Eco Pod - a summer retreat or guest house - platform and shipping container living
Photograph by Ton Koene, Hollandse Hoogte/Redux
The interior of a shipping container is compact, but it can be surprisingly comfortable, as this Amsterdam student dorm attests. When their service at sea is finished, a growing number of steel containers are cleaned and refurbished with flooring, insulation, air conditioning, electricity, plumbing, and other modern conveniences.
The result is creative green housing that requires only a fraction of new construction’s energy and materials and costs less as well. In Amsterdam, students have happily taken to dwelling in these unconventional new digs built by Tempohousing.
Mongolian Yurts - Passed down through the ages, nothing has changed except maybe better shears.
Mongolian Felt Making - shearing, beating the wool down, rolling it behind a horse. They will all stay cozy, comfy, toasty warm in the wool felt covered homes.
shonto guest hogans
Ratua Private Island is a wild magical place, an island in the Vanuatu archipelago.