MiniHome Solo – 480 Square Foot Prefab

The company has been designing and manufacturing eco-friendly and sustainable prefab homes since 2002, and their latest model offers a great balance between wide market appeal and price. The Solo 40 is longer, wider, more spacious, and resembles conventional homes in its layout. It measures 480 square feet and the fully equipped model costs only $195 per square foot… continues…” – Jetson Green

Container Home with a Green Roof in San Antonio

Set in San Antonio, this container home acts as a guest house to a larger residence. Designed by Poteet Architects, the container features a range of sustainable design strategies to reduce its environmental impact and energy consumption.The house is set upon a foundation made from re-purposed telephone poles. The exterior of the container has been painted a playful bright blue, and the architects have extended the total living space through the use of the exterior decking.” – Niall

Read and see more at Humble Homes…

Single Mom Builds a Home Out of a Shipping Container

Lulu, a single mom from Southern California, recently went back to school, which prevented her from working full time to pay a market rent. Due to this she was forced to move out of her conventional home, so instead she decided to build for herself and her small daughter a home from a shipping container. She built the home herself with no prior construction experience.
Lulu was given the shipping container for free, and it took her about a month to cut out the windows and doors using a saw.” – Jetson Green

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Swedish Cabin with Rooftop Garden

The Swedish company Jabo has launched “Steps 15,” a small prefab house with a lot of ingenious features. The outdoor staircase that leads up to the roof terrace has plant containers and hides a retractable outdoor kitchen.  On the opposite side is placed a small storage room and a bench that also conceals storage. Large sliding glass doors and windows on three sides make this a very contemporary guest house, hobby room or cabin. “Steps 15” is designed by architect Rahel Belatchew Lerdell.” – Living in a shoebox

See inside this Swedish cabin

Building A Green Roof

There’s a lot of construction work going on at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Ziggy reports on the progress:

“Just like building our cob house, the living roof of our new straw bale house has had me thinking for hours, and quite honestly, it’s been the source of a lot of anxiety throughout the entire construction process. Gobcobatron was a breeze in comparison — single story, low to the ground, not a huge roof area.”

Continue reading about Building Our Green Roof | The Strawtron Living Roof Design Details.

Ósvör Maritime Museum

Dav sent me some links to this tiny house village recreation. Great example of adapting available materials to extreme climate conditions. Thanks Dav!

“Ósvör is a fascinating maritime museum built on the ruins of fisherman’s huts. Lovingly restored, its highlight is a replica of a six-man rowing boat, among the oldest of its kind in the country.

The museum features a salt house, fish sheds, a fish drying area and tool sheds with all the fishing paraphernalia from a bygone age.”

See more at Land og saga – Verbúðin Ósvör við Bolungarvík.