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How to 3-D Print an Entire House in a Single Day

A typical single-family home in the US takes an average of six and a half months to build, according to the Census Bureau’s latest survey. Now an …

El Salvador

Passive solar cabin embraces a dramatic Washington landscape

Seattle-based design firm Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects designed the Lot 6 Cabin, a charming retreat with mid-century modern influences in …

Containerwerk showcases potential of using shipping containers for housing

The founders of Containerwerk discuss the benefits of building with recycled shipping containers in this movie Dezeen filmed for the German start-up …

The self-sufficient Gut Feeling house produces more electricity than it uses

This narrow rental home, nestled in Oberaudorf — a village in Bavaria, Germany — is the perfect place to refuel and find inspiration. Architect …

Budget-conscious camper gets you van life for $60K

Price includes both a new van and the conversion<p>The current popularity of camper vans can’t be overstated. There are months-long waiting lists for popular models like the 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter, and new van conversion companies popping up every week. But two factors make fancy adventure vans out of …

RVs

5 cool prefab backyard sheds you can buy right now

Party in the back<p>We’ve already explored how prefab homes can offer a affordable, eco-friendly, stormproof, and down-right sexier alternative to traditional stick-built housing and we’re constantly updating our guide to the 5 best prefabs you can buy right now. But one of the most practical ways to …

Take in the South African Countryside in This Shipping Container Eco-Cabin

Nestled on a family farm, this South African shipping container cabin is completely off the grid.<p>Located on owner Lucas Steyn’s family farm in Botrivier, a 90-minute drive from Capetown, Copia is an eco-retreat comprised of two shipping container cabins in the South African countryside. Steyn …

Off-grid

A Shipping Container Home in Australia Made With Eco-Friendly Materials

With the South Coast of Australia as its backdrop, this thoughtfully constructed home’s foundation consists of four shipping containers, a flat roof, and a variety of environmentally-friendly materials.<p>Designed and executed by Matt Elkan and his team at Matt Elkan Architect, the goal of this …

Environmentally Friendly

MUJI’s $26k prefab huts are finally available for sale

The wait is over—MUJI’s microhomes are now officially on sale to the public. Ever since MUJI debuted their line of tiny prefabricated homes in 2015, …

A Cozy Mountain Cabin in Montana

This lil’ cozy mountain cabin in Big Sky was built to fit just right.<p>Story by Melissa Mylchreest Photos by Heidi A. Long If you ask Paul Larson …

Explore This Timber-Frame Dream Cabin in Michigan

A Michigan man builds his own timber-frame dream cabin<p>For years, it was staring John Engel right in the face. Bois Blanc, an island located in the …

Cabins

A modern coastal cabin in Norway | TYIN tegnestue

The western coast of Norway was formed by glaciers scouring the earth down to bedrock, carving deep fjords, and leaving behind thousands of islands. …

Freedom yurt cabins: a tiny home for people who love round houses

The tiny house movement has an exciting new addition: sturdy yurt cabins with solid insulated walls and a negligible environmental footprint. …

The Good Business Portfolio: 2017 2nd Quarter Earnings And Performance Review

This article gives a review of the 2017 second-quarter earnings and 2017 YTD performance of the Good Business Portfolio (my IRA portfolio). Earnings …

The Optimal REIT Portfolio For The Generalist: Yield REITs

<b>Building The Optimal REIT Portfolio: Overview</b><p>In addition to our wide-ranging real estate research that covers each of the 13 REIT sectors and …

George Strait’s Long Ride

For decades, he’s been country’s most consistent hitmaker. Can he keep holding on?<p>George Strait has discovered that when he isn’t wearing a cowboy hat people often don’t realize that he is George Strait. In San Antonio, where he lives, he can usually visit restaurants unmolested, so long as he …

System Traders: The Noise Test and Lying Backtests

Can you trust a backtest?<p>Below is a simple strategy that uses intermarket signals from the Japanese Yen to trade US 30 Year Bond Futures.<p>It only has …

10 Things That Don't Work Trading Stocks • JB Marwood

In the provocative book, The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb reminds us that it is often easier (and more useful) to try and disprove something …

My Evolution on Asset Allocation

Earlier this week I wrote about how holding can be one of the hardest aspects of investing. Anyone can buy or sell but holding takes discipline. I …

Investing

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Ignoring Signals is the First Step to Taking Signals - How Well do you Know MACD?

<b> Two Indicators in One</b><b>Indicators</b> generate lots of signals and many of these signals are just noise. It is imperative that chartists understand how …

Trading

David Letterman on Life After TV, Late Night Today, and the Man He Calls Trumpy

Since retiring after 33 years on the late night television, David Letterman has kept a low public profile — aided by the growth of a truly impressive …

Comedy

Acre Origin Series B House

With efficiency and design at the forefront, the Acre Origin Series B House offers zero net energy living in a mid-century modern package. The …

Inside a School Bus-Turned-Cabin

Have you ever wondered what the coolest way to upcycle an old school bus might be? This bus renovated into a cabin could be your answer. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>While finishing up his master's degree in architecture at the University of Minnesota, Hank Butitta wanted …

5 Stocks We'd Buy and Hold for the Next 20 Years

Warren Buffett certainly knows a thing or two about successful investing. He has minted his shareholders a fortune by purchasing great businesses and then hanging onto them for the ultra long-term. Knowing that, we asked a team of Fools to share a stock that they would happily hang on to for the …

Beautiful prefab box is a modern light-filled extension to a historic barn

When the owners of the grade II-listed Hurdle House sought to expand the footprint of their historic English barn, they asked Adam Knibb Architects …

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing

Architects from Amsterdam to Lagos are building on water to try to tackle the twin urban pressures of population density and climate change<p>It’s a timber-clad house with open-plan living, pale floorboards and large windows giving views across Chichester canal. This building designed by London-based …

Housing

Solar-powered tiny houses take the spotlight in California competition

Some 20,000 people showed up to tour these designs<p>For over a decade, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition has challenged college students around the world to build the most energy-efficient solar-powered house. The biennial event is impressive for sure (just look at last …