NY man spends 6 years building this incredible, energy-efficient hobbit home

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Oregon couple spends years building their net-zero ‘extreme green dream home’

Desert Rain features three renewable energy systems: a solar PV array; a solar thermal drainback system for heating domestic water and powering the hydronic floor system in the Main Residence; and solar “hot air” system, which aids in evaporating liquid from the composting system.

Related: California city could become the first Zero Net Energy city in the U.S.

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Inhabitat spends the night in a Harvard-designed tiny cabin in the woods

We’ve all dreamt of living “tiny”; living in a pint-sized home on a secluded stretch of land. If you’ve ever been the teensiest bit curious, but not quite ready to take the plunge, you’re in luck. Those situated close to New York and Boston can now find respite in a tiny house for a night, or a few, thanks to the Harvard student startup Getaway. The Airbnb-style, 160-square-foot mobile cabins start at just $99 per night for View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building