350 Square Foot Steel-Clad Cabin for The Zombie Apocalypse

“The overall design responds to the owner’s desire for a compact, low-maintenance, virtually indestructible building to house himself and his wife during fishing expeditions. Composed of two levels, the cabin’s entry, dining and kitchen areas are located on the lower floor while a sleeping loft with minimal shelving hovers above. A cantilevered steel deck extends from the lower level, providing unimpeded views of the river.” – Olson Kundig Architects.

Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.

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Tiny House Floor Plans by Michael Janzen

Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Here’s an introductory post discussing some of the basic concepts for using a shipping container for housing.

“Many people are turning their attention toward shipping containers or cargo containers as they look for ways to create affordable housing.  Shipping container house plans or floor plans are readily available on the internet.”

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Building A Green Roof

There’s a lot of construction work going on at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Ziggy reports on the progress:

“Just like building our cob house, the living roof of our new straw bale house has had me thinking for hours, and quite honestly, it’s been the source of a lot of anxiety throughout the entire construction process. Gobcobatron was a breeze in comparison — single story, low to the ground, not a huge roof area.”

Continue reading about Building Our Green Roof | The Strawtron Living Roof Design Details.