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A tiny house with big home comforts

With their focus on downsizing, tiny houses are often lacking in home comforts, but Tiny House Lumbec's recently-completed dwelling proves that …

DIY - Wood Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to …

Woodworking

Modern Homes That Used To Be Rustic Old Barns

Old barns had and continue to have great influence on the design of a lot of modern homes. Whether we’re talking about barns converted into modern …

Inspiring Backyard Pond Ideas - Quiet Corner

If you’ve always wanted a backyard pond, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners already have them and thousands more are installing …

DIY - Pyramid Garden Planter - Quiet Corner

This time I have made slot together pyramid garden planter from the reclaimed Pallet timbers.<p>This planter took me approximately 90 minutes to make: …

Sandpaper

See Every Angle of Philip Johnson's Glass House

The Glass House, designed by modern architect Philip Johnson in New Canaan, Connecticut, has opened its doors to a wide range of visitors lately. From artist Yayoi Kusama's "Narcissus Garden," which took over the property's small pond starting May 1, and now Gerard & Kelly's "Modern Living" dance …

Gardening How To: Training Tomatoes - Quiet Corner

The best way to keep tomatoes trim and healthy is to train them onto supports and prune tall-growing kinds during the growing season. (Pruning …

Tomatoes

Vancouver picks 2 sites for modular mobile homes

The arrival of modular mobile homes in Vancouver is a step closer after the city proposed two sites where the shipping container-sized units could be …

The future of meat lies in a $325,000 lab-grown burger

On Aug. 5, 2013, Mark Post went out to grab a hamburger. This was no drive-through Big Mac. Rather, Post bit into his $325,000 burger in front of an invitation-only crowd of journalists, chefs, and food enthusiasts in the heart of London.<p>The strangest part wasn’t the cost or the crowd but the meat. …

Can Great Design Bring The Boy Scouts Into The 21st Century?

A new project casts the beleaguered organization as a sustainability minded outfit. But is it enough to boost engagement?<p>The Boy Scouts of America has had its fair share of troubles in recent years, from abuse allegations to discrimination, which eventually led to a Supreme Court case in 2000. On …

Growing Lemons... Yep On a Tree

Our family loves nature. We are always outside, camping, hiking, so planting a garden fits into our lifestyle. Did you know that you can plant any seed you find? I will show you how, and chances are you have everything you need right at home!<p>Our family loves nature. We are always outside, camping, …

Healthy Eating

Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

Most Under-Rated Healing Herbs - Quiet Corner

When you think of cooking, what herbs come to mind? Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Peppermint, and Sage? Perhaps Lavender, Thyme, and Tarragon make your …

5 Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes You Can Order Right Now

Modern green living<p>One of the major benefits of prefab homes is efficiency. This starts with the basic premise of on-site assembly with precise factory-made elements, which is often completed in a matter of days and eliminates lots of potential for waste. And then there are sexier sustainability …

Prefab Homes

Mesmerizing Animation Shows Which Countries Sent the Most Immigrants to the US Since 1820

Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, thanks in part to a rather blustery presidential candidate. But as this animated map …

Animation

How to Grow a Citrus Tree in a Container

Californians and Floridians are blessed with fragrant citrus trees in their backyards that bloom all spring and seem to be in season all year. For …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

An Architect-Designed—and Built—Lakeside Cabin for Under $40,000

De Rosee Sa are a hands-on London architecture and design practice. Led by husband-and-wife duo, Max De Rosee and Claire Sa, they recently completed …

DIY - Simple Split-Rail Fence - Quiet Corner

1. How to Build a Simple Split-Rail Fence<p>You don’t need special tools or a lot of money to build this rugged American classic.<br>My simple ranch-style …

Living in a greenhouse: One family's experiment in sustainable living

Dutch stylist Helly Scholten is interested in living sustainably, so when the chance came to move herself and her family into an experimental …

As A Guerrilla Movement, Tiny Homes May Emerge As Alternative To Shelters

Tiny homes, which can be as little as 50 to 300 square feet, are growing in popularity as a solution for the homeless. In Chicago, advocates want to build tiny houses to serve a specific marginalized group — homeless youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ.<p>"Most of the cities in the country …

Builder's tiny houses caught in a mortgage quagmire

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>Three years ago, Christoph Kesting built a tiny home for himself in Guelph, Ont., using a standard shipping container as the base. Then, after selling it – the buyer ended up moving it across the province …

Housing

Genius gardening hacks to save you money

We all look for ways to be more frugal from time to time, be it to save money or because you'd like to tread more lightly upon the earth - whatever your reasons, the garden is a great place to start.<p>Gardening can be about more than pretty plants - it can feed us, encourage wildlife and prove a …

6 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Eggs

Are they the most perfect food on Earth?<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs were loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But that perception is changing. When Wake Forest University researchers reviewed some …

15 greenhouses that will make you wish you were a gardener

As relaxing and restorative as a Sunday afternoon spent digging and planting may be, we still don’t tend to consider gardening as a hobby that’s …

Gardening

Smelling Farts Could Work Wonders For Your Health, Says Science

It turns out you were doing your friend a favor when you cupped your hand to your butt, farted, then swiped it into their face. Same with all those times you crop dusted (the act of farting and walking at the same time thus spreading the scent over an expansive area) an unsuspecting crowd at the …

DIY - How to Make Outdoor Bench - Quiet Corner

Every porch needs a bench, at least that’s what Steve and I decided the other day. Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for …

To feel better, eat less (yes, even if you're not overweight)

For the dwindling few of us who don't actually need to lose weight, the idea of slashing food intake in a bid to extend our healthy life span isn't universally appealing.<p>Hedonists the world over, in fact, have denounced the calorie-restriction-for-life-extension idea as a cruel hoax: The bony, cold …