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A Solar-Powered Green Microhouse

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Hot on the heels of our prior coverage of the Rainscreen Shed and the International Shed of the Year comes this solar-powered beauty, the Microhouse.  According to Naomi Seldin of Simpler Living, the 100 square-foot tiny house is part of the Human = Landscape exhibit going on in City Hall Park in Burlington, Vermont.  The Microhouse was built by Alex Carver and Christopher North of Northern Timbers Construction with the design help of landscape architect and metal artist H. Keith Wagner.

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Finish This Green Prefab Dog House

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Blake Schreck of Blicker Design was browsing the internet for the perfect dog house and eventually decided to build something of his own design.  After building these two styles, Schreck decided it would be fun to sell modern dog houses online.  The problem is, he wants to sell green dog houses.  So he emailed us and asks whether the Jetson Green audience has any suggestions for affordable, green materials, whether FSC plywood, recycled HDPE plastic, or otherwise.  What do you think?  Sound off below or at Blicker Design.

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Free Green Launches Tiny House Plans

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This month, (not so) Free Green added a payment structure to some of their offerings, but can you blame them?  They’re providing high-quality home design for next to nothing!  And with the roll out of this new structure, Free Green also introduced some tiny house plans that look pretty slick.  You’re going to have to pay $19.95 / year to get the details, but here’s what we know.  The tiny houses will be net zero energy homes with about 525 square feet of space and a bedroom and bathroom.  Tell us which is your favorite:

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