A floorplan from a solar home in Vermont. I'm not quite sure about living in a round home, but I do like the compact layout of this wee housie. It's main missing bits are a solar greenhouse and a larder in my mind!
The rubble trench is a cheap and effective foundation that combines drainage with load distribution. The basic principle of it has been around for thousands of years but American architect Frank Lloyd Wright brought it into the 20th century. More at www.naturalhomes.org/permahome/rubble-trench-foundation.htm
Create a hidden memo board inside a pantry door for a handy place to record your grocery list and calendar. All it requires is a few coats of chalkboard paint. | Photo: David Still/Beautiful Kitchens/IPC + Syndication | thisoldhouse.com