Life Pod: A Mobile Tiny Home

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Michael Weekes, an inventor, engineer and author, recently designed and built a unique tiny home. The Life Pod, as he is calling it, can function completely off-the-grid, and is no larger than a trailer used to transport jet-skis. Apart from using it as a getaway cabin, tent alternative, or guesthouse, Weekes also thinks it would make a great homeless shelter or disaster relief housing. It can also easily be towed on the back of a car, and has a very aerodynamic shape. (more…)

By |March 22nd, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

A Modern and Sustainable Home Renovation

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Austin Maynard Architects (formerly Andrew Maynard Architects) of Australia have recently completed a green renovation, turning an existing and outdated house into a modern and sustainable home. The so-called Mills, the toy management house, is fun to look at and to live in, especially with all the sustainable features it boasts of. (more…)

By |March 11th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

3D Printed House and Car Share Energy

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Architects from the firm SOM, in collaboration with the University of Tennessee and researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have come up with an innovative tiny home design, which is based on the concept of “integrated energy”. The home is called Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy Structure, or AMIE 1.0 and it is a 3D printed house that comes with it’s own 3D printed SUV to transport it around. (more…)

By |March 9th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Luxury Home With a Small Footprint

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Australia-based Austin Maynard Architects have recently completed a luxury home in Melbourne called That House. It’s ultra modern and very sustainable, with a footprint of about half that of the surrounding houses. The home is also powered by solar energy, and features a rainwater collection system. (more…)

By |February 23rd, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Home That Moves with the Sun

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Adding solar panels to your roof is great, but they can’t harvest the sun’s energy at all times of the day. Or can they? Casas em Movimento (which translates to Moving Houses), solve this problem since they are designed to move with the sun, much like the sunflower does. (more…)

By |February 20th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

A Cool New Tiny Home From Escape

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The tiny house making firm Escape, has built quite a few very innovative houses, many of which we also covered on this blog. They’ve come a long way and their latest tiny home creation, called Vista, is jam packed with features and has a very well-designed layout. (more…)

By |February 15th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments