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5 Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good

From a mindful cabin in the Ozarks to an isolated retreat in the eastern Washington desert, these five homes show that great design can exist totally off-the-grid.
April 1, 2015
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Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses

The prefab Active House B10 prototype in Stuttgart can be built in a day, but its implications will be felt for years.
March 16, 2015
Cocoon9 Prefab Cabin Exterior

An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated

Cocoon9’s prefab cabin makes the most of its petite imprint.
March 9, 2015
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A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time

This single-family home in Himeji, Japan was built with three daughters, two dogs, and lush, green exteriors in mind.
March 6, 2015
monochromatic copenhagen townhouse deck patio

6 Casual Outdoor Dining Spaces

When the weather allows, these laid-back dining areas are the perfect spot for breakfast under the sun.
March 6, 2015
Modern box house made of HardiePanel siding

5 Unbelievably Green Housing Developments

These five sustainable housing developments show that the most sensible way to go green is to go together.
March 5, 2015
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8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs

From the world's first carbon-positive prefab to hurricane-proof homes, there have been some exciting breakthroughs in modular housing recently. This primer ought to catch you up on the latest.
February 17, 2015
modern kitchen with marble countertop and wooden cabinets

6 Savvy Uses for Reclaimed Wood

Designing with reclaimed wood is a smart way to save and go green, not to mention add a little rustic charm to your abode. Here are six examples of salvaged wood in the modern home.
February 12, 2015
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The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House

Australian firm Archiblox has designed the world's first carbon-positive prefab. We take a tour of the space, which is currently on view in Melbourne's City Square.
February 10, 2015
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