Modular Home Made of Cardboard

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Nido House is yet another pretty tiny home made from cardboard, a building material that seems to be catching on lately. This home can function off-the-grid, since it’s equipped with a solar power system and a rainwater recovery system, among other things, and it is available in various sizes and designs. It was created by Italian architect Francesca Fadalti and her business partner Michela Romano. (more…)

By |June 22nd, 2016|Prefab|0 Comments

Shopping Mall Going Solar

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The Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre in Victoria, Australia is using solar-concentrating thermal technology as the sole source of power for their air-conditioning system. Given that a lot of the power consumed by shopping malls, and other such large commercial structures is down to heating and cooling, this is quite a beneficial and sustainable move, and one that more business owners should consider. After all, there is only so much that individuals can do when it comes to assuring a more sustainable future. (more…)

By |June 20th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Wine Shop Made of Shipping Containers

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It’s been awhile since we talked about shipping container architecture, but this wine shop is about to change that. Especially since Australia-based Cumulus Studio, the firm that designed it, created a modern architecture masterpiece. If all shipping container home projects looked like this, I’m sure there would be even more demand for them. (more…)

By |June 14th, 2016|Container Design|0 Comments

Solar-powered Teardrop Trailer

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Trailers are fun to take a holiday in, and the teardrop shaped ones are cool from the inside out. This trailer, designed by the startup Homegrown Trailers of Woodinville, WA is made of wood, which gives it an extra bit of charm. It’s also large enough to be considered a tiny house and can function completely off-the-grid, while it is also built using renewable materials. (more…)

By |June 10th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Couple Build a Tiny Home for Only $300

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Some time ago, Alyssa Craft and Jesse Stafford bought a piece of land in the Pacific Northwest, with the hopes of securing a mortgage-free future for themselves, and escape the hectic toil of modern city life. They’ve been living in a trailer, while they build a homestead on the property, but in an effort to live more comfortably, they also built a small cabin, which only cost $300 to construct. (more…)

By |June 6th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Replacing a Wall With Shutters

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It’s always great to see dwellings where the separation between the indoor and outdoor space is so minimal it hardly exists. One great example of that is this cottage in Utrecht, which features shutters along one entire wall. When these shutters are opened, light floods the interior of this cottage, and what’s more, they built it atop an existing foundation of another structure that once stood here. (more…)

By |June 2nd, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment