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An Off-the-Grid Island Home for a Seattle Music Producer
Grunge band producer Adam Kasper enlisted the help of the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for his family home on a small island...
A Film Producer’s Desert Retreat Is a Starburst of Shipping Containers
A previously unrealized design by Whitaker Studio will become a vacation home in Joshua Tree, each shipping container...
6 Striking Prefab Homes in Seattle
From a floating home to LEED Platinum-certified dwellings, the Emerald City is a stronghold for eco-conscious prefab housing.
Repurposed Ship Materials and 100-Year-Old Beams Make Up This Tree House-Like Home
With five-story water views and accents from a salvaged ship, this home has served as inspiration for an acclaimed architect.
14 Totally Off-the-Grid Cabins
Operating entirely off the grid, these homes match renewable energy sources with modern design.
9 Stellar Homes That Venture Off-Grid
Celebrate Earth Day with these off-grid homes that put sustainability first.
An Off-Grid Home That Relies on the Sun and the Wind
A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right into the surrounding landscape.
A Midcentury Ranch Home Is Totally Transformed in Seattle
After being buried under layers of haphazard renovations, a 1959 Seattle ranch finally reaches its maximum potential.
Off-the-Grid Island House in New Zealand Connects with the Outdoors
A remote beachside cottage evokes the spirit of camping trips.
This Shining Seattle Home Revels in Bright Simplicity
A streamlined material palette and crisp white interiors frame an art-filled home in the Pacific Northwest.
A Jewel Box Floating Home on Seattle’s Lake Union Lists for $3.5M
Vandeventer + Carlander used an inverted floor plan to fit in multiple outdoor spaces and a bedroom overlooking the water’s edge.
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These 7 Hawaiian Modernist Escapes Will Have You Dreaming of the Islands
If you've ever entertained fantasies of a modernist escape on a tropical island, you'll fully understand why each of these...
Unplug at This Off-Grid Tiny Home in South Australia
Simple materials compose this rentable tiny house nestled in a secret spot in the Adelaide Hills.
Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes.
A 1970s Airstream Is Revamped Into an Off-Grid Home For Six
Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker and their four kids live, work, and explore the world in this stylish, sustainable Airstream...
This Off-Grid Container Home in Australia Disappears in Nature
Nestled in a tiny town off the coast, this container home echoes the main ingredient the owners had hoped for in a weekend...
A Minimalist Home in Seattle Embodies a Simpler Way of Life
Sited among lush trees on an 11,303-square-foot lot, this tranquil dwelling is deeply connected to nature.
20 Audio Products For the Modern Music Lover
Here at Dwell, we love music.
This Breezy Floating Home Makes the Most of a Tranquil Setting Along Seattle’s Portage Bay
Studio DIAA debuts with an airy design that employs generous indoor/outdoor connections and playful materials to gather and...
These Luxe New Prefab Homes Are Designed for Off-Grid Living
Tiny living meets luxury in these Bauhaus-inspired shipping container homes.
6 Off-Grid Prefab Homes For Self-Sufficient Living
Whether you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint, retreat into nature, or simply reduce your utility bills, get inspiration...
Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
“I can show you what it was…and what it is,” Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island...
An Off-Grid Artist’s Retreat Pops Up on an Island Near Ireland
Dubbed Studio Drop, the tiny green cabin offers refuge for creatives seeking isolation.
A Tiny Backyard Studio in Seattle Filled With Midcentury Finds
A petite outbuilding is exactly what a couple needed for their Seattle property.
A Seattle Home Perched High in the Treetops Transforms With Movable Walls
In The Lookout, Hybrid Architecture inverts the floor plan of a typical home to best take advantage of a sloped site.
A New Eco-Friendly Home Emerges From a Tired Structure on Long Island’s Wetlands
Josh Manes Architecture imagines protruding and receding volumes to maximize solar energy and frame 360-degree views.
This Artist Couple’s Off-Grid Dream Home Was a Decade in the Making
After escaping over the years to Lake Huron’s Manitoulin Island, a pair of painters tap Solares Architecture for a sustainable...
A Black Gable Cantilevers Over the Entrance to This Rhode Island Home
The bold yet minimalist residence sits lightly on the land and engages with the surrounding scenery.
Budget Breakdown: A Portland Home Packs an Off-Grid Punch for $820K
On challenging terrain overlooking a wetland, Minarik Architecture creates a resilient, dual-volume residence.
A Tech Entrepreneur Rehabs an Off-Grid Dome Home in Joshua Tree
A tech entrepreneur goes off the grid and learns to work with his hands as he remakes a geodesic dome in the California desert.
This Luxe Off-Grid Retreat Will Put You Right at Home on the Farm
With all its creature comforts hidden beneath a steel shed roof, Gawthorne’s Hut, a vacation rental in Australia’s Mudgee Valley,...
An Off-Grid Prefab Home Slides Wide Open to the Australian Bush
The self-sufficient Courtyard House embraces the bush landscape in all directions.
A Connecticut Couple Build an Off-Grid Dream Home in the Prairies of Uruguay
MAPA Architects revitalizes an old ranch house in rural Uruguay—more than 5,300 miles away from the clients’ primary home.
Long Island Found
When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s...
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows Its Own Food
Gray Organschi Architecture and the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture team up to create the Ecological Living Module, a...