The house is an interesting experiment in reduction and reuse not only because it is only 540 square feet or because it was remodeled using nearly exclusively reclaimed materials, but because the building itself is now being recycled for the fourth time. It was first built in the early 1940s as part of Vanport Village, a quickly erected development built to house shipyard workers. When Vanport Village flooded in 1948 this particular little house was floated down the river to Sauvie Island, where it became the goose-check station. Years later it was remodeled to become a rental house.
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It appears someone has just done what we all secretly wanted – buy a bus, rip the seats out, fit it with beds and tour the country with friends and family. Meet Hank, an architecture student, tired of drawing buildings that would never exist, for clients that were imaginary, and with details he didn’t understand. He decided to keep his thesis very much real and full scale. Though the home isn’t fully livable yet, it is getting close and is an ongoing project for the young architect. Take a tour through his converted bus and see how much living space and storage can be created on a 225 square foot home.
If you are looking for an eco-friendly dream destination, then the Soneva Kiri resort is the perfect choise. This wonderful resort features 42 resort villa and 21 private residences spanning over a luscious 150 acres of beach and tropical rainforest.The Treepod, which can take up to four people, was designed and built by eco-designer and founder of Sri Lanka-based company Nomadic Resorts Louis Thompson in collaboration with architect Olav Bruin and Jonathon Odet and Pon from Little World who were in charge of the zip line system.