Affordable Homes Built From Plastic Waste

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The Mexican company EcoDomum has come up with a unique and very sustainable way of providing affordable housing for the less fortunate. They are manufacturing roofs and wall panels using discarded plastic, which they use to build homes with the help of a local housing programs. The end result is a large number of sustainable homes measuring about 430 sq ft that only cost around $280 each. (more…)

By |February 5th, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

Awesome Modern Renovation of a Small Apartment

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Air-BNB and similar sites are growing in popularity mainly because they are making travel cheaper and, in a lot of cases, more comfortable. In fact, many people are purchasing and renovating apartments simply for the purpose of renting them out to travellers. (more…)

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

Old Museum Becomes a New Home

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Progress and modernization does not need to be all about getting rid of the old, and the same holds true when it comes to sustainable design and renovations. While not always the case, it does sometimes make more sense to renovate a building rather than tear it down and build something else in its place. (more…)

By |January 29th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Gorgeous and Roomy Mobile Tiny Home

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The company Esk’et Tiny House recently finished one of the most unique tiny homes we’ve seen in a while. At 280-sqaure-feet it’s larger than we’re used to seeing and the way the achieved such spaciousness is by employing a number of unique solutions. (more…)

By |January 25th, 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

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