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The New Stuff

Let's face it, no one is making more land, but we ARE making more people. Space to build your house is becoming smaller, forcing many to take a different approach to construction and interior design. In recent years, we've seen a definite trend towards smaller scale houses, that cover less space but still, if you have a decent designer, make room for all the things you need while avoiding the impression of a cramped space. Here are some fine examples:

This wood house proves that even a minimalist design can give a sense of warmth and coziness.

A tiny house renovated from a container. It may seem off putting from the outside, but container houses are in big demand these days, being strong and spacy, and this house looks amazing on the inside. 

A recycled wooden house. As you can see in the photo, this wooden house has an entire wall made of old windows. This is an extraordinary way of recycling glass, not to mention the impressive design that gives the house charm. 

This miniature wooden house is a smart combination of traditional rural and modern construction. With sofas pulled out of the wall, folding stairs that lead to a gallery and the kind of beauty you just can't find in the hustle and bustle of cities. 

This next house shows that even a small, minimalist house can be open and spacious. 

This house may seem a bit strange, but not a single inch goes to waste, as it makes use of each area of available space. Whether its sitting couches on the windows, or the sleep gallery built so the morning light won't disturb you in the morning. 

This miniature apartment stands out due to its size, but don't be mistaken, it has all a person needs and more. 

A pair of miniature twin houses.

Probably the smallest castle in the world. 

Miniature houses are great for snowy climates and are easy to heat. 

This cabin has everything a house needs: A modern design, a sitting corner in the balcony, a gallery floor and a practical kitchen – all this with smart utilization of the space available. 

 Darel S.

Great Examples of Miniature Houses

My favorite kinds of cities are those that have not forgotten the beauty of nature. A mix of the handiwork of man and the handiwork of nature are always the most beautiful and the most fun to walk in. These flowery streets are a fine example of how natural beauty can be caught even in the middle of a city, to create a street that inspires and relays tranquility and peace beside stunning views. Here are 15 flowery streets I'd love to stroll down.
#1 Molyvos, Lesbos, Greece

#2 Positano, Italy

#3 Washington DC, USA

#4 Bonn, Germany

#5 Porto Alegre, Brazil

#6 Valencia, Spain

#7 Cullinan, South Africa

#8 Stockholm, Sweden

#9 Jerez, Spain

#10 Nafplio, Greece

#11 Denver, USA

#12 Nafplio, Peloponnese, Greece

#13 Taiwan

#14 Brussels, Belgium

#15 Spello, Italy

15 Stunning Flowery Streets


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Pakistan, home to a population of almost 200 million people, rich in culture and exotic places for tourism has faded under the dark clouds of terrorism and other mind-numbing concerns. However, let’s for once not highlight our slip-ups and focus on the brighter side of things. These exotic destinations will make you want to pack your bags and leave immediately.

1. A location amidst the Seven Kingdoms from Game of Thrones?

This is Kalash Valley, Chitral. Where the Nuristani people of Kalash speak ‘kalashamondr’. Breathtaking!

2. A hospitable café by the river in Switzerland?

Not at all! This is Kalam Valley, Swat. A tourist hot-spot, labeled as ‘mini-Europe’ by many.

3. Volcanoes fascinate everyone. Is this on Dante’s peak?

Not exactly, these Mud volcanoes can be found in different regions of Balochistan. This particular one rests in Hingol, Balochistan.

4. The magical waters from the Chronicles of Narnia?

Can’t be. This is the exotic Ghizer River in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Wrapped around lush, green and pleasant landscapes, Ghizer is a diamond in the dirt.

5. Definitely something taken out of a Hollywood movie?

Not to be. These are the Rakaposhi-Haramosh Mountains, Karakoram. Amongst the largest in the world, these mountains are a trekker’s fantasy.

6. Did you just open your window in a Khatmandu resort?

A window does open, but from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Balistan. The Burushaski speaking locals live a happy, peaceful life amidst cold weathers.

7. A temple for the faithful situated near the holy river Ganges?

The Katas Raj Temple in Chakwal, Punjab. Remains of the Buddhist Stupa, the Katas site houses the Satgraha, a group of seven ancient temples.

8. Foreigners sidelining along the blue lines of Goa?

The Arabian Sea says no! Cape Monze or locally known as Ras Muari, the Cape Mount Beach floats near the Gadani Beach, Karachi.

9. Stone-walls in the Grand Canyon or Mount Rushmore?

The muscled formation of Hingol National Park in Hingol, Balochistan. Home to exotic wildlife, the Hingol National Park can serve as a stupendous tourist spot.

10. An artist’s imagination as he draws a landscape in Iceland?

A view of the frozen sunset captured in Shandur Lake, Gilgit-Baltistan. Where the locals like to play Polo and live ordinary lives, Shandur serves as a tourist’s delight.

11. Wooden cottages on a lush top in Ireland?

This astounding, lush green tourist spot is Arang Kel, Azad Kashmir. Located on an altitude of 8,379 feet, this striking sight is a 2km trek from Kel.

12. The dukes and duchesses of Scotland must’ve walked on these fields?

Overcast weather in Dharam Sar Lake, Kaghan Valley. Resting in the Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, this attraction was largely rebuilt after 2005’s earthquake.

13. A heaven to the foreigners. Must be Brazil or Chile?

The double-bed waterfall rests in Sajikot, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Stagnant in the Hazara region, Sajikot would put any South American country to shame.

14. An insight on the dazzling caves of South Africa?

This tourism deprived sight is known as Moola Chotok in Khuzdar, Balochistan. Amidst tense hold of nationalists in the Jhalawan belt, Chotok seems like a lost cause.

15. Where are the tourists? This must lead to the Niagara Falls?

Fortunately, no! This peach of a view is from the Neelam Valley, Kashmir. One of the better tourist ranges in Pakistan, this valley is a 200km long bow-shaped, deeply forested region.

16. Book-cover material. Has to lie in the outskirts of Belgium?

Wrong again! This shot from heaven was captured at the Attabad Lake, Hunza Valley. Created by a landslide in 2010, the locals like prefer referring to it as the Gojal Lake.

17. The astounding waterfalls from Leura Cascades, Australia?

No chance. This is an awe-inspiring view of Pir Ghaib, Balochistan. Locals here believe in the myth of the Invisible Saint (Pir Ghaib), who was saved by the Almighty.

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