Budget Micro Cabin Built with Recycled Materials & Green Roof

“Wintergreen Studios built this eclectic tiny hobbit house / cordwood cabin with a green roof using mostly reclaimed, recycled and local materials, including old cedar fence rails found on the land, ceiling rafters from a local woodlot, recycled glass and … Continue reading →

Earthsheltered Tiny House for Sale in Wilderness

“This little house is in a permaculture community and any sales have to be put through Paul Wheaton the owner of the property. For those who love permaculture and don’t want to start with raw land this little place could … Continue reading →

New Zealand Bug Out Cabin

I’ve been corresponding with one of our readers in New Zealand about low cost, alternative cabin building ideas with disaster preparedness in mind. We’ve talked about a whole range of ideas such as using straw bales for energy efficiency. The … Continue reading →

How 16 containers became 8 market-rate Phoenix apartments

“On an old used car lot in Phoenix, architects Brian Stark and Wesley James placed 16 used shipping containers and turned them into 8 one-bedroom apartments. With the goal of creating market-rate rental units, the architects tried to work with … Continue reading →

Plants & rugged materials turn Alpine garage into dream shed

“When architects Gianmatteo Romegialli and Erika Gaggia saw their friend Carlo “Dino” Marchetti’s garage with the gorgeous views of the Italian Alps, “almost as a joke” they suggested converting it into something “fun”. Given Dino’s passion for gardening, they decided … Continue reading →