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3 Benefits of a Shipping Container Home

3 Benefits of a Shipping Container Home

The history of the shipping container is an interesting one. While shipping containers pioneered early global trading, their inventors did not anticipate the wasted containers left after trade imbalances. For example, location X ships 100 containers to location Y, but...

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Unique Building Projects:  Design a Tree House

Unique Building Projects: Design a Tree House

You might want a custom home for year-round living, a little weekend escape in the woods, or a place for the kids to hang out in a fun space all their own. No matter your reasons, building a treehouse can be a great opportunity to expand your imagination and have some...

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Four Things You Can Only Get in a Custom Home

Four Things You Can Only Get in a Custom Home

When it comes to buying a home, it’s important to first look at whether designing a custom home is a better choice for you than purchasing an existing home. Custom home designs often cost the same as purchasing a standard home or home design. If it is more, the cost...

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Incorporating a Dome into Your Home Design

Incorporating a Dome into Your Home Design

Incorporating a Dome into Your Home Design by PSE Consulting Engineers, Inc. The dome has been a staple of architectural design since prehistory—as far back as ancient Mesopotamia. They come in a variety of designs and forms and each has a specialized name and...

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Yurt Living —More Than You Imagine

Yurt Living —More Than You Imagine

Yurt. What do you think of when you read that word? A tent? A fun weekend glamping with friends? A home? Yurts can be many things, including custom homes and retreats for people looking to build a sustainable structure. The yurt is a lightweight, foldable, fabric and...

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Benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms (I.C.F.)

Benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms (I.C.F.)

Going green means you have a lot of choices for materials and building practices. One great option is the insulated concrete form or ICF. These are made from rigid foam blocks spaced apart with rebar. They are stacked together, and concrete is poured between the foam...

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