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The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

What Not To Compost or Recycle: 30 Items to Avoid

Composting and recycling seem like straightforward systems, but as with most processes, there are shades of gray to the black and white designations …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/03/28/modern-cabin-gj-9-by-gudmundur-jonsson-architect/ Modern Cabin GJ-9 by Gudmundur Jonsson Architect

How to Achieve a Cottage Style

What comes to mind when you hear the word “cottage?” For me, it’s something like a humble, storybook home of crumbling stone, with an ancient wooden …

Purveyor of the Practical and the Timeless

We have a long history with Ancient Industries, one of our favorite online haunts for housewares. Owner Megan Wilson specializes in hard-to-find …

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Shipping Containers – a design primer

I am currently in Spain enjoying tapas and sangria so I asked my friend Jeremiah Russel to sit in for me and talk about something that we are – well, …

GM is building the TRON house from recycled car parts

A shipping container to reshape the human condition.<p>Admit it: The first time you saw that shipping container apartment in <i>TRON: Legacy</i>, you thought, "Who doesn't want to live in a half bachelor pad, half motorcycle shed overlooking the harbor like an urbane Ducati-riding badass?" General Motors is …

General Motors

Sarah House Project Container Home For Sale

It took almost two years for real estate broker and Crossroads volunteer Jeff White to build an affordable home out of recycled shipping containers. …

Modular Modern COMMOD House is Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

The COMMOD House by ContainMe! is a 100% recyclable modular house made from repurposed shipping containers. The modern home can grow or shrink …

Design

Rock The Shack

In modern times, with cities more crowded than ever, city dwellers are yearning for rural escapes, mountain cabins, and seaside homes for recharging …

The New Pioneers: An Architect’s One-Room Family House

Is a room of one’s own overrated? Are closets unnecessary space hogs? Is clutter the enemy? Architect Takaaki Kawabata, a senior associate at Janson …

Renewable Energy Options for Your Homestead - Renewable Energy

Running a small farm or homestead takes a lot of effort, but a world of labor-saving devices out there can make life simpler without consuming fossil …

Renewable Energy

Debt-Free Living in Your Dream Home - Green Homes

<i>To read more about the debt-free homes in this article, and to peruse many other reports about mortgage-free living, go to</i> Debt Free Home …

Remodeling 101: Solar Paneling Primer

If you’re looking to reduce your utility bills and your carbon footprint, solar power could be the way to go. The big question: Will the savings in …

A Dragonfly-Inspired Wind Turbine That's Designed For Your Backyard

As wind energy has expanded over the years, engineers have raced to build larger and larger turbines—designed to take advantage of as much wind as …

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This Handmade Mobile Home Is Actually an Incredibly Versatile RV

Buying a house is a big deal. It's complicated. It's time-consuming. It's expensive. And then come the property taxes, which means it's even more …

The Subtle Art of Breaking Building Laws

Building permits are wonderful things: They protect us from slum conditions and scammers, and they make money for our local governments. But permits …

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