Round homes were the preferred choice of our ancient ancestors. Could they be making a comeback as we become more conscientious about efficiencies? Source: “Mr. Fuller, Why would you build a round house?” : TreeHugger
Zappos’ Founder,Tony Hsieh, moved from a luxury penthouse to a 240 square-foot trailer in a Las Vegas trailer park…intentionally…and has been happy ever since. Read the article to find out why. Source: Zappos’ multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas – Yahoo Finance
This is about a family that lives in a bubble…a house inside a greenhouse to be exact. What a great idea! This is a project I’ve fantasized about building for years but I’m happy to say this family has beaten me to it. With a durable enough greenhouse, the internal living quarters could be anything, even just […]
David Attenborough, acclaimed nature documentary-maker, calls on the world’s governments to spend a fraction of their defense-related R&D budgets on making renewable energy so cheap that, in ten years , nobody will want to use fossil fuels anymore. According to Attenborough, capturing only 1/5000th of the solar energy that falls on the earth and moon […]
For years we’ve heard how bad plastics are for the environment supported by countless stories of landfills overflowing with plastics, deadly toxins and hormonal disruptors, and a huge floating island of plastic trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And now the plastic industry wants to build houses out of the stuff? Is it time to break out the picket signs and start protesting? Not so fast. Apparently, these aren’t your grandfather’s plastics anymore. According the American Chemistry Council, modern plastic building materials are much safer and efficient than their ancestors. The Plastics Make It Possible campaign built an experimental 200-foot tiny house to demonstrate the many benefits of building with modern plastic materials, many already used in housing construction today.