Gorgeous modern home makes stunning use of recycled and salvaged materials

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Architecture studio tenfiftyfive paired modern luxury with sustainable and nature-centric design in their design of this gorgeous house extension in Melbourne. Named the Park House, this Instagram-worthy dwelling is built around two mature gumtrees and clad in timber to blend into the surroundings. More than just a pretty picture, this stylish abode also boasts energy-efficient principles as well as a natural-materials palette largely foraged from recycled and salvaged items.

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UK man builds highly sustainable near-Passivhaus home for his elderly parents

A UK man has built his parents the ultimate gift: a highly sustainable home where they can comfortably live out their lives in one of their favorite places on Earth—and it’s also a house that’s won numerous awards to boot. The loving son is Richard Pender, who began the self-built project, called Shawm, as a master’s student studying renewable energy at Newcastle University. Richard worked in collaboration with Dan Kerr of MawsonKerr Architects to create a beautiful airtight home in rural… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This off-grid school bus home has an incredible raised roof

Related: Traveling family renovates old school bus as both solar-powered home and hostel

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Amazing tiny home with its own pirate treehouse is the ultimate woodsy getaway

If you’ve always dreamt of downsizing and giving up city live for a charming house in the countryside, this tiny house in Sonoma County is the perfect solution. Now on sale, the house comes with its own private pirate treehouse and a beautiful canopied deck that runs the length of the home and overlooks an adjacent creek.

The 324-square-foot rustic house sits on the banks of Dutch Bill Creek in Monte Rio, located in Sonoma County’s Russian River area. The property includes two sheds and a quirky… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dwell Development’s net-zero home in Seattle is packed with sustainable goodness

This 5-Star Built Green luxury home in Mount Baker features several sustainable elements, including a solar-ready roof, that make it net zero ready. The house, designed by JT Architecture for Dwell Development– Seattle’s award-winning leader in sustainable home building– is perched on a peaceful hilltop in one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhood and offers expansive views of the city.

The design of the Mount Baker house is in line with the philosophy of Dwell Development and its net zero strategy… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Enchanting tiny home combines rustic French charm and modern luxury

French rustic charms and modern luxuries come together in this beautiful tiny home on wheels. France’s tiny house company Baluchon has outdone themselves again in their latest build called the Ostara, a tiny home built on a six-meter trailer. Currently located near a horse farm in Toulouse, the light-filled timber abode looks surprisingly spacious despite its small size and sleeps two in a loft bedroom.

Custom built for clients Nathalie and Sebastien, Ostara was named after the stable… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Australia’s amazing Upcycle House is made from the ruins of an old home

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+ Alexander Symes Architect

Photography by Barton Taylor

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Oregon couple spends years building their net-zero ‘extreme green dream home’

Desert Rain features three renewable energy systems: a solar PV array; a solar thermal drainback system for heating domestic water and powering the hydronic floor system in the Main Residence; and solar “hot air” system, which aids in evaporating liquid from the composting system.

Related: California city could become the first Zero Net Energy city in the U.S.

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Gorgeous solar-powered Colorado home produces almost all its own energy

Sustainability and a love for nature inspired Colorado-based CCY Architects’ design of the gorgeous Starwood Residence. Set on a ridge line, this luxury mountain home with floor-to-ceiling glazing overlooks the Roaring Fork Valley and Elk Mountains. Solar energy powers the energy-efficient Starwood Residence, which is capable of producing 70% of the energy that it consumes.

The Starwood Residence lies low on the landscape with a series of sloping rooflines that appear to echo the surrounding… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Striking rammed earth home blends into the hills of Santa Fe

Inspired by thickened stone walls of Chaco Canyon and the regional geology the La Tierra Nueva home is influenced by the vernacular architecture of Santa Fe and northern NM. The custom residence is notched into the juniper-studded hillside outside of Santa Fe NM. Material choices for the house are informed by Northern New Mexico’s traditional building materials, such as mud plastered, site cast adobe and corrugated metal in addition to colors and textures found on the site.

Rammed earth walls,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building