Already a point of contention in Seattle, micro-studio complexes have officially arrived in Portland. And some residents, concerned about the impact that these buildings may have on neighborhoods, aren't exactly welcoming.
Follow University of Minnesota architecture grad Hank Butitta as he treks across the U.S. in an old school bus cleverly converted into a mobile tiny home with reclaimed gym flooring and room to sleep six.
This week: How your good intentions may be causing bees more harm than good, the case for banning 'problem lawns' and a visit to the home of a passive design pioneer. Plus, utopian wind turbine dwellings.
After finding that she and her three sons have outgrown their cramped converted streetcar digs, Claudine Désirée constructs two cob outbuildings, including a dedicated 'she-cave', in her Santa Cruz backyard.