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Constructed off-site and assembled on-site can be an incredibly energy efficient alternative to traditional on-site building.

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Casas de ensueño

Small modern prefab net-zero homes: no utility bills; solar powered. Neat-o!

Clayton i-house Modern Prefab Built in "Sustainable Community"

One of the lessons in the first wave of modern prefab, almost a decade ago now, was that it was easy to get excited about small green designs, but you had to have a place to put them. The same issue is facing the current pioneers

Cargotecture homes: Home in an upcycled shipping container
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Top Green Homes in the West

Sustainable materials and eco-friendly design principles reign at these exemplary low-impact homes

Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired prefab house
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Top Green Homes in the West

Sustainable materials and eco-friendly design principles reign at these exemplary low-impact homes

Deltec Homes: In terms of construction, Deltec Homes has experience with green building. Its manufacturing facility is powered by 273 photovoltaic solar panels and the company has a goal to build homes with 100% renewable energy.     Deltec Homes put together a LEED Platinum home for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which is pretty impressive.

Round, Green, Efficient: Deltec Prefabs

I like to watch the prefab world closely, but there's one company that I haven't mentioned yet. That company, Deltec Homes, pops up in the news every other week or so. Indeed, I noticed these homes are selling well in Canada, according

Idekit-stairs: Using seven recycled shipping containers, architect Bernard Morin and wife Joyce Labelle built this contemporary residence in St. Adele, Quebec.  The home is the first of many to come for their new company, Maison Idekit, which will help homeowners turn containers into architecturally unique, and inexpensive, homes.  The company has two more residential projects set to break ground in the next couple months using a total of twelve container modules.

Maison IDEKIT Quebec Container Home

Using seven recycled shipping containers, architect Bernard Morin and wife Joyce Labelle built this contemporary residence in St. Adele, Quebec. The home is the first of many to come for their new company, Maison Idekit, which will

Shipping Container Home Plans from Zigloo: Zigloo is another great resource for excellent modern shipping container home plans. Zigloo container home plans have a more industrial flare than that from ContainerHome.biz, but also have many unique features built into their shipping container home plans. They have over eight different shipping container home designs to choose from, and will also create custom plans based on the specifications you want or need out of your shipping container home.
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Shipping Container Home Plans from Zigloo: Zigloo is another great resource for excellent modern shipping container home plans. Zigloo container home plans have a more industrial flare than that from ContainerHome.biz, but also have many unique features built into their shipping container home plans. They have over eight different shipping container home designs to choose from, and will also create custom plans based on the specifications you want or need out of your shipping container home.

Form & Forest : Prefab Pioneer (Modern Cabin Living) This Pioneer is a generous 2 Bedroom, 2 loft cabin with a vast living room complete with 180 degrees of floor to ceiling glass. Spread out over two floors with 2 patio areas this is the perfect cabin for trailblazers unwilling to settle for the ordinary cabin getaway.
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Form and Forest Cabin Projects

The structure is cross-shaped; two black-painted containers compose the ground floor, and two green-painted containers compose the second floor, positioned to create shade, a roof garden terrace, and of course, a point of interest.
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Crossbox House: Cross Shape Container Home - Prefab Homes, Shipping Container Homes, Small Houses

This modern container home is absolutely beautiful. Located in Pont-Pean, France, if I’m not mistaken, the Crossbox house is a small 104 sq. m. family home constructed from four shipping containers. The structure is cross-shaped; two black-painted containers compose the ground floor, and two green-painted containers compose the second floor, positioned to create shade, a …

Wing House: Your Mobile Office or Living Space  The wing house is a mobile residence or office space that folds into a standard container with all ISO fittings in place for easy transport. This unit can be placed anywhere with a swinglift and opened into an 80sqm living or working environment within 4 to 5 hours. Loads of pictures here.

Wing House

Winghouse is a 80sqm mobile residence or office space that folds into a standard container with all ISO fittings in place for easy transport.

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Container House Fit for Valentine's Day

Okay, really the only connection to Valentine's Day is the color of the home, but check out this bold, industrial container home in Lille, France. Designed by Patrick Partouche with eight intermodal shipping container units,

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MEKA Unveils Modular Container Houses

Toronto-based housing company MEKA -- that is, modular, environmental, kinetic, assembly -- made national headlines with the launch of small container homes this week. Seeking the ultimate trifecta of style, sustainability, and affordability, this start-up aims to produce "the

Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon Treehouse Riga-Appleton Domingos – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Treehouse Riga-Appleton Domingos

As families needs grow over time, so can their houses by adding additional modules, in the same way as the new branches of a tree.

Talk about an amazing location for a shipping container home! The Rosneath-based arts center, Cove Park, overlooks the stunning Loch Long in Scotland, and, since 2002, has had a set of container buildings, known as The Cubes. The first three Cubes housed accommodation units, while another two sets of three were built in 2006, as additional residential and studio units.

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Big, strong and seemingly unbreakable — shipping containers are a great place to start for a new style of building!