Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is what a modern back-to-the-land effort looks like. One North Face tent sits atop a deck; another caps the main building, which contains a kitchen and dining area. Take a look at more of this tent structure here.
Andreas Stavropoulos chose a light material palette with a few splashes of color for the 1959 Airstream travel trailer he calls home. The lightness holds the space open and gives it a contemporary feel. See more of this renovated trailer here.
Connie DeWitt and Kam Kasravi chose to build their Santa Cruz, CA home out of shipping containers as a homage to the old South Pacific Railroad Line, which is near the home’s site. “In a way, they are the modern great-granddaughters of the trains that used to pass by here: metal boxes used for transportation,” muses DeWitt. See the interior of this home here.
Communal living has never looked better than on this Dutch property. x Take a look at the rest of the Creative Commons collective here.
This home’s metal cladding is Pac-Clad, a material typically used for roofs. See more of this Pac-Clad home here.
Jeff Walz gazes over the railing from the front stoop of his recycled steel-and-glass home, which replaced the quaint-but-decrepit 140-year-oldfarmhouse in which he’d originally planned to reside. View the rest of this Pittsburgh steeler here.