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Modular homes and minimalism reflect changing social systems and are compatible with IOT

<b>Summary:</b> The argument for Modular Homes is more than convincing. Since the beginning urban infrastructure has been a nightmare to re-organize. Houses …

Housing

Wikkelhouse - Modular Microhome Made of Cardboard - Quiet Corner

At first glance, cardboard doesn't seem like a suitable material for building. Yet, we have seen it done, either by award-winning architects using …

Architecture

8 Ways to Declutter Your Life

If you have ever taken the time to realize how cluttered your life is with work, school, finances and entertainment that doesn’t leave much time for …

Productivity

12 Tiny Changes You Can Make Today to Start Streamlining Your Life

Do your stress levels directly correlate to the length of your to-do list? When you have an overflowing inbox and a plethora of professional and personal responsibilities, it can be difficult to accomplish every task. But guess what: There are tons of ways to hack your day and make your life a …

Women's Health

25 Things To Get Rid Of In 2016

The real cleansing starts now.​<p>Less stuff means more happiness, according to LifeEdited founder Graham Hill. And apparently, interior designers agree.<p>We reached out to a handful of home experts, including Sara Story, Robert Couturier, Jeremiah Goodman, Nick Olsen, and David Rockwell, among others, …

Selfies

11 Reasons Van Life Should be in Your Future

by Austin Campbell March 08, 2016<p>Living in a Van Down By The River is Actually Awesome<p>If you're a fan of SNL you probably remember Chris Farley's …

Comedians

Kind Living: Tiny Houses Take Over the World

Kind Living: Tiny Houses Take Over the World |By Alicia Silverstone<p>With less square footage, less wasted space, less expensive heating/cooling bills …

This Mies-inspired modern home was built DIY for $150K

When film producer Helga Richter and her husband John Goskowicz began the search for their own vacation home, they kept running into what she called …

Lifestyle

North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market

North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market<br>A brilliant new partnership announced today could …

Prefab Homes

How to Declutter Your Home, 20-Minutes at a Time

We all know the old saying that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – and the same principle can be applied if you want to …

8 refreshing insights about money and happiness from people who 'live tiny'

"Living tiny" — whether in a van, houseboat, or 98-square-foot home on wheels — can save a lot on housing.<p>But a compact, minimalist lifestyle offers more than just substantial savings.<p>Here are a handful of refreshing insights about money, happiness, and life from van dwellers, tiny-home owners, and …

Money

True stories of life off the grid

<b>(CNN) —</b> Well, it's that time again. Every four years, like clockwork, the big talk pronouncements begin: the promises soon to be left unfulfilled, the bellicose hype that months from now will be long gone and gladly forgotten. All the chest-thumping and jingoism that we are seeing right now will …

Self-sufficiency

A minimalist shares 17 tips for decluttering your life

What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized?<p>That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.<p>The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals ... today I want to share a …

Productivity

In Off-Grid Regions, Cheap Solar Kits Could Spread As Quickly As Mobile Phones

East Africa is exploding with pay-as-you-go solar electricity that takes advantage of the country's mobile payments infrastructure.<p>It's easy to get a cheap solar panel in Uganda. You just pay a small deposit via a mobile phone and you can take home the equipment immediately. You install the system …

Mobile

A 35-year-old and his wife ditched the rat race for a cabin in the woods and now live off the grid debt-free

Professional cyclist Dan Timmerman always wanted direct access to nature. Sitting around observing it from a distance was never enough. He wanted to be <i>in</i> nature.<p>Five years ago, Timmerman and his wife, Sam, bought a 10-acre property in rural New York and moved into a cabin. They have lived there …

Simple living

Book Reviews: Five new releases on simple living and productivity

Five really terrific books have been published in the past few weeks that might be of interest to our readers:<p>Living an uncluttered life isn’t always …

Simple living

Prepping for Doomsday: Bunkers and Panic Rooms

The apocalypse has become big business. And it’s getting bigger every day.<p>In the ’50s, homeowners fearing Communist attacks built bunkers in their …

Self-sufficiency

Harvard student startup unveils third tiny house that can be rented for $99 a night

With just 160 square feet of space, the Clara might seem small, but it packs a surprisingly large number of amenities inside. The tiny house includes …

Architecture

12 Outstanding Tiny Homes From 2015

20-Foot Shipping Container Floor Plan Brainstorm

This is just a little design exploration for how one might finish out a shipping container as a home. Some of the issues I’m noodling-through …

All Aboard: 9 Railroad Cars Converted into Homes

In today’s culture of downsizing to reduce carbon footprints, tiny houses and recycled homes are getting increasingly desirable—in both conventional …

Bed and Breakfast

Tiny Zen Living: 8 Foot Square Mobile Cube Combines Office, Bed & Meditation

Living in a space the size of a bathroom may not be for everyone, but it sure is eye-opening and fun to see how people go ahead and actually do it -- …

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

Rural Studio's $20K House has such innovative design that it's changing the entire housing system—from mortgages to zoning laws.<p>For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University's design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible …

Housing

Morphitecture: The Top 8 Transforming Apartment Styles

Nathaniel Berman is founder of housely, a design and real estate blog tracking trends in domestic architecture. Here, he explores the compact living trend and finds ingenious solutions for every personality type.<p>With housing and rental prices rising, the days of finding an affordable apartment that …

Housing

The allure of the tiny house to bypass the mortgage burden

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Tiny Houses

Young couple goes Dutch with $28k tiny house build

Deciding that standard domestic life and its trappings wasn't for them, Dutch couple Martijn and Irene ditched their careers for seasonal work that …

Tiny Houses

Shipping Containers Are Becoming 'Home, Sweet Home' All Over the World

Don’t miss out. Stay Informed. Get EcoWatch’s Top News of the Day.<p>An old steel box might not sound like the coziest place to live, but for many …

The Cheapest 5 Shipping Container Homes Ever Built

With US house prices back on the climb and many people being unable to afford rent, it’s no wonder that countless people are now starting to look for …