Sustainable and Grid Independent Floating Home

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Italian Yacht-maker Jet Capsule has come up with a concept for a lovely floating home, which is fully self-sufficient. It’s shaped like a flying saucer, and they have named it UFO, which in this case stands for Unidentified Floating Object. (more…)

By |April 22nd, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

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(formerly Andrew Maynard Architects) of Australia have recently completed a green renovation, turning an existing and outdated house into a modern and sustainable home.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

Father and Son Build Their Own Tiny Home

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Architects William Yudchitz of Revelations Architects/Builders and his son Daniel recently completed an awesome off-the-grid tiny house, which they plan to use as a family getaway. It is located on the scenic shores of Lake Superior in Wisconsin and should offer a relaxing getaway. The cabin is called NEST, and is located only 130 feet away their previous tiny home project E.D.G.E (Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment), which they use as a winter family home. They plan to use NEST as a summer house. (more…)

By |March 8th, 2016|Modern design|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

Net Zero Prefab That Can be Built in Just Three Days

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Unity Homes has recently unveiled a prefab home, which is sustainable yet still made to last for at least as long as traditionally constructed homes. The home has a number of certifications, including LEED v4 Platinum, while it is also net-zero energy and can be constructed on site in three days or less. It is also fitted with the largest number of Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified building products used in a residential project to date. (more…)

By |February 2nd, 2016|PREFABRICATED HOMES|4 Comments