Clever Loft-Less Tiny House Design

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Tiny homes are a great way to downsize, and many have found the freedom they never imagined possible by moving into one. However, living small comes with it’s own set of challenges, and adequate usable living area is not the least of them. (more…)

By |January 7th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

Greenhouse-Like Concept Used to Reduce Heating Costs of a Home

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This recently completed off-the-grid home in Sapporo, Japan uses a greenhouse-like enclosure to keep the heating costs down. It’s not really a novel idea, but the way it is incorporated into this modern home is pretty brilliant. (more…)

By |January 6th, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

Mobile Tiny House With a View

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Atlas is a new tiny house creation made by F9 Productions of Longmont, Colorado. They describe it as a tiny house/RV hybrid. It offers a spectacular view, which makes it appear much more spacious, and can also be taken completely off the grid. (more…)

By |December 29th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Net-Zero Community Completed In Seattle

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With all the talk about the need for greater sustainability, it’s nice to things actually being done in that direction. Dwell Development has recently completed a small, sustainable home community called New Rainier Vista. (more…)

By |December 28th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

DigiTruck Will Bring Schools to Africa

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Children in remote areas of Africa more often than not do not have access to schools, let alone ones that allow for learning digital literacy. The solution to this perhaps lies in the so-called DigiTruck, which is a solar-powered digital classroom, which is also mobile. (more…)

By |December 23rd, 2015|Container Design|0 Comments

Off-the-Grid Floating Home

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Living on a houseboat or floating home has always been a dream of mine, and this home, proposed in Germany, comes very close to what that dream home would look like. It’s beautiful to look at, and also completely self-sufficient, capable of creating its own power, water, and heat. (more…)

By |December 22nd, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments