Glamping in a Tiny House Made From Repurposed Water Tanks


Downsizing is becoming a priority for many in this new economic reality, and while the innovative Taku-Tanku home by the company Stereotank, may not be adequate as a permanent residence, it does make for a very sustainable cabin or tent alternative. Once assembled, it is even light enough to be towed on the back of a bicycle.

By |October 30th, 2014|Modern design|2 Comments

Simple Yet Cozy Shipping Container

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Jimmy from Costa Rica, the man behind the company, has successfully recycled plenty of shipping containers into comfortable, small apartments. One of his biggest successes is the home introduced in this post, which is basically a small apartment made from a standard 20-foot ISO shipping container.

By |October 29th, 2014|Container Design|0 Comments

Sustainable Mint House is Build From Corten Steel


The firm James&Mau Arquitectura designed an innovative home in the picturesque Tarragona Province, Spain. The house was built by Infinski and instead of using shipping containers as the main building blocks, the builders chose to use 4 prefabricated metal modules made of Corten Steel. The finished home is called Mint House and comes with a number of sustainable features.

By |October 25th, 2014|Prefab|0 Comments

Unique Shipping Container Office Space Built in Tokyo


Shipping containers lend themselves to many architectural uses, and building office space out of them is perhaps the oldest of them all. The Japanese architectural firm led by Tomokazu Hayakawa recently completed the construction of a two story office built out of two used shipping containers. The structure is called CC4441, a name which nicely encompasses its futuristic and industrial form.

By |October 22nd, 2014|Container Design|2 Comments

Gorgeous Off-The-Grid Modular Home


UK-based Hivehaus, led by designer Barry Jackson recently unveiled their first modular home, also called Hivehaus, which is a modular home inspired by the hexagonal shape of the beehive. The basic unit becomes a simple, tiny home, but it can also be expanded on any of its six sides to form a unique and spacious family home.

By |October 21st, 2014|Prefab|6 Comments

Truck Becomes a Comfortable Solar-Powered Home


On the face of it, living in a truck does not sound very comfortable at all. But converting a truck into spacious and above all sustainable home is exactly what fifty-year-old animator Joseph Tayyar from Israel did. And very successfully too. His new home is also almost completely self-sufficient, due to a roof mounted solar power array.

By |October 20th, 2014|Modern design|1 Comment