green Cure for Chronic Stress

Linda Buzzell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

Natural Lifestyle Therapy isn't a complex new regimen. It's a return to traditional wisdom, old-fashioned common sense and individual and collective sanity.