Why Buy New When You Can Remodel the House You Are In?

“Kelly Hart has remodeled just about every structure known to man. Here he shows how he has made his new home more energy efficient, built on a greenhouse, and redirects rainwater to take care of his landscape plants.” … Continue reading →

Crows’ Hermitage, A Converted Stone Barn in Ireland

“A compact stone barn in the Irish countryside is now a sumptuous holiday cottage perfect for romantic escapes. The current owner converted the barn, now named Crows’ Hermitage. It is located behind his house in the hamlet of Ardcath, less … Continue reading →

Natural Buildings for Urban Living (part 2)

“The Craftsman-style bungalow looks normal on the outside, but the surprise is on the inside: straw bales inside the framing provide super insulation. Natural builder Lydia Doleman designed this 800-square-foot small-footprint house to last centuries, with its metal roof and … Continue reading →

A Cleverly Converted Barn

“Interior designer Glenda Martin worked on the offices of some of Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies and, later, on the luxurious homes of the people who founded them. But what she considered her best work was her smallest -a 650-square-foot … Continue reading →