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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ecospace – Extreme Tiny House Luxury

Here’s a tiny house for those who crave luxury and have the money to afford it. It costs about $55,000 and features a green roof, SIP (structural insulated panel) construction, and environmentally friendly building materials. Ecospace is located in London. Ecospace – Extreme Luxury

PreForm Prefab

This is a 500 square foot modern prefab home built by PreForm in Canada. The builder takes extra care to use reclaimed, recycled, and FSC lumber to keep the homes green. PreForm Prefab

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