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DIY Container home in West Asheville

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Ryan Naylor of Grow Design is taking on a a container home build as a DIY project, he is kind enough to have sent some details through on the first stage of his project.

Details:
– location: West Asheville – exact location is private for his families sake.
– materials: Mostly re-used, scrap, and surplus materials including (but not limited to) two 40′ HC (high-cube 9.5ft. tall) shipping containers, a spiral staircase, a claw-foot bathtub, penny kitchen floor, etc.
– cost: UNDER 100K total. (property, materials, labor, city fee’s, etc.) for 1400 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home.
– time to build: 6-8 months
– insulation: spray closed cell foam and batt
– windows: HUGE window panes from the Asheville courthouse (they ordered too many and some in the wrong sizes) and re-used, surplus, windows from friends/family/Craigslist

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West Virginia Self Build Tiny House

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One of my favorite tiny houses, built with repurpose material and a simple design makes a stand out back to nature dwelling. This was originally posted by the crew at Tiny House Swoon well worth a look they have an amazing collection of very cool tiny houses.

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Prefab Houses and Modern Modular Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz

 

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Mix and match your requirements for a modular house with design in focus. Modern Modular is a  contemporary insight by Resolution: 4 Architecture a New York based firm that has bound modern prefabricated building practice with a design focused approach. If you are looking for inspiration take a look.

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India’s first container home!

Claimed to be India’s first container home. The owner and builder is Kameshwar Rao and is located in Ramamurthy Nagar. There are 4 20ft containers 2 staked on top of each other. Great to se other countries getting involved in building container homes.

How Europeans Build Greener Homes with Offsite Construction and Manufacturing

By Gerry McCaughey, CEO of Infineco LLC*

As Americans debate whether prefab is a greener way to build, those active in the discussion should not be surprised when their dialogue receives puzzled looks from their European counterparts.

In Europe, this very question was asked and answered nearly two decades ago. The resounding findings were that prefabrication creates higher-quality structures that reduce both the embodied energy content and the amount of carbon produced annually during the operation of traditional onsite-built homes. The reduction in carbon emissions can be as much as 40 to 60 percent.

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Get the Complete Picture at Greenbuild

InterfaceFLOR’s new introduction, Raw is composed of 100% recycled yarn. It contains 40% less embodied energy and requires 85% less water to produce than carpet made with only 11% recycled fiber.

By Peter Greene, Vice President of Marketing, InterfaceFLOR*

As we head into Greenbuild this week, looking forward to learning about the industry’s latest “green” products is at the top of everyone’s minds. But how do you sort through all the “green” claims that have proliferated?  How do design professionals (and savvy consumers) know if there are hidden tradeoffs or if their decisions actually lead to a more sustainable world?

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