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This startup wants to put a free tiny house in your backyard

August 23rd, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Rent the Backyard will get a tiny house into your backyard in a matter of weeks—and hopes it can add some cheaper apartments in cities to help alleviate the housing crisis. In cities with housing shortages, little room to build, and opposition to new construction, building small cottages in backyards can be one way to […]



Are these fireproof, hurricane-proof geodesic domes the post-climate change house of the future?

August 21st, 2019 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

  Geoship is touting the bioceramic geodesic dome as the home of the future—and getting help on the rollout from Zappos, which wants to build some near its headquarters to give to the homeless. In a world where wildfires and hurricanes are becoming more frequent, design for new housing would be smart to anticipate the […]



MbS goes Elon Musk on steroids: Seeks flying cars, electric dinosaurs, robot maids, & glowing sand for Barren Saudi desert

August 11th, 2019 at 1:23 am » Comments Off

    In northwest Saudi Arabia, where most people see a barren wasteland, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has envisioned the future, and according to the Wall Street Journal, it is something straight out of an Elon Musk wet dream, complete with flying taxis, robot maids, robot dinosaurs, robot martial arts, endless booze and […]



3D printer builds 500-square-foot home in under 12 hours

August 10th, 2019 at 1:16 am » Comments Off

S-Squared 3D Printer’s Autonomous Robotic Construction System, (ARCS) ARCS is a patent pending technology that allows multiple machines to work together to create a home with little or no human assistance. Delays in building projects are a thing of the past now that building a 3D printed home is possible in hours — not days […]



Could A.I. help get homeless youth off the streets?

July 31st, 2019 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

By identifying patterns in successful rehousing, a research team in L.A. is working to make the housing system more efficient In Hollywood, nestled between a strip mall and a recording studio where bands like the Rolling Stones have recorded, the residents of a small homeless encampment greet passers by with a friendly “Hi, hello, how […]



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