Blog 1605 Tetris House Alternative Living Ideas

The future of living: Top 5 alter­na­ti­ve housing ideas

From imaginations of everybody's childhood dream - tree houses - to fun things like living in a tent: nowadays' concepts of housing aren't necessarily limited to four stone walls.

Here are our favo­ri­te archi­tec­tu­ral con­cepts that com­bi­ne sus­taina­bi­li­ty, moder­ni­ty and a who­le lot of fun.

The modern tree house

Aibek Almas­so­v’s tree houses are part of a pro­ject that aims to offer peop­le an alter­na­ti­ve to the bust­le of city life. Matu­re trees are being cho­sen to build a cylind­ri­cal glass cocoon around. Wit­hin this cocoon, dif­fe­rent plat­forms are con­struc­ted to be the foun­da­ti­on for your own future home. As you get hig­her in the buil­ding you can get out over the cano­py and look out into the sky. Unfor­tu­n­a­te­ly the first tree house has­n’t been built so far — but only the archi­tec­t’s con­cept design makes us alrea­dy want to lea­ve the city.

Blog 1605 Amasow House In A Tree

Ship­ping con­tai­ner homes

Ship­ping cra­te homes are a fan­tastic urban deve­lo­p­ment. They can be made into an archi­tec­tu­ral and design feat as well as be used as a cle­ver solu­ti­on for the afford­a­ble housing shor­ta­ge like they do in the Nether­lands. Ship­ping con­tai­ners are rela­tively cheap and they are made from recy­cled mate­ri­al so do not cau­se any dama­ge to the earth.

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Green roof homes

Actual­ly the only dif­fe­rence bet­ween a green roof home and a regu­lar house is that the roof is cove­r­ed with vege­ta­ti­on. Some green homes have instal­led irri­ga­ti­on sys­tems and drai­na­ge while others use it simp­le to have a gar­den on the roof. They can ser­ve several prac­ti­cal pur­po­ses like pro­vi­ding insu­la­ti­on for the house, catching excess rain­wa­ter, lowe­ring tem­pe­ra­tu­re in the house or crea­te more wild­life habitat.

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Modu­lar homes

Modu­lar homes real­ly are the future of housing. The houses are built in a fac­to­ry and then trans­por­ted to the buil­ding loca­ti­on whe­re it is sim­ply assem­bled. The big­gest advan­ta­ge in a modu­lar home is that it can be finis­hed wit­hin weeks as oppo­sed to mon­ths when buil­ding a regu­lar” home.

Blog 1605 Tetris House Alternative Living Ideas


A yurt is a tra­di­tio­nal Mon­go­li­an nomad tent. The tent has an intri­ca­te woo­den struc­tu­re and is cove­r­ed with skins. The­se days’ yurts can have a more modern mate­ri­al choice such as metal or Ple­xi­glas framing, making them per­ma­nent housing struc­tures. A yurt would be an ama­zing choice for alter­na­ti­ve housing becau­se of its histo­ry and its uniqueness.

Blog 1605 Colorado Yurt Future Of Living
04 Mai 2016 · NEUBAU EYEWEAR
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