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Blaze B600 Wood Heater Review

My wood heater review of the Blaze B600

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How to Save Money Opting For Modular Homes Over Conventional Housing

Owning a home is a dream for many of us. But often the entire process of selecting an appropriate property to finally moving in can be daunting, riddled

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How to add value to your granny flat

DUAL OCCUPANCY DESIGN: Smart investors are reaping the financial benefits of adding a granny flat to existing rental properties utilising smart designs.

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The 'prefab' housing resurgence rolls on

From Gold-rush California to post-Blitz London, prefabricated -- or prefab -- housing has experienced a few booms throughout history, particularly when

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House of the Week | Backyard investment

Granny flats are a versatile addition to any property, giving an easy way to welcome home an elderly relative, to give a growing teen some extra privacy

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How do couples live in tiny houses without killing each other?

Most couples I know wouldn’t consider sharing a studio apartment. When my partner and I decided to move in together, we weighed the options of my centrally

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Yurt living has become Hawaii’s newest housing sensation

Living in paradise can be expensive. Not anymore. Consider a yurt. They’re not just for camping anymore. These funky, ready-to-pop domiciles are gaining

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These minimalist prefab cabins are designed for human “recharging"

Innovative charging stations for cars or electronics are a dime a dozen these days, but finally, one savvy Danish company has created a place where people

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Backyard Subdivisions Can Solve Our Housing Problems In 2017

The different levels of government – state, federal and to an extent local – are blaming each other for the housing crisis. Some blame banks and overseas

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Australia’s Kitchen and Bathroom Industry is Booming

Australia’s kitchen and bathroom industry is experiencing extremely strong levels of demand as a surge in home building activity drives new kitchen and

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Sears, Roebuck and Company 'Kit' homes and barns

Columbia-Greene Media I can’t remember when I first learned of Sears Roebuck homes, but it must have been decades ago. There are several in the county

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need ideas to replace deck that is covered with plywood and the carpet

My customer has a deck that the plywood under the carpet is rotted. It is a second story deck and am looking for a product to replace plywood. Support

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Installing Blaze wood heaters

Wood heaters are the best option for a high cost power future

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Prefab cabin by Snøhetta is designed to go anywhere

The latest news in prefab land comes from Snøhetta, the international firm behind projects as major as the Times Square revamp and as whimsical as a treehouse

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Downsizing? Try a tiny house

The tiny house movement really took off in the past year, which means that if you are interested in your own small home, you are spoiled for choice. Here

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Shipping container hotel offers eco-friendly getaway for surfing nomads

This eco-friendly shipping container hotel near Litomerice, Czech Republic, is the perfect getaway for nomads looking for a little surfing action. Containhotel,

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New Prefab Houses Reduce Energy Consumption By up to 90 Percent

Ok, so we have learned by now all the many benefits that solar panels and solar roofs have to bring, but what about a whole house that was made to be energy

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Seven Reasons to Prefer Building With Stone

After spending eight years in our $2,000, self-built stone house in southern Idaho, Sharon and I sometimes wonder whether—were we somehow forced to start

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Florida:Lake County’s scary Owner Builder Disclosure Statement

Homeowners who would like to act as their own contractor on their personal construction project must sign an Owner Builder Disclosure Statement when applying

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Home builders embrace prefab

Massive disruption in Alberta’s housing sector has convinced many developers of the benefits of off-site construction Manufacturing plants in Alberta

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Austin is about to get its own prefab tiny home manufacturing facility

Kasita acquires space, revs up to roll out its innovative houses Small-housing enthusiasts who don’t know about Kasita, the local startup dedicated to

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Portland's mail-order kit homes stand the test of time

PORTLAND — For some local homeowners at the start of the 20th century, the American dream was delivered via the U.S Postal Service. Kit homes, which arrived

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Charlie Lazor's Modern Dwellings Evolve from Flatpak to Stack House

Prefab housing, IKEA, and the craze for all things modern were tantalizing possibilities when Charlie Lazor, after graduating from Yale School of Architecture

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Accessory Dwelling Units: Beyond the Granny Flat

With the newly increased freedom of building an accessory dwelling unit—an ADU—on your property because of recent California legislation comes a multitude

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Steel yourself

I liked the early chapters outlining the council development app. And the budgeting / costing section was a real eye opener. The steel frame setup was

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Steel yourself

This book is an easy read and has clearly been written by someone who has experienced the process of building a number of kit homes. Thoughtful process

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DC’s hidden secret: Million-dollar homes built from DIY kits

Stroll through some of D.C.'s neighbourhoods, and you’ll spot historic homes that come with manicured lawns and million-dollar price tags. But what you

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Timber Block Wins Fifth Award in One Year for Revolutionary Building System

CONNELLY SPRINGS, NC, Jan. 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Timber Block recently won the 2017 NAHB Global Innovation Award for its R-36 patented home building

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Why An Increasing Number Of Americans Want To Build A Granny Flat

Whether it’s an aging relative or struggling millennial, many Americans want to provide a space for the placeless. They just need a means to do it. In

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Using metal carport kits for outdoor rooms

Metal carport kits are the perfect design basis for outdoor rooms

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