Tiny House Made of CNC-cut Panels

The tiny house movement has come a long way these last couple of years, which has led to many innovative approaches to constructing these sustainable dwellings. The tiny house firm Extraordinary Structures of Santa Fe, NM is one of those companies that has been pushing the envelope in finding new and innovative ways of building these structures. Their latest offering, the so-called SaltBox was constructed with the help of digital fabrication. (more…)

By |July 10th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Downsizing From a Tiny Home

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Richard Ward of Dallas, Texas has decided to sell his tiny house and downsize to an even smaller home. He built the mobile tiny home Terraform One by himself, but spent the last four months travelling across the US in a modified 2010 Honda Element, and has now decided that even his tiny house is too big for his nomadic lifestyle.
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By |July 4th, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments

Quaint Old-Style Rusty House

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The firm Rocky Mountain Tiny House of Colorado has earned its reputation of creating unique and well-designed tiny homes, and their latest creation is no exception. The so-called Rusted Mountain Roost is a cozy and innovative tiny home, which features a cool rust-colored façade. It is also towable.
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By |July 1st, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Eco Prefab Homes Made from Natural SIPs

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MAKAR, an architecture and design firm from Scotland is currently building very sustainable and eco-friendly homes. The homes they design are also constructed by local workmen, while the SIPs used to build them are all-natural and made from locally-source timber. (more…)

By |December 1st, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

A Unique Tiny Home Built From SIP Panels

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More and more people are choosing to live frugally, which is why the tiny house movement has grown considerably in recent years. Tiny homes are affordable to build and maintain, highly sustainable, can often be designed and constructed by the owners themselves and, if mounted on a trailer, can literally be moved anywhere across the country. Something like that went through Art’s mind as he designed and built his tiny SIP (structurally insulated panels) Tumbleweed Walden Tiny House.
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By |April 10th, 2014|Affordable|3 Comments

Light Filled Net Zero Home

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The San Francisco based studio, Klopf architecture, in collaboration with mechanical engineering firm Monterey Energy Group has successfully completed a net-zero energy house in Cupertino, California. The renovation of the existing home on the site was aimed towards scoring as high as possible on the “GreenPoint Rated System.” The result is a two-story home that is filled with natural light and is capable of producing as much energy as it requires. The net-zero status of the home was achieved through features such as insulated concrete forms, structural insulated panels, high-performance windows, cementations siding and a rooftop-mounted solar photovoltaic array.

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By |March 15th, 2014|Energy Efficiency|1 Comment