9 incredible pod homes to help you win at off-grid living

.

If your #lifegoals include living off the grid somewhere, surrounded by nature, then check this out. We’ve rounded up the best off-grid living pods that are not only affordable, but can be moved almost anywhere.

Pod Space pre-fab pop-up pods
Pod Space’s award winning pre-fab pods can be installed just about anywhere you can dream of. The modular pods are customizable, so you can use them as a backyard office, an extra room, or even a fully-equipped tiny home. The best part is the floor-to-ceiling… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Shigeru Ban designs 20,000 homes for severely overcrowded refugee camp in Kenya

Related:

+

Via View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Kodasemas tiny solar-powered homes pop up in less than a day for 150K

Estonian design collective Kodasema just launched KODA, a line of tiny prefabricated homes with big goals for tackling the affordable housing crisis. Crafted with high-quality factory precision, these mobile modern homes pop up in as little as a day and come with highly energy-efficient features, from solar panels to built-in smart home systems. Already installed in the Netherlands and Estonia, the solar-powered KODA home popped up in the UK last month with a starting price of £150,000.

A… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Amazing low-cost, off-grid Lifehaus homes are made from recycled materials

Money shouldn’t prevent people from living sustainably off the grid, according to Lifehaus. They’re a Lebanon-based company started by Nizar Hadid’s NH-Architectes pioneering energy neutral, low-cost dwellings made with local and recycled materials. People living in the green homes will be able to generate their own electricity and grow their own food. Their first 1,722 square foot prototype will be built in Baskinta, Lebanon.

Related: View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The Netherlands is converting prisons into homes for refugees

Unlike the United States of America, the prison population and crime rate in the Netherlands has been steadily decreasing for years. As a result, the country’s government is repurposing correctional facilities into housing for refugees who are waiting to be granted asylum status — a process that usually takes a minimum of six months. Not only will the refugees not be required to work, they will be supplied with educational materials to learn Dutch, ride bicycles and build connections within the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Mobile Smartdome homes pop up almost anywhere starting at 20k

Dome homes are durable, efficient, and—above all—fun to live in. Now you can get your hands on your very own mobile dome home with Slovenian firm smartdome construction. Available in a variety of styles, the Smartdome consists of prefabricated modules engineered for energy efficiency and designed for the enjoyment of nature lovers and DIY enthusiasts.

Built on a set of adjustable steel legs, the elevated Smartdome sits lightly on the land with the option of placement in degraded and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tiny house startup Getaway to launch off-grid tiny homes in NYC this weekend

Getaway at Gateway

Related: MUJI to sell eagerly awaited $27k minimalist tiny homes this fall

+ Gateway at Getaway

Getaway, Getaway at Gateway, tiny house startups, tiny house design, Gateway National Recreation Area, nyc gateway park, national parks, tiny home exhibition nyc, nyc tiny homes, View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

These gorgeous glass homes can pop up in 8 hours for under $50k

Meet ÖÖD, a gorgeous prefab abode that doesn’t compromise privacy for stellar views. Clad in mirrored glass, this sleek tiny home blends into its surroundings and offers all the living essentials built into a compact 18-square-meter footprint. Designed primarily for use as pop-up hotel rooms, the moveable and modular ÖÖD has far-reaching applications and is even under development for off-grid solutions.

Designed and manufactured in Estonia, the ÖÖD houses were specifically developed… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Google’s Project Sunroof expands to 7 million homes in Germany

Google’s Project Sunroof is launching in Germany today, extending the company’s solar estimator to 7 million homes. Project Sunroof is a simple tool that allows you to determine if your house gets enough sun to switch over to solar power, and now 40 percent of the homes in Germany are covered by the project, allowing people to quickly determine if they can save money and lower their carbon footprint by swapping.

Right now, Project Sunroof in Germany is only hosted on the Germany electricity… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

6 cool cave homes that stay comfortable in summer and warm in winter

Cave homes have come a long way since prehistoric times. Far from primitive, many modern cave dwellings are surprisingly luxurious, comfortable, and beautiful places to call home. In addition to their head-turning location, cave homes tend to be very energy efficient thanks to their naturally insulating earth walls that keep the inside air at comfortable temperatures year-round without need for heating or cooling. We’ve rounded up six such abodes that could make you wanting a cave home of your… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building