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This Fairytale-Like Tiny House is Completely Off the Grid

(Image credit: Innermost House)<p>The little house that Diana and Michael Lorence built for themselves in the woods of Northern California is like …

Living Rooms

16 Inviting Countryside Cabins

In 1845, one of America's most famous writers, Henry Thoreau, built a small home for himself on Walden Pond, a piece of property owned by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. He spent more than two years there seeking a more simple way of life, and ended up flipping the standard routine of the times.<p>This …

Prefab Homes

Tesla Motors officially owns solar panel installer SolarCity - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Tesla Motors now owns the nation’s largest solar panel installer.<p>Tesla’s deal to acquire SolarCity Corp. closed Monday …

How Batteries Will Become Standard in Residential Solar Systems

In any solar installation, there are two main components. There's the solar panels that turn the sun's energy into electricity (DC) and the inverter that turns that direct current into alternating current (AC) that can be used in the home or sent back to the grid. There may now be another component …

How much solar energy can your roof make? Just Google it

<b>Marrakech, Morocco (CNN) —</b> If you've ever thought about putting solar panels on your roof, you know that the process doesn't exactly qualify as an impulse purchase.<p>Typically, it involves multiple visits from solar installers.<p>The standard practice in the industry is to go up on the rooftop with a …

Google Earth

Ten Things Learned Living Off-grid in Canada

It was in 2011 that I first understood what off-grid living really meant. Before then I had heard people claim they were off-grid if they switched …

Connecting People Through News

Inside The Design Of The World's Most Beautiful Tiny House

I admit it: I’m intrigued by tiny houses. And who can blame me? Diminutive dwellings are basically everywhere these days, with at least a half-dozen cable shows devoted to the topic (yes, <i>Tiny House Hunters</i> and <i>Tiny House Hunting</i> are actually two different shows), and sites such as Curbed and …

Square Foot Shortage Studio

As you could imagine this off-grid/tiny’ move toward sustainability has put us through some tumultuous moments. But then somehow it passes and a …

Vacation Home Spotlights Swedish Sauna Ritual

<b>Wingårdhs Architects</b> converted an old farm in southern Sweden into a vacation home for a family from nearby Malmo. The original farm buildings — cow …

Hudson Woods

Located about 100 miles north of New York City, the Hudson Woods development offers city dwellers the chance to own a weekend home or …

Is dit minimalistische vakantiehuis de nieuwe manier van kamperen?

Hannah Westra 8 okt 2015 Architectuur<p><b>Wauw, dit compacte vakantiehuis is écht te gek! Het is duurzaam, minimalistisch en gemaakt van een aantal van</b> …

The Millennial Vacation: Blindfolded and Taken to a Tiny House

A year ago two former Harvard classmates built three 160-square-foot houses, hauled them to rural locations outside Boston, and made them available …

Graduate School

Blu Homes launches 16 new prefab home designs, including new tiny homes

As a dynamic force in the prefabricated green building industry, Blu Homes has consistently been pushing the boundaries of prefab home design for …

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These $150,000 Prefab Houses Don’t Need Any Energy From The Grid

Deltec’s factory-built houses get their power from solar panels—and incredible gains in efficiency.<p>When a home-building company called Deltec Homes first launched in 1968, they focused on designing houses that could survive a hurricane. Now one of their main focuses is a different challenge—how to …

CN Rail outlines $2.9-billion spending plan for 2016, about half on track - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News

MONTREAL – Canadian National Railway says it plans to spend $2.9 billion this year to improve its efficiency, support long-term growth and strengthen …

Never Grow Up: Man Quits Job, Builds Dream Treehouse Dwelling

[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]Fed up with his fast-paced life in New York City, Foster Huntington quit his job, hopped into a …

Columbia River

Micro Apartments: Utopia or Dystopia?

New York City just completed its first micro-unit development. Is the future of urban living too tight a squeeze?<p>In the hierarchy of things New York City residents kvetch about, housing ranks near the top. A dearth of affordable apartments has the city in a stranglehold and there’s seemingly no end …

An Office The Size Of A City: Googleplex Designer’s Latest Zany Idea

Clive Wilkinson imagines one way to solve London’s commuting problem: a single-level, open-plan office in the sky.<p>Clive Wilkinson, the designer of the original Googleplex, knows a thing or two about designing offices. And he thinks they’re pretty wasteful. His satirical alternative? An endless, …

This Swedish Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm Year Round

The average January temperature in Stockholm Sweden is 27 degrees Fahrenheit. In this is cold weather it is expensive to heat the home and …

Sweden's house-in-a-greenhouse grows food sustainably with recycled wastewater

An old Swedish barn has been transformed into a gorgeous low-impact greenhouse where people and plants thrive together in harmony. Located on the …

Design

無印良品の小屋 | 無印良品

サイズ<p>屋内9.1m²、縁側3.1m²<p>構造<p>木造軸組工法<p>基礎<p>鉄筋コンクリート造・ベタ基礎(防湿シート敷き・床下換気なし)<p>材料<p>躯体:構造用製材、構造用集成材(いずれも針葉樹)/ 外壁:焼き杉材(オイルステイン仕上げ)/ 内壁:構造用合板(芯材)、ひのき材単板(表面材)/ 床:モルタル仕上げ/ …

Arca is a gorgeous arched retreat in the Brazilian rainforest

A stunning nature retreat has popped up in Brazil’s lush and captivating Costa Verde rainforest. Assembled onsite in just one week, the prefab Arca …

Architecture

Articles about small wisconsin cabin filled multifunctional furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

A father-son architectural duo experiment with a compact, modular home with flexible furniture arrangements.<p>To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of...<p>Inside Candlewood Cabins' one-of-a-kind Ocooch …

Prefab Homes

ZeroPlus Architects' Sneeoosh Cabin Rests Lightly On the Forest Floor

Sneeoosh Cabin by ZeroPlus Architects is nestled into the trees off Puget Sound in Washington, and sited in a way to have the smallest impact on the …

Puget Sound

Coastal Gulf Cabins: Close By - Coastal Homes, Modern Cabins

When we last wrote about Joe’s House – a coastal home retreat, we knew it was one of a group of small buildings commissioned by the same client – all …

Articles about forest retreat combines small living camping experience on Dwell.com - Dwell

As the perceptions of what a travel shelter should look and feel like has continued to adapt, Collective Retreats has been...<p>A couple builds a home that makes the most of its woodsy site.<p>Sited in Northern India, a holiday home is perfectly positioned for glorious views of the Himalayas.<p>Despite its …

Architecture

Getting The Bunkie