The blueprints for your floating dream home can be downloaded for free
January 21, 2015, 1:05 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Floating House is a sleek, solar-powered and open-source dwelling — that is, anyone can download the design and build the home themselves.
How do you measure sustainability? AutoCASE software tool has got its number
January 14, 2015, 2:19 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Can you put a number on health and happiness? Yes.
Joseph Eichler: A midcentury housing developer with loads of modern-day admirers
January 13, 2015, 7:59 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The California developer who challenged the oxymoron 'good-looking tract housing' attracts a new generation of homeowners.
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.
From Texas, the cautionary tale of a tiny house stolen and then found
January 7, 2015, 2:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
As one San Antonio couple find out, even custom-built tiny houses aren't safe from sticky fingers.
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.
Students transform leaky bungalow into super-efficient off-campus roost
December 23, 2014, 7 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Who said old houses can't learn new energy-saving tricks?
Enjoy a healthier night's sleep in this totally transparent house
December 18, 2014, 8:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Just try not to think about who — or what — might be watching as you settle in for the night.
Cape Cod dune shacks float on the edge of the continent
December 17, 2014, 4:55 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A colony of off-grid cabins are hidden away within the ever-changing coastal landscape — like a taste of Thoreau at the beach.
The truth about why pets get returned
Squirrels rely on birds to let them know when it's safe to go out
8 creative techniques to keep coral reefs alive
Why a beluga's squishy head is so special
Scientists discover 'monster' black hole that 'should not even exist'
Drone captures the largest swarm of sea turtles ever filmed