On the subject of rethinking urban density and living small, we love the idea of transforming garages into homes. It's the ultimate small space upgrade, and this example is quite charming. Artist Michelle de la Vega turned an unremarkable garage into her 250 square foot dream home, all for only $32,000!
After going through a recent divorce Michelle de la Vega decided it was time to downsize and simplify her life. She transformed a garage into her dream home — a fully functional living space with a sleeping loft. Much of the structure consists of reclaimed, reused and recycled materials and object and de la Vega even went to welding school to learn how to create metal furniture and fixtures on her own. The end result is a bright, beautiful and artistic space to call, 'home'. See the full transformation, and more of de la Vega's work, at her website.
Read more at the Calfinder Remodeling Blog: From Defunct Garage to Tiny Dream Home
(Images: Michelle de la Vega)