The house that time forgot By Elizabeth Raines Beeler of Coastal Living Raindrops seeping through the roof and floorboards creaking like old bones only add to the beauty and character of this 250-year-old home on Jamaica's St. Ann's Bay. The authenticity of the materials on this house's exterior ― from centuries-old limestone to classic cedar shingles ― give it true island charm. Rainwater runs off the roof and funnels into catchments, supplying the house's water. Anne Bays, Floorboards Creak, Home Decorating, Decor House, Raindrop Seeping, Time Forgot, North Shore, Coastal Living, Jamaica North
Custom-built prefabricated homes, such as the modernist perrinepod, encourage the green value that houses should be nothing more or less than their inhabitants need. By using less space and materials, prefab homes preserve natural resources, while leaving the smallest of footprints. They are usually manufactured in a way that leaves a smaller ecological footprint than conventional on-site construction.