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7 Van Conversion Companies That Will Do the Legwork For You

Get on the road faster by leaving the carpentry and wiring to the pros.<p>Whether you're looking to conquer rugged terrain off-grid, or simply want an adventure-ready vehicle, camper vans pose a great solution for those eager to take life on the road. If you're itching to join the enticing #vanlife …

RVs

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

Plus Hus

Whether you need a backyard office, a guest house, a gym or a kids playroom, the Plus Hus gives you 320 square feet to be customized almost any way …

The World's Most Romantic Adventures

You're guaranteed to get some action on these heart-racing trips.<p>Grab your partner, lace up your matching boots, and summon your wild kindred spirits to take on these romantic adventures around the world.<p>Whether you prefer unmatched access to Earth’s most interesting species, a wintry cross-country …

National Parks

Harlem Townhouse

New York, New York<p>Somewhere in it’s history, this classic single family Harlem brownstone was converted to a four family apartment building and, in the process, all historic detail and character behind the historic façade was removed. Exposed sprinkler piping and HVAC ductwork was installed, and a …

Architecture

A Sustainable House Inspired by Case Study Houses and Eichler

Named the Avocado Acres (Aa) House, this California residence was designed in collaboration with architect Lloyd Russell and Surfside Projects, with …

Architecture

How to become a full-stack coder in just 28 hours

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

6 Well-Designed Hostels For the Minimalist Traveler

Today, hostels are more sought-after than ever before, especially among millennials that long for minimalist adventures.<p>Young travelers are seeking experience-driven accommodations that provide them opportunities to meet other travelers at a low cost. These hostel goers are spending more time on …

Architecture

Mirrored prefab houses by ÖÖD install in 8 hours

Now you see it...<p>Prefab goes in disguise with these sleek tiny dwellings from Estonian companyÖÖD. With mirrored glass facades—reminiscent of Portuguese prefabs inspired by minimalist artists—ÖÖD homes blend into their surroundings, appearing especially sublime in rural or natural landscapes.<p>Born …

Nordic Noir: 7 Scandinavian Homes Enveloped in Black

Scandinavian architecture finds beauty in simple, functional spaces. Through clean lines, angular structures and minimalist principles, well-executed Scandinavian homes employ acute design to make daily life increasingly comfortable and uncomplicated. Enveloped in black — a deliberate shade both …

Northern Lights

In Photos: Patagonia’s Stunning Marble Caves

Seeing these caves is worth the difficult journey to reach them.<p>There are some places on Earth where photos can't do the natural beauty …

South America

DACBerry Raspberry Pi Analog Soundcard And Amplifier

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may be interested in a new piece of audio hardware which has been created specifically for the range of Pi mini PCs and …

The Story Behind The Most Successful Crowdfunded Font In History

Thanks to a 10,000-person waiting list, Futuracha Pro has broken previous records.<p>Up until this week, the most successful crowdfunded font was an almost predictable winner: Black Tie, a flexible, sans-serif typeface that scales from web CSS to apps with all the seamless utility of Helvetica. It was …

Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into the Most Stunning Home

The interior is just so lovely.<p>Even though people say it's what's on the inside that matters, this abandoned WWI-era cement factory started out as a serious eyesore all around. The outside was harsh and worn, while the inside looked like, well, a factory. But one architect with a goal to transform …

Midcentury bungalow in Cali desert can be yours for $250K

It was designed by Walter S. White in 1958<p>This sweet little California midcentury classic in La Quinta, a resort town in the Coachella Valley just 25 miles southeast of Palm Springs, boasts not only historical designation but also architectural pedigree.<p>The 832-square-foot two-bedroom was designed …

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Typography

12 Lesser Known National Parks in America to fall in love with

For every well-known national park there are numerous lesser known national parks that are just as breath-taking and beautiful. Check out some of our …

National Parks

Interior Design Ideas - Build A Desk On An Unused Wall Space

When Ronnie Alroy Architects were designing this house in Tel Aviv, Israel, they decided to install a desk on the outer wall of a stair handrail.<p>The …

Gallery of TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect - 9

Image 9 of 11 from gallery of TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect. Photograph by Brad Feinknopf

These Newlyweds Go Against The Grain in Their 366-Square-Foot Silo Home

It's brought them closer in every way possible, as you would imagine.<p>It's a takes a lot of patience, but not a lot of personal space to live in a 366-square-foot home, and newlyweds Christoph Kaiser and Shauna Thibault know that better than anyone.<p>Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, the couple doesn't …

Torres Del Paine Circuit: The Botched "Q" Trek (“W” Trek)

Traveling with me can be fun and excruciating at the same time. Due to my spur of the moment travel planning and non-existent organizational skills, …

Biotrap is the world's first 100% biodegradable mosquito trap

If you’re concerned about the Zika virus or simply keen to prevent pesky mosquito bites, you may not have to use DEET-filled sprays or citronella …

Public Health

KODA / Kodasema

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> KODA by Kodasema - a movable pre-fab mini house prototype from Estonia has been shortlisted for the …

Architecture

Ask Ethan: How Fast Do Gravitational Waves Travel?

One of the most surprising predictions of Einstein’s General Relativity is the existence of not just matter, radiation and other particle-based forms of energy, but the existence of gravitational radiation itself, or fundamental “ripples” in the very fabric of spacetime. This is one of the toughest …

Physics

String Theory Might Merge With the Other Theory of Everything

Author: Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine Hossenfelder Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.16.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Eight decades have passed …

6 Outdoor Goals for Your New Year's Resolutions

by Austin Campbell December 29, 2015<p>Here's to a New Year Filled With Adventure!<p>New Year's Eve is only a few days away and it's time to contemplate …

How I Quit My 9-5 to Do What I Love and Travel the World (Whenever I Want)

<i>This article was originally published on Making Sense of Cents</i><p>When I was 18, I remember thinking that if I only I could make $15/hour, I'd be set.<p>At the time, I had just started my first year of college, and was working full-time to pay for it. I was making $12/hour all in, including commission, my …

How To Build a Coke Can Stove for Hiking and Camping

This next idea is so great and very easy to implement in case of emergency or when camping. The tutorial is going to teach you how to make a small …

Camping

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

Forestry

Raspberry Pi Now Makes A Touchscreen Display So You Can Build Your Own PiPad Pro

So you decided to stick to the Raspberry Pi architecture and have completely eschewed the Orange Pi? Good for you. In honor of your decision I offer a new $60 Raspberry Pi touchscreen that can turn your single board computer into a fun-sized multi-touch tablet.<p>The officially licensed product …