Sustainable Housing Round-table

360 Chestnut EntreTech ForumI’d recently moderated a panel discussion on sustainable housing which was filmed by 360 Chestnut.  A key area interest is building for sustainability with resiliency in mind as it can minimize natural disaster impacts. The panel interview can be viewed here and we hope you enjoy it:

Recycled Shipping Container Buildings Popping-Up All Over London

Shipping container usage for semi to permanent structures is gaining momentum.  They can be rapidly deployed using existing trucking, shipping and air infrastructure.  Also, they are low cost and support recycling.  They may be able to provide significant relief in crisis areas needing shelters.  Read more: Recycled Shipping Container Buildings Popping-Up All Over London : TreeHugger.

Tiny Homes For Sale Under $60K – Business Insider

 

Now here’s a novel idea.  Are you tired of Wall Street and banks driving the downsizing?  Take the initiative and downsize them by shrinking your need for credit.  If you owned a home that wasn’t too big or too little but fit you just right then perhaps your ends would fit your means (instead of justify).  In other words you wouldn’t need a mortgage to last a life time, you could save money and live a lot freer while probably increasing your options and happiness to boot.  Remember woe be the pride before the mortgage margin call.  Read on  Tiny Homes For Sale Under $60K – Business Insider.

Modern Connect:Homes are the Latest in Affordable, Green Prefab Design

 

This is a space very much worth watching.  With very creative architects, engineers and builders coming together to make affordable green houses that are aesthetically pleasing, we should see some very attractive housing systems evolving for the mainstream public in the near future.  Modern Connect:Homes are the Latest in Affordable, Green Prefab Design | Inhabitat