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L-Shape (click to enlarge)

L-Shape (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 552 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 32′ x 32′

Description: The main characteristics of this house include efficient use of space, while offering basic necessities and a few extras like a wood stove, good-sized computer desk and excellent passive solar design.

L-Shape (click to enlarge)

L-Shape (click to enlarge)

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English Cottage (click to enlarge)

English Cottage (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 834 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 27′ x 43′

Description: This charming curved cottage is styled after homes from a bygone era, when rugged timbers supported the roof, and walls were reassuringly thick and strong. This modern cottage adds a spacious kitchen with pantry and island, passive solar design, built-in cabinets and computer desk.

English Cottage (click to enlarge)

English Cottage (click to enlarge)

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Cottage (click to enlarge)

Cottage (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 838 sq.ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 28′ x 41′

Description: Ideal for urban or rural areas, this cozy cottage is the right size for new families, or for retiring couples who want to downsize. Features include a laundry room with mop sink and closet, kitchen island with breakfast bar, built-in bookcases/entertainment center, wood stove, on-demand water heater and a pleasant dining nook. The finishing details can be modified to match a wide range of architectural styles.

Cottage (click to enlarge)

Cottage (click to enlarge)

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Earthbag Tower House (click to enlarge)

Earthbag Tower House (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 346 sq. ft. interior first floor, 227 sq. ft. upper floor, 133 sq. ft. observation deck, total 705 interior sq. ft., Footprint: 24′ diameter

Description: This intriguing tower house slopes from 21 feet interior diameter at ground level to 13 feet diameter at the upper deck. Perfect for environments with high winds and good views.

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Earthbag Tower House (click to enlarge)


Earthbag Tower House Loft

Earthbag Tower House Loft

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Chalet (click to enlarge)

Chalet (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 672 sq. ft. interior plus 135 sq. ft. upper floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 27′ x 31′

Description: Designed for the mountains, this vacation home has a large window wall and deck facing the mountain view. Vaulted ceilings add a spacious feeling. The master bedroom is on the upper floor.

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Chalet (click to enlarge)


Chalet Upper Floor (click to enlarge)

Chalet Upper Floor (click to enlarge)

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Fourplex (click to enlarge)

Fourplex (click to enlarge)


Specifications: Four units, each 462 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 48’x48′ plus 8′ wrap-around porches

Description: This potential investment property features numerous sustainable building features, including earthbag walls, superinsulation package, and compact and efficient design.

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Fourplex (click to enlarge)

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Roundhouse Studio (click to enlarge)

Roundhouse Studio (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 177 sq. ft. interior, fold-out bed, 1 bath, Footprint: 18′ diameter, plus buttress

Description: Perfect for home offices and studios of all kinds, and also as a tiny house. Ideal beginner’s project. This studio is one of the simplest, most practical of my designs. Multiple units can be connected if you want to add on later or they can be built as free standing structures in clusters pavilion style. Numerous roof options available.

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Roundhouse Studio (click to enlarge)

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