House in Argentan, Orne, France
"Alnwick Garden Treehouse is the world’s largest, all-wood treehouse. It is six thousand square feet. It’s comprised of walkways, cottages, shops, a restaurant, and play areas. It holds close to one thousand people. More than thirty lime trees support the structure."
The Abod intended to provide housing options where large numbers of families lack homes of any kind. These structures are easily assembled; four people can easily construct one unit in a day with the provided hand tools. Joining two or more units together easily expands the Abod. The structures are permanent lasting twenty to thirty years, but can quickly dissembled for relocation.
"Casita Nuaannarpoq," a 1,700 sq ft adobe/strawbale home in New Mexico, is completely off-grid and self sustaining. Rain water is collecting from the entire roof system into dual 1700 gal underground water tanks then purified. Also re-uses grey water, photovoltaic panels, solar hot water with hot water heater back up, woodstove and "cooling tower" to release warm air from within home through a skylight. Design (assumed) Photo Credit: Edge Architects www.edgearchitect...
Proof that modern doesn't have to mean cold.