Cheap and Simple Way to Turn Seawater Into Drinking Water

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Shortage of drinking water is being faced by more and more communities worldwide. On the other hand, the current methods of turning salt water, which is abundant, into drinking water are expensive and damaging to the environment, and therefore not a viable long-term solution. (more…)

By |November 18th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Off-The-Grid Trailer Tiny Home

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Few tiny mobile homes are as sustainable as the ones made by the Austrian firm Wohnwagon. It specializes in constructing trailer homes, which can function completely off-the-grid. They make great vacation homes, offices, guest houses, or even full-time residences.

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By |November 17th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Home Atop a Fire Tower

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We’ve seen quite a few ingenious tiny houses, but this Fire Tower home is certainly one of the coolest. About two years ago, Dabney Tompkins and Alan Colley decided to quit their jobs and make a fire lookout station into their full time home. Their home really is a “treehouse without a tree” as they like to call it.

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By |November 13th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Proposal for Foldout Shelter

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The Italian firm Barberio Colella ARC has recently proposed the so-called Just a Minute shelter, which is primarily aimed at providing adequate living conditions to the people of Nepal following the devastating earthquake that struck the area in the beginning of this year. (more…)

By |November 12th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Simple Wooden House is Sustainable in More Ways Than One

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Wood Studio House, recently completed by Dom Arquitectura of Spain is energy efficient, prefab, sustainable, and made of wood. It’s hard to ask for more from a home, but this one is also beautifully designed and very cozy.

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By |November 3rd, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Sustainable Rooftop Living

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Rooftop living is not something that’s often mentioned on this blog, but from a sustainability point of view, it makes a lot of sense. Especially when it comes to urban living, and lack of adequate and affordable living space there. The Jewel Box, designed by Clear Studios of New York City, is a great example of a housing solution on the roof, which is also all around very sustainable.

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By |October 30th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments