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2009 Solar Decathlon Winner

All the homes at the Solar Decathlon are impressive showcases of advanced renewable energy technology, and it looks like the German team took the first place prize with their cube-shaped surPLUShome. Congratulations to the team from Germany! 2009 Solar Decathlon Winner

Tiny Solar House

Bill Brooks is making great progress on his tiny solar house built from the free house plans I offer on Tiny House Design. It’s especially exciting for me to see one of my designs come together. When Bill is done with this house he plans to take it on an extended trip up to Alaska. […]

A House for Khayelitsha – Update

I posted an update of the design for A House for Khayelitsha on Tiny House Design. It measures 16′ by 16′ (5 meters by 5 meters), has a sleeping loft, and simple passive solar design. The structure is made up of simple 2×4 and plywood panels. I’m working to finish the plans quickly so that […]

Solar-Powered Green Microhouse

I really love cube shaped tiny houses as long as they have some kind of pitched roof. I realize that technically the addition of a pitched roof means they are not really cube shaped but for me pitched roofs are a requirement. So when I saw this solar cube I was really impressed. I suspect […]

Bill’s Solar Tiny House

A fellow named Bill is building a tiny solar house from one of the free house plans on Tiny House Design. He’s been making quick progress and intends to travel up to Alaska with the house and stay a little while when it’s complete. Bill’s Solar Tiny House

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