Mother and Daughter Living in a Tiny Home


Seattle, Washington resident Candice Ding built a tiny home for herself and her elderly mother. She decided to take on the project, after they were not approved for a senior’s apartment. She built the home by hand using a Fencl plan as inspiration.


By |April 8th, 2015|Affordable|0 Comments

Prefab Straw Insulation Panels Make Very Sustainable Homes


The sustainable builder BaleHaus recently constructed several energy-efficient homes, which were built using a prefabricated straw insulation system made by the company ModCell. BaleHaus is actually made up of 3 firms working together, namely Cadan Developments, ModCell, and White Design. So far the group has built several different sized homes, from townhouses to apartments, which goes to show just how versatile the straw building system can be.


By |April 7th, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Home That Blends Into Its Environment


The architecture studio Reform from Poland is planning to build a very unique home in the woods. They’re calling the project Izabelin House, and a large portion of its exterior façade will be covered by mirrors, which sort of makes it look as though the upper floor of the home is just floating in midair in the forest.


By |April 2nd, 2015|Modern architecture|1 Comment

Incredibly Functional Towable Tiny House


The Colorado-based company Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses recently unveiled their newest tiny home creation called Rio Grande. It is a biggish tiny home, though still small enough to be easily towable.


By |April 1st, 2015|Green Building|4 Comments

Shipping Container Apartments Coming to Downtown Phoenix


The architecture firm StarkJames LLC has designed an apartment complex made from recycled shipping containers, which is currently being built in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The primary reason behind this project was providing affordable and sustainable housing near the city’s busy downtown area.


By |March 30th, 2015|Container Design|1 Comment

New Orleans Couple Build Their Dream Shipping Container Home


Landscape architect Seth Rodewald-Bates and his wife, Elisabeth Davies recently designed and built their home using recycled shipping containers. The home is located in the Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans. They used two 4-ton repurposed shipping containers, which they purchased from Boasso America and collected from the New Orleans Terminal in Chalmette.


By |March 26th, 2015|Container Design|1 Comment