Kansas State students built this charming affordable home for low-income families

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A group of fifth year architecture students at Kansas State University teamed up with local firms El Dorado and Studio Build to design and build an affordable two-unit dwelling for low-income families. The Waldo Duplex, built for $200 per square foot, comprises carefully designed spaces that strategically share and enhance natural light.

The duplex, built on a small budget of $290,000, is located in a historic area of Kansas City, Missouri, dominated by single-family bungalows and shotgun homes…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Charming Vega Cottage is a romantic getaway in the wild Arctic landscape

Kolman Boye Architects wrapped Vega Cottage in a continuous timber skin weathered to an attractive silver-gray patina that matches the muted and natural tones of the landscape. Situated on top of a rock beneath a granite shoulder, Vega Cottage complements View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

7 charming off-grid homes for a rent-free life

Want to make rent and utility bills a thing of the past? We’ve rounded up seven off-grid homes that could be the answer to making your dreams a reality. Stylish and self-sufficient, these eco-friendly dwellings promise freedom from the grid. Many are even set atop wheels to let you can move with your home to almost anywhere you desire. Keep reading to see the seven charming homes that offer homeowners the chance to live off the grid and rent-free.

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Charming off-grid Scandinavian-inspired tiny home is passive and energy efficient

Bright colors and light beckon people to NestHouse, designed by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland. Avery’s goal was to create a super sustainable, super efficient tiny home, and he succeeded with the gorgeous NestHouse. With both a retro and Scandinavian flair, the tiny home boasts an off-grid option, creative storage, and even a little bathtub. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building