Dumpster-dwelling professor upsizes (just a bit) to portable urban micro-homes
October 13, 2015, 3:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
At 208 square feet, Kasita smart apartments are roughly the size of 6 garbage receptacles.
Plant-clad Hawaiian micro-home is perched atop a hollow 'trunk'
August 20, 2015, 3:01 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Don't want to live in it anymore? Just covert it into a drive-through shaved ice stand.
Barcelona's 'Penthouse Flats' limit urban sprawl by building up, not out
June 22, 2015, 1:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In a marriage of modular building and adaptive reuse, one Spanish developer has taken to the rooftops.
Egg-shaped hideaway gives whole new meaning to 'escape pod'
May 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Powered by the wind and sun, Ecocapsule is the ultimate off-grid micro-home for vagabond vacationers.
Prefab beach bungalows were once a hot seller at Macy's
May 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Shoppers went gaga for 'Leisurama' vacation homes showcased on the department store's ninth floor in the early 1960s.
Dainty prefab dwelling from Down Under produces more energy than it consumes
February 18, 2015, 4:10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
With its edible veggie walls and lack of traditional HVAC systems, Carbon Positive House aims to "free us of modern day lifelines."
Danish garbage can manufacturer designs sleek prefab nature retreat
January 8, 2015, 1:50 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Vipp, the venerable purveyor of high-end trash bins, gets into the prefab vacation home business.
Dutch prefabs pretty-up vacants lots while providing housing for priced-out Gen Y'ers
January 5, 2015, 2:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Sleek, slender and topped with solar panels, Heijmans ONE is a portable rental unit that addresses the dearth of affordable housing options for young professionals.
Vertical House: No-frills prefab abode from Muji is designed for tiny urban lots
October 30, 2014, 11:09 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In Japan, militantly unfussy lifestyle brand Muji sells much more than stationery, travel pillows and slippers.
In Washington, legal skirmish over view-marring modular cabin comes to a happy end
October 17, 2014, 3:10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A judge in Okanogan County rules that Tom Kundig's sustainable but ill-sited hut must be moved from its landscape-altering perch above the Methow Valley.
Denmark's Maintenance-Free House is protected from the elements by glass skin
September 26, 2014, 4:50 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Assembled on site in just 2 days with the aid of screwdrivers, this boxy plywood beauty is designed to last at least 150 years.
This low-cost Vietnamese abode is a half-prefab, half-DIY affair
September 18, 2014, 7:14 p.m. by Matt Hickman
From Vo Tong Nghia Architects comes a finish-it-yourself dwelling that can be delivered throughout the Mekong Delta via long-tail boat.