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  • Casa El Tiemblo: A Modern Shipping Container Home

    Casa El Tiemblo: A Modern Shipping Container Home

    jetsongreen.com 18 Oct '14, 2pm

    Casa El Tiemblo, or Tiemblo House, got its name from the picaresque region in which it is located, namely, El Tiemblo, Ávila, Spain. It was built using six repurposed shipping containers and was designed by Infiniski and built by James & Mau Architectura. It measures a luxurious 190 s...

  • Printed Castle Heralds the Future - Building homes using 3D printing technology is still a new idea, but one day i...

    Printed Castle Heralds the Future

    jetsongreen.com 17 Oct '14, 11am

    The castle measures 3 x 5 m (10 x 16 ft.) and is 3.5 m (12 ft.) high and it took him 2 months to print and build, all told. The main body of the castle was printed as a single unit, while the turrets were printed separately. His 3D printer created strips of concrete measuring 10 x 30 ...

  • Artist Studio Space Made of Shipping Containers

    Artist Studio Space Made of Shipping Containers

    jetsongreen.com 16 Oct '14, 11am

    Shipping container architecture seems to be taking over the world, which is only fitting as these disused metal boxes lend themselves perfectly to building homes, cabins or office spaces. In Lisbon, Portugal the Village Underground Lisboa complex is currently being constructed. The sh...

  • Green blog of interest> Organic Living in a Tiny Home Ethan and his girlfriend Kelsey have

    Organic Living in a Tiny Home

    jetsongreen.com 15 Oct '14, 12pm

    The couple’s journey to building their tiny home started with finding a used trailer base on Craigslist. Ethan, who did most of the building by himself, built the home without any plans drawn up in advance. Basically, he just let current inspiration dictate the look of the home. Origi...

  • Green blog of interest> Off-The-Grid Living in a Yurt When it comes to off-the-grid, susta

    Off-The-Grid Living in a Yurt

    jetsongreen.com 13 Oct '14, 5pm

    When assembled, the Jero yurt measures 13 feet in diameter and has a maximum height of 8.5 feet. It is constructed from canvas, marine plywood, with stainless steel hardware and polyester rope, and weighs only 242 lb. Since most yurts normally weight about four times as much, getting ...

  • Innovative Shipping Container Structures

    Innovative Shipping Container Structures

    jetsongreen.com 11 Oct '14, 6pm

    Using a shipping container for office space is perhaps not innovative in itself, but the way this architect couple chose to do it certainly is. Karl Wanaselja and Cate Leger purchased the 40-foot container (once a refrigerated unit) for only $1800 from the Port of Oakland and proceede...

  • Tiny Storage Space Transformed Into a Comfortable Apartment - With the apartment shortage in urban areas, couple...

    Tiny Storage Space Transformed Into a Comfortable Apartment

    jetsongreen.com 10 Oct '14, 6pm

    With some innovative design ideas, Karin managed to turn the 36 square meter (387 square foot) apartment into a light-filled tiny home, that looks much more spacious than it actually is. To make the most of the available space, she divided the interior into three parts, namely a large...

  • Stacking Solar Cells Could Vastly Improve Their Efficiency

    Stacking Solar Cells Could Vastly Improve Their Efficiency

    jetsongreen.com 09 Oct '14, 7pm

    Harvesting solar energy is a great way to generate sustainable power, but unfortunately solar cells are far from being as efficient as they might be. Currently, commercially available solar cells can convert about 25 percent of sunlight into electricity, and scientists have been tryin...

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