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Sep

10 dream homes for hermits

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Oct

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Nov

9 homes influenced by nature (and not always in a good way)These unique abodes mimic seashells, coexist with boulders and make nice with waterfalls.

9 homes influenced by nature (and not always in a good way)
These unique abodes mimic seashells, coexist with boulders and make nice with waterfalls.

27

Mar

Chinese cave homes: So hot right nowThe Los Angeles Times reports on a ‘reasonable option’ for many Chinese homeowners and renters in the Shaanxi province seeking both solace and energy-savings: Caves.

Chinese cave homes: So hot right now
The Los Angeles Times reports on a ‘reasonable option’ for many Chinese homeowners and renters in the Shaanxi province seeking both solace and energy-savings: Caves.

07

Jan

10 of the smallest homes in the world

13

Oct

Welcome to your new home … in 2015According to a survey conducted by The National Association of Home Builders, by 2015 the average American home will have shrunk a couple hundred square feet and be, gasp, without a proper living room.

Welcome to your new home … in 2015
According to a survey conducted by The National Association of Home Builders, by 2015 the average American home will have shrunk a couple hundred square feet and be, gasp, without a proper living room.

13

Sep

Many shipping container homes are stacked and linked together to create more living space. That’s not the case with the Mobile Dwelling Unit, a single-decker home that avoids the claustrophobic syndrome by incorporating pop-out elements that extended from the 40-foot long, 8-foot wide core of the home. When the home is in transit, the elements — kitchen, bathroom, reading nook, bed, desk, sofa and storage space — fold back into their slots.8 awesome shipping container homes

Many shipping container homes are stacked and linked together to create more living space. That’s not the case with the Mobile Dwelling Unit, a single-decker home that avoids the claustrophobic syndrome by incorporating pop-out elements that extended from the 40-foot long, 8-foot wide core of the home. When the home is in transit, the elements — kitchen, bathroom, reading nook, bed, desk, sofa and storage space — fold back into their slots.
8 awesome shipping container homes

31

Aug

Who doesn’t love to feast their eyes on the burgeoning array of spectacular green homes out there? Unfortunately, many are either out of reach of most budgets or too small, quirky and/or offbeat for practical living. Good news: More builders are offering green homes that won’t send you into bankruptcy or catapult you completely out of the mainstream.7 affordable green starter homes

Who doesn’t love to feast their eyes on the burgeoning array of spectacular green homes out there? Unfortunately, many are either out of reach of most budgets or too small, quirky and/or offbeat for practical living. Good news: More builders are offering green homes that won’t send you into bankruptcy or catapult you completely out of the mainstream.
7 affordable green starter homes

08

Aug

The idea behind these small houses is to reduce your ecological footprint but we like the other perks: Fewer possessions, bigger skies and open spaces! Here are 10 tiny houses we love.
10 of the smallest homes in the world

The idea behind these small houses is to reduce your ecological footprint but we like the other perks: Fewer possessions, bigger skies and open spaces! Here are 10 tiny houses we love.

10 of the smallest homes in the world

02

Jun

Extreme Downsizing: Arkansas family sheds 1,700-square feet
Take an intimate — and somewhat claustrophobia-inducing tour — of a 320-square foot shotgun-style shack that provides an Arkansas family of three with a blissful, mortgage-free existence.