ContainHotel: A mobile boutique hotel made from shipping containers

ContainHotel, a boutique hotel currently located on a surf campsite in the Czech Republic, is the latest innovation in the use of shipping containers as sustainable, green buildings. The ContainHotel has been designed to be mobile, easily demountable and used as a seasonal hotel. Built by Czech design firm Artikul Architects, this green hotel was created using three repurposed shipping containers, and built to be … Continue reading ContainHotel: A mobile boutique hotel made from shipping containers

Self-builds: Natural swimming pool made using larch wood

When a woodsman and eco-builder and a DIY natural swimming pool champion come together, you get a self-build match made in heaven – a stunning, eco-friendly organic pool made from larch wood. Woodsman, author and natural eco-builder, Ben Law, created the natural swimming pool at his home in the woods, Prickly Nut Wood, a working coppice woodland in West Sussex, UK. Ben Law enlisted the … Continue reading Self-builds: Natural swimming pool made using larch wood

Wikkelhouse: The little sustainable home

Wikkelhouse may just be the sustainable solution to an affordable home that you can transport just about anywhere. Only thing you need to consider is where you want to park it? Designed by the Amsterdam-based Fiction Factory, the ingenious Wikkelhouse is a little home made out of robust and durable cardboard and finished in wood. All materials used are sustainable, right down to the biodegradeable … Continue reading Wikkelhouse: The little sustainable home

Cabana Floripa: A hilltop home created “intuitively” from demolished houses

Sustainable housing takes on a whole new angle with the hilltop home, known as ‘Cabana Floripa’, in the island of Florianópolis, Brazil, made from demolished houses. Cabana Floripa was built by Uruguayan visual artist Jaime entirely using his “intuition”. He collected scrap pieces of glass bottles, ceramic tiles, demolition wood, pottery scraps and mirrors and an assortment of trash, much of it from demolished houses, … Continue reading Cabana Floripa: A hilltop home created “intuitively” from demolished houses