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February 12, 2013
These stilted homes transcend traditional architecture.

The corrugated steel panels and steel beams used for the Kitchener residence were created offsite and trucked in. Take a look at the rest of this home here.


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Peter Hyatt
Originally appeared in Rising to the Occasion
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Modern sustainable house by the beach

The Casa Cuatro, located in Chile, sits above a 180-foot cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. See more of this green home here.

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Crisobal Palma
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Julie, James, and Christian enjoy an unexpected bonus of living in a house on stilts—–a pair of swings suspended from the base of the structure. The family often goes for walks on the property, looking for wildlife and playing in the tepee they built in a

Julie, James, and their son Christian enjoy an unexpected bonus of living in a house on stilts––a pair of swings suspended from the base of the structure. See the full gallery of images here.

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Nine slender steel columns held in place by cross-bracing hold this small weekend house 21 feet in midair. Click here for more stilted living in Japan.

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Go Hasegawa
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The deck built on the ground level of the holiday home designed by André Lessard and Barbara Dewhirst provides ample outdoor space during inclement weather. See more of this Canadian Beacon here.

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Paul Orenstein

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It’s a fact of physics that hot air rises, and this simple concept is all Maria and Matthew Salenger needed to design a passive cooling system for the backyard pods they use as bedrooms at their house in Tempe, where the average daily temperature is 86 de

It’s a fact of physics that hot air rises, and this simple concept is all Maria and Matthew Salenger needed to design a passive cooling system for the backyard pods they use as bedrooms at their house in Tempe––where the average daily temperature is 86 degrees. The light, steel-framed structures float on stilts above the yard, allowing cooler air to circulate underneath. Click to see more of this modern pod house in Arizona.

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Bill Timmerman


Originally appeared in Pod Living
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holan house exterior stairs

The corrugated steel panels and steel beams used for the Kitchener residence were created offsite and trucked in. Take a look at the rest of this home here.


Photo by Peter Hyatt. Image courtesy of 
Peter Hyatt.

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