Small prefab backyard home feels more livable than McMansions

September 11, 2022 john 20 72057 17:58

John Geary grew up watching his father build big homes in the San Francisco Bay Area where it can take years to permit a project, so when the state legislature began passing bills to make it much easier to build a home in your own backyard, he set up shop selling smaller, cheaper homes that…

IMPRESSIVE NEW tiny house with all the amenities!! Tiny Home Tour

July 5, 2022 john 21 34443 14:12

The “Sea Breeze” is a very nice little cabin modular tiny house I think you will enjoy seeing!! Hey friends, this is Chance and we have a tiny house video tour video for you. This tiny home is brand new and can even be custom ordered to your needs! The manufacturer for this modular house…

This Incredible Tiny Home Could be The Most AFFORDABLE Housing in North America

April 24, 2022 john 29 23107 08:49

This Incredible Tiny Home Could be the most affordable housing option in North America. It’s getting very hard to find a new home that checks the affordability box but it’s a big market so companies are trying to find new ways to keep housing affordable. A company called Incredible Tiny Homes out of Newport Tennessee…

T-frame home unfolds in 5 hours, hinges resist quakes/storms

February 13, 2022 john 20 80411 12:37

After the 2009 earthquake in Central Italy left 40,000 people homeless, Nico D’Incecco and the team at A-Fold began thinking of how they could help provide quickly deployable shelters. In 2019, they released a house that unfolds in hours and provides anti-seismic security. The wooden houses are prefabricated, loaded onto trucks for transport and unfolded…

Modern Prefab Tiny House Makes a Quick & Easy Dwelling Alternative – FULL TOUR

October 16, 2021 john 23 57681 11:12

These units are fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, and a transforming living room and bedroom thanks to a murphy bed sofa setup. They are built by Hewing Haus and come in several different sizes and layouts, from 200-600 square feet. Hewing Haus builds their homes with cross-laminated timbers (CLT) and they insulate on the…

Off-grid container home uses pulleys to lower/raise bed & deck

July 19, 2021 john 23 27087 15:59

Vojtěch Valda’s shipping container house runs on wind, solar, and pulleys. He and his carpenter brother converted the 20-foot (6 meters) high cube into a transforming space for his family of four thanks to his transforming inventions like a retractable porch, table, and bed. His low-tech creations were inspired by the simplicity and reliability of…

3-story container townhouse shines in street art vibrant alley

June 7, 2020 john 20 11591 32:48

When Carl Cassell started his restaurant in Toronto’s Queen West, land was affordable; now it’s not, so when he and his wife Ana Silva wanted to move into the neighborhood, they decided to build on top of their eatery, using shipping containers as a way to prefab it offsite and avoid shutting down the business…

Cantilevered containers become popup housing for NYC creators

May 24, 2020 john 24 65509 13:33

New York City rents are unattainable for most artists, but at one marina in Queens, stacked shipping containers provide instant access to livework spaces. Eight intermodal containers stacked two high serve as work spaces for artists making surfboards, blowing glass and crafting jewelry. The containers are cantilevered to provide patio space for the upstairs units.…

On designing a stackable, bioclimatic shipping container home

March 4, 2019 john 19 53358 13:17

Motivated by her love of mobile homes and bioclimatic design, as well as the surplus of shipping containers at Athens Port Piraeus, Nastazia Spyropoulou created a passive solar container home that is topped by a living roof and has little need of traditional heating/cooling. Her prototype Cocoon Module is made from a used (though good…

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

November 14, 2017 john 26 23611 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…