This charming, solar-powered tiny home is handcrafted from reclaimed wood

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Gorgeous barn is built of reclaimed, century-old oaks from the site itself

In 2017, Dutch design firm HilberinkBosch architects found out that seven of their century-old oak trees were in ailing health and would need to be cut down. Instead of sending the oaks to the paper mill, the architects decided to try their hand at building a timber barn using traditional construction techniques. The result—called the Sixteen-Oak Barn—was a stunning success that combines modern and rustic features with large panels of glazing and untreated timbers.

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A 1940s home gets a modern update with reclaimed materials

Australian studio Porter Architects has sensitively restored and updated a 1940s dwelling in Lake Wendouree, Australia into a modern and light-filled family home. Large windows, contemporary furnishings and finishes breathe new life into the Ballarat property, but the clients and architects were also careful to preserve the home’s original historic elements as well. As a result, recycled and reclaimed materials were used throughout the renovation.

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The Cornelia tiny house is a peaceful writer’s studio built with reclaimed wood

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Deli-turned-distillery renovated using materials reclaimed on-site

Architecture studio tres birds workshop used reclaimed and locally available materials to turn a former Mancinelli’s Market in Denver into a modern distillery and cocktail lounge that emphasizes the relationship between distiller, chef, bartender and guest. The designers paired industrial elements with rich wood details in order to create a gathering place that feels familiar and cozy.

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

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

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14 green furniture designs using reclaimed, recycled or rapidly renewable materials

Fiber Chair by MUUTO
Designer Iskos-Berlin at MUUTO combines midcentury modern with a modern flair. The fiber chair is made from Microfiber, form-pressed composition of plastic and wood fibers from left over from furniture scraps. Look closely and you can see the beautiful gradient of colors in throughout the smooth finish.

Terrace Table by Lubo Design
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