This light-filled tiny house is made almost entirely of reclaimed wood

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Striking apartment complex is made of 48 raw shipping containers

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You can stay in this tiny treehouse made out of locally-sourced materials in Hawaii

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This twisting tower is made out of 2,000 3D-printed terracotta bricks

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Beautiful cow barn in Basel is made of tree branches topped with a grassy roof

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Pentatonic launches new brand of modern furniture made with nothing but trash

There are more to these chairs and table than you might expect. New brand Pentatonic, launching this week, is making furniture out of trash, but their commitment goes beyond simply recycling. They aim to use solely waste as a starting point, and create their own materials out of trash like old DVDs, plastic water bottles, and glass from smartphones. They pledge to take back their recyclable products when a consumer is finished with them, and turn them into new pieces.

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Lakeside cabin made out of reclaimed wood is as idyllic as it gets

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We’ve made enough plastic trash to bury Manhattan under 2-miles of the stuff

 

Whether one is getting an iced latte to-go in the morning, received their restaurant leftovers in a plastic takeaway container, or forgot to take their reusable bags to the store, there are numerous ways one can obtain disposable plastic — and that is a problem. According to the first global analysis of the production of plastics, humans now produce more plastic than anything else and, as a result, have created 8.3 billion tonnes (9.bn tons) of the stuff since the 1950’s. If the trend… View full post on 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.

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Low-impact monastery huts in Italy are made from 100% recyclable materials

Edoardo Milesi & Archos designed a series of minimalist monastery guesthouses that reflect the monastics’ ascetic lifestyle in the Siloe community. Located in the province of Grosseto in central Italy, these huts are built entirely of recyclable materials and are elevated off the ground to ensure low impact on the beautiful rural landscape.

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