Tag Archives: Sustainable Architecture

Stone Beehive Hut

Many people are very familiar with the work, writings, and contributions of Lloyd Kahn, the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, Inc. This photo came from a trip he took to Europe. It’s a little stone hut located on the southwest coast of Ireland. What’s amazing about this little structure is that it’s constructed without mortar […]

Urban Rancher Weatherproofs

Feeling the cold begin to settle into the mountains around Los Angeles, yes it can actually snow there, the Urban Rancher works though the pain in his hands caused by days of hammering and begins to close in his cabin. Urban Rancher Weatherproofs

Shomera Solo

I think this is a really well done eco-friendly garden office and I especially like the simple design. One would think that a simple box with a shed roof would be a simple thing to design but this shows how a little extra attention to the details can really set a design apart from others. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

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

Green Horizon On-Demand Housing

This is a new shipping container sized house that can be delivered and set-up quickly. It’s the creation of Green Horizon a start-up in California. While these homes are intended to be a LEED certified alternatives to FEMA trailers they look like very comfortable modern tiny houses to me. An example will be in display […]

Michael Thompson’s Rammed Earth Buildings

A few weeks ago I drew up a 3D drawing of Michael Thompson’s rammed earth wall former and posted the drawings on Tiny House Design. He’s now getting more press for his low cost rammed earth homes and small buildings; read the full article in Eastern Daily Press. Read more at Shedworking Learn more about […]

Tiny Free House Update

I spent another two days up at the family farm working on my Tiny Free House. As you can see I screwed the pallet roof boards to the trusses and it’s looking a lot more like a house. My next steps will be to put shingles on the roof, if I can find something suitable, […]

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