Green Homes

A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort
A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort
Nestled in a historic mining area in Washington, a modern, energy-efficient house blends modern architecture with reclaimed rustic materials.
By Lucy Wang - 8 days ago
Rammed Earth Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Home to the Desert
Rammed Earth Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Home to the Desert
Spanning a desert wash, a modern residence in Arizona embraces its natural surroundings with minimal impact.
 - 15 days ago
This Passive House in Park City Just Hit the Market For $1.1M
This Passive House in Park City Just Hit the Market For $1.1M
This Park City Passive House offers both stunning design and stellar energy efficiency.
 - a month ago
A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners
A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners
A sustainable retrofit and extension floods a California-style bungalow outside Melbourne with light and landscape views.
 - 2 months ago
This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab
This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab
Made of 100-percent recyclable materials and equipped with smart home technology, SysHaus is a new model by a Brazilian construction and engineering start-up.
 - 2 months ago
This Off-Grid Prefab Cabin Boasts a Hidden Jacuzzi
This Off-Grid Prefab Cabin Boasts a Hidden Jacuzzi
Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North Slovakia is the ultimate escape.
 - 2 months ago
A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget
A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget
Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.
 - 2 months ago
A Gorgeous, Off-Grid Guesthouse Perches Lightly on a California Ranch
A Gorgeous, Off-Grid Guesthouse Perches Lightly on a California Ranch
On an undulating stretch of California coastline, a hidden guesthouse runs free of the grid.
 - 2 months ago
An Energy-Plus Home Fuses With a Boulder-Strewn Landscape
An Energy-Plus Home Fuses With a Boulder-Strewn Landscape
This LEED Gold-certified home captures the genius locus of a rocky plot in Québec.
 - 3 months ago
This Striking Net-Zero Home Wraps Around a Serene Pond
This Striking Net-Zero Home Wraps Around a Serene Pond
Rooted in sustainable design, the Connecticut House radiates an undeniable Zen-like vibe.
 - 3 months ago
A Family Customizes an Off-Grid Tiny Home With Online Design Tools
A Family Customizes an Off-Grid Tiny Home With Online Design Tools
A tiny house builder’s clever online design tools enable a family of five to create their dream home.
 - 4 months ago
Two Rammed-Earth Buildings Host a Sustainable Live/Work Space For a Colorado Artist
Two Rammed-Earth Buildings Host a Sustainable Live/Work Space For a Colorado Artist
Serving as an art studio/residence for artist Rebecca DiDomenico, Swoon Art House has been built from 100-percent renewable resources.
 - 4 months ago
This Octagonal Prefab in Italy Rotates a Full 360 Degrees to Follow the Sun
This Octagonal Prefab in Italy Rotates a Full 360 Degrees to Follow the Sun
Like a sunflower, this experimental net-zero house follows the sun to generate all the energy it needs.
 - 4 months ago
An Old Worker’s Cottage Is Reborn Into an Eco-Friendly Home and Learning Center
An Old Worker’s Cottage Is Reborn Into an Eco-Friendly Home and Learning Center
A modern Melbourne renovation teaches others how to live sustainably without compromise.
 - 4 months ago
A Bright Yellow Reading Nook Steals the Show in This Energy-Efficient Portland Abode
A Bright Yellow Reading Nook Steals the Show in This Energy-Efficient Portland Abode
In Portland, Oregon, an eco-friendly home boasts sustainable design and vibrant pops of color.
 - 4 months ago
5 Stunning Uses of Western Red Cedar
5 Stunning Uses of Western Red Cedar
Durable, low maintenance, and always beautiful, Western Red Cedar is showing up in exciting ways, proving it can enhance the sleek design of modern structures.
 - 4 months ago
9 Effective Ways to Bring Sustainable Design Into the Home
9 Effective Ways to Bring Sustainable Design Into the Home
See if you check off all the boxes when it comes to creating an eco-friendly household.
 - 5 months ago
A New, Affordable Green Home Comes to an Australian Eco-Village
A New, Affordable Green Home Comes to an Australian Eco-Village
Adapted for the Australian climate, the eco-friendly, low-maintenance CORE 9 house starts at $192,000.
 - 6 months ago
A Sustainable Home Near Sydney Boasts Chicken Coops, Vertical Gardens, and More
A Sustainable Home Near Sydney Boasts Chicken Coops, Vertical Gardens, and More
A new home in Australia raises the question: Is it possible to produce much of your own food and energy while living near the heart of the city?
 - 6 months ago
A Net-Zero Home in Canada Boasts a Striking Saw-Toothed Roof
A Net-Zero Home in Canada Boasts a Striking Saw-Toothed Roof
Comprised of two perpendicular forms that gently navigate a lakeside site, Sky House runs off of solar energy.
 - 7 months ago
A Costa Rican Family Stays Connected in Three Shipping Container Homes
A Costa Rican Family Stays Connected in Three Shipping Container Homes
These eco-friendly shipping container homes allow three adult children to be independent while staying close to family.
 - 7 months ago
A Black Stucco Home in Dallas Is Surrounded by Eye-Popping Greenery
A Black Stucco Home in Dallas Is Surrounded by Eye-Popping Greenery
A Texas interior designer expands her vision outdoors with a water-wise garden.
 - 8 months ago
These Contemporary Lake Tahoe Chalets Have Ski-In, Ski-Out Access
These Contemporary Lake Tahoe Chalets Have Ski-In, Ski-Out Access
Located at the Northstar Resort in Truckee, California, these LEED Gold residences offer views of the slopes—and a few are looking for buyers.
 - 8 months ago
A Gardener's Home in Argentina Boasts Flowing Green Spaces
A Gardener's Home in Argentina Boasts Flowing Green Spaces
A continuous garden terrace connects each floor of this sustainable urban infill project in San Isidro.
 - 8 months ago
Living Green Walls 101: Their Benefits and How They're Made
Living Green Walls 101: Their Benefits and How They're Made
Living green walls may have gotten their start 80 years ago, but they’ve recently become some of the most striking and important eco-friendly features in buildings across the...
 - 8 months ago
7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California
7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California
You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.
 - 8 months ago
Raised in Just 10 Days, This Airtight Prefab Is a Lesson in Efficiency
Raised in Just 10 Days, This Airtight Prefab Is a Lesson in Efficiency
This stunning forest retreat in England uses prefabricated panels to minimize site impact, shorten construction time, and protect against weather.
 - 9 months ago
A Landscape Designer's 5 Main Tips For Bringing the Outdoors In
A Landscape Designer's 5 Main Tips For Bringing the Outdoors In
A recent NASA study found that houseplants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins within 24 hours, while other studies have linked them to increased productivity,...
 - 9 months ago
A Remote Prefab in Uruguay Is Completely Self-Sufficient
A Remote Prefab in Uruguay Is Completely Self-Sufficient
In a wild, remote setting in Uruguay, a stunning prefabricated retreat provides urban comfort with minimal impact on the landscape.
 - 10 months ago