Found this neat video today and thought I’d share, they talk about the purchase, retrofit and use of shipping containers as a structure. Check it out!
I found this infographic on the true cost of owning a traditional home and thought I would share it with you.
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This is a really gorgeous earthen brick hut, with great curves and aesthetics, this house stands out! It has a lofted bed above the bathroom section, but the rest is found on the ground floor in a open and flowing space. On one side is the kitchen, the other is the living space. It is also an interesting twist because earth brick houses are typically seen in third world nations, while Japan has some of the most stringent building standards for earthquakes. To marry this old world tradition, with a new process to develop incredibly strong bricks is really interesting.
Another great solar decathlon house, this time from the China team. This house comes in at $248,000 for the whole house, including the solar panels etc.