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The charming $200 micro houses made from junk

The charming $200 micro houses made from junk
By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 01:49 GMT, 5 April 2012 | Updated: 20:37 GMT, 5 April 2012 Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen's tiny houses cost just $200 to make. What the little wooden dwellings lack in space, is made up for in style thanks to plenty of decorative detail. The 33-year-old uses parts of discarded household items to ensure each home has basic functions, the glass from the front of a washing machine is converted in a porthole-like window while a sheet of metal becomes a flip down counter. Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen's tiny houses cost just $200 to make The largest of his structures is the Gypsy Junker at 24 square feet with a roof height of up to 5ft 10inches The Gypsy Junker is made out of shipping pallets, castoff storm windows and discarded kitchen cabinets Ultimate in eco-friendly: Derek Diedricksen's homes are made from household goods 'I’ve always been obsessed with tiny architecture. 'The Hickshaw was the first one I built.'

Maison bio-climatique , 100m2, 4500 à 12000€ Voici la présentation d’une maison en ossature bois simple avec les bio matériaux: paille lavande, tournesol, papier, fougères, par contre le chanvre, excellent matériau a été récupéré par le système marchand ce qui fait que le m² de biomaison revient à 1300 euros au lieu de 45 à 120 euros pour la construction et l’isolation écologique par la carbonatation de la chaux et la fixation du carbone dans la matière organique. Pour répondre aux émissions du secteur de l’industrie manufacturière, il faudrait installer un 3ème émetteur de gaz à effet de serre en France (21 %). Cette bio maison de 100 m², revenant en auto construction entre 4500 et 12 000 euros, sans étage, avec une toiture prairie et serre jardin potager autour, peut stocker 37 tonnes de CO2 au lieu d’en produire 44 tonnes pour une maison en parpaings (même aspect extérieur). Pratiquement Implantation de la façade sud avec le cadastre (et non la boussole qui est le nord magnétique !) Fondations: Les Murs: Toiture: Le Sol: Le prix L'eau

Papercrete - Wikipedia Entry Papercrete is a construction material which consists of re-pulped paper fiber with Portland cement or clay and/or other soil added. First patented in 1928, it was revived during the 1980s. Although perceived as an environmentally friendly material due to the significant recycled content, this is offset by the presence of cement. The material lacks standardisation, and proper use therefore requires care and experience. Eric Patterson and Mike McCain, who have been credited with independently "inventing" papercrete (they called it "padobe" and "fibrous cement"), have both contributed considerably to research into machinery to make it and ways of using it for building. Manufacture[edit] The paper to be used can come from a variety of sources. A typical homemade mixer uses a small electric motor mounted directly on a shaft with two four-inch square blades attached, resembling milk shake maker. Paperpulp may be added to clay soils where sand is not available. Mr. Do it Yourself[edit]

Slumtube: Affordable Housing Made From Shipping Pallets! Remember the efficient and affordable Pallet House from last spring? Well designers Andreas Claus Schnetzer and Pils Gregor have bested their original design with an even lower-cost shipping pallet home that was completed this year in South Africa. The 'Slumtube' utilizes discarded pallets along with other local materials like clay and straw to make an insulated and affordable home that can withstand the extremely hot and cold temperatures of Johannesburg. Schnetzer and Gregor built upon what they learned from constructing modular pallet houses, improving upon their original design to make it even more affordable. In previous designs, the pallets were used as floors, walls, ceilings and cladding, but they required sturdy wood beams, which were the most expensive part of the home. In Johannesburg, temperatures can fluctuate from 45 degrees C in the summer to -2 degrees in the winter, and many homes are not equipped to keep residents comfortable. + PalettenHaus Images © PalettenHaus

Une première mini-maison portable va bientôt voir le jour en France C'est une petite maison à roulettes. A mi-chemin entre la roulotte et la cabane, elle s'approprie plus avec un permis de conduire qu'un permis de construire. En digne héritière de l'esprit nomade des pionniers de l'Ouest Américain, cette "tiny house" débarque tout juste en France. Séduira-t-elle ceux qui, poussés par la crise et l'envie de "vivre petit", cherchent à "habiter moins pour travailler moins" ? Mini, mimi et sexy Yvan Saint-Jours s'y connaît en habitat alternatif: père fondateur de la revue La Maison écologique et du magazine Kaizen, il a toujours été passionné par les maisons portables, par la vie dans les bois et tout ce qui sert "de trait d'union entre un doux foyer et l'environnement qui l'accueille". Il effectue alors des recherches sur cette tendance née aux Etats-Unis en 1999 sous l'impulsion de Jay Shafer, un designer qui a décidé de mettre la simplicité au coeur de sa vie tout en élaborant un habitat conforme aux principes de l'architecture sacrée et symbolique.

Smart Communities Network: Recycled-Content Building Materials Green Building Principles-- Resource Conservation Recycled-Content Materials Materials Reuse Minimization of Construction Waste Water Conservation Green Roofs Recycled-Content Materials There are many building products available today that are manufactured from recycled materials. For example, organic asphalt shingles contain recycled paper, and some shingles are made from re-manufactured wood fiber. Cellulose insulation is manufactured from recycled newspaper. Alternative building materials can conserve resources, as well. Links OIKOS Site includes a free searchable database of more than 1,700 companies that offer green building products. Green Building Resource Guide Provides information on The Green Building Resource Guide, a database of more than 600 green building materials and products. Recycled-Content Product Directory A searchable database provided by the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Materials Reuse On-line Publications Minimization of Construction Waste Software

How to Build Dirt Cheap Houses The following list summarizes some of the potential savings from using natural building materials and alternative construction methods. If you’re wondering why they’re not more widely used, it’s because contractors, banks, realtors and others in the housing industry make more profit from the current system. It’s up to you to get informed and switch to a sustainable lifestyle. 1. Foundation: Insulated frost-protected foundations do not have to be as deep as standard foundations and therefore use fewer materials, require less excavation and backfill, less form work and less labor. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Photo Gallery Pat's First Cob (1998) This was Patrick's first cob project on his own after taking a one week workshop with Cob Cottage Company (CCC) in 1997. He built the foundation and then used beach logs for the frame. CCC then taught a 2 week course, after which Patrick finished the walls and roof. Hilde's Cob (1999) The major construction of this cob was completed in the summer of 1999. Garden Cob (2002) Elke and Patrick built the Garden Cob during an 8 week apprenticeship course. Christina's Cob (2002-2004) There are 3 separate cob projects on this site. Kate's Cob (2003) Kate's cob is our largest cob house project to date. Deaconvale Farm Cob (2005) Tracy and Patrick were the instructors for this intensive 9 week, 9 person apprenticeship program. Lee's Courtyard (2000-2001) This courtyard was 2 separate workshops over 2 summers. Charles' Cob (2001) Charles wanted to use only materials from his site. Blacksmith Shop (2001) This where Patrick and Kit were working on September 11th. - Tracy Calvert Mexico

Building With Non-Recyclable Cardboard Bales When we first saw Rich Messer and Ann Dowden’s home built using bales made from laundry detergent boxes (which can’t be recycled because they’re coated in wax), set on a foundation made from bales of postconsumer PVC trash (toys, laundry baskets, shampoo bottles) we thought it was brilliant. Through the years, that snug little house—which looks just like a straw bale—has remained one of my favorites. I love to see people’s reactions when they realize the house is made from garbage. A team of Auburn University students has built a student housing apartment using a similar method, which they call Curocon (corrugated construction). Students at Auburn University used bales of compressed corrugated board to create a student housing apartment. Walls made from corrugated board bales provide insulation and thermal mass. Just like in straw bale homes, the corrugated bales’ thickness serves as insulation, and their density provides both thermal mass and load-bearing capabilities.

What It Really Costs To Build A Tiny Home | Dream Home It amazes me all the claims you read about super cheap tiny house construction. Honestly, I feel these claims are misleading at best. To build any structure meant for extended residency, year round living, costs money. It’ll cost what you have planned and probably much more to settle into living in a small space. My plan parameters were simple. I wanted a comfortable home which meets all my needs, but didn’t cost me 30 years of loan principle and interest. I saved all receipts from the build and have compiled a total cost based on reviewing them and calculating costs by categories in the building process. Building plans – $249 Ordered plans from Trailer (house foundation) – $4000 Bought new at best local price I could find for a flatbed trailer rated at 15000 pounds. Lumber – $5361.44 Windows/Doors- $2888.50 11 double pained, opening windows – $2194.87 Provide much needed light in home. Insulation – $2483.06 Roof – $502.89 Colored metal roofing. Flooring – $203.52

Vivre dans une maison de hobbit Quand j’était petit enfant et ado, mon père m’emmenait en randonné dans les alpes et les pyrénées. Vous n’imaginez pas le nombre de village déserté dans les pâturages pyrénéens. Une bergerie en ruine encore bien conservée avait l’habitation du berger sur son toit et le reste du toit couvert de terre et de hautes herbes. Le berger profitait ainsi de la chaleur des animaux et la terre, excellent isolant, ainsi que les hautes herbes qui limitent le vent sur le toit offraient une isolation thermique remarquable. En hivers il faut ajouter la neige, meilleur isolant naturel qui soit. Sur le coup j’ai trouvé l’idée géniale et depuis je me dit que si je doit acheter une maison un jour, je ferait construire sur ce principe. Le rêve a germé et les idées sont passées de "bunker" à "murs inclinés pour faire pousser dessus". Voici les variantes auxquelles j’ai pensé : Le modèle du pauvre : La terre n'est pas dure a trouver, mais ne l'achetez surtout pas,il y en a sur le terrain. habitation troglodyte

Ecological Bricks - The Temas Blog « IDB Loan for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rican Wilderness Areas / Prestamo de BID para turismo sostenible en áreas silvestres de Costa Rica | Home | Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part I » By Keith R | December 24, 2006 Topics: Environmental Protection, Waste & Recycling | 13 Comments » (2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5) Loading ... It’s been interesting to see how much the articles on the Brazilian and Honduran buildings made using PET bottles have captured the imagination of so many readers. “Ecological Bricks” for Low-Income Housing in Argentina One example involves bricks developed by Argentina’s Experimental Center for Economical Housing (Centro Experimental de la Vivienda Económica – CEVE). In a project funded in part by Germany’s technical cooperation agency, GTZ, CEVE developed a brick made of used food (primarily candy) wrappers and plastic (primarily PET) soda and water bottles. For more information (in Spanish) on the CEVE project, click this link. – Keith R

Fab Tree Hab, la maison qui pousse Réagissez : Partagez : La Fab Tree Hab est un concept tout droit sorti de la (folle ?) imagination d’un jeune architecte américain, Mitchell Joachim. Mais de quoi s’agit-il ? D’une maison… qui pousse toute seule ! La Fab Tree Hab, tout un programme ! Une maison qui pousse toute seule, comment est-ce possible ? A partir d’un logiciel informatique ! Cette dernière consiste à entrelacer les branches d’un arbre, à les tresser et à les souder. Une technique de construction bien différente de celle d’une maison en béton. D’autant que la fab tree hab est une maison qui grandit sans pesticides et qui recycle de manière autonome le CO2. Ainsi, après une dizaine d’années d’existence, les branches interconnectées et devenues stables, forment une structure habitable. Fab Tree Hab – véritable innovation ou concept développé ? La Fab Tree Hab ou l’idée d’une maison écologique est loin d’être une nouveauté. Petit tour d’horizon des maisons bioclimatiques