7 beautifully designed tiny homes that fit big families

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These solar-powered tiny homes are designed just for millennials

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rsted’s massive new offshore wind farm will generate power for 1 million homes

Offshore wind farms keep getting bigger and bigger. Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, started construction on Hornsea Project One, the latest offshore wind project poised to claim the trophy. They installed the first of 174 monopiles at the wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. When Hornsea Project One is operational, it could produce power for more than one million homes.

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This historic Italian town is selling homes for 1 Euro

If your idea of the perfect life is making your home in a stone-built cottage in some historical Italian town, stop dreaming. For just one Euro ($1.20), you can make it happen. That’s because the city of Ollolai in Sardinia is selling homes to buyers who are willing to invest a little blood, sweat and tears into restoring their aging stone homes.

The beautiful town of Ollolai rests in the mountains of Sardinia, an island off of Italy in the Mediterranian. The city has over 200 stone dwellings… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tiny homes made of concrete pipes could be the next big thing in micro housing

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New Enphase solar inverters could power homes without batteries even if the grid goes down

Most residential solar energy inverters shut off for safety reasons if the grid powers down. But Enphase Energy could offer inverters that allow a home to continue to be powered by solar if the grid crashes. According to Electrek, Enphase’s Chief Product Officer Raghu Belur even suggested the inverters could let solar energize a home without a grid or batteries.

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This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

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11 Solar-powered homes that show the future of architecture

What will the future of architecture look like? If the impressive solar structures at this year’s Solar Decathlon are any indication, they’ll be smarter, more energy efficient, and a joy to live, work, and play in. This month, a dozen of university-led teams designed, built, and presented their futuristic homes at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado. In the lead up tomorrow’s unveiling of the winner, we’ve rounded up the 11 sustainable dwellings to give… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

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