green building

Accessory Dwelling Units in California just got a lot easier!

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed five Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Housing Bills containing legislation making the addition of ADUs far easier and cheaper in California.  This will significantly impact anyone who wishes to build an ADU.  Here is a summary [...]

YardPods® – Maximum Comfort and Minimum Energy

YardPods are custom-designed to meet the needs of each owner. One of the factors considered is the microclimate in which it is to be placed and how it is to be used. We prefer to design each YardPod specifically for [...]

Vintage High School Students in Napa are learning about Sustainability by building a YardPod®

Setting out Foundations Congratulations to: Gail Sims (CPA Green Technology Grant Advisor), Chris Auld, Brady Mitchell, Heather Jackson, John Rutherford and Jen Kohl, all teachers at Vintage High School in Napa, California, who applied for, and were awarded [...]

Tiny Homes, Simple Shelters by Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications, Inc. 2012.

YardPods is fortunate to be featured (p89) in this new book, along with some 150 other small buildings. Building types are gathered into chapters: “Tiny Homes on Foundations” “Tiny Homes on Wheels” “Tiny Homes by Architects” “Prefab Kits” “Earthy Materials” [...]