Cedric Canard

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Life in a Go Fast Camper

I think in order to understand where we are going, it is best to know where we have been. With that in mind, I want to start by addressing a question …

RVs

160-square-foot shipping container house asks $55K

Repurposed with style<p>For anyone looking to downsize, shipping container homes offer durability and an eco-friendly way to reuse some of the thousands of surplus containers that sit on docks around the world. Often less expensive than other housing options, shipping containers have been transformed …

House in Oporto, Serralves / João Vieira de Campos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project presents a single-family home divided in two separate volumes - main house and external …

Architecture

Prefab houseboat design can be customized, assembled in two days

#Floatlife made easy<p>What if you could order a modern houseboat like you order flatpack Ikea furniture? That’s the thinking behind a new line of modular floating dwellings conceived by Russian designer Max Zhivov.<p>The construction kit-inspired Modul Go concept aims to offer easily adaptable floating …

Prefab Homes

All Eyes On The Prize: A Ducati 250 cafe racer for $25

We never need any excuse to write about Union Motorcycle Classics. Builders Mike Watanabe and Luke Ransom create beautiful machines in their old barn in Idaho, and several have graced these pages.<p>But there’s an especially good reason to feature this beautiful Ducati Scrambler 250. It’s a personal …

New 3D-printed house can be built in less than a day for just $4,000

One billion people on Earth lack access to adequate housing — but that could change if ICON and New Story are successful. They’ve found a way to …

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

South Coast Container House

Made from four shipping containers, the South Coast Container House proves that good design can overcome a modest budget. The vessels have been …

The best Australian beaches to visit this summer

Whether you're a fan of a long stroll down an abandoned beach or sitting under a palm tree with a cocktail in hand, somewhere along Australia's …

Smarter than your Electric Toothbrush

UPDATE: Less than 24 hours left, grab yours now!<p>Picture this. Count the number of products you own that use batteries. Multiply it by 7.3 billion. …

Appalachian Trail 101: The Complete Guide For Beginners

So you’ve decided to explore the Appalachian Trail, and you’re struggling to find up-to-date information regarding the trail.<p>Covering everything from …

Hiking

A Dutch Homage to Thoreau’s Cabin

For the last 45 years, workers in Noorderpark have gotten out of the elements and caught their breath in a ratty storage shed tucked into the woods …

Puppy Love: A Ducati Cucciolo from Analog Motorcycles

These days, we associate Ducati with tire-shredding 200 horsepower superbikes and the all-conquering, impossibly hip Scrambler. But in the years after WW2, Ducati was best known for producing a tiny 98-pound motorcycle called the Cucciolo.<p>Cucciolo is Italian for ‘puppy,’ and the bike was named …

21 of the best autumn walks in the UK

These are well worth a visit while they're in their full glory!<p>At this time of year, the British countryside is alive with a palette of colours …

National Trust

New Volkswagen concept van boasts panoramic roof for stargazing

It’s all controlled by an app<p>Volkswagen—the German automaker founded in 1937—is shaking up the camper and RV industry. Earlier in the year they debuted the I.D. Buzz, an autonomous, all-electric interpretation of the classic minibus that would go 270 miles on one charge. Now, they’ve announced the …

5 Road Trips Around Australia to Add to Your Bucket List

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>The mistake is often made — myself included — in thinking …

Terra House

Casa Terra arises from a series of pigmented concrete walls that lie perpendicular to the design's central circulation axis. Not only does the articulation between these components generate gardens, patios and other enclosed spaces, but it also works to define and separate programmatic and …

Architecture

The Wild Pedder Experience in Tasmania's Southwest could be the most exhilarating hike yet

One of Australia’s best kept secrets is the island state of Tasmania and its world-class hiking. Most Aussies will tell you about the Overland Track at Cradle Mountain, and some know about the Three Capes on the Tasman Peninsula, but a new hiking experience has been launched in Tasmania that …

Hiking

Great Crates: 10 Beautiful Shipping Container Conversions

Incredibly strong, durable, lightweight and affordable, shipping containers are integrated into into all sorts of architectural projects, whether …

Urbanism

This shipping container house in Ecuador makes sense

TreeHugger has often been skeptical about shipping container housing; the boxes were designed for freight, not people. (See Does shipping container …

The 10 most innovative homes of 2016

Although there was no shortage of out-there ideas, a few trends took shape. Architects emphasized designs that made for low-cost and fast construction, minimalist aesthetics, increased mobility, and the use of more renewable power sources.<p>Check out our favorites below.

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

How to Find Hawaii's Secret Beaches

Perfect white-sand beaches exist all over Hawaii, but many are filled with sand castles, surfers, beach towels, and oceanfront resorts. Get ready to wander a little off the beaten path on your way to these six blissfully empty beaches.<p>Kanaio Beach, Maui<p>The Hoapili Trail starts at a parking area at …

The Box

The Box is a 960-square-foot residence inspired by the owner’s desire for a small house overlooking an untouched wetland. Conceived as a series of boxes nestled into the hillside, the house gently engages the site offering varied views of the landscape. To set the house into the site, the main …

Architecture

10 Gorgeous Gulf Islands to Visit in British Columbia

British Columbia's coast is home to an archipelago of islands broken up into multiple categories. Be it the Southern Gulf Islands, Northern Gulf …

British Columbia

Hiking Tasmania's beautiful South Coast track – and how to survive it

A seven-day walk along one of Tasmania’s most remote tracks is worth the leeches, powdered meals and wading through creeks in your underwear<p>It was not until I was looking over the rugged mountain ranges of south-west Tasmania, my stomach dropping with every bump of the six-seater plane from Hobart, …

Hiking

A campervan trip in outback New South Wales, where dirt is red and stars blaze

Photograph: Bill Code for the Guardian<p>The campervan parked at Gundabooka national park south of Bourke<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/2084137d3f4aeb4cee1aa0ff6b458b186943ec69/576_195_3296_1979/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Bill Code for the Guardian<p>Dinner time inside the …

National Parks

Australia's 13 Most Beautiful Islands

Thanks to the drop in the Australian dollar and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, now is the time to plan travel to the exotic islands around Australia. Here are a few of our favorites.<p>Kangaroo Island, South Australia<p>Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean<p>Shark Island, New South Wales

Long Weekend in Adelaide and the Barossa Valley

Once overshadowed by Australia’s flashier eastern metropolises, like Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide is ready for its close-up. The laid-back capital …