Mobile Tiny House Brings you Closer to Nature

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Daniel Venneman, a designer from Holland, has just completed a unique mobile tiny home. It’s called Porta Palace and he built it for his business partner Jelte Glas. The latter wanted a small, affordable home, which would bring him closer to nature anywhere he decided to park it. (more…)

By |January 15th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Homes Store Solar Power as Hydrogen for Later Use

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While solar panels are a great source of renewable energy for a home, a lot of it is wasted, since the need for power is not always constant. A battery array is one way to solve this, but a series of homes recently built in Chiang Mai, Thailand, presents a different and cleaner solution. (more…)

By |January 11th, 2016|Green Tech|3 Comments

Scalable Off-Grid Eco Cabin

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Echo Living, a company from the UK, has recently unveiled a new small cabin design, which can be scaled up into a full sized residence. Besides being great to look at, it is also completely off-gird, and all around eco-friendly and green. (more…)

By |January 8th, 2016|Prefab|0 Comments

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

Self-Healing Furniture

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Making furniture out of repurposed and salvaged wood is a very eco idea, but it is not without its own set of challenges. One of the biggest is the need to repair these pieces of wood, which are often not in very good shape. (more…)

By |January 4th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments