College Student Converts a Bus into a Home

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Jonathan Von Reusner, a sophomore at Bard College, dreamed of moving out of his parents’ house, but at the same time, did not want to live on campus. To make this dream a reality he recently converted an old school bus into a cozy tiny home, which he plans to live in for a while yet. (more…)

By |December 10th, 2014|Green Building|1 Comment

A Flood Proof House?

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Flooding has gotten worse in recent years, and, if the trend continues, new and improved architecture solutions will soon be needed for homes in flood-prone areas. Baca Architects are in the process of designing a unique home, called Formosa and dubbed the “amphibious house,” which is capable of floating on floodwater before being placed back down once the water recedes.
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By |December 3rd, 2014|Modern design|1 Comment

New Zealand Student Builds Tiny Home From Material Salvaged After an Earthquake

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Repurposing materials to create a home is at the heart of any sustainable living endeavor. The tiny home recently built by Stefan Cook of A Biggish Tiny House is a prime example of repurposing and salvaging building materials done right. He’s a resident of Christchurch, New Zealand, which experienced devastating earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. Stefan salvaged the materials left behind by the devastation to build his own tiny home and recently gave a tour of it at Living Big in a Tiny House.
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By |December 2nd, 2014|Green Building|3 Comments

A New Water Saving Showerhead

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Making a home water efficient often comes down to they type of showerheads that are installed. To combat water waste when showering, a California-based company has come up with an innovative showerhead called Eva. This is a Bluetooth-connected showerhead, which works with any sized shower attachment, and the makers say it has the capability of cutting a home’s water consumption in half.
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By |November 19th, 2014|Green Tech|2 Comments

Lovely Tiny Home in the Middle of the Forest

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Carpenter Dave Herrle, based in Westbrook, Connecticut recently built this tiny, beautiful house deep in the woods. Him and his wife already live in it, seeing as both are environmentally conscious and wish to live as sustainably as possible. The cottage is also very romantic, from its old world interior details to its gorgeous natural surroundings.
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By |November 11th, 2014|Green Building|0 Comments

Organic Living in a Tiny Home

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Ethan and his girlfriend Kelsey have recently moved into a tiny home which they built themselves for only $7,000. They built the home in a trailer, which they got for only $1,500, and it is located on an organic farm in Texas. The 100-square-foot home took them about seven months to complete.
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By |October 15th, 2014|Green Building|0 Comments