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Speaking Engagements and Events<p>Miranda and I are available for lectures, workshops, consultations and in-services on a wide variety of permaculture …

Public Speaking

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Adventure Simplified

AutoCamp is a one-of-a-kind vacation experience in California. AutoCamp’s Airstream campers and Luxury Tents are designed with a chic midcentury …

Modern, Green, Premium Prefab Modular Bay Area Homes

10 Steel Prefabs That Are Both Modern and Practical

The advantages that come with building a steel prefab go far beyond just the aesthetic choices.<p>Along with offering a sustainable, efficient, and affordable way to build, prefabs also allow you to place your home on a site with minimal disturbance to the land. Thanks to its durability, strength, and …

MINI MOD - affordable prefab office, playhouse, workspace - FREE installation

In the market for a home office, deluxe playhouse or creative workspace? Got some land but not enough savings to build on it? Instead of an expensive addition or new construction, this MINI Mod may be for you.<p>This versatile, freestanding modern structure is equipped with electrical hookups and can …

The fire-fighting fortress!

Cleverly named after the Rook (Castle) in Chess, the Rook Home Fire Safety system dedicates itself to protecting the house from any fire hazard.<p>The …

Industrial Design

Casa Aguila

Ramona, California<p>Casa Águila, a new home in Ramona, Calif. named for the Golden Eagles that frequent the area, hopes to be one of the most advanced homes ever constructed in San Diego County. Achieving many firsts for a residence in the region, it is San Diego's first Certified Passive House, …

15 Small Camper Trailers With Which To Enjoy The Outdoors

What a time to be alive! When the weather is nice everyone is happy and there’s this urge to go outside and enjoy nature at its finest. Sure, you’ll …

Campers

How To Enhance Your Landscape With Backyard Waterfalls

Water features definitely have the wow factor. They can make even the most simple and boring yard or garden stand out. Backyard waterfalls are pretty …

10 Kit Home Companies to Watch

In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images of a tumble-down, rustic timber cabin. However, today you can create an ultra-modern look with natural materials by going the route of a prefabricated kit home.<p>Many companies will deliver all the materials necessary for …

Prefab Homes

16 Prefab Shipping Container Home Companies in the United States

Gone are the days when shipping containers were used solely for transportation and storage. Today, shipping containers are used for many things, including home building.<p>Prefab shipping containers make incredible homes with their unique style, modern look and creative layout. They're also …

Futuristic, Underground Hobbit House by Green Magic Homes

Any home that is reminiscent of a Hobbit House gets a lot of attention. What if the Hobbits (and you) could build a similar underground house using a …

Hardscaping 101: Natural Swimming Pools

Did you ever swim in a natural swimming pool? There’s no chlorine, no chemical taste or smell, nothing to sting your eyes. Recently architect Alan …

Swimming

Loft Style: DIY Industrial Chic Garment Rack

eHow Home Blog<p>Overflowing closet? Need guest room storage? How about a rolling rack in the laundry room? Make this industrial-modern garment rack …

DIY Industrial Entry Shoe Bench

Does your entryway give a great first impression? Does its style match the rest of your house? Is it clean, organized, and functional? If not (or if …

Water World: A Natural Swimming Pool, Lily Pads Included

Near Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire in the United Kingdom is a natural swimming pool that looks like an idyllic pond and has an aquatic garden to …

Barrel Dreams

"Full Size" Wine Barrel<p><b>List $199.00 PER</b><p><b>Current Starting @ $59 PER</b><p><b>Savings $120</b><p>22 inch top and bottom x 37 inches tall x 26 inches wide. 120 …

Shopping

Tiny House Movement | Top 7 Places to Shop for Land Online

Finding the perfect plot of land to build a new home can be a daunting task, especially when you’re shopping for your own piece of the planet via the …

Articles about how build compact fold down desk small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big impact even on a small scale.<p>The first few paragraphs of a recent New York Times article on architect Gary Chang's Hong Kong apartment read like a scene from...<p>We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process …

Small Spaces

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

The 7 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Joe Parks</i><p>From Yosemite and Big Sur, to Joshua Tree and Santa Barbara, California is home to some of the most beautiful places on the West Coast, nay, the country, nay, THE WORLD, okay reverse nay, still just the country. It's beautiful enough, that no matter how many …

16 Idyllic Hot Springs for You to Relax In

Can you think of a better way to revitalize yourself than soaking in a natural hot springs in the great outdoors? Neither can we. Here are 16 hot springs that are ideal for that much needed rest and relaxation.<p>1. Rocky Canyon Hot Springs | Idaho<p>The Rocky Canyon Hot Springs is the perfect example of …

The Terrapin Casual Turtle Camper

Peter Pavlowich from Casual Turtle Campers just contacted me to tell me about a new model he is constructing. Peter says: This is the model I call …

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

<i>There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and</i> …

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