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Stunning Lemuria Earthship

Unusual Dwellings June 6, 2016

Stunning Lemuria Earthship

Earthships use discarded materials like used tires and plastic bottles, solar/wind electricity, rainwater catchment and filtration, passive solar/thermal mass design, and contained natural sewage treatment to achieve a home that is entirely independent and free from monthly bills.

Earthships address every aspect of comfort and sustainability in one ingenious design that reflects over 40 years of work by architect Michael Reynolds and his crew.

Lemuria Earthship

$275,000
MLS #95129
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
1,400 sq.ft.
1.5 acres

“The ‘Global Model’ Earthship features Michael Reynolds’ latest in Earthship technologies and design. The greenhouse separated from the main living space allows for superior temperature control. The home features cooling through tubes buried in the berm behind the home. The roof slopes to the north allowing higher ceilings near the windows.

“The front door opens up directly into the greenhouse which also serves as the main hall for the home. This greenhouse hallway is flourishing with a lush green jungle of plants taking water from the home’s gray water system and filtering the water through their roots.

“The bedroom sits at its far west end. Glass doors and windows bring in light from the greenhouse. Tires filled with rammed earth make the exterior walls, while the adjacent bathroom is separated by a can wall.

“The bathroom features tiled walls and floors as well as a flagstone floor shower. It is plumbed with both fresh water for the sinks and showers, and gray water for the toilets. This bathroom sits in between the bedroom and kitchen. Behind it is a pantry area that will also house the home’s laundry equipment.

“Looking out of the home from the main kitchen and living area, the high desert and mountain views create a pleasing panorama.

“Michael Reynolds and Earthship Biotecture have built this 1 bedroom, 1 bath earthship in the Greater World Community. The home is sized and priced comparable to similar traditional homes in the Taos area. Sustainability meets affordability in a home sized for one or small family livability. Earthship Biotecture estimates that annual utility bills for this home will not exceed $100 per year!

“Those familiar with Earthship design will note both similarities and differences from previous Earthships. The top of the green house is the highest point of the house and features an operable ventilation box to exhaust hot hair. The photovoltaic panels sit at the top of the greenhouse. The primary doors to the home enter through the greenhouse enabling this space to serve as an airlock thus further separating interior living space from the outside air.

“The greenhouse contains most of the homes gray water planters. Here the plan shows how it runs the entire length of the home.

“The middle section of the house features a bathroom toward the front and a laundry/mechanical room to the back. The bathroom faces the greenhouse, while the laundry mechanical room comes off of the kitchen area of the great room.”

Here’s a link to their Kickstarter campaign. We’ve also added them to our builders and designers directory.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Earthship, and other unusual dwellling builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more unusual dwellings,click here.

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Environment-Friendly Earthship for Sale

Unusual Dwellings June 6, 2016

Environment-Friendly Earthship for Sale

Earthships use discarded materials like used tires and plastic bottles, solar/wind electricity, rainwater catchment and filtration, passive solar/thermal mass design, and contained natural sewage treatment to achieve a home that is entirely independent and free from monthly bills.

Earthships address every aspect of comfort and sustainability in one ingenious design that reflects over 40 years of work by architect Michael Reynolds and his crew.

Waybee Earthship for Sale

$495,000
MLS #96490
2 bedroom
2 bathroom
2 car garage
2295 sq.ft.
1.8 acres

“The ‘Global Model’ Earthship features Michael Reynolds’ latest in Earthship technologies and design. The greenhouse separated from the main living space allows for superior temperature control. The home features cooling through tubes buried in the berm behind the home. The roof slopes to the north allowing higher ceilings near the windows.

“The front door opens directly into the garage space which also serves as a large air lock with its own greenhouse. This space then opens up into the main greenhouse serving as the main hall for the home. This greenhouse pants are young but will flourish with a lush green jungle of plants taking water from the home’s gray water system and filtering the water through their roots.

“Looking out of the home from the main kitchen and living area, the high desert and mountain views create a pleasing panorama.

“Michael Reynolds and Earthship Biotecture have built this 2 bedroom, 2 bath earthship in the Greater World Community. The home is sized and priced comparable to similar traditional homes in the Taos area.

“Sustainability meets affordability in a home sized for one or small family livability. Earthship Biotecture estimates that annual utility bills for this home will not exceed $100 per year!

“Those familiar with Earthship design will note both similarities and differences from previous Earthships. The top of the green house is the highest point of the house and features an operable ventilation box to exhaust hot hair. The photovoltaic panels sit at the top of the greenhouse. The primary doors to the home enter through the greenhouse enabling 2 spaces to serve as an airlocks thus further separating interior living space from the outside air.

“The greenhouse contains most of the homes gray water planters. Here the plan shows how it runs the entire length of the home.

“The middle section of the house features a bathroom toward the front and a laundry/mechanical room to the back. The bathroom faces the greenhouse, while the laundry mechanical room comes off of the kitchen area of the great room.

“The main bathroom features stone tile walls and floors as well as a tub. It is plumbed with both fresh water for the sinks and showers, and gray water for the toilets. This bathroom sits in between the bedroom and kitchen.

“The  first bedroom sits at the middle of the house past the bathroom. Glass doors and windows bring in light from the greenhouse. Tires filled with rammed earth make the exterior walls, while the adjacent bathroom is separated by a can wall.

“At the far east end of the house is the master bedroom, it has an en suite bathroom with a stone floor shower.

Here’s a link to their Kickstarter campaign. We’ve also added them to our builders and designers directory.

Great Barn Home Features an Open Wrap Around Porch

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Earthship, and other unusual dwellling builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more unusual dwellings,click here.

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High Quality Allwood Cabin Kit

Cabins June 6, 2016

High Quality Allwood Kit Cabin Sunray

Cabin Specifications:

Wall thickness: 2-3/4″ (70 mm)
Dual T&G (WindBlock pattern)
Inside floor area 162 SQF
Floor boards: 3/4″
Roof/ceiling boards: 3/4″
Double door (1): 63-3/8″ x 74-13/16″
Windows: 22-9/16″ x 74-13/16″ (2). 50-3/4″ x 41-1/8″ (1)
Wall height: 7’1″
Inside dimensions: 14’4″ x 11’4″
Outside dimensions” 14’9″ x 11’10”

Features:

Large windows, lots of light. Ideal lake or beach house.
2-2/4″ (70 mm) dual T&G windblock pattern
Inside floor area spaciaous 162 sqf
Stock item – ships in one week
No interior finishing needed
Price new from $8,690.00 & FREE shipping.
Product description

From the makers: “Allwood Sunray is a popular kit cabin made from high quality Nordic wood. This aptly named model was designed to allow abundant natural light inside. Sunray may have a lake / beach house written all over it but this cabin also makes an elegant guest house or even a stand-alone retail building. Or a small cafe. With thicker than usual (2-3/4”) wall planks, Sunray is very energy efficient and well suited even for colder climates. Assembly of this solid wood cabin takes a full day for two adults. Do it yourself simple step-by-step directions come with the kit. Only minimal tools are needed. We can also install the cabin for you. Please contact us for Free Estimate.

“Sunray Features: Durable, dense grain and slow grown Nordic Spruce Floor and roof construction materials included Pre hung and glazed double door and window Pre assembled gables All nails, screws, fixings, handles and door lock. Easy to follow instructions.”

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Allwood Industrials, and other cabin builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more cabin, click here.

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Jaw-Dropping Metal Barndominum w/ Stone Wainscot and Lovely Interior (HQ Pictures)

Home and Garden June 6, 2016

Jaw-Dropping Metal Barndominum w Stone Wainscot and Lovely Interior (HQ Pictures)

Yes, its a barndominium … a modern, yet traditional and stylish home and barn combined. It’s quite special. For those who desire to live outside the busy environment of the city, this special living and working space is ideal.

Great for family living and socializing lots of storage space in addition to the living space and the benefits of a metal built house. Large families will have plenty of room to make a part of this home something special for them.

Whether you are a serious farmer or cattleman, or simply a family man who loves to be with family and friends for gatherings, this home will satisfy your needs.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Wow Haus and other home and garden companies and builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more home and garden,click here.

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Insanely Gorgeous Kitchen that Fits in an Extraordinary Tiny House

Tiny House June 5, 2016

Insanely Gorgeous Kitchen that Fits in an Extraordinary Tiny House

This tiny house is all about the interior. For cozy, portable small homes, many of them on wheels, but some meant to be placed on top of flat truck beds and transported, the emphasis is often on a small footprint (and cost) more than anything else, but people have been coming up with all kinds of interior design ideas tailored specifically for tiny homes.

In this one, even though its small, there are large windows, hardwood floors, custom lighting, use of the “open concept” to make things look roomy, accent wood for the various features, a skylight, privacy curtains, and then all the necessities of house building.

They have a small full kitchen with a gas range stove and oven. And counters there too for prep.

heck out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from tiny house builders and companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more tiny house,click here.

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Outback Cabins for Off-Grid Living from $3,125

Cabins June 5, 2016

Outback Cabins for Off-Grid Living from $3,125

So you want a tiny house cabin … I mean pretty tiny … but big enough to camp out in? Well, there’s no reason you need to go big if that’s what you’re looking for, right? As long as you have enough space for a bed, a table, and a food preparation area, you can cover the bases of off-grid or small cabin living.

And who’s to say you can’t update the building a bit later with a bathroom, or a sink and fridge, or add a second unit onto it?

This is one of the Amish Buildings little cabins, called the “M.B. Outback” cabin.

M.B. OUTBACK SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 6′ deep porch on gable end (same width as the building)
  • 7′ High sidewalls
  • Primed L.P. Smart Siding
  • 25 Year Shingles
  • 2×6 Tongue & Groove Treated Flooring
  • 5/8″ CDX Plywood Roof Sheathing
  • 4×4 Pressure Treated Runners
    (4×6 for buildings 16’L or longer)
  • 2×4 Framing – 16″ O.C.
    (Vertical barn siding – 24″ O.C.)
  • 12″ front and back overhang w/ 2×4 fascia
  • 6″ side overhang w/ 2×4 fascia
  • Aluminum Drip Edge
  • Louvered Air Vents
  • 67″ wide by 72″ high Door openings
    (In 8′ Wide Barns – 53″ w by 72″ h)
  • Locking Door handle
  • 1×4 Cedar trim and door frame
  • Header above doors
  • Double studs on all door jambs
  • Heavy duty barn door hinges
  • All doors are reinforced with double frames and assembled with screws
  • All exterior nails galvanized

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Amish Buildings, and other cabin builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more cabin, click here.

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Miller Cabins from $2,795

Cabins June 5, 2016

Miller Cabins from $2,795

So you want a tiny house cabin … I mean pretty tiny … but big enough to camp out in? Well, there’s no reason you need to go big if that’s what you’re looking for, right? As long as you have enough space for a bed, a table, and a food preparation area, you can cover the bases of off-grid or small cabin living.

And who’s to say you can’t update the building a bit later with a bathroom, or a sink and fridge, or add a second unit onto it?

This is one of the Amish Buildings little cabins, called the “Miller Cabin”

M.B. CABINS SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 4′ deep attached porch/overhang/deck along one full side
  • One set of wooden Double Doors
  • 67″ wide by 72″ high Door openings
    (In 6′-8′ Wide Barns – 53″ w by 72″ h)
  • One wooden entry door (36″w x 72″h)
  • 2×6 T&G treated flooring
  • 7′ High sidewalls
  • 12″ front and back overhang w/ 2×4 fascia
  • 6″ side overhang w/ 2×4 fascia
  • Primed L.P. Smart Siding
  • 25 Year Shingles
  • 5/8″ CDX Plywood Roof Sheathing
  • 2×4 Framing – 16″ O.C.
    (Vertical barn siding – 24″ O.C.)
  • 4×4 Pressure Treated Runners
    (4×6 for buildings 16’L or longer)
  • Aluminum Drip Edge
  • Louvered Air Vents
  • Locking Door handle
  • 1×4 Cedar trim and door frame
  • Header above doors
  • Double studs on all door jambs
  • Heavy duty barn door hinges
  • All doors are reinforced with double frames and assembled with screws
  • All exterior nails galvanized

Find more from Amish Buildings, and other cabin builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more cabin, click here.

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The Alaskan Lodge Cabin

Cabins June 5, 2016

The Alaskan Lodge Cabin

his is a brightly lit interior for a cabin, known as the “Alaskan Lodge Cabin,” it’s another from Land and Camps, who we’ve featured a few times on here for their simple, rustic cabin designs. This one has a loft and a porch, too, to make the most of the space and also provide the types of comfort a lot of cabin builders might be looking for.

From Land and Camps, the designers and builders of these cabins: “Introducing our original style Alaskan Lodge. This spacious cabin measures 20′ x 28′ and was designed to provide a bonus loft area. Eleven windows on all four sides allow for ample, natural light and fresh air in the warmer months while locking out the cold in the cooler months. The large deck is accessed by patio doors and the cabin is finished off with our “Grizzly Siding” and log trim. Discounts may be available for cabins purchased with our land.”

DIMENSIONS SQUARE FOOTAGE PRICE
Standard on your land 20′ x 28′ 560 $52,900

Find more from Land and Camps, and other cabin builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more cabin, click here.Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

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The Autumn Lodge

Cabins June 5, 2016

The Autumn Lodge

 

This is another design and build from cabin-makers Land and Camps, who we’ve featured a few times on here for their basic, outdoorsy houses. These are the kind that have enough space that they aren’t tiny, but they’re still manageable to transport into the woods and set up.

From Land and Camps: “The Autumn Lodge is a variation of our Wraparound Cabin. Enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on the roomy wraparound porch with this new design. The loft extends over the gable end of the porch thus providing an additional 8′ of interior loft space. Available with steel roofing. Price includes 10 windows and 2 doors. ”

DIMENSIONS SQUARE FOOTAGE PRICE
Standard 20′ x 28′ 560 $49,900

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Land and Camps, and other cabin builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more cabin, click here.

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The Classic Camp Cabin from $29,000

Cabins June 5, 2016

The Classic Camp Cabin

You might already be thinking about getting outdoors from the name of this house design: The Classic Camp. It’s a pretty simple layout with a double-pitch roof and a basic porch. Pretty much everything you think of when you think “outdoors woodsy cabin.”

You can see they’ve outfitted the wood cabin here with a metal roof, something you won’t have to change very often! and won’t leak.

From the builders:

“As shown, it has a half loft, full front porch with the porch coming off the eave end of the structure. Discounts may be available for cabins purchased with our land.

“This model is available in two sizes.”

DIMENSIONS PRICE
Base Camp 16′ x 20′ $29,900
Hunter’s Camp 16′ x 24′ $32,900

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Land and Camps, and other cabin builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more cabin, click here.

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