This is the Castaway House, a renovation in Phoenix, Arizona that’s also the first project to be certified under the Phoenix Green Construction Code. The team* behind this Gold-certified project transformed an existing 1,000 square-foot, abandoned house originally built in 1951 into a cutting-edge, energy-efficient abode with 1,970 square feet, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Here’s a little more background.
In September 2010, I mentioned the winning design in a competition involving steel SIPs from OceanSafe. The REOSE Sunshower SSIP model, designed by Tulane University professors of architecture, Judith Kinnard and Tiffany Lin, is now complete and demonstrates a home that can withstand hurricane-force winds and extreme weather while still incorporating the latest in energy- and water-saving technologies.
This is a follow-up with new photos to our original coverage of an affordable Passive House duplex located near an affluent ski resort in British Columbia. Referred to as the Rainbow Duplex, the home was designed by Marken Projects and built by Durfield Constructors with a high-performance, panelized prefab system by BC Passive House.
This is the newest HGTV Green Home located in Serenbe, Georgia, a 1,000-acre sustainable development near Atlanta with green homes, shops, and restaurants. The 2,300 square-foot home spans three levels and includes three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a detached garage and carport. Plus, it will be powered in part by solar energy and obtain both EarthCraft and LEED Certifications.
These days, it seems everyone has a hammer and access to plans from Tumbleweed Tiny House, so it may not be all that noteworthy to mention another tiny house build. But, if you’re willing, let me alert you to this project nearing completion in the next month or so. The tiny house is being built by Christopher Smith, who bought five acres in Colorado and aims to plant roots with a structure built from scratch.
When a large or expensive home is presented on this site, it’s common to get an adverse response from readers requesting that we feature smaller and more affordable homes. Today, I’m going to take that opportunity to share something called the 50/10 House developed by Cellar Ridge Custom Homes and m.o.daby design in Oregon.