Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Amazon Key is a lousy 21st century solution to a 19th...

In the world of online shopping the biggest problem isn't the last mile; it's the last foot, getting past the front door. But now...

Your next home might be built by robots, and you will...

There are many, including this TreeHugger, who think that wood is the best material for building; when sustainably harvested it is a renewable resource...

The House of the Future seems as far away as ever

According to Jacob Atalla of KB Home, "The best way to predict the future is to make it." So he and others in the...

Could co-living help solve our urban housing crisis?

Housing is really expensive in our successful cities, and young people in particular are finding it difficult to find or afford a place to...

Modern Shotgun Chameleon House is an affordable DIY home (Video)

Designing buildings for the local climate is an important factor in making them more energy-efficient and pleasant to live in. In hot climates, proper...

How does Vienna build such terrific housing?

After a trip to Vienna for a Passivhaus conference I wrote about the remarkable housing there, and how much of it is actually social...

Man leading efforts to build affordable tiny homes for homeless vets...

To a growing number of people, tiny homes represent an alternative path to home ownership, eliminating the need for onerous mortgages. That is especially...

McMansion Hell update: Electronic Frontier Foundation to the rescue

We recently covered the story of how grad student Kate Wagner got a cease-and-desist letter from real estate website Zillow demanding that she close...

McMansion Hell website under attack by Zillow

McMansion Hell was a hilarious website run by Kate Wagner, that skewered all the terrible, terrible designs of big American homes. It was funny...

Lightweight prefab wood framing system goes together without nails

We do go on about how we love wood construction; it is the only building material that sequesters carbon for the life of the...