Container House - This great looking 600 sq. home is a KIT! From Pan Adobe Cedar Homes. The photo is a slight variation of the plan thats shown. - Who Else Wants Simple Step-By-Step Plans To Design And Build A Container Home From Scratch?
prefab home by Jens Risom - Block Island (Rhode Island USA) circa 1967 - more than 40 years later we still don't get the message that architecture needs to be sustainable. Photo by John G. Zimmerman for LIFE magazine
In North America, the big thing for DIY builders was the A-frame, but a triangle encloses the smallest volume of any shape. The circle encloses the most, so domes and arches like the famous quonset hut provide big interior volumes relative to the
Zip Kit Homes spent over a decade building a lot of different homes—over 500 homes and multi-family projects. After experimenting with all different types of building construction: standard site-built homes, panelized homes, modular homes, etc.
~Around the turn of the century, companies such as Sears & Roebuck and Montgomery Ward sold homes out of catalogs. The houses were shipped to the home site, complete with instructions and numbered materials (including nails!
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