Future House Now
June 4, 2007 10:56 AM   Subscribe

"Future House Now is dedicated to exploring ideas about better living in family homes that are affordable, modern, efficient, healthy, environmentally responsible and available today."
posted by dobbs (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Cool stuff. Great designs.
However, I have this funny feeling that their definition of "affordable" is not one I am familiar with. Just a hunch.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:39 AM on June 4, 2007

Neat stuff, dobbs. My first reaction was "man, there's a bunch of great articles here. I should post this to metafilter."
posted by boo_radley at 11:53 AM on June 4, 2007

I'm really surprised that there isn't more mention these days about earth-sheltered homes. My ultimate goal is to build one for retirement. My understanding is that it's a rather reasonable cost, and climate-control is essentially taken care of. Plus it's like living in Hobbiton!
posted by mortimer at 12:05 PM on June 4, 2007

Family love future house!
posted by papakwanz at 1:15 PM on June 4, 2007

Mortimer, I think rammed earth construction has taken over the niche that earth-sheltered used to occupy.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:59 PM on June 4, 2007

I agree with you in part, BrotherCaine, but I still like the earth-sheltered idea a lot more. And living in Ohio, I think the R-value of a hill of earth would pay off over freestanding rammed-earth. Both in Summer and Winter.

I have no evidence to back that up, so you know.
posted by mortimer at 2:52 PM on June 4, 2007

Bookmarked the site. Thanks.
posted by serazin at 4:33 PM on June 4, 2007

I bookmarked it too. Thanks, dobbs.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:35 AM on June 5, 2007

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