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small and sweet: Bungalow-In-A-Box

Happy Easter to you all! I have some great posts coming up for you this next week but I thought I would squeeze a quick little one in tonight... This tiny cottage in Maine was built by a green pre-cut building company called "Bungalow In A Box". We build an efficient, weathertight shell...

A shipping container house for sale in Victoria B.C.

Houses made from shipping containers are the newest green home fad to take hold. They are touted as a way to create domestic and commercial space in a manner that is affordable, eco-friendly, efficient and flexible. I'm a fan of anything repurposed into a home because I find it ingenious and also visually stimulating. However......

Rotating Dome Home in New York State for sale!

I'm just crazy about this place! I first saw it a couple of weeks ago in a zillow.com "unique homes for sale" article. Then, two weekends ago, I happened across it on an "Extreme Homes" segment on HGTV. So I knew I needed to find a spot for it here...

Join the “subculture” – New Mexcio earthship for sale

I really love earthships. I wrote a whole feature on them that you can check out here. Often, I will search around online to see what's for sale in the earthship world because my lifelong dream is to someday own one. This one for sale outside of Taos, New Mexico recently caught my eye. "Greater...

Tiny British Columbia cob cabin

Here's one for the munchkins: (image from: cobworks.com) Tucked in the snow during the winter: This mini mushroom house is actually made from cob - a mixture of sand, clay and straw. Cob mixture is sculpted like clay but sturdy enough to build up without using forms. A company called Cobworks made this little home...

Green home in Mexico – wow!

Welcome to Casita Dos Arbolitos. The English translation of that name means (roughly): House of the Little Trees, or, more literally - according to my Mexican husband Lupe: little house two little trees. Priced reasonably at  $167,500 USD, this home in central Mexico is another artistic wonder. This adobe house, built in 2006,  is 1,300 square feet...

Incredible hiding home

Have a look at this unconventional place in  Sonoita, Arizona. If you were running down the hill on foot, you might just bound right over it and not even notice! Peeking out from a rugged, golden hillside is this 1667 square foot, 3 bed, 3 bath earth-sheltered home. It is currently for sale for $470,000. Built...

Stylin’ rustic cabin made from reclaimed materials

From a quick glance at a distance, this home in the San Luis Valley region of Colorado may look like a shack from a bygone era: But up close, this small cabin is actually a contemporay work of art built from reclaimed and recycled materials. Enitrely hand-built by  designer Victor Summers and his...

Round and rustic – Canadian style

Today I am featuring a house from my home country, Canada. And yes, it is round. Take a look at this unique green-built home near Owen Sound, Ontario: Doesn't the roof look like it is growing blonde hair? That is a "living roof" - the kind of roof where you can grow grass and...

Light, warmth, and blue jean recycling

Today I would like to invite you into a contemporary mountain beauty from my neck-of-the-woods... Come in, come in - this house is extremely pleasant. Well just a minute... before we begin our virtual tour, have a look at the outside: This house is located about 40 minutes from Canon City, Colorado and is currently listed at...