Green Homes

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.
By Lucy Wang - 5 days 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.
 - 9 days 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.
 - 18 days 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.
 - a month 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 4 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?
 - 4 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.
 - 5 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.
 - 5 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.
 - 6 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.
 - 6 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.
 - 6 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...
 - 6 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.
 - 6 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.
 - 7 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,...
 - 7 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.
 - 7 months ago
Net-Zero Homes Help Solve an Affordable Housing Crisis at a Native American Reservation
Net-Zero Homes Help Solve an Affordable Housing Crisis at a Native American Reservation
The $60 million plan involves members of the Oglala Lakota Nation helping to build their own homes.
 - 8 months ago
4 Easy Steps to Creating Your Own DIY Green Roof
4 Easy Steps to Creating Your Own DIY Green Roof
If you've been dreaming of topping your home off with a living roof but want to get the job done on your own, we have you covered.
 - 9 months ago
Designed to Handle the Heat and More
Designed to Handle the Heat and More
A thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its sleek and sustainable form to its vernacular roots.
 - 2 years ago
Denver's Energy Efficient  Home
Denver's Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.
 - 7 years ago
Xeros Effect
Xeros Effect
Matthew Trzebiatowski matched an extreme aesthetic to an extreme climate, but his sustainable moves took a gentler approach.
 - 10 years ago
Thin, Mint: A Eco-Friendly House Rises in Compact Quarters
Thin, Mint: A Eco-Friendly House Rises in Compact Quarters
On a narrow site in Western Australia, Mountford Architects makes the most of a tight spot—with an eye to the future.
 - 2 years ago