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Sustain MiniHome: Sustainable Prefab Now.

TreeHugger loves modern prefab- It should make good green design affordable and accessible. It often does not live up to this promise- many are built …

Modern Contemporary Design

All Terrain Cabin

Take an easy-to handle 20' ISO container frame. Outfit it with folding walls and the best in Canadian design. "The result is as smart as it is …

Shipping Containers

Scotland Will Soon Be Home to the World's First Self-Sufficient Island

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Cycle/Carry/Camp Combo!

Alejandra Castelao’s Bike Trailer concept is the ultimate accessory for overnight cycling adventures. Designed for destination camping, the …

Bike Hanger: Vertically Rotating, Multi-Level Bike Parking By Manifesto Architecture

<i>Images: The vertically-hung, space-saving Bike Hanger by Manifesto Architecture</i><p>It's a scenario familiar in many cities: ugly, unwieldy and …

Stainless Steel

Hambleton / Steve Domoney Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Hambleton street middle park achieving the necessary equal balance between the presence of an existing …

Food & Dining

Montecito Residence by Barton Myers Associates

Barton Myers Associates designed a home located in the hills above Montecito, California.<p>Project description<p>Located in the hills above Montecito, the …

All it takes is a Tilt

To manage our multiple gadget charging needs, the power strip has turned out to be an effective tool. What poses a problem is the adaptor heads, …

This adorable tiny cabin by Peter Jungmann is called the Ufogel

This UFO-inspired holiday home might look like something from a Sci-Fi movie, buts its rustic feel and cozy interior helps it blend in perfectly with …

Olympic Cyclist's Bespoke Prefab Sheds Produce So Little Waste it Fits in a Garbage Bag!

Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski and his wife Heather Irmiger are professional cyclists with a heap of titles between them - and they have at least eight …

California Architect Couldn't Find a Cabin to Rent so He Built His Own from Reclaimed Wood

The story of this sweet woodland cabin started when young architect Mason St. Peter visited a friend at the beautiful Topanga Canyon in California. …

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this …

Aquaponics

DIY: How to Make Your Own Solar Power Generator!

Solar power is a clean, renewable energy source that can help limit climate change by liberating us from fossil fuels – but do you know what actually …

The Green Building Wars

<i>Originally published by Metropolis Magazine, this comprehensive analysis by sustainability expert Lance Hosey examines the current disputes within</i> …

Go House / Agustin Landa Ruiloba

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> GO House is located west of the city of Monterrey, in the upper part of a subdivision, a site facing …

NASA Architect Designs Tiny FireFly Camping Trailer for Adventure and Disaster Relief Applications

It might not be the TARDIS, but this futuristic camping pod definitely looks like it could transport you to another universe. Former NASA Architect …

Chinese Students Unveil Tiny 43-Square-Foot House!

We’re no strangers to tiny homes, but these Chinese students just unveiled one of the smallest abodes we’ve ever seen! Developed as part of a school …

Migrant Workers

Garden Pool Facts – Garden Pool

<b>Swimming pools in the US:</b><p>Swimming pools are seen by many as a status symbol. Since the 1950’s, swimming pools have been increasingly popular in the …

The World's First Ethically-Sourced Smartphone Unveiled in London

Do you love your Blackberry or iPhone, but worry about the cost to the environment? Do you wonder whether the workers who mined the materials or …

DipJar Raises Funding For A Tip Jar Where You Pay With Plastic, Not Spare Change

The move to a more “cashless” society has not been without its victims – namely, those whose incomes relied on the spare change and small donations that once came from customers emptying their pockets, but are now locked up in digital bits and credit card swipes. The lowly tip jar today often sits …

Halfbike: Upright simplified bike combines biking with jogging (Video)

Cyclists who hate hunching over their handlebars or worry about male numbness and potential prostate problems might very well rejoice at the …

Zoobombing: Portland phenomenon of grown-ups speeding downhill on kiddie bikes (Video)

Biking has generated a subculture unto itself, as seen with global naked bike rides, the decades-old Critical Mass and an endless parade of …

Duck Prosciutto Recipe - How to Cure Duck Breasts at Home

Duck or goose prosciutto is an old Italian tradition that originated, as best I can tell, in the country’s Jewish community, for whom regular …

5 ways to preserve food without refrigeration

<i>In the past, the arrival of fall meant a scramble to harvest and preserve as much food as possible before the cold weather set in. Most families</i> …

Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling With Pallets

With a little bit of ingenuity, simple shipping pallets can be transformed into an amazing array of things – from furniture and housewares to entire …

Refresh Yourself with ArchDaily's 15 Most Popular Pools on Pinterest

We present to you 15 of ArchDaily's most re-pinned pools on Pinterest; designs which resonate with the profound power of the aquatic. As Lao Tzu …

One-Wheeled Electric Micro-cycle Lets Riders Travel in Ease and Style

Move over, Segway, a new personal mobility vehicle has rolled into town. After his 13-year-old daughter asked if it was possible to build a one-wheeled motorcycle that she had seen in a video game, engineer Chris Hoffmann spent the next seven years making that dream a reality by constructing the …