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The Salus Corporation is a Canadian charity that provides housing and support services for clients with mental health needs.

Tiny House Development in Detroit Aims to Offer Affordable Housing

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The Detroit-based non-profit Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) recently unveiled the first six tiny homes already completed as part of their affordable housing solution in the area. The housing is intended for low-income seniors, students, and even homeless people.

Modern Passive House

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The specs are great, but what’s also very impressive is that the home is modern architecture at it’s best. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Innovative New Passive House Prefab. Small Passive House Can be Built in Just 10 Days.

Aspen Root Passive House

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The Aspen Root Passive Home is the culmination of a 25-year journey for the owners who both work in the environmental industry and are committed to reducing their own ecological footprint.

House That Moves With the Wind

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ReActor, as their project is called, is not just a house, but could also be considered a work of art. ReActor house measures 44 x 8 ft (13 x 2.4 The most challenging aspect of living in a house that moves was staying out of the sun, according to the architects.

Cottonwood House

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The Cottonwood Passive House is one of the first homes in Alberta built to the Passive House standard. EcoHouse CanPhi David Zeibin ecoHouse Canada German Passive House standard passive house Passive House Standard sustainable architecture and building

Architecture Student Transforms a School Bus Into a Mobile House

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All together, this is less than a downpayment on a home, and the school bus can function as a normal house. Tiny Tack House Transforms Tacks into Tiny Home Movement Advocates. Carbon-Neutral Queensland Beachfront Home is New Face of Tropical Off-Grid Architecture.

Bois Ellen Housing Co-op

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The recently completed Bois Ellen Co-op is located in the City of Laval near the Place de la Concorde train and metro station, a neighbourhood that is in transition toward multi-residential housing. architects passive design SABMagazine.com sustainable architecture and building

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Comfortable and Surprisingly Spacious Tiny House

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The recently completed NestHouse, built by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland is quite possibly all a tiny home should be. The house is heated by a woodstove, which is located in the center of the sitting area, and the stairs leading up to the loft are coiled around it.

Student Housing Made of Shipping Containers

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Shipping container architecture seems to be once again becoming quite popular. The well-known Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group has recently completed a sustainable floating housing prototype for students living in Copenhagen.

Recycled Shipping Container House

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It’s called Kin Kin Container House and it was built using a disused shipping container that was already on the property when owner Troy Walker purchased it.

Underwater Floating House

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Here’s a unique floating house idea. According to the developers, the Floating Seahorse houses are more environmentally friendly as well as more cost-effective. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Plans for the Floating House Freely Available. A Flood Proof House?

Super Affordable Tiny House

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Even though downsizing to a tiny house is all about cutting costs and saving, a lot of custom made, or prefab tiny home offerings have hefty price tags. Prefab affordable alternative energy energy efficiency green building international modern architecture modern design tiny home tiny house

Bedford Park House

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The Bedford Park House in Toronto is a 3,100 sq. Building Case Studies ALEX TEDESCO Bedford Park House geothermal system LGA Architectural Partners Radiant Floor Heating SabMagazine sustainable architecture and building

An Interesting Example of Shipping Container Architecture

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The so-called RDP House, recently completed in Quito, Ecuador, is a great example of unique and interesting ways in which shipping containers can be used to build modern, sustainable homes. Student Housing Made of Shipping Containers.

Tiny House that Overlooks a Volcano

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Residents of the so-called Phoenix House in Hawaii can. Phoenix House is located on a lava field Kalapana, which is near the base of the active Mauna Loa volcano. Phoenix House has a total floorspace of 450 sq ft (41 sq m) and is not towable, as most tiny homes we see are.

Dignified Disaster Relief Housing

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There is always need for disaster relief housing, and the recently introduced Hex House is certainly one of the more dignified ones. Hex House is hexagonal in shape and features a number of amenities more typical for a home than a temporary shelter.

The best tiny house we’ve seen so far

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DIY tiny houses move to the next level as an architecture student introduces digital design and fabrication into the mix. EcoHouse ecohome.net LEED for Homes Green Rater Mike Reynolds SABMag SabMagazine sustainable architecture and building tiny house

Passive House Design:

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EcoHouse Casa Luca DLP Architecture ecoHouse Canada Lucio Picciano Architect nergy efficiency and ethical building practices passive houseToo often we equate energy efficiency with sustainability, overlooking considerations of form and design.

Naturally Cooled Concrete House

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The Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects recently completed the so-called Binh House in Ho Chi Minh City. The firm is planning to build other such houses as part of their House for Trees series. Binh House measures 2,507 sq ft (233 sq m) and is comprised of three floors.

Pros and Cons of Shipping Container Architecture

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This article looks at the main pros and cons of shipping container architecture, starting with the good stuff. Pros of Shipping Container Architecture. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Shipping Container Architecture Helping to Solve Homelessness.

Tiny House Made of CNC-cut Panels

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The tiny house movement has come a long way these last couple of years, which has led to many innovative approaches to constructing these sustainable dwellings. An envelope made of permeable house wrap and a thermal wrap of mineral wool board makes up the first layer of the home.

Quaint Old-Style Rusty House

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The firm Rocky Mountain Tiny House of Colorado has earned its reputation of creating unique and well-designed tiny homes, and their latest creation is no exception. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: XL Tiny House Big Enough for a Family.

What is Passive House?

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Canadian Tiny House With a Cool Deck

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Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Mobile Tiny House With a View. Mobile Tiny House Brings you Closer to Nature. The company Greenmoxie of Toronto, Canada recently unveiled a sustainable tiny home, which can withstand even the harsh conditions of a Canadian winter.

Shipping Container Architecture Helping to Solve Homelessness

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The ease of using shipping containers to build homes, and the speed with which such homes can be constructed makes them a prime choice when developing housing for the homeless. But far from being poorly made, these homes offer all the comforts of a traditionally constructed house.

Innovative Sustainable Tree House Design

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The Toronto based firm Farrow Partnership Architects designed and built a unique, modern tree house, which is made from sustainable materials, and doesn’t harm the tree in any way, or restrict its growth. Conservatory House Built to Replicate the Design and Functionality of a Tree.

Quaint Tiny House With Modern Features

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There is no information on how much the house cost to design and built, though given the high-end décor (which includes a crystal chandelier) it was likely not cheap. Modern design construction waste green building modern architecture modern design nature residential tiny home tiny house woo

The North Park Passive House

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Building the first Passive house on Vancouver Island, a duplex shared with our son Mark’s family, convinced us that the market in Victoria was ready for Passive House market condominiums.

Colorado’s First Passive House

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Brookfield Residential’s Midtown Residence Eight in Denver, is the first Colorado home to receive the Passive House Institute U.S. It is also the first house made by a US production builder to receive this certification. Karuna House Becomes the World’s Greenest House.

Karuna House Becomes the World’s Greenest House

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Karuna House, a single family residence which stands on the hilltops of Yamhill County, Oregon has received the Passive House (PHUIS+), Minergie-P-ECO and LEED for Homes Platinum certifications. The house was designed by Holst Architecture and built by the company Hammer & Hand.

A house digitally fabricated from the ground up

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A team of professionals at ETH Zurich have started work on a house which will be digitally fabricated at nearly all stages of the construction process. The so-called DFAB House is being crafted at the NEST building near Zurich in Switzerland.

Innovative New Passive House Prefab

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Sonya Newenhouse, the founder of the green consulting company, Madison Environmental, is putting theory into practice through building the so-called NewenHouse, which is a prefab sustainable, passive house. The space heating demand of this passive house is 3.61

Unique Energy Efficient Cave House

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Southern Spain boasts of many cave houses, which are beautiful to look at and also serve the purpose of keeping the inhabitants cool in the searing summer heat. But the recently built House on the Cliff is certainly a step apart from the rest.

Farnham Avenue House

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Farnham Avenue House is a single-family detached residential infill project. Some of the eco-friendly design aspects are time honoured such as, vertical ventilation and natural daylight shafts, dynamic cross ventilation, passive solar shading, and super insulation.

Tiny House Made of Cork

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The primary function of this tiny house is to serve as a nature escape for two, since the home is located in the woods and lacks the space and amenities, which would make it suitable as a full-time home. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Canadian Tiny House With a Cool Deck.

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