Idyllic ecolodge tucked into remote Vietnamese mountainside is made of locally-sourced granite

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Abandoned house transformed into a gorgeous sanctuary on a remote Chinese mountain

This rustic sanctuary, nestled in a remote village in China, is a beautifully renovated private home that combines modernity and vernacular design. Architecture studio RSAA approached the renovation project with a strong sense of respect for the history of the building and its stunning natural surroundings.

The original house, nested on the top of the mountain in the north of Anhui Province, China, was uninhabited for years, until the owner decided to renovate it into a modern residence. The design… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Compact floating cabin pops up in extreme remote locations

Russian firm BIO-architects recently unveiled their latest modern modular cabin—and this one floats on water. Prefabricated offsite, the DD16 house was dropped on a lake near Moscow and is lightweight and durable enough to float and withstand harsh winter extremes. Designed for remote locations, the off-grid cabin uses solar energy for electricity, draws fresh water from the lake, and uses a composting toilet for waste.

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Norway’s Fleinvaer cabins offer the ultimate in off-grid living on a remote island

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