Earth Sheltered Homes: How to Build an Affordable Underground Home

Energy efficiency doesn’t necessarily involve the newest of technologies. As you can see from these pictures and videos, a well-known building technique can easily do the task. The earth-sheltered homes can provide all the comfort and tranquility you seek. Also, the final result ...

Shipping Container Home with Porch

A shipping container converted into a tiny home with built-in front porch. Built by Custom Container Living in Archie, Missouri. 40′ Container home with front porch. This home has smart lap siding on the exterior with a raised sloped roof to allow for both lofts.

A 2,192 Square-Foot Shipping Container House

Many people argue that shipping containers are not really suited for an actual home but look at this beautiful 2,192 square-foot shipping container house. Seven recycled shipping containers were used to create this beautiful modern, two-story home. The exterior is not unlike the neighborhood’s ...

Japan’s Earthquake-Resistant Dome Houses Are Made of Styrofoam

When they hear the word “Styrofoam”, most people think about disposable food containers or packaging material, but for one Japanese modular home manufacturer, it is the building material of the future. Its increasingly popular Styrofoam dome houses are highly earthquake-resistant, ...

I Had No Idea Shipping Containers Could Look So Good

I Had No Idea Shipping Containers Could Look So Good. This is a Modern Farmhouse. Designing unique and simple solutions to complex problems has always been one of Jon Meier’s strongest attributes. Like most engineers, the founder of Backcountry Containers has always enjoyed taking ...

Low Cost Off Grid Solar System for a Cozy Log Cabin

A cozy log cabin like this is the perfect off-the-grid home for someone who wants to live in the forest. Martin, its owner, says this low cost off-the-grid cabin is everything he ever wished for and even more. The home runs on solar power so Martin can have a sustainable and budget-friendly ...

Grain Bin Cabin – Alternative Home Plans

  This grain bin cabin plan is in fact a very cool house plan that can be built easily and it will keep its owner warm in cold winters, a cool on hot summer days. This cabin is designed by architect, Mark Clipsham and has 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. It is the ideal tiny house ...

Earthy Tiny Dome Home in the Woods

With modern society separating Man and Nature more and more, the quick getaways from the stressful urban life is growing in popularity. If you’re interested in this topic, then you’ll think you’ve seen it all. But forget about the mobile homes or little cabins, it’s ...

How to Build a Log Cabin

Building your own log cabin is not an easy task, especially if you’re new to these kind of projects. So a thorough research is more than welcome before starting your log cabin project and luckily, there is plenty of useful information in the online space. You can stumble upon ...
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