Low Carbon Positive Energy Home

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Earlier this year, the so-called Solcer House was built by a team from Cardiff University in Wales. Solcer House is such an accomplishment because it is low-cost, low-carbon and energy positive. It was built as part of the Solcer Project, which is a part of the Low Carbon Research Institute Program and the main aim of this prototype house is to show how easily and affordably low-carbon goals can actually be met in architecture. (more…)

By |July 21st, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

A Very Cozy Tiny Treehouse Retreat

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Geoff de Ruiter, a PhD student at the University of Northern British Columbia recently built his own tiny treehouse, which he called the Raven Loft. It is suspended 17 feet (5.1 m) off the ground and it cost him just $8,200 to complete, mostly since a lot of the materials used to construct the tree house were salvaged, reused, or repurposed. (more…)

By |July 14th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Sustainable Office in the Wilderness

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KantoorKaravaan is a sustainable and fully equipped office space, which is located far from the stressful hustle and bustle of the city. More precisely, it is located in a forest, surrounded by nature, which is very conductive to productive and creative work. It was designed by The Tipping Point Foundation of Holland and can function completely off-the-grid. (more…)

By |July 13th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Affordable Wooden House Build for Cambodia’s Poor

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Habitat for Humanity Cambodia, in association with Building Trust International, and Atelier COLE have been working together on a project of building affordable housing for low-income Cambodian families. Framework House is the result of this effort and it is a sustainable home, which costs only $2500 to build and is made mainly from renewable and recycled materials. (more…)

By |July 8th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Tiny Towable Home

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The company Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses of Colorado has just unveiled their newest tiny home creation called Front Range. The home is mounted on a custom made 18-foot (5.4-m) two-wheeled trailer, and is selling for just $37,000. The price and the size of Front Range should appeal to anyone looking to downsize to a tiny home that is also quite sustainable. (more…)

By |July 2nd, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Prefab From the 1940s Gets a Sustainable and Modern Makeover

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Shortly after World War 2 the French architect Jean Prouvé designed the so-called demountable house, which was to be used as temporary housing for all those who lost their homes during the war. Eight hundred of these houses were ordered at the time, and they were so easy to assemble that it took just one day to build the house and make it inhabitable. The original homes did not have a kitchen or bathroom though. (more…)

By |July 1st, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment