From the point of view of sustainability, sometimes renovation makes more sense than tearing down and building from scratch.
The Mexican company EcoDomum has come up with a unique and very sustainable way of providing affordable housing for the less fortunate.
Air-BNB and similar sites are growing in popularity mainly because they are making travel cheaper and, in a lot of cases, more comfortable.
Unity Homes has recently unveiled a prefab home, which is sustainable yet still made to last for at least as long as traditionally constructed homes.
Holly & Smith Architects, a firm out of Louisiana, have recently finished the so-called Pond House. As the name suggests, this home is located right near a pond on a 15.5 acre (6.27 hectare) plot of land in Louisiana, USA.
Progress and modernization does not need to be all about getting rid of the old, and the same holds true when it comes to sustainable design and renovations.
The company Esk’et Tiny House recently finished one of the most unique tiny homes we’ve seen in a while.
Tiny homes are sustainable to begin with, but when they are also made mostly using recycled materials they are pretty much perfect when it comes to eco-living.
A team of architecture students from the California State Polytechnic University have designed a sustainable community garden, which will be constructed using a combination of recycled shipping containers and rammed earth.
While a lot of thought (and advertising) goes into alerting buyers where the coffee they drink comes from, not a whole lot is said about the coffee filters used to brew it.
Here is some great news for all Lord of the Rings fans. Kristie Wolfe, who’s already been featured here when she built her Hawaiian tree house, has now set out to build a Hobbit village, which will be located in Chelan, Washington.
Daniel Venneman, a designer from Holland, has just completed a unique mobile tiny home. It’s called Porta Palace and he built it for his business partner Jelte Glas.
It’s no secret that we don’t take care of our oceans as well as we should. In the past, there have been quite a few projects aimed at cleaning up the trash and other harmful pollutants from the ocean.
If I came across this home in the middle of the woods, I’d be a little scared. It definitely doesn’t look like a place where I want to live with its high grey walls.
Researchers at Cranfield University, UK, have come up with a green toilet, which is cheap, easy to maintain, needs no water to operate, and is capable of turning human excrement into electricity and clean water.
While solar panels are a great source of renewable energy for a home, a lot of it is wasted, since the need for power is not always constant.
Echo Living, a company from the UK, has recently unveiled a new small cabin design, which can be scaled up into a full sized residence.
Tiny homes are a great way to downsize, and many have found the freedom they never imagined possible by moving into one.
This recently completed off-the-grid home in Sapporo, Japan uses a greenhouse-like enclosure to keep the heating costs down.
The direction in which roof top mounted solar panels face is very important, since it determines the amount of solar energy these devices will be able to convert into power.