Ecocapsule aims at “anywhere-living” with own energy & water

July 26, 2020 john 21 24259 11:36

Can off-grid, anywhere-living appeal the masses? The Ecocapsule mobile dwelling gathers solar/wind energy, harvests/filters water. It shelters up to 2 comfortably and includes all essentials: kitchen, toilet, shower, folding bed, storage. Sona Pohlova and Tomáš Žáček created the original design in 2014 for a client with a ranch who didn’t have the infrastructure for guest…

Solo living in a “camper-airplane” as architecture of collapse

May 17, 2020 john 26 59435 16:50

For 20 years, Bruce Campbell has lived on a Boeing 727 in the woods outside Portland and he thinks more people should consider retired jetliners as homes. As masterful works of aerospace science and engineering, he sees them as “unmatched by any other structures people can live within. They’re incredibly strong, durable, and long lived.…

Side-door container 2nd life as WA’s ski town outdoorsy home

November 14, 2017 john 26 23541 14:30

Shiah Lints was tired of life in a 2500 converted farmhouse, so he bought a side door shipping container to convert it into a tiny new home. The “train car” style container is built to open completely on two sides so Shiah didn’t need to make any cuts (and thereby lose structural strength). Containers are…

Round grain bin as Madison County’s budget prairie style home

July 26, 2017 john 20 13417 16:41

Bob Quinn works farm radio, was raised by farmers and owns a small farm so it wasn’t such a leap to convert a grain bin into his retirement home. “Basically we wanted some living quarters. We looked at a log cabin, but I wanted to have it so it looked like it was part of…