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Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...tiny houses on our pages over the past few years, mostly because we like the concept of compact living and the clever multi-functional design aspects that tiny houses inevitably include. But the question remains whether or not Tiny Houses are a good solution to climate change and housing. Tiny House living is a housi...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...tiny house on wheels that has to meet highway regulations for vehicle size. It’s a bit more like a bijou 2 bedroom condo than a tiny house, and with a few benefits that make it more liveable than your average tiny house, like being able to stand up in your bedroom while pulling your pants in in the morning. Or having f...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...Tiny Houses on foundations rather than wheels, and also offer custom design work. Different packages are available starting with just the timber frame and shell (walls, windows and doors), up to complete interior packages. FabCab is not alone in the move towards sustainability in the tiny house movement in Washington...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...design trend of trying to out-cool the previously coolest tiny house, and as long as that keeps happening we will keep having great stories and photos to share. Today's winner is the Fun Box, available for a luxurious weekend rental as of the summer of 2013. Made by Le Vertendre, the Fun Box is a 360 square foot, ene...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...Tiny Houses and resilient green building techniques here : See More Photos of Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes See Architect Designed Prefab Tiny Houses for Sale How to Create a Healthy Home Office Using Biophilic Interior Design What are the Laws in Washington State for Tiny Homes? Are Shippin...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...Tiny Houses and resilient green building techniques here : All about Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a successful green home build Architect Designed...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...house: We just can’t stress this enough — a smaller house is a more efficient house. A smaller house means less land to excavate, less materials to manufacture and ship, less space to heat, less space to cool, less taxes to pay, less to clean. And they are always cheaper to buy or build. We do not suggest you live ...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...design.” A certified Passive House designer doesn’t necessarily know much about aesthetics. It should ideally be an iterative process, a tango between an architect and a Passive House designer. But many early European projects were only “designed” by Passive House designers, who are often engineers, not designers in th...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...designed range of six models in a variety of sizes can be configured from tiny house single bedroom homes to full-sized but eco-friendly 3 bedroom family homes - all with one huge difference compared to "standard" prefab houses - these are designed top to bottom as green eco homes with certified sustainable credentials...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...designing the air sealing for LEED wall system design - as well as using the correct methods for fitting windows and doors very tightly within the LEED and Passive House designed walls . Canada's first LEED platinum V4 certified home - The Edelweiss House © Ecohome Which Renewable energy system was chosen? Ph...

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

...Tiny House projects, be sure to check out her blog where she writes about small house building projects and low-impact living - and if thinking of buying a Tiny House on wheels for sale locally, read this first. Here she offers a tour of her Tiny House and shares some of her thoughts on how to live big in a tiny spac...