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WikiHouse. A Portable, Plywood Micro House That's Perfect For Two. Are you a wanderluster?

A Portable, Plywood Micro House That's Perfect For Two

Do you sometimes look around at your stuff and your life, and feel the itch to strike out on the open road. While initially exciting, the experience of living out of a suitcase, or even an RV, gets old after a while. Eventually, we all ache for “home”. Well now, thanks to a couple of University of Colorado students, it may be possible to bring that feeling of belonging with you on the road. Lacy Graham and Patrick Beseda are the creators of FOUNDhouse, a tiny dwelling made from plywood, and recycled and salvaged materials.

“We are architecture students, living and working in Denver,” write Graham and Beseda. The answer to those questions, is FOUNDhouse. Made almost entirely from CNC-milled plywood, the 150 square foot FOUNDhouse is incredibly light, and can be put together like a jigsaw puzzle (i.e. no nails) by two people in one day. “We want to be kind to the environment so we’ve designed this house to do just that,” explain the designers. L'extraordinaire pouvoir de l'eau : le mur capteur - Le Clos Des Hauts. C'est bien beau d'avoir une grande surface vitrée plein sud, mais ce n'est pas suffisant pour pleinement profiter des apports solaires : il faut aussi pouvoir stocker les calories reçues gratuitement, ce qu'on a tendance en général à résumer un peu rapidement par "l'inertie".

L'extraordinaire pouvoir de l'eau : le mur capteur - Le Clos Des Hauts

Et c'est là que cela se complique un peu, car, à l'intérieur du volume isolé, il faut pouvoir disposer de beaucoup de masse, orientée convenablement pour recevoir le rayonnement solaire et le conserver. Cette masse devra donc être située d'abord dans les pièces les plus ensoleillées (les pièces de vie, au sud) mais aussi présenter une surface d'échange la plus importante possible. (18) Facebook. Zachwyt dnia! Lough Mardal Lodge - Paweł Sroczyński. Zachwyt dnia! Lough Mardal Lodge - Paweł Sroczyński. Architectural designs that focus on humans and nature alike! The New Alchemy Institute: pioneers of ecological design. This article [originally published in Spanish in 2008, EcoHabitar Nr.16] pays homage to an institution of historical significance in the emergence of the ecological design movement.

The New Alchemy Institute: pioneers of ecological design

The New Alchemy Institute in the North Eastern United States acted as a catalyst of change promoting the development of new ecological design solutions, alternative technologies and methods of ecological food production and waste treatment. To tell the story of New Alchemy also means telling the story of two of the most dedicated activists in the movement. The Canadians, John Todd and Nancy Jack Todd are among the pioneers of the modern search for sustainable lifestyles. In the 1960s John Todd graduated from McGill University in Canada with degrees in agriculture, parasitology and tropical medicine.

He did a PhD in marine biology at the University of Michigan studying the behaviour of fish. In getting to know John and Nancy, they show themselves quickly as sincere, relaxed and humble people. Steve Job's Google of the 60s: Whole Earth Catalog revisited (+ homestead tour of a former editor) I would love to sit here on this... - Build Naturally with Sigi Koko. This is the inside of a small, simple,... - Build Naturally with Sigi Koko. Portable woodburning stove, heats up tents, yurts & tiny homes. Spending time in nature can be rewarding, but comfort is often compromised in the process.

Portable woodburning stove, heats up tents, yurts & tiny homes

That’s why it could be useful to bring along on your trips a little device called a portable fold-down woodstove. Manufacturers from the UK have come up with the Frontier Plus, a clever woodstove that is light and has the ability to warm up or aid in making food just like any other woodstove. As a matter of fact, designers from the mother-company Anevay say that their device has a large flue, about 4 inches in diameter, allowing it to easily heat small places like your tent or a cabin.

It also has a glass window on its front door and a secondary air control on the door, so those spaces it is positioned will not be overheated. The Frontier Plus features a removable plate and simple to adjust legs. Łukasz Nowacki - Permakultura dla... - Łukasz Nowacki - Permakultura dla każdego. Hus med glastak i Dalsland - varva ner i The 72 Hour Cabin. Natural homes built by inspirational women, No.2. Home by Hiroshi Nakamura looks like a cluster of timber tepees.

Medicina del Hábitat. Elderly Japanese women build unique retirement home - 2 clicks. Check out this incredible multi-home teepee structure called “Jikka” designed by Tokyo-based architect Issei Suma.

Elderly Japanese women build unique retirement home - 2 clicks

It’s in a rural, mountainous region of Japan known as Shizuoka Prefecture. It was designed to house a pair of elderly ladies whose idea of ‘retirement home’ is far from traditional. They live on site with their caretakers, sharing the living space, work space and kitchen, all arranged in a square formation. In the center of the complex, there’s a spiral-shaped pool which is easily accessible for wheelchair users. Teepee-shaped buildings by Issei Suma house community kitchen and pool. This cluster of tent-like structures was designed by Tokyo architect Issei Suma to provide meals and accommodation to the elderly residents of a small Japanese community (+ slideshow).

Teepee-shaped buildings by Issei Suma house community kitchen and pool

Called Jikka, the small complex is made up of five pointy structures, containing an assortment of facilities including a spiral-shaped paddling pool and a spacious kitchen. Suma designed the buildings for a pair of ladies in their 60s, one a social worker and the other a cook. Located on a rural site in Japan's mountainous Shizuoka Prefecture, the 100-square-metre complex functions as both their home and workplace.

It facilitates a food delivery service for older people, but also offers nursing care to people with disabilities. Each of the five buildings is square-shaped in plan, and they all overlap one another. 8 Inexpensive Earth Homes Almost Anyone Can Afford. Many people dream of building their own home, but the financial cost and environmental toll of starting from scratch can often seem overwhelming.

8 Inexpensive Earth Homes Almost Anyone Can Afford

It doesn’t have to be. By stepping outside the box and using natural methods, almost anyone can afford to build their own green home out of sustainablematerials. “Earth homes” utilize surrounding terrain or other natural elements such as dirt, bamboo, wood, and clay to create a space with a negligible environmental impact. 10 spectacular homes that you wouldn’t see unless someone told you they were there. There are people who enjoy their privacy, and then there are people who revel in it.

10 spectacular homes that you wouldn’t see unless someone told you they were there

People who enjoy their privacy usually opt to buy a house back in the woods, or to build on a secluded plot of land in the middle of Timbuktu. People who revel in their privacy, however, take things to the next level. Not only do they build their homes in the middle of nowhere, but they disguise their homes to be one with the land. Don’t believe me? Great Big Story - In Wales, a community is building tiny... Man Builds Beautiful Church Using Living Trees. Barry Cox is not only a devout Catholic, he’s also an amazingly talented artist and designer.

Man Builds Beautiful Church Using Living Trees

As a little boy, the New Zealand native served as an altar boy and even had dreamed of being the Pope one day. However, as he grew older, he found his calling in gardening. Barry started a gardening company, but wait until you the work that he does. It’s truly one-of-a-kind. You see, Barry has combined his strong faith with his creative talents to create something truly astonishing. Moon to Moon: Natural Light :Ceiling to Floor Windows... In these colder darker overcast English Autumn days I am really thankful for the floor to ceiling windows in my sitting room that let in as much light as possible.

Moon to Moon: Natural Light :Ceiling to Floor Windows...

My garden may not quite be the urban jungle retreat I would like it to be (it is getting there) but it is great to pull back the curtains and let the natural light flood the room (or creep in on more overcast days). Each of the rooms i have chosen here have large windows and whether it is another building outside a woodland or an elephant (!!!!!) Each of them makes the most of the natural light, which is so crucial to our health and wellbeing.... yet modern mass-built houses seem to forget this detail... I recently read this little excerpt (below) which I found really interesting so I thought I would share with you guys about how light effects our mind and bodies....

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The neighborhood will be the first ReGen Village, a new type of community designed to be fully self-sufficient, growing its own food, making its own energy, and handling its own waste in a closed loop. Concrete pipe house Archives - Tiny House Design. Natural homes built by inspirational women, No.2. Natural homes built by inspirational women. Natural Building Techniques Around the World.

Mirrored Buildings. Mirrored Buildings Mirror House by MLRP is a transformation of an existing Playground Structure. A sustainable wood structure was covered with mirror polished stainless steel. "The mirrored gables create a sympathetic transition between built and landscape and reflects the surrounding park, playground and activity. " Slighlty bent mirrors were mounted on the gabled ends of a kindergarden pavilion in Copenhagen. Art Installation by Harumi Yukutake.Each piece of glass was Lucid Stead, an installation by artist Phillip K.

Corrugated Metal Ideas. Corrugated Metal Corrugated galvanized iron was invented all the way back in the 1820s. Now you can find corrugated sheets in numerous types of metals. The best 'type' for the environment is reclaimed corrugated metal. Although manufacturing steel is polluting, corrugated metal's assets make up slightly for that initial harm. Savin Couelle.

Architecture-Sculpture. Savin Couëlle was born in Aix-en-Provence, France in 1929. He studied architecture at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. After school he spent seven years in Madrid designing film sets. In 1962 he helped his architect father, Jacque renovate the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy. Savin has maintained a home and work base in Porto Cervo, Sardinia since 1962, although he travels and works worldwide, he has yet to be commissioned to build a home in the U.S.. Savin Couëlle.Juniper beams reinforce the ceiling.Villa Karim, Sardinia. Savin Couëlle. Villa due Mari, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia. By architect Savin Couelle, Villa dei Due Mari beautifully integrates with the natural landscape, and appears as though it has always belonged. Savin Couëlle.Staircase with organic ballisters. Savin Couëlle.Down House, New Zealand. Salvaged Wood Interior Walls. Salvaged Wood Interior Walls Reclaimed wood paneled bedroomat Blackberry farm, Tennessee.Image: Reclaimed wood ceiling in California.By

Salvaged Wood Bathrooms. Salvaged Wood Bathrooms Reclaimed wood bathroom in Austin, Texas. By Salvaged wood bathroom in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. By Gianpaolo Zandegiacomo. Cob Fireplaces. Reuse Kitchen. Kitchen of the Future. Kitchen of the Future. Glass Bottle Walls. Vertical Farms. Can Construction. Can Construction Lightning Ridge, Australia Beer Can House Mailbox and a screen above made of can tops strung on wire.

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An Invisible Barn, Made With Low-Tech Trickery. World’s Best Solar Homes: See 14 Inspiring Student Designs. ECOCAPSULE. 9.7kWh Solar & Wind Powered Off Grid “EcoCapsule” is 100% Self Sufficient. Dom zasila samochód, samochód zasila dom - linia energetyczna staje się zbędna. Pinterest. Webshop Wohnwagon Autarkieshop Wohnwagon - Autarkes und unabhängiges Leben.

Gorgeous Energy-Absorbing Trap Light Never Needs to be Plugged In. Terreform. Stöckli in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer Architekten. Green Architecture. Steve Was Given Space On His Friends Mango Grove To Build His Home: What He Did There Is Amazing! Tyson Living Learning Center. Green architecture day 2012. Case Studies. Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces. Kit House - Tiny Houses. Tagus Linear Park Uses Recycled Pallets and Solar Power to Rehabilitate an Industrial Area of Portugal Tagus Linear Park. Gorgeous BioCasa_82 is Made From 99% Recyclable Materials and Powered by 100% Renewable Energy. Perfectly Passive Ressò House Wins Architecture Award at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. Apostrophy’s Conwood Pavilion Showcases an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Wood. Bizarre Buru Buru Amphitheater Built With Straw Noodles Sprouts Mushrooms!

The Mini House by Jonas Wagell is a Modern Prefab That Pops Up in Two Days! Hotel Shabby Shabby: Super Cool Temporary Hotel Features Recycled Rooms Built Under €250. Cumulus, A Space for Calm Simulates Life in a Cloud in Germany. You'll never believe what's hiding inside this boulder. Mitchell Joachim: Don't build your home, grow it!

What would our homes look like if designed around how we use them? An educational facility in alternative technology. Natural homes built by inspirational women. "If everyone had a cob tub it would be a different world…" Listen to Becky Bee… Epu_floorplan. Wandering the Good : Photo. Three Tent Home. The Glass House by AR Design Studio. Daily Needs Modular Chicken Coop & Garden. A Modern Home Inspired by the Remains of a Barn. Add Some Warmth: 12 Plywood Interiors. Natural Architecture: Home-Grown Artistic Tree Houses. 100% Battery-Free, Human-Powered, Hand-Crank Eco Light. ‘Woodpile’ Cabin: Log-Lined Fire Pit = Four-Season Shelter. Semi Trucks Recycled into New Penthouse & Bay Windows.

Amazing Home Atrium & Multi-Level Interior Garden Design. Green to Go: 5 Mobile Gardens & Portable Garden Projects. Suburban Nomad: Hybrid Igloo, Yurt, Tent + Tipi Home Idea. Hut-to-Hut / Rintala Eggertsson Architects. Namhae Cheo-ma House / JOHO Architecture. Permanent Camping / Casey Brown Architecture.