High School Students Build a Solar Powered Tiny Home


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. (more…)

By |June 18th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Off-Grid Micro Shelter


The firm Nice Architects of Bratislava, Slovakia is currently in the process of building a very interesting micro shelter. They are calling it the Ecocapsule, and, once completed, it will operate off-the-grid, boasting a lot of sustainable and green technologies. The company hopes to start selling these eco-friendly pods by the end of this year.


By |June 5th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Freedom Cove is a Gorgeous Self-Sufficient Floating Home


Canadian couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King built their beautiful no-waste, no-impact floating home back in 1992. They named it Freedom Cove and have been living in it for nearly 25 years, and even raised a family there. The floating home is located near Tofino, British Columbia, on a gorgeous lake.


By |May 29th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Snowboarder Builds an Awesome Off-Grid Cabin


Mike Basich is a photographer and one of the pioneers of snowboarding and he recently completed a unique off-the-grid tiny home in the mountains. As a pro snowboarder he used to live in a large mansion, which came with all the trimmings of modern living, but he has now retired to a place where he can enjoy nature and the simple life.


By |May 28th, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Downsize in Style


The motto of the company Tiny Heirloom Homes of Oregon is: “downsize, don’t down grade”. To meet this goal they offer a variety of ingenious tiny homes, which range from the basic to the more sophisticated. They also offer off-the-grid options, full customization, and smart home automation in partnership with Nest Labs. One of their goals is also to become the first luxury, custom tiny home manufacturer in the US. (more…)

By |May 21st, 2015|PREFABRICATED HOMES|1 Comment

Innovative Solar Energy System


An Austrian company Smartflower recently unveiled a unique and innovative solar energy system, which does away with traditional roof-top mounted solar panels. The so-called Smartflower POP system is a 3.2 kW solar power array that is ground-mounted. It gets its name from the folding panels, which close up at night and in strong wind conditions, and automatically unfold again in the morning. The units are available in 8 different colors.


By |May 15th, 2015|Green Tech|2 Comments