Build a house for less than $5000

February 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Build a house for less than $5000 | Cira Car.

This is awesome. I would love to have a house like this. Just add a garden, some chickens and solar panels and it’s perfect.

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Some key points of the design and construction:
* Dug into hillside for low visual impact and shelter
* Stone and mud from diggings used for retaining walls, foundations etc.
* Frame of oak thinnings (spare wood) from surrounding woodland
* Reciprocal roof rafters are structurally and aesthaetically fantastic and very easy to do
* Straw bales in floor, walls and roof for super-insulation and easy building
* Plastic sheet and mud/turf roof for low impact and ease
* Lime plaster on walls is breathable and low energy to manufacture (compared to cement)
* Reclaimed (scrap) wood for floors and fittings
* Anything you could possibly want is in a rubbish pile somewhere (windows, burner, plumbing, wiring…)
* Woodburner for heating – renewable and locally plentiful
* Flue goes through big stone/plaster lump to retain and slowly release heat
* Fridge is cooled by air coming underground through foundations
* Skylight in roof lets in natural feeling light
* Solar panels for lighting, music and computing
* Water by gravity from nearby spring
* Compost toilet
* Roof water collects in pond for garden etc.

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He also said this about tools he used: “Main tools used: chainsaw, hammer and 1 inch chisel, little else really. Oh and by the way I am not a builder or carpenter, my experience is only having a go at one similar house 2yrs before and a bit of mucking around inbetween. This kind of building is accessible to anyone. My main relevant skills were being able bodied, having self belief and perseverence and a mate or two to give a lift now and again.

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Scholar’s Library

March 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

this is soo sweet.

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Photo by Paul WarcholPhoto courtesy of Peter Gluck and Partners

Photo by Paul Warchol

My dream home…

September 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

HouseHillside House | DigsDigs.

Amazing LEED Home With a Very Vertical Design – HouseHillside House

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This contemporary residence LEED Platinum home that spans four levels on a hill of Mill Valley, California. It is designed by San Francisco-based SB Architects, and built by well-known green builder McDonald Construction. The steep hillside site provides for a very vertical design with living and private zones situated on multiple separate floors. The total area of interior spaces is 2,116 square feet while balconies and decks took up 1,567 square feet. These outdoor areas features stunning views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline beyond. The exterior and the interior both are done with using mostly natural materials. Among house’s green features are: low-flow fixtures, efficient LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, whole house automation, solar thermal, solar PV, and many others. { SB Architects | Photos by Mariko Reed }

 

Stairs Are Tiring, Get A Slide

May 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

Stairs Are Tiring, Get A Slide

amazing house locations.

April 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

This house is located on an island called Elliðaey near Vestmannaeyjar, a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The house was given to singer, Bjork from her motherland as a “Thank You” for putting Iceland on the international map.

This house is located on an island called Elliðaey near Vestmannaeyjar, a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The house was given to singer, Bjork from her motherland as a “Thank You” for putting Iceland on the international map.

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‘House K’

March 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

by Sekkei-sha

This house is sooo amazing, but so impractical. I love it… haha

The Japanese architectural practice Sekkei-sha, founded by Yoshichika Takagi, designed this broad single family residence on Hokkaido, the northern Japanese island. The interior is special for its village-like central space – the living area and kitchen – which seems to be surrounded by other residential houses.

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“Considering the cold climate in Hokkaido, it didn’t seem to be the most appropriate solution to make a wide open interior space as outdoors, yet, keeping the house shape on the exterior.
We tried to see if we could design a space that would be ‘indoor’ (which was closed in terms of the thermal environment) but would give a feeling of being ‘outdoors’ as a backdrop within the building.

The given condition of making an open indoor space led directly to the idea of making house-shaped indoor rooms. If these house shapes were scattered, it would give a village-like view.
The shape of a house is a code for dividing space indoors and outdoors, and a village is a code that implies outdoors. By using these codes, we thought that an interweaved scenery of indoor and outdoor would be made possible.”

‘House K’, photo by Seiya Miyamoto

“After some trials, it seemed that a set of more than 3 house shapes would give a village feeling, which would potentially create a relationship between indoor and outdoor.
If we could cover these entirely with a bigger house shape, this would function as an indoor space in terms of thermal environment.

Eventually, we managed to create a interweaved scenery between ‘indoors’ and ‘outdoors’ by placing 6 house-shaped profiles within one large exterior that envelops the entire place.
One of the six house shapes was made into an outdoor terrace. Indoors, there would be a village-like view using the help of the code for outdoors, inside the building. This kind of control functions to blur the definition of ‘indoors’ and ‘outdoors’, and this is where interweaving takes place.
As a container, we made those big house shapes as interior, but when people actually live there and use the space, the feeling of the interior switches between an indoor space to an outdoor space.
It would only be then that this idea of an interweaved living space would be expressed and perceived.”

‘House K’, photo by Seiya Miyamoto

‘House K’, photo by Seiya Miyamoto

‘House K’, photo by Seiya Miyamoto

The Most Expensive Property In Brooklyn, NY

February 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

i love the clock windows….

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