Sewed own popup dome-home for need, been selling them since

December 19, 2020 john 20 64789 17:11

In 1979 Asha Deliverance sewed her first geodesic dome on an old Singer sewing machine, finishing it in time to become her eldest child’s first home. Motivated by the work of Buckminster Fuller, she continued to build dome homes for friends until she responded to increasing demand and opened the country’s first retail dome company…

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

July 26, 2020 john 21 24272 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 59465 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 23570 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 13426 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…