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.
Decentralized food production …. a suburban yard made extremely productive.
A good example of how a carefully designed house can serve as a means to achieve more independence \ self reliance. in this case no more utilities.
a project experimenting with decentralized and urban food production. also a good example of a open hardware and collaborative research project. site: our windowfarms
Local Crowdfunding platform for property development. interesting model and a step in the right direction to generating self built / owned communities.
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.
“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