Proto House Challenge – What do You Think?

I’m eager to hear what readers think sustainable houses of the future will look like. Please give us your input. In your opinion, what are some exemplary sustainable houses that will guide home design in the future? Key considerations are … Continue reading →

Micro Apartment Designs

Here’s a fresh topic that I haven’t seen covered before. Some of these micro apartments look very good. Some designs would work well for small homes. “Many established North American (U.S. and Canada) developers have recently unveiled their intentions to … Continue reading →

Garage turned into a TINY HOUSE- “The Rustic Modern” in Portland, OR

“Derek “Deek” Diedricksen (author of “Microshelters” and “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks”) tours a tiny house (converted from a garage) in Portland, OR. This airbnb rental house has full stairs to its loft, a great little kitchen, bathroom, and more- as … Continue reading →

2013 BEST RETIREMENT HOME – Fine Homebuilding HOUSES Awards

“Our award for BEST RETIREMENT HOME goes to Jon Nystrom for the house he designed and built for himself and his wife in Boerne, Texas. Designed with an emphasis on long-term livability and built with regionally appropriate, durable, and low-maintenance … Continue reading →

Strawbale Getaway – Crestone, Colorado

“This strawbale home was designed to relate to the surrounding environment and serve as a welcoming retreat for friends and family. The multinational owners, wanted to uphold the inherent character of the majestic site – located at the cusp of … Continue reading →