Apartment Therapy – Small Spaces

Apartment Therapy – Small Spaces

 [apartment therapy]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Less to clean
  • Easier to maintain things
  • Functionality – Everything has a purpose
  • I have to have a bunch of things
  • Pots and pans
  • Re-do the kitchen
  • We live in the kitchen
  • Sliding doors
  • We have a little bit of privacy
  • The kitty litter box
  • My stuff stays closer to the floor and his stuff stays closer to the ceiling
  • You only surround yourself with things you love
  • There is no room for extra stuff you don’t need


Great Big Story

Located about an hour outside Amsterdam is a village of spherical homes straight out of your futuristic fantasies. From a distance, Bolwoningen’s domes appear to be a set of golf balls, but up close, they are the architectural masterpiece of Dutch artist and sculptor Dries Kreijkamp. Built in 1984, each home contains three levels with round windows that give view to the scenic canal. The intent of the complex was to bring residents closer to nature. Although the designer has since passed, his legacy continues to live on in.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• A science fiction set
• An alien invasion
• Located in the Netherlands
• Dutch Artist and sculptor
• It was created and supported by a subsidy
• Experimental housing projects
• There are 3 levels
• Bedrooms on the ground
• Living space on the top
• To bring its inhabitants closer to nature
• The complex is positioned near a scenic canal
• His legacy still lives on

Something has landed from another galaxy

Something has landed from another galaxy

[great big story]

Tour Sweden’s Luxury Treehouses

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• Deep in the forest
• Something has landed from another galaxy
• A flying saucer
• A famous architect
• From another world
• Tree top hotel
• 100 miles from the capital of Stockholm
• The southern edge of the Arctic circle
• The remote corner of the world
• A great view of the river
• They have their own unique design
• A mirror cube
• It reflects the forest
• An optical illusion
• A bird’s nest
• Covered with branches
• Where Santa Claus lives
• The tallest tree house
• A grove of pines
• Sleep out under the stars
• Boxy frames
• A luxury resort
• A collection of tree houses
• The wonder of the Arctic wilderness

Modern Nomads

Modern Nomads

 [DW English]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Minimizing and downsizing in style
  • Blend in everywhere
  • A wooden shack
  • It serves as a weekend retreat
  • An Environmental Engineer
  • Very compact
  • The great outdoors
  • A coffee table book
  • Temporary architecture
  • Egg shaped capsules
  • Tree houses
  • Designer Yurts
  • A lifestyle choice

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Quote of the day (46)

Quote of the day (46)


photography by vocabularyinchunks

“The sky’s the limit  if you have a roof over your head”       – sol hurok


Cambridge Dictionary :  A roof over your head :  somewhere to live



Weekly Photo Challenge || Door

Weekly Photo Challenge || Door

Door 3            

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“Door” Idioms and Proverbs 

A golden key can open any door

Prov. Sufficient money can accomplish anything.  Jill:  I’m amazed that Sally got into a good university;  her grades were so poor.   Jane: Well, she comes from a wealthy family, and a golden key can open any door.

When one door shuts, another opens

Prov. When you lose one opportunity, you often find a different one.   Jane: I just found out I’m failing two classes. I’ll never get intocollege with grades like this. Jill:   Well, maybe you’ll find something better than college.   When one door shuts, another opens.

Behind closed doors

in secret; away from observers, reporters, or intruders, usually in a closed room.  They held the meeting behind closed doors, as the law allowed.  Every important issue was decided behind closed doors.
(source : thefreedictionary.com)

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Doors”