Man Builds $9000 Dome Home That Resemble a Hobbit Home

At first glance, you might think that this house is unreal and is one of the homes of Hobbits in the Shire. But really it is in Thailand. Designed by Hajjar Gibran with his friend Steve Areen, the house was built on a budget of $9000 ($6000 for the structure and $3000 for doors, windows and other accessories). A home that is truly one of its kind, it that look [...]

 

House Designed with Climbing Greens to Save Energy

Architecture studio Hideo Kumaki have designed a home with integrated green screen to shield the heat of the sun from going inside the rooms. Apart from sun protection, the green screen also saves energy by not relying on air conditioning to cool its interior. This contemporary single family residence designed by Hideo Kumaki Architect Office is located in Saitama, Japan.   [via home adore]  

 

108-year-old Farmhouse That Inspired the Movie UP

Would you turn down a million dollars offer to give up your house? 84-year old Edith Macefield did in a commitment to hold on to things that are important to her and became a folk hero when her story reached the public in 2006. Macefield was offered to sell her home so that developers can build a shopping mall in Seattle, Washington. Firm on not giving up her home the [...]