Oregonians Matt Kirkpatrick and Katherine Bovee have been working hard this last year on the Harpoon House, a simple efficient home in Portland that's expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The 28-foot tall home has one bedroom, one bathroom, a root cellar, and a roof garden. Specifically, there's 1152 square feet of living space and a 433 square foot roof garden space.
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This new home is the first and only LEED Platinum home in Fort Worth, Texas. Designed by Philip Newburn of Dobbins+Crow Architects, the minimalist home occupies an infill lot in the Ryan Place neighborhood and features an abundance of green features, such as fiber cement siding, natural daylighting, Energy Star windows and doors, and xeriscaping.
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In New Zealand, One Cool Habitat is shipping tiny container habitats all across the globe. Whether you're looking for extra space for a home office, studio, or anything else, this 160 square-foot space comes with a clean slate ready to be customized inside. The habitat is built with a 20-foot container, composite panels, and, of course, strategically placed windows. The base model starts at $29,500, according to Inhabitat.