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Awesome Multi Story Shipping Container Homes


One of the key characteristics of shipping containers is that they can easily be stacked one on top of another and still retain their structural soundness.

Space Saving Sliding Furniture


Living small requires that every piece of furniture performs it’s own function, as well as some extra one’s besides.

Living Sustainably in a Dumpster


Dr. Jeff Wilson of the Huston-Tillotson University in Texas has embarked on a very unique and special experiment.

Innovative New Passive House Prefab


Sonya Newenhouse, the founder of the green consulting company, Madison Environmental, is putting theory into practice through building the so-called NewenHouse, which is a prefab sustainable, passive house.

5 Awesome Off-The-Grid Shipping Container Homes


Shipping container architecture is a great way to build a sustainable home, but many architects and homeowners are also going a step further, and using these building blocks to build truly off-the-grid homes.

Michigan Soon To Get Its First Shipping Container Home


A shipping container home is going up in Royal Oak, Michigan. According to the builder, ModEco Development, this is likely the first home made of recycled shipping containers in Michigan.

Brooklyn Townhouse is Getting a Green Makeover


Gennaro Brooks-Church, the director of the green building firm Eco Brooklyn, is slowly turning his townhouse in a green and sustainable home.

Boston to Get an Energy Positive Building


It’s always nice to see sustainable building projects get underway, especially when they’re being built in cities, which must become more energy efficient soon, or else.

Paris Apartment Successfully Pushes the Limits of Living Tiny


The recent renovation of a maid’s quarters into a fully-equipped tiny apartment in Paris, France is downright ingenious.

College Student Converts a Bus into a Home


Jonathan Von Reusner, a sophomore at Bard College, dreamed of moving out of his parents’ house, but at the same time, did not want to live on campus.

Very Interesting Tiny Home


This unique and very pink tiny home, called Vila Hermina is located in the town of town of Černín in the Czech Republic.

Bright’n Green Net-Zero Building Unveiled in Brooklyn


A net-zero apartment complex was recently opened in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY. The construction of this sustainable building was put on hold by hurricane Sandy, which hit when the building was already under construction.

Artistic and Sustainable Shipping Container Home in California


This modern and striking home/studio was built a few years ago, but deserves a second look. It was created by designer Jennifer Siegal, who was tasked with the job by a client who wanted to transform a former junkyard in downtown Los Angeles into a live-work artists community.

New Luxury P.A.T.H. Houses are Very Energy Efficient


The Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes (or P.A.T.H.) are high-end, luxury prefab homes, which are capable of producing more energy that they require.

A Flood Proof House?

New Zealand Student Builds Tiny Home From Material Salvaged After an Earthquake


Repurposing materials to create a home is at the heart of any sustainable living endeavor. The tiny home recently built by Stefan Cook of A Biggish Tiny House is a prime example of repurposing and salvaging building materials done right.

Shipping Container Home That’s Also an RV


The Canadian firm Kottage RV is offering an innovative mobile home solution, namely a shipping container home, which can be towed to virtually anywhere.

Early Renders of a LEED Gold Residential Complex Unveiled


Studio Gang Architects of Chicago recently released a series of early pictures of a new LEED Gold project that they are designing.

Nashville Soon to Get The First Shipping Container Retail Center


Cambridge Holdings Inc. in collaboration with One City recently announced that they would soon begin the construction of a mixed-use building, which will be built out of recycled shipping containers.

Leak and Pipe Burst Protection For Everyone? There’s an App for that


The modern home bristles with safety and home protection devices and technology.  Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide detectors, burglary alarms, and electrical circuit breakers just to name a few.


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