Homes Store Solar Power as Hydrogen for Later Use

While solar panels are a great source of renewable energy for a home, a lot of it is wasted, since the need for power is not always constant. A battery array is one way to solve this, but a series of homes recently built in Chiang Mai, Thailand, presents a different and cleaner solution. […]

Scalable Off-Grid Eco Cabin

Echo Living, a company from the UK, has recently unveiled a new small cabin design, which can be scaled up into a full sized residence. Besides being great to look at, it is also completely off-gird, and all around eco-friendly and green. […]

Clever Loft-Less Tiny House Design

Tiny homes are a great way to downsize, and many have found the freedom they never imagined possible by moving into one. However, living small comes with it’s own set of challenges, and adequate usable living area is not the least of them. […]

Greenhouse-Like Concept Used to Reduce Heating Costs of a Home

This recently completed off-the-grid home in Sapporo, Japan uses a greenhouse-like enclosure to keep the heating costs down. It’s not really a novel idea, but the way it is incorporated into this modern home is pretty brilliant. […]

Omnidirectional Solar Panels are on the Horizon

The direction in which roof top mounted solar panels face is very important, since it determines the amount of solar energy these devices will be able to convert into power. But this may soon become less of a concern. […]

Self-Healing Furniture

Making furniture out of repurposed and salvaged wood is a very eco idea, but it is not without its own set of challenges. One of the biggest is the need to repair these pieces of wood, which are often not in very good shape. […]

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