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Couple Converts Van into Home for Simple Nomadic Living

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About two years ago, Canadian couple Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives were stuck in the proverbial rat race, working long hours to make ends meet and be able to support their traditional lifestyle. At one point they asked themselves why they’re doing it though, and their answer involved selling their house, converting a van into a home, and using it to explore the US and Canada in their new house. Read more »

Skyscraper Made of Wood Suggested for Paris

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A skyscraper made of wood is the Michael Green Architects of Vancouver, BC entry into the Réinventer Paris competition. The latter is intended to highlight and promote new architectural ideas for the city’s future. The skyscraper they propose would also be the tallest wooden building in the world.

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Eco-Friendly Timber and Metal Prefabs

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The Ecoshelta is a modular building system designed by architect Stephen Sainsbury of Canberra, Australia. It comprises a system of corrugated aluminum panels over a timber frame, which enables the construction of buildings that can be scaled up or down, added to, and which are easy to assemble and disassemble, so they can be relocated easily, while also being robust and durable.

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High School Students Build a Solar Powered Tiny Home

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A team of students at the REALM Charter High School in Berkeley, CA built a solar-powered tiny house as a school project. The home doesn’t have a name and measures only 100 square feet (9.2 sq m). It also represents an excellent example of the type of project more schools should be engaging in. Read more »

Shipping Container Office Can be Moved on a Whim

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The firm Arcgency from Copenhagen, Denmark, has recently designed and built a shipping container office which takes into account the advantages and disadvantages of using containers as primary building materials. The office is called Made to be Moved, since it can be easily taken apart and reassembled in a new location, and it is recycled as well as recyclable.

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Easy DIY Furniture

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Designers Maria Roca and Erika Biarnes of the firm Be-elasticto from Barcelona, Spain, created an innovative set of metal clips, which can be clipped on to any type of flat material to create a table, or another type of flat piece of furniture. The creation is called Snap and at first glance resembles oversized paper clips. Read more »

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