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The first one was just delivered by helicopter It’s been a while since the Ecocapsule came on the scene in early 2015. Many cool tiny, prefab homes have
I'm seriously considering owner building a Granny Flat in my back yard, but I have a very tight budget. How do you keep a budget in line when owner building?
Plans and such are a good start but how do you go about deciding on a specific kit to buy? Ed. Hi Bob, Click on the Owner Builder Nav Bar link at the
Some major developers are investing in modular home factories as more modern methods of construction begin to gain favour across the country. Faster, cheaper
A completed budgeting spreadsheet guide for the Owner Builder
Offsite manufacturing must be prioritised to help solve housing crisis, writes Jonathan Hunter, director of Elecosoft Building more homes is a key part
Built for $148,500, Casa Montaña was manufactured in a Madrid factory before being assembled in a mountainous, coastal region in northwestern Spain. When
There's a lot to take away from The Hobbit, but one thought many people had was, I wish I lived in Bilbo's fancy house. A company called Green Magic Homes
A Magistrate has found a kit home supplier and its director guilty of building a kit home on a Bendigo property without being a registered builder. The
New prototypes at New York State Parks offer contemporary design while respecting the past In an effort to attract new audiences to explore nature, the
Athens-based company Cocoon Modules has unveiled a new container home prototype in collaboration with Greek natural mattress brand Coco-Mat. By upcycling
A guide to approved tradesmen negotiation: an owner builder's view
Easy wooden farm gate construction
Waterproof shade sails added sun and rain protection to my kit home
Wood heaters are the best option for a high cost power future
Seems the sleepers are resting in the soil. What is the moisture content of that particular area as the wood will begain to rot and or the screws will
This wooden pergola dresses my kit home nicely: includes wooden pergola plans
They start at £54,000... but you'll need to buy the land first The Wee House Company homes are available as studio, one-bed and two-bed properties A studio
Quebec's Minimaliste, the firm behind the Sakura tiny house, recently completed another towable dwelling that can handle very cold weather. The difference
Sheila Marler, founder of custom home agency Owner Builder Network, answers questions about custom home building. Why would someone build a home rather
A new house in a Melbourne suburban street has demonstrated that affordable Passive House construction looks within reach in Australia. Until now passive
Ask many Aussies about prefabricated homes and they will conjure up images about substandard stock from the 80s or 90s noted for its lack of character.
Many people dream of retiring to the country, moving into a new home, and living a peaceful, agrarian life. Tim McGraw even wrote a song about it. If,
Choosing the correct kit-home can be daunting: here are 3 Easy Steps to get started
All DIY kit homes require a starting point, let's work through the starting issues
A burgeoning U.S. prefab market has much to learn from Japan. In the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a massive post-military industrial compound of warehouses converted
Can't afford a house? If you're in Queensland, you can use the $20,000 first-home buyer grant to put towards building a granny flat instead. As bizarre
Whether you’ve always wanted a cabin in the woods or if you pine after the ski chalets in glossy magazines, there’s no fighting the allure of the log cabin.
Satisfying everyone from diehard outdoorspeople to high-maintenance glampers, yurt camping may be the perfect middle ground for keeping everyone stoked
Master Granny Flats, a renowned Sydney based real estate company, has announced their unique, custom design granny flats to be built throughout the Sydney.