Zach and Nicole live in a rather unconventional home. It’s much smaller, simpler, and most importantly, rounder than a typical home.
Their hunt for a new home began with the #Vanlife movement. Some of you might be familiar with it, no thanks to how far and wide hashtags can spread.
Unconventional housing has proven quite the trend with a lot of young people, and for good reason.
This couple is no exception. The two lived in a van for the better part of a few years. Then the itch to find something new hit them, and that’s what eventually set them to make a home out of a yurt.
At least it’s better than living in an old submarine, which they’d actually considered when Zach saw one up for sale on Craigslist.
If you’re a bit unfamiliar with what that is, a yurt is a centuries-old design for a large, heavy-duty tent. It saw its glory days in Central Asia, all the way back to 600 BC. Yurts were a mighty living space for any nomads or desert-dwellers, and with some modern upgrades they can make quite the permanent living space too.
Those nomadic desert dwellers would be blown away that we’re still using them in the 21st century.
Especially if one looks this good. Zach opted for a large, box structure in the center. It does a mighty fine job of making the interior look bigger than it really is.
Inside the yurt, it becomes even more clear that they didn’t skimp out on the interior. This place looks just as good as some hotel rooms!
Boasting a coach, some fine latticework along the walls, and one gorgeous skylight, I wouldn’t mind living in this Yurt myself.
The beams holding up the roof spread out like light rays, in another fine example of design harmony. Using clever geometry when building is something you can’t ever go wrong with.
This wouldn’t be a home without a kitchen. Saving space without losing functionality, their lovely kitchen is made of a little island for cooking and preparing food, and a station for the fridge and sink. Everything is neat and tidy here, and the small size means cleaning up is no sweat!
Functional is a recurring theme with this home. Zach’s office space is literally right around the corner, and he’s got a desk, a shelf, and an entire whiteboard right in his vicinity. Working from home is a breeze for him, surely?
Going to the bathroom is, oddly, a pleasant experience (as unusual as that sounds!).
Moody, motion lighting, cream walls and quite a fair bit of space should make any shower breaks a lot more pleasant.
Bathrooms are the de-stressing area in every single home. Nothing relieves all that pent up heat, stress and mental exhaustion quite like a nice bath or shower. Luckily, those baths are probably a whole lot more soothing with an interior this nice.
Now we reach the bedroom, and you can bet that such an important room would get some stellar design treatment. The bed sits under a gorgeous skylight, and the room is lined with potted plants all around.
Some people just can’t resist minimalism, and who can blame them?
The whole project cost them right about $65,000, about the same as what a similar-sized normal residence would have cost. Hey, if they all cost the same, might as well pick the most stylish one right?
This place has everything these two could need, and nothing in its design was rushed or overlooked.
If you’re itching to see more of it, watch them give a tour of the whole thing down below. If you have any friends and family on social media who love unconventional homes, then now’s a great time to like the share button and let them see it too!
Take a tour in the video below
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