home sweet alternative homes & other shelters
anything that isn't the cookie stamp building (then again if you want to make a building that looks like cookie I'm probably interested ;-)
I don't need this house. Just knowing that it exists makes me happy.
one of the many dwellings from transformed shipping containers
not completely sure I'd want this but...willing to try it out ;-)
Marie Antoinette's Village (Versailles - France) by Kaptah. Interesting that this was an idealized home even back then.
this site is all about tea cups including some great recycle ideas.
And...I'm home. The Schwimmhaus by German architects Confused-Direction is a green hausboot (oops, house boat) designed to float around or just stay put on the shore. Its modern pre-fab aesthetic sets it aside from most maritime-y houseboats, and a green roof adds freshness and sustainable cred. Still under construction, Schwimmhaus is being built from wood salvaged from an old farm house in addition to other sustainable building materials.
Tiny Living I am a big fan of fort-like living. I spent a good deal of my time as a kid setting up the perfect house/fort/under-table studio for my dolls/Barbies/New Kids on the Block action figures... but when all of their bits were organized and the interior decor was set up, i didnt fancy playing any more... a gleeful store-er at age 4. This micro home (made from scavenged wood) is very cute. Check out the full slide show via the link below.
Cordwood buildings are actually made from wood stacked firewood-style, and mortar. Debarked logs ranging from 12 to 36 inches can be arranged into walls either in load-bearing round structures or in combination with post-and-beam framing. Soft woods like cedar and pine are used because they are more stable, with less expansion and contraction. These walls offer both insulation and thermal mass.
Earthbag Beehive House -The idea that you can build a structurally strong house with nothing more complicated than a bunch of bags, earth, clay and lime, plus some basic on-farm materials and plenty of hands on deck is pretty exciting for a lot of people, including me. Earthbag building might just be the answer to our dreams
Friedensreich_Hundertwasser "Visual pollution is more poisonous than any other pollution because it kills the soul."