16 Feb

The Pop-Up House by Multipod-Studio

A construction system allowing a self builder and some friends to quickly erect a passive house at very low cost. the system¬† consists of simple ‘building blocks’ also looks to be quite customizable \ adaptable.

13 Feb

Almere, Holland (self build)

Large scale self build experiment in the Netherlands. Infrastructure and plots were provided but apart from that owners were free to build their houses as they wished. the result is a rich variation and textured neighborhood which top down planning often fails to achieve.

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28 Oct

Fundrise

Local Crowdfunding platform for property development. interesting model and a step in the right direction to generating self built / owned communities.

27 Oct

Tiny House Movement

The Tiny House movement is a social and architectural movement advocating living simple in small homes. It is a broad movement and encompasses: people looking to escape the debt trap of a 30 year mortgage, self builders who want to be free from building codes (by building on a trailer for example), people wanting to live sustainable / energy efficient, or simply to save money and edit their lives of unnecessary clutter. Some blogs: The Tiny Life , LittleDiggs , Tiny House Blog. And A Documentary: We the Tiny House People.

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26 Oct

WikiHouse

“WikiHouse is an open source construction set. The aim is to allow anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC milled houses and components, which can be assembled with minimal formal training or skill.” – wikihouse