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for the price, i'd buy one. 1200 sq.ft is good size. two bedrooms and bathroom, with cement siding designed to withstand high winds. its small size keeps it both affordable and energy

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fire crews struggled to protect homes friday from a wind-whipped wildfire that trapped and killed four firefighters in a wall of flames thursday. the blaze, which authorities said was arson, has

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arizona module. the homes in the competition cannot have a footprint over 800 square feet. working with limited space, many designers focused on modularity and space-saving tricks.

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a high-tech building covered on all sides with solar cells has won an international contest for the best home powered only by the sun. team germany, which also won in 2007, took first place in the

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the unit has 800 square feet of space, a pantry, deck, attached garage, attic, fireplace, jetted bathtub, eat-in kitchen, in-unit laundry and access to a community pool. los angeles, california

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the homes in the competition were limited to 800 square feet but california designed its home to give it a bigger feel by having different zones and a large deck that integrated with the main

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this two-story, 1,700-square-foot home is built from 85 percent recycled materials, including three shipping containers, wood pallets and cellulose from unread newspapers that act as insulation

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they designed clapboard siding with solar cells fitted onto aluminum strips. on the underside of the clapboard is a material that's 10 times more insulating than commonly used products. on the

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the cost assumes a 16-by-20-foot deck with built-in bench and planter, stairs and railings. a composite deck will also pay off, but not quite as much. a composite deck costs about $15,437

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this five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 7,200-square-foot mcmodern, built in 2016, is in sharon, massachusetts. a previous listing describes the exterior materials as concrete, stone, stucco and wood

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"these products save homeowners money, and contribute to a smaller carbon footprint." a tankless water heater can be installed for about $4,200 in a 2,200 square-foot home, and led converter bulbs

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a home was built on live television, and at the heart of the special event was habitat for humanity, a grass-roots organization dedicated to eliminating homelessness and substandard housing worldwide.

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some of these cost increases are due to new materials, such as composite decking and vinyl railing systems used for decks. in some cases, the higher cost of materials may be offset by lower

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architect matt gibson's lime green accents start with this home's front door and continue throughout the approximately 2,153-square-foot property, popping up on the walls and in the tile work.

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sea-level foundation footings are added to the bay head home; stone veneer, fiber-cement siding and composite decking dress up the point pleasant exterior; and the manasquan project is finished as

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