The recently unveiled Gapahuk cabin was designed by the Norwegian architecture firm SnÃ¸hetta and the leisure home builder Rindalshytter. It can be equipped to operate completely independently of the grid, and comes in a prefabricated package, meaning it can be built virtually anywhere. […]
The West Wing, as this eco shed is called, was recently completed by UK shed-maker Kevin Herbert. About 90 percent of the materials used to construct it were recycled, and it took him eight years to finish it. While this sounds like a long time, the process was a real labor of love and some things shouldnâ€™t be rushed.
The shed is located at the edge of his garden in Berkshire, England, and it is made up of three main sections. The ground floor is comprised of a lounge, workshop and storage place. There is also a loft, which can be used as a bedroom. The shed also features a secret room, hidden behind a bookcase, which can be used as a childrenâ€™s playroom or bedroom. There is no kitchen or bathroom, but then again, the main function of the shed is to be a place for working or relaxing and the main house is not far away. […]
A large part of the appeal of tiny homes lies in the unique design that these bite-sized dwellings offer. And the so-called Moon Dragon, recently created by the tiny home designer Zyl Vardos of Olympia, Washington is certainly one of the more imaginative and unique small homes weâ€™ve seen in a long time. It looks like something from a fairytale, and can function completely independently of the grid. […]
Passive homes are often criticized for being more about satisfying rigid and strict guidelines than about being a home to somebody. But thankfully, that is starting to change in recent times, as is clearly demonstrated by the so-called Tigh na Croit house recently built in Scotland. Just looking at the pictures Iâ€™d never guess this was a Passive Home, due to its modern design. Itâ€™s spacious, full of natural daylight and must be quite comfortable to live in. it also recently won the Passivhaus award, given out by UKâ€™s Passivhaus Trust, in the Rural Category. […]
AVAVA Systems from California has recently unveiled Britespace, a high-end, prefab home that comes in a flat pack and is extremely easy to assemble. Itâ€™s also made of sustainable materials and has impressive seismic strength. It comes in three sizes, namely 264, 352 and 480 sq ft, and offers a great choice to those wishing to downsize, as well as anyone building their first home […]
The Portuguese design firm Appleton & Domingos recently designed the so-called Treehouse Riga, which is a modular home that can be easily adapted to the ownerâ€™s needs. The designs were created for the modular homebuilder Jular. Given that itâ€™s a prefab home, thereâ€™s less construction waste as compared to traditional building methods, and expanding it to accommodate a growing family, for example, is a breeze. […]