Off-Grid Cliff House For Sale

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The so-called Cliff Haven is a home that was built into a cliff in Utah, back in the mid 1980s. Located in the picturesque Montezuma Canyon, it is entirely self-sufficient and can function completely off-the-grid. They are currently selling it in a closed auction, and while they’re promoting it as the perfect place to hide away from the world, it is also a great example of innovative and sustainable architecture. (more…)

By |July 21st, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments

Shepherd’s Hut That Surprisingly Light and Spacious

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This tiny home was designed by Thomas Alabaster of Contemporary Shepherd Huts based in Suffolk, England. It was inspired by the actual huts shepherds in the area used to live in long ago while taking their animals to pasture. His creation features a skylight, which brings in lots of light, while the whole home appears cozy and welcoming, despite being small. (more…)

By |July 17th, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments

Modern Rammed Earth Home

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Using earth to build a home has many sustainable advantages, while also keeping costs down. And a rammed earth home can also be very modern. The latter has been proven before, and now again by the Chinese design firm Hypersity. They drew inspiration from traditional cave houses of the Shanxi province and created a gorgeous home with curved walls and a very modern look. (more…)

By |July 8th, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments

Downsizing From a Tiny Home

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Richard Ward of Dallas, Texas has decided to sell his tiny house and downsize to an even smaller home. He built the mobile tiny home Terraform One by himself, but spent the last four months travelling across the US in a modified 2010 Honda Element, and has now decided that even his tiny house is too big for his nomadic lifestyle.
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By |July 4th, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments

China Soon to Get a Forest City

The mountainous Liuzhou region in Southern China will soon be home to a whole city of vertical forest towers, which were originally the brainchild of Italian architect Stefano Boeri. This so-called Forest City will no doubt offset some of the alarming air pollution the country is facing.

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By |July 3rd, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments

Using Mushrooms to Build Homes

The use of mushrooms in architecture has been proposed before, but now Aleksi Vesaluoma, a student at Brunel University has taken it a step further. He’s developed a fungi-based building material, which is carefully shaped into long tubes and cultivated to form eco-friendly building blocks that can be used for construction quite easily. (more…)

By |June 27th, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments