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What it's like to live off the grid, according to a couple who moved to a fire lookout in the middle of the Oregon forest

Retired couple Alan Colley and Dabney Tompkins have chosen a rather unconventional location for their next home.<p>After stumbling upon a book about the US Forest Service, Colley and Tompkins were inspired to move into a fire lookout, a 40-foot tower that was historically used to spot forest fires.<p>"It …

'This isn't at all like London': life in Walter Segal's self-build 'anarchist' estate

Segal’s self-build experiments of the 1980s revolutionised the UK’s approach to providing low-cost housing. But have these lessons since been forgotten?<p>When visitors arrive at my unconventional street, their first comment is usually: “This isn’t at all like London”. Nestled among trees on a …

Innovative Skylight Window Easily Transforms into Rooftop Balcony

It's now possible to transform a skylight into a small balcony by simply opening its frame. Danish window company Velux has designed <i>Cabrio</i>, a dormer that's made up of two sections, each with a different purpose. The top opens for ventilation while the bottom features an integrated banister that …

Five of the best scenic bike rides in Wales

The back roads of Wales’ national parks make for stunning cycling routes. Jack Thurston picks five from his new book Lost Lanes Wales: 36 Glorious Bike, each with a downloadable route and GPX file<p><b>Start</b> Porthmadog<b><br>Finish</b> Harlech (train return)<b><br>Distance</b> 24 miles<b><br>Level</b> Moderate, some big hills<b><br>Maps and</b> …

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Articles about japanese home among trees uses bookshelves and glass walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young...<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>Cantilevered volumes of glass lift the residents of this modern Atlanta …

Articles about australias most enchanting beach houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence located in Sydney, Australia, designed by Amee Allsop.<p>Built on a hill with beautiful views, this little house was made for entertaining.<p>An angular addition breaks the rules of suburbia.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the …

Articles about these modern hotels offer inspiration make any room feel getaway on Dwell.com - Dwell

Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's September 2016 issue.<p>It’s becoming a modern day preference that when away from their homes, travelers don’t want to feel like they’re …

A Tiny Home So Brilliant the Owners Are Now Selling Replicas

Which is good news for us, because the sleek styling in this small house is everything.<p>Armed with 14 years of carpentry experience and a keen interest in the "Tiny House Movement" (as those in the know call it these days), James Stoltzfus set out to build his own compact home in his free time last …

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Articles about 6 stunning modern prefabs california on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks …

Pikaplant creates self-watering systems for automatic plant maintenance

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Amsterdam design company Pikaplant has developed a collection of self-watering products aimed at making plant-keeping easier.<p>Three …

25 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy

1. For fruit-ophiles.<p>Photos by Grace Hitchcock for PopSugar / Via popsugar.com<p>Some diets require precision. Yes, even fruit portions.<p>2. For 5-minute …

Articles about not wallflowers 6 homes daring wallpaper on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in...<p>Wallpaper designer Sian Zeng invites us …

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Articles about restored midcentury home la enjoys outdoor access every turn on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new outlook for a Buff, Straub and Hensman gem perched high above Los Angeles.<p>Sited in a historic Venice Beach Craftsman, Habitas is a new exclusive clubhouse that marries the past with the present.<p>At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring …

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Make the Most of Your Summer with These Airbnb Escapes

There’s nothing quite like arriving at Labor Day, leaning back and thinking, “That was one hell of a summer.” On the other hand, you might find …

How to Make an Oil Reed Diffuser (so your House Smells in a Good Way)

<i>As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to make something beautiful.</i><p><i>Today: Scent your home in a natural, inexpensive way—and with whatever fragrance you like (sorry, cucumber</i> …

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No Excuses: Training From Home

No excuses! Grab that pan and get started training (forearm hypertrophy) now!<p>It’s the middle of winter and while you might be dreaming about sending …

World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab Home Hits the Market

Green building has entered an exciting new realm. Archiblox, an Australian architecture firm, has unveiled the world's first carbon-positive …

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The 8 Best Islands for Rock Climbing

After a long day of rock climbing, it’s nice to sit back and relax. But, rather than reclining in a tent or a boring bar somewhere, wouldn’t you …

Doctor of Climbology: 9 Must

Author:<p>Publish date:<p><b>Doctor of Climbology is your shortcut to becoming cultured in climbing. An imperfect, unscientific guide to 55 must-read,</b> …

Real-Life Business Lessons from The Challenger's Almanac

<i>Lisa Hassell is the founder and director of Inkygoodness, a showcase for illustration, character design and graphic art.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>A side project born from passion, <i>The Challenger’s Almanac</i> was created with the …

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Classical Surfboard Designs Inspired by 15th-Century European Artwork

Surf culture is perhaps not usually associated with fine, classical art, but one company has combined the unlikely elements in a fantastic, limited-edition line of surfboard designs inspired by European art.<p>One design set is a three-part rendition of the 15th-Century, wool-and-silk Dutch tapestry,</i> …

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We Built A Home Wall (and So Can You!)

<i>I must admit when my friend Jess said she was building a home wall, I didn’t quite believe it would happen. I threw her proclamation in with the</i> …

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60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …