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A House Made from a Shipping Container

Do you ever wonder what happens to all those corrugated metal shipping boxes? Is there some graveyard where obsolete cargo containers go to be piled into a rusty, sad mountain of metal? Well, loo…

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5 Potential Barriers to the Tiny House Movement

By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger TreeHugger has been covering tiny houses for years; I even own one, the remains of a previous career trying to promote the idea of the tiny house. Notwithstanding the s…

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Habitat for Humanity: Building Good Green Homes

Habitat for Humanity is addressing a global housing crisis one home at a time. According to the non-profit, Habitat for Humanity: “About 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing and 100 million …

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2 People, 600 Square Feet: Not an Inch is Wasted

After living in a 600-square-foot studio apartment for 23 years, Ken and Linda Bolton bought their first home in 2000. “I was seeking three bedrooms, a dining room and lots of windows,” Linda says. Sh…

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5 Solutions for Living without Closets

For the most part, Victoria Gazeley has everything she needs in the 650-square-foot restored homesteader's cabin in coastal British Columbia that she shares with her 7-year-old son. The one thing she …

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A 280-Square-Foot Cottage: Everything She Needs for $28,000

My kids tagged along when we photographed Quietude, Denise Franklin's 280-square-foot cottage in the Okanagan mountains near Oliver, British Columbia, a couple summers ago for Natural Home & Garde…

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Small And Stylish ECO Homes

Ever dream about creating the perfect eco-house? The importance of greening our homes to save energy and the planet has become more and more mainstream. I’ve been following the tiny house movement, an…

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Tiny Houses Create More Freedom

Jay Shafer is a designer of tiny houses, so small some might laugh when they first see the 89 square-foot house on a trailer, but there is something undeniably practical and sane about what he is doin…

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