U.S. Green Building Council. Proven performance If you’re serious about saving money, conserving energy, reducing water consumption, improving indoor air quality, making better building material choices, and driving innovation, then LEED is the best choice.
Bar none. Third-party certification verifies that your project is designed, built and operating the way it was intended. It is also your first step toward managing your building through its entire lifecycle. Continuous improvement Behind the LEED program is an immense infrastructure developed to support the leaders in the industry as they innovate and create cutting-edge, high performance buildings. The Role of Nature in our Future Built Envir. Grist magazine. Cabin fever: Are tiny houses the new American dream? Tiny houses have seemingly taken over the landscape of aspirational real estate, and not just for the green-minded.
When it comes to choosing a compact cottage of one’s own, tiny house fetishists need only adopt the guiding principle of sage philosopher Ludacris: What’s your fantasy? Ranging from impossibly twee to space-age minimalist, with rustic cabins in snow-covered woods lying somewhere in between, there’s seemingly no limit of miniature dwellings to fill the Pinterests of a growing audience. The prolific Tiny House Swoon website, for example, offers pages upon pages of shelter porn for those who dream of downsizing: a fairy-tale treehouse in Germany; a stark West Virginia cabin built entirely of recycled materials; and a transparent cube unit in Switzerland that may as well have been abandoned by an extremely adorable Martian. What’s the appeal of a home the size of a toolshed? She has a point.
And those benefits are certainly real. “Tailor-made!”
Tiny Homes & City Codes. Tiny Homes Affordability. Tiny Home Building Companies. Types of Tiny Homes. Tiny Home Resources. Tiny Homes & 3D Printing. Electric Camper: Tiny Geometric House on Wheels. Not only is this highly unusual-looking vehicle a hand-made camper – it runs on electricity.
Built from plywood, fiberglass, epoxy resin, bicycle parts and an electric motor, ‘Golden Gate’ by San Francisco artist Jay Nelson is reminiscent of all of those amazing hand-crafted house trucks from the 1970s, but with a very modern power source. The tiny camper measures just 96″x54″x64″, making it just large enough inside to lay down on the bed platform. By day, that platform also serves as the driver’s seat. There are no conventional gas and brake pedals here – the driver uses controls on the steering wheel to operate the vehicle.
We The Tiny House People. This is journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops.
Basically, Dirksen made a documentary on people living in tiny houses. For around five years she was traveling the world and filming these segments. Kirsten Dirksen is co-founder of faircompanies.com and a Huffington Post blogger. She has worked for MTV, Oxygen, The Travel Channel and Sundance Channel. These Tiny Wooden Houses Are The College Dorm Of The Future. A few years ago, Swedish student housing company AF Bostäder had a young woman from the city of Lund inside live in a tiny house-box--not even 10 square meters large--to test the idea of a cheap, cheerful, and environmentally friendly “smart student unit" that included a toilet, kitchen, and bed.
“I think she still lives there,” says Linda Camara of Tengbom Architects, the company behind the 2013 iteration of the living pod--a petite vision in pale wood offset with lime green plant pots, cushions and stools. The premise for the cube, which has been in the works since 2007, is reasonable enough: students live and die on cheap housing, but everyone needs a toilet. It’s taken six years to whittle the tiny houses down to the current cross-laminated wooden test model form.
The large kitchen was squirreled away in the original blueprint, but Tengbom redesigned it as the prime area after student feedback. The units are built with locally sourced wood. Sol Duc Cabin. Project Details Built for a client who fly-fishes for steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula, this steel-clad 350 sf cabin on stilts can be completely shuttered when the owner is away.
The cabin’s rugged patina and raw materiality respond to the surrounding wilderness while its verticality provides a safe haven during occasional floods from the nearby river. The overall design responds to the owner’s desire for a compact, low-maintenance, virtually indestructible building to house himself and his wife during fishing expeditions.
Composed of two levels, the cabin’s entry, dining and kitchen areas are located on the lower floor while a sleeping loft with minimal shelving hovers above. A cantilevered steel deck extends from the lower level, providing unimpeded views of the river. Electric Camper: Tiny Geometric House on Wheels. Garbage Warrior [Full Length Documentary] Cob Houses - Live Debt Free with Sustainable Development. Building with Cob: Post-Collapse Solution for Shelter. Natural Homes, the world of Natural Building and Natural Living.
LILI - home page. A Low Impact Woodland Home Built In Wales - Simon Dale - Includes A 1 Minute 42 Second Video. A Low Impact Woodland Home Built In Wales You are looking at pictures of a house I built for our family in Wales.
It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy. I estimate 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 put in to this point. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly £60/sq m excluding labour). The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Some key points of the design and construction: Main tools used: chainsaw, hammer and 1 inch chisel, little else really. This building is one part of a low-impact or permaculture approach to life. Would you like to learn more about this sort of building and gain practical experience?
Getting your hands dirty Do you fancy making your own home along these lines but want to have a bit of hands on experience. Getting Your Feet Dirty. Cal-Earth - The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture. Palo Santo Designs. For Humanity ReStores – A good deal for you, your community and the environment.