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This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Green Home?

Building green is no longer <i>just</i> an environmentally responsible approach. It is now a cost-effective approach too. This is a critical point in the …

This solar-powered cabin is a dreamy green getaway in the Colorado Mountains

Perched on a rocky cliff at 10,000 feet, this pair of solar-powered cabins offer unique views of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo mountains, the …

Design

Solar-powered forever home is a modern take on the rustic farmhouse

‘Waste not want not’ seems to be a motto of Horseshoe Residence, a modern solar-powered farmhouse built with reclaimed materials in North Carolina. …

Kiss House is a modern Passivhaus flatpack made from CLT

It’s fitting that the Kiss House launched around Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday; As an architect he tried to develop a line of affordable …

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Architecture

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Prefab Homes

Gorgeous net-zero energy home offers luxury living in Washington, D.C.

A leafy and sought-after neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. hides a luxurious gem of a home with a net-zero energy footprint. The local …

The 1 thing 6 former Victoria’s Secret Angels have in common

Becoming a Victoria’s Secret model is no easy task and earning your wings is even harder. Tyra Banks,<p>Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen andChanelIman are just some of the iconic names that were once synonymous with Victoria’s Secret Angel. Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Jasmine Tookes and Behati Prinsloo …

Soil and Plants Could Be the Answer to a New Greener Energy Source

Solar, the wind, and wave power are all very good sources of green energy. But now, scientists have just tapped into another possible source of …

New modern "Active House" built in traditional Toronto subdivision

Active House is described as “a vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their occupants without impacting negatively …

New Source solar panels pull clean drinking water from the air

A new kind of solar panel is being tested in water scarce regions of Ecuador, Jordan, and Mexico where the device, called Source, pulls moisture from …

Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home

Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.<p>There’s no easy way to get to Stinson Beach. The last few miles of every route are winding snakes of sharp curves and steep grades. But the stomach-turning journey doesn’t deter visitors. Often more than …

Architecture

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By the looks of these innovative projects, the global shipping container trend is here to stay. Done correctly, a shipping container home can be …

Home Design Evolution – Redefining Interior Design, Decor, and Architecture

Do you know how millennial consumers are reshaping residential architecture, interior decor, modern home design trends? Would you like to learn more …

The Top 17 Happy Hour Spots in Jacksonville

Posted By: Local Expert Guest Thu, August 03, 2017<p>When the clock strikes 5 p.m., the corporate crowd clocks out and bartenders clock in. And after a …

Texas

AVAVA's prefab small homes come flat-packed with an innovative framing system (Video)

Though it's not timed like the seasonal in-and-out of wasteful, disposable fashion, housing trends do eventually change along with the times. With a) …

Framing

The Most Hippie Town in All 50 States

Hippies have become kind of hard to define. Once upon a time they were the flower-power counterculture that dropped acid, drove inexplicably …

5 tiny off-grid pods that could replace your house

As energy and housing costs rise around the country, more and more people are opting for tiny houses and seeking ways to make their homes energy efficient, or even self-sufficient.<p>Small, off-grid pods allow residents to do both — they take up very little space, can often be easily moved or …

Off-grid

Off-The-Grid Circular Oceanfront House With Protected Courtyard | iDesignArch | Interior Design, Architecture & Interior Decorating eMagazine

The circular nature of this timber framed home located on Sidney Island, British Columbia, Canada creates a protected courtyard that keeps the harsh …

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2017

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Stilted Solar Homes : solar home

The ZED Pod is a truly innovative solar home, designed by the British architecture firm ZED Factory, that can be raised on stilts, making it possible …

Solar Panels

This portable power solution can serve as the hub of your own solar micro-utility

<b>The Lycan Powerbox and a few solar panels could be an emergency power source, an off-grid energy hub, or a small step toward cleaner energy at …

Unique Modular Homes with Ultramodern Style – Modular Housing As Lifestyle

Today we go modular. In fact, these modular homes are so spectacular, we can’t decide what we like best about them! Is it the innovative design? …

Prefab Homes

Prefabricated tiny homes by Cocoon9 designed to meet demand for "efficiency and luxury"

Cocoon9, an American designer and manufacturer of prefabricated dwellings, has created a collection of micro homes, with the smallest one starting at …

Deltec launches line of super efficient, net-zero energy homes - starting under 100K

A company in Asheville, North Carolina is taking prefabricated home design to a new level with their Renew Collection of affordable net-zero energy …

It House

The IT HOUSE is a precision building system custom tailored to each client and site. The customizable house is made of high quality sustainable …

Is this Britain's most eco-friendly house? Groundbreaking four-bedroom £750,000 home uses triple glazing and super-efficient appliances so it doesn't need ANY heating

• <b>The Old Water Tower that doesn't even require central heating is a ground-breaking Passivhaus-type property</b>• <b><br>It is built to the ultimate ecological</b> …

Morgan Freeman

Acre Designs Wants To Change The Way We Buy And Build Houses

Most new homes that are being built in the U.S. today really aren’t all that different from those that were built 30 years ago. Some materials may be different, but most builders haven’t really kept up with the times. Y Combinator-backed Acre Designs wants to change this by building zero-energy …

Housing