Another Great Temporary Shelter Design


The so-called Temporary Shelter was recently constructed in Nepal to offer the displaced a basic, and flexible shelter that can be built by unskilled workers in three days. Like IKEA’s Better Shelter, S House and other such affordable solutions for the poor or those affected by natural or other disasters, Temporary Shelter should go a long away to helping these vulnerable groups in Nepal.


By |July 15th, 2015|Affordable|0 Comments

Sustainable Modular Prefab Home


Ecoliv is an Australian modular builder, which makes truly sustainable homes from the ground up. Modular homes are supposed to be greener and more eco-friendly than traditionally built ones, but Ecoliv goes one step further in making homes that really go the distance when it comes to sustainability, and which will appeal to wide audience. (more…)

By |July 10th, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment

Couple Builds Tiny Home From Old Camper


Sometimes building a tiny home from scratch is just too much work or too expansive, which is why creative solutions are always welcome. That’s exactly what North Carolina couple Julia Fowler and her boyfriend came up with. They turned a 1984 Fleetwood Prowler, which is a fifth-wheel model camper that fits over a truck, into a cozy tiny home which they plan to take on the road soon. (more…)

By |July 7th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Prefab From the 1940s Gets a Sustainable and Modern Makeover


Shortly after World War 2 the French architect Jean Prouvé designed the so-called demountable house, which was to be used as temporary housing for all those who lost their homes during the war. Eight hundred of these houses were ordered at the time, and they were so easy to assemble that it took just one day to build the house and make it inhabitable. The original homes did not have a kitchen or bathroom though. (more…)

By |July 1st, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment

Houses Made of Bamboo


Ibuku, a team of designers and builders headed by Elora Hardy in Bali make houses out of bamboo, one of the most sustainable, versatile and strongest materials available. While bamboo is a great building material on all fronts it is challenging to work with, which is why so few builders use it. Ibuku seems to have found the answer though. (more…)

By |June 30th, 2015|Green Building|2 Comments

Couple Converts Van into Home for Simple Nomadic Living


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. (more…)

By |June 25th, 2015|Affordable|0 Comments