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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Shipping Container Apartments

Shipping Container Apartments

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Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

Apartment Block

It is meant to address the shortages of cheap university housing

Cosmopolitan City

Urban decay

Let’s check it out

It has never been done before

Artistic part of the city

Property values are cheap

Cost effective

Alternative ways

Student residence

Building materials

Seen as environmentally friendly

Melting yards

Form a beautiful creative structure

Renewable energy

Critical first step