The Boomer makes a big bang in the tiny home market

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Not everyone goes gaga over tiny houses at first sight. Claustrophobes run in the opposite direction, likely to never return, but many feel the need to take a tiny house for a test drive, so to speak, before making a commitment. Build Tiny’s newest design, The Boomer, is aimed to fill the short-term rental niche made popular by Airbnb to offer a try-out before going all-in.

 

The Boomer comes ready to roll – or not. All the amenities of a modern home are standard in this model, including… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



This gorgeous tiny home is perfect for entertaining guests

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Solar-powered home cuts a bold and sculptural silhouette in Melbourne

When Melbourne and Paris-based architecture firm Ola Studio was tapped to create a suburban single-family home in Melbourne, they based their design around the clients’ love for art as well as the industrial loft-like spaces of converted warehouses they were accustomed to. The end result is a partly gabled home that pays homage to its surrounding local and historic context while exuding an undeniably contemporary appearance. The house, named Ross, is powered using a solar photovoltaic array and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A minimalist home in Portugal emphasizes stunning valley views

 

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Architects and their clients are often surprised when the visions they share verbally quickly dissipate when they’re transformed into renderings, specs and floor plans. But when MJARC Architects met with a couple who wanted them to design a house in Dour Valley in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal, it was a euphoric meeting of minds. All parties shared the same vision, a pristine and absolute articulation of architecture and art dedicated to the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Modern LEED Gold home embraces outdoor entertaining in Aspen

Aspen’s historic West End neighborhood is best known for its ornate Victorian houses, but one residence in particular is turning heads for its modern award-winning design and LEED Gold certification. Local firm Rowland + Broughton Architecture & Interior Design designed the ground-up home—dubbed “Game On”—that splits a historic landmark lot with a neighboring late 19th-century home. The new residence incorporates environmentally friendly and energy-efficient features throughout, from… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Man converts old ambulance into a traveling tiny home on wheels

Ebay may be filled with junk that could be turned into treasure, but one man took it a step further by converting an old ambulance into a beautiful tiny home.

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This groovy ‘Sculpture Home’ in California can be yours for just $1.4 million

sale of an out-of-the-ordinary sculpted home, which is a livable piece of art, just one block away from the Pacific Ocean. The home is monolithic dwelling with a sleek design, curvy walls and is absolutely unique. I have attached some photos for your review.

Related: Unique asymmetrical home in the Netherlands takes a novel approach to sustainability

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A striking modernist home in Joshua Tree can be yours for $498K

If you’re a fan of multidisciplinary American artist Fritz Haeg, here’s your chance to own and live inside one of his unique works. Located in Joshua Tree, this eye-catching Haeg-designed home has hit the market for $498,000. Sandwiched between two large five-acre Bureau of Land Management (BLM) parcels, this Joshua Tree home offers spectacular views in every directions.

Located on a sprawling 45-acre lot at 2373 Arizona Road, this Fritz Haeg Joshua Tree residence is a one of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Energy-plus home is a beacon of sustainability in Tel Aviv

Israeli architecture firm Geotectura recently completed a striking modern home that can produce more energy than it needs. Located in Tel Aviv, the single-family home—called the Eco360—combines traditional passive design principles with improved energy-efficient systems such as solar photovoltaic panels and a gray water system. The sustainable dwelling also embraces views of the outdoors as well as plenty of natural light.

The project brief was for a modern home that could elegantly… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The luxurious Pohutukawa tiny home on wheels lets you live large in style

The notion of living large in small spaces is perfectly captured in the Pohutukawa, a tiny house on wheels that fits up to six people and boasts a double mezzanine. Designed by New Zealand-based firm Tiny House Builders, the contemporary Pohutukawa is a luxury tiny house that comes with a fully fitted-out interior and all the necessary hookups. Keep scrolling to take a peek inside the surprisingly spacious tiny house.

Fitted out with all the modern comforts of home, the Pohutukawa… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building