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XBO Mobile Habitat Keeps The Basics

XBO is a tiny project, prefabricated in 2004, that’s been floating around the internet lately as a result of being featured on Architizer.  It was designed by 70°N arkitektur and built by Senja Elementer AS as an experimental abode for 2 young people on the move.  The 388 square-foot (36 m2) home in Tromsø, Norway has two movable parts with just the basics — living areas, a garden terrace, a kitchenette, and a bathroom — ready to be lifted on to a container en route to the next destination.


By |August 10th, 2011|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , |2 Comments
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Now is the Time for a WeeHouse Prefab

Minnesota-based Alchemy Architects, the firm behind the weeHouse, tells us they have a unique opportunity for someone interested in owning a custom, modern prefab.  They have two weeHouses that have been framed and unfinished on the West Coast and a third that is pre-owned and for sale in Wisconsin.  Check out some details below or visit weeHouse for more information on these tiny, eco-friendly prefab structures.

By |August 9th, 2011|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , |1 Comment
  • Ray Anderson in Factory

Ray Anderson Leaves Legacy, 1934-2011

It’s a sad day for environmentalists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders around the world.  Ray Anderson, 77, chairman and founder of Interface, passed away at his home in Atlanta on August 8, 2011.  Ray lost a 20-month battle with cancer, according to a statement by Interface.


By |August 8th, 2011|Categories: News|4 Comments
  • Super Greens with Lots of Money

Super Greenies Have a Taste for Luxury

About 5% of adults are “Super Greenies” — those who engage in 10 or more green activities, such as recycling, using rechargeable batteries, and re-using grocery store bags — according to Scarborough Research.  These Super Greenies, who perform the largest number of environmentally-friendly activities, also happen to be some of the top wage earners in the country with a taste for luxury.


By |August 7th, 2011|Categories: News|6 Comments
  • JG-week-in-review

Slash Energy Bills, Solar Water Heat, Untapped Resource, + Straw Home Living

Cozy remodeled live-work Airstream.
Solar provides more energy than can be used.
The case for residential solar water heat in the US.
Experts: energy efficiency is an untapped resource.
In sweltering heat, green homes slash energy bills.
House made of […]

By |August 6th, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
  • Clean Tech Exhibit Home - San Jose

Clean Tech Tiny House in San Jose

New Avenue Homes, builder of a popular NZE tiny house in Berkeley, has a new Clean Tech Exhibit home on display in San Jose.  The home has a living room, kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, storage, and all sorts of green technology and sustainable materials.  New Avenue prefabricated the structure and estimates that a home of this size costs about $70,000 to build and permit, not including upgrades or special circumstances.


By |August 5th, 2011|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

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