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

Downsizing in a Prefab Container Home

The premade container home maker Cargotecture now offers a prefab home that is a perfect way to downsize yet retain the comforts of living in a larger space. The c-series 640 Lookout model measures 640 square feet, and features a large living area with a kitchen, a spacious bedroom and bathroom, a media room and a lofted sleeping area for guests…” – Jetson Green

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Grain Silos Are a An Alternative to Shipping Container Homes

Sukup Manufacturing is a small company based in Sheffield, Iowa, which primarily manufactures agricultural products, which includes grain bins. About three years ago, Sukup also began manufacturing grain silo homes to be used as disaster relief housing in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there. They called this grain silo home a Safe T Home, and it was developed in partnership with Global Compassion Network and Iowa residents…” – Jetson Green

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Tiny Spaces by Studio Shed

Simple clean and tiny, the “Studio Shed” can be nestled in a little corner. They are tiny and functional and  reasonably  priced, perfect for creating that little personal space for a hobby, small dwelling or just relaxing….

The Studio Shed Storage range starts from just  $3,900 for a 6×8 going through to $15,650 for a 12 x28. Featuring  Sustainable  powered factory, FSC certified lumber, recycled metals and VOC paint on all surfaces…” – Jetson Green

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Hobbitat Spaces Are Now Taking Orders for Custom Built Homes

The unique tiny house builder Hobbitat Spaces from Maryland is now taking individual orders for their hand-built homes. The company is the brainchild of Bill Thomas, and the homes are hand crafted and built to withstand even the harshest Northeastern winters. Hobbitat Spaces recently completed 13 Hobbitat cabins for Blue Moon Rising, an ecotourism retreat in Maryland. All of the houses in the retreat were built with reclaimed, local and recycled materials.” – Jetson Green

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Now It’s Possible to Take Your Family Cargo Container Camping

The sustainable features of the project, developed by Joel Egan of Seattle design firm, HyBrid Arc, include LED lighting, radiant heating, use of low-VOC materials. His treatment was the winning design in a contest run by King County that required submissions to be green and focus on recycle and reuse concepts. If you’re interested in “tiny home” living, staying in the Camping Container is a great way to find out if you are capable of living this small and to get inspiration for your own upcycled shipping container designs.” – jetsongreen.com

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R2x20 – A Simple Container Home in Thailand

The one-bedroom, one bathroom home was built using two, 20-foot containers with cutouts for windows and doors.  There’s a prefab bathroom inside and the interior is insulated with a recycled content material.

Located in Thailand, the home features a roof layer that’s raised above the home — not unlike the roof design of the Ultimate Desert House or Cinco Camp. Seems like a great way to use passive ventilation to keep the inside of the home nice and cool.

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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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Home That Can be Constructed in Less Than a Minute

JAYZ Building Solutions of Melbourne Australia have come up with an innovative solution for providing modular, prefab homes. They have recently launched the fully transportable InstantSlide house model, which is part of the company’s latest series of SMART2 (Superfast + Modular + Affordable + Robust + Transportable) accommodation buildings. Most of their designs cater to companies wishing to provide temporary housing for their staff on remote locations, such as on mining sites for example, while they also provide single-family modular homes.” – Jetson Green

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Tiny House – Grown and Not Built

The innovative company Ecovative recently “grew” their first tiny house. Or more precisely, after putting together the pine walls of the tiny house, they filled it with the so-called Mushroom Insulation. This insulation proceeded to literally grow in place inside the wall cavities, which already contained all the wiring and plumbing. In this way, the insulation actually glued together the pine boards used to build the framework of the house.” – Jetson Green

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