Deep green student demo home for sale in Tennessee
April 16, 2014, 4:27 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Now that it's garnered national acclaim and established itself as one of the greenest homes in the Volunteer State, UT Knoxville's New Norris House is seeking a private buyer.
In Portland, a triple-decker tiny house for a family of 3 [Video]
March 11, 2014, 6 p.m. by Matt Hickman
By keeping things compact, Matt Kirkpatrick and Katherine Bovee were able to splurge and have some fun (Japanese soaking tub, anyone?) when designing their boxy abode.
With latest design, Blu Homes does modern green prefab Wright
February 27, 2014, 10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Blue Homes' view-ready Balance prefab finds a most appropriate home on the stunning ancestral stomping grounds of Frank Lloyd Wright in rural southwestern Wisconsin.
YMCA unveils flat-pack abodes for Londoners transitioning out of homelessness
February 21, 2014, 1:31 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Catering to young Londoners struggling to enter the city's exorbitantly priced housing market, the YMCA's Y:Cube scheme offers a green prefab-based step toward independence.
Extravagance on ice: Traditional fish houses go high-end
February 18, 2014, 9:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Flashy, fancy and more akin to tricked-out RVs than their primitive predecessors, a new breed of ice fishing shanties are sophisticated enough to make Grandpa Sven drop his hand auger in disbelief.
In Arlington, a free historic home with one not-so-small caveat
January 15, 2014, 5:07 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A pair of preservation-minded architects are giving away a historic 1926 bungalow sold as a mail order kit home by Sears. But there's one catch: the new 'buyer' must cover the costs of relocating it to another site.
Hot springs-heated hotel in Iceland does the northern lights right
December 30, 2013, 8 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Plopped down in moss-covered lava field, Iceland's ION Luxury Adventure Hotel requires that guests respect the otherworldly landscape that surrounds the property ... and interact with it.
From Spain, a minimalist micro-home that's the 'extreme of abstraction'
October 7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Sustainable architecture firm Ábaton 'drops' a tiny prefabricated dwelling in a vacant lot outside of Madrid with not much more than an electric screwdriver, a crane and a permit for an, umm, swimming pool.
Affordable net-zero prefabs erected in South L.A. in only three days
October 1, 2013, 4:02 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Santa Monica by way of Iceland design studio Minarc partners with Habitat for Humanity to (very quickly) bring affordable, net-zero energy prefab homes to low-income areas of South Los Angeles.
Airbnb invades L.A. with celebrity-curated prefab pop-up listings
September 24, 2013, 8 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The peer-to-peer lodging platform celebrates its presence in L.A. with the launch of a city-wide 'hospitality experience' revolving around modular studios with interiors curated by Angelica Huston, James Franco and others.