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Houzz Tour: Sustainable, Comfy Living in 196 Square Feet
Solar panels, ship-inspired features and minimal possessions make this tiny Washington home kind to the earth and cozy for the owners
"Washington home kind to the earth and cozy for the owners... a new home, with 133 square feet of living space and a 63-square-foot sleeping loft... permit a home to have a wall coming down and going up. These types of tiny homes... While a home this size is not to everyone's taste (and I like my home rooted in the... people's home for taxes due some banks are taking the home for tax owed of $45. Taxes... on my home in Greensboro NC app $150,000 home are over $2000 Guilford Co. A relative..."
Houzz Tour: A Seattle Home Reaches for High Sustainability
Tapping into rainwater, sunlight and natural ventilation, a Washington state home gets both green cred and a gorgeous look
"state home gets both green cred and a gorgeous look... modern and green design, Five Dot Design Build decided to create a truly sustainable home... home for a Seattle couple and their son. The city site featured a large lot with... with core sustainability measures — mainly orienting the house to benefit from solar... running my home. I absolutely love everything ,i wish more homes are build like that.... 000 sqft home would be needed or considered sustainable for 3 people. Way too much home..."
Houzz Tour: Home Keeps Its Place on ‘Sustainability Street’
Materials are reused and recycled in a midcentury brick bungalow for an energy-efficient remodel and addition
"brick home needed a stylish renovation that kept sustainability in mind. Homeowners... work from home, wanted a separate entrance for a home office, as well as an additional... between the home and the outdoor landscape. Rather than completely remaking the home, they... known as “Sustainability Street” because of its commitment to reducing negative environmental... on what sustainability and/or green is. As a result there are debates about the choices..."
My Houzz: Sustainable Bamboo for a Prototype Home in Nicaragua
Ecofriendly living has a new champion, as a Granada firm kicks off its bamboo offerings with this house's architecture and furnishings
"for a sustainable bamboo design and manufacturing firm in Granada called CO2 Bambu... rents his home by the week? :) I hear ya, petaben. Probably because of the cats ... they... in this home. It clearly isn't impregnable. Is it??? what preventive measures did you... ..the home is very secure. I love all the bamboo designs - including the bed / the... is self sustaining. When you choose bamboo you are making a choice that is positive..."
My Houzz: Newly Sustainable in New Orleans
Energy-efficient and recycled materials plus an elevated perch give a post-Katrina Louisiana home a great new start
"Louisiana home a great new start... their home and lives with sustainability in mind. The couple drew inspiration from... important sustainable strategy? Permanence. The couple built the new home 8 feet off... their home in 2005. But like many other resilient residents along the Gulf Coast... Lovely home ! This home is beautiful. I think that you have captured everything New... Beautiful home! Modern styles usually leave me cold, but this home is especially warm..."
Salvaged Materials Triumph as All-Stars of Sustainability
When you save manufacturing energy and have a beautifully crafted home to boot, it's a win-win situation
"crafted home to boot, it's a win-win situation... a new-home project is one of the most sustainable building practices available. Whether... wood, home-building materials take vast amounts of energy to manufacture. So recapturing... to be green, it's a plus when we craft something beautiful at the same time. The... s-for-Green-Sustainable Constable Construction and ECustom Finishes--What great salvage... similar from Home Depot for $0.39 each. The second place had some broken pieces of handmade..."
My Houzz: Sustainability Meets Global Style on an Australian Hilltop
It puts the power of the sun to work while keeping the budget in check and family socializing front and center
"Sustainability guided architect Mark Thomas of Buzz Architecture when he built his... family home in Australia's Adelaide Hills. “From the start this was never going to... bathrooms, home office Budget: $350,000 Australian (about U.S.$361,270) That's interesting:... family home. I love those colorful dining chairs. Wondering where they got them from... build sustainable houses. Totally agree with the idea for smaller bedrooms with kids..."
My Houzz: Green Home Tucked in a Canadian Forest
Thoughtful craftsmanship and sustainability plus an exuberant edible garden make this bright home just right for a retiring couple
"p and sustainability plus an exuberant edible garden make this bright home just right... dream home after retirement. The environmentally conscious couple worked with Montgomery... high-tech sustainable features where they could. The Pages kept all the cut-off material... their home design is a dynamic mix of clean, contemporary lines and simple craftsmanship... beautiful home. Love it. Absolutely lovely! Nice home. Oh, wouldn't I love to have a..."
Houzz Tour: Small Changes Earn a Top Green Rating
Remodeling for energy efficiency and sustainability within a quaint town's codes wins LEED platinum certification for a midcentury home
"efficiency and sustainability within a quaint town's codes wins LEED platinum certification... existing home. As they moved forward with their vision of creating a green home, the... their home's midcentury roots and, given their background, sustainably renovate their... midcentury homes, but according to architect Mary Ann Schicketanz, most are either neglected... their home," she says. Her clients asked for a stronger indoor-outdoor connection..."
So Your Style Is: Green
Way beyond a hue on a paint chip, green means a healthy home with a unique style designed around sustainability
"chip, green means a healthy home with a unique style designed around sustainability... it is: Green style isn't so much a design aesthetic as a commitment to living lightly... approach of sustainable materials and environmentally conscious practices, all with an... Living green has a direct, positive impact on our health and quality of life. Plus... read it. GREEN IS MORE THAN GREEN IT IS A NEW TASTE OF LIFE AND PATTERNS Thanks Houzz..."
Considering Concrete Floors? 3 Green-Minded Questions to Ask
Learn what’s in your concrete and about sustainability to make a healthy choice for your home and the earth
"about sustainability to make a healthy choice for your home and the earth... inside your home, there are three questions you can ask to make sure the concrete is a... into our home. We turned an old 1948's building into a loft/office for our home business... for a home. I for one love concrete because of it's versatility. Thanks you so... covering what home owners should think about and research. Very in depth and well written..."
Go Green By Walking on Green: Choosing Gorgeous and Green Rugs
"gorgeous and green rug for your home. But what to look for? Here are some tips for choosing... in our homes. Yet these days, some of the most stylish, high-quality, and durable... and it's sustainable & biodegradable! http://corncarpet.carpetcourt.net/ Thanks for... .Now "Green" High-end rugs are also possible ! Sheep from around the world have about... #texture & #green as can be ! #greenrugs... to go green. You buy the squares, then configure them any way you like. They're..."
Houzz Tour: Splashy, Sustainable Shack in São Paulo
An abandoned home gets a second chance as a sustainable weekend dwelling for a Brazilian couple in the design industry
"abandoned home gets a second chance as a sustainable weekend dwelling for a Brazilian... run-down home built in the 1930s that had poor ventilation and low ceilings. According... destroying the home's existing structure. "My clients are in the design industry, and they... destroying the home." The result, completed in June 2011, is a converted urban shack with... Love this home. I am SO in love with this place. Amazing job, it's just incredible!..."
Easy Green: Stylish Ecofriendly Furniture
Organic fabrics and sustainably harvested wood mean you can feel good about your furniture choices in more ways than one
"fabrics and sustainably harvested wood mean you can feel good about your furniture choices... standard for sustainable wood. *SFI certified: The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)... world of green design today is filled with beautiful options in styles ranging from... From sustainable wood to soy cushions, there are many ways a piece of furniture... can be green, and here I'll break it down so you know the most important things to..."
Easy Green: Discover the Appeal of 'Ecovillages'
Communities devoted to sustainable living are catching on across the U.S., with shared resources and a neighborly approach
"devoted to sustainable living are catching on across the U.S., with shared resources and... dedicated to green living — are springing up in rural, urban and suburban areas around the... to make sustainable practices an integrated part of daily life for residents. Whether... encourage green practices. But beyond that, what they seem to be offering is a chance... people to green communities and how to connect with an ecovillage in your own area...."