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Tire Log™ New Green Building Material - Re-Tread Products, Inc.

RE-TREAD PRODUCTS Inc. (RTP) has developed a new building material made from recycled tires called the "Tire Log™". The Tire Log™ is a patented innovation ma...
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I particularly like the portion when they show the shack that was built with the Tire Log. Think of the possibilities. Since this product is a condensed form of tires, there is more being used therefore greater recycling.

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Ambiente Homes Canada. Manufactured from Recycled Waste Glass

The Ambiente Home is an all composite panelized housing system using waste glass as its primary raw material. Its patented method of manufacture is unique. H...
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How great, a recycled glass and resin composite used to make a whole house. "Impervious" to fire, pests, etc. Consider using processed recycled materials. 

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Sustainable Low-Income Housing Built in Tennessee - Jetson Green

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Sustainable Low-Income Housing Built in Tennessee
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Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects have completed a project in Chattanooga, Tennessee called the Fairmont Avenue Townhomes.
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Wonderful example directly relating to what this project is about. Sustainable Low-Income housing. What would you do differently? What do you love and would keep? 

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Tire Foundations (How to use old tires for foundations)

Tire Foundations and Walls are becoming a popular building material with Sustainable Home Builders around the world. Join us, and _learn how this incredible waste product can be used to create...
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Tire homes, tire foundations, tire walls, tire to name them all! :) What a great way to reuse a resource that is nearly impossibly to get rid of. Costs would be fairly inexpensive and the material very durable. Use this video to get a good idea of how you would use tires (as a foundation or more!) in building a sustainable home!

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Tree houses - SFGate

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Artist Jay Nelson is drilling the sofa bed drawers in a tree house in Marin - last-minute touches before he flies out to build a 200-square-foot cabin in the lush north of Kauai.
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Although tree houses are exciting, how sustainable are they? Is this the most efficient means to house people? The answer to this will depend on the topography and geography of your location. Could you fit a family of 5 into a stable fully functioning treehouse? Think micro homes in this case. This would be a though one to work through.

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Inspiring Shipping Container Home Designs

These are just some of the pics. I found on Bing Container Home images. I was inspired by all of these.
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Some ideas if you wish to design a home via shipping container. Be sure to keep in mind transportation costs of shipping containers, proximity to ports, etc. Is this the most sustainable resource for your geographic location?

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Joost Bakker discusses sustainable housing

Celebrated Melbourne designer and innovator Joost Bakker talks to Weekend Sunrise about building for a sustainable future. Joost will be appearing at Ted X S...
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It's always nice to hear opinions on sustainable housing!

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Worth their freight in gold: Are luxury SHIPPING containers the answer to ... - Daily Mail

Worth their freight in gold: Are luxury SHIPPING containers the answer to ... - Daily Mail | Sustainable Housing | Scoop.it
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Desperate home owners are turning to shipping containers as an affordable - and quick - way into Australia's property market.
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I just love this scoop because of the flattering images caught of shipping container homes. If you can't tell, I'm partial to these.

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EARTHSHIP TOUR - THE PHOENIX - Earthship Mansion - Earth Bermed Rammed Tire Underground Home

My family and i stayed 2 nights in this great creation. Thanks to Michael Reynolds and Biotecture for allowing such a great invention to come to pass.
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Very neat! Check it out, if only skipping through bits a pieces. This family used several different methods within the one house, local natural resources and tires. This might help give ideas as for how to design your homes.

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Sustainable Home

Cornerstone Building system wins Master Builders DBH Best Sustainability Award less than $500K & Pink Batts Energy Efficiency Awards. Alan Baddeley of Future...
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Some neat "traditional" styled homes with sustainability kept in mind. Prices are high to construct. Use this mostly as a tool for visual inspiration. 

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Bamboo House: How Bamboo Homes Are The Green Building Solution

What makes bamboo the perfect carbon sequestration system? Why should we use bamboo to build green? Learn more about this amazing grass, from other uses incl...
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Bamboo is the new "it" resource right now. It's cheap, grows like wildfire in most geographic locations in the US. How would you build a home for a family of 5 that would survive 30+ years of wear and tear?

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