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This Tiny Home is Only 238 Square Feet But Packed to the Brim With Interior Design

The whole point of a tiny home is to cut down on size, but still have an optimal living space, right? Many tiny home designers have to get creative …

Interior Design

Best Energy-Smart Home 2018 Photo Gallery

For the exterior, Woodhouse chose conventional stucco over a Stuc-O-Flex WaterWay 3-mm ventilated rainscreen assembly. His local inspectors like …

Coats

A Family Lives Harmoniously Together in This Captivating Multi-Generational Home

In Sangolquí, Ecuador, architects create a striking Z-shaped home to accommodate two generations.<p><b>Project Credits:</b><p><i>Architecture: Estudio A0</i><p><i>Builder: Carlos Morales</i><p><i>Structural and civil engineering: Aldo Echeverría</i><p><i>Hydro-sanitary engineering: Fernando Salazar C.</i><p><i>Lighting components: Manilec</i><p><i>Lighting</i> …

Architecture

Nine Ways to Put The Zen In Your Doodles PaperCrafter project

<b>•</b> 1. Download our lovely template and print it onto card<p><b>•</b> 2. Take a few deep breaths and make friends with a black fine liner, we’re about to begin! …

Acquainted

How To Grow Ginger in Pots : Care, Uses and Benefits

Are you looking for easy tips on how to grow ginger in pots? If so, you are lucky as today, we are about to show you how one can grow this amazing</b> …

5 of the biggest planned renewable energy projects in the world

As renewable energy is no longer considered a niche technology, countries and energy companies have embarked on a race to impress the world with …

Renewable Energy

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Homebase

23 Genius IKEA Hacks That Solve All of Your Storage Problems

And just like that, your home will feel clean around the clock.<p>The internet obsesses over IKEA hacks for a reason. When your home feels packed with <i>stuff,</i> easy and inexpensive storage solutions are always welcome. Work a little DIY magic, and even the biggest messes can disappear.

The Most Adorable Tiny Homes in Every State

A few were made famous — but the rest should be.<p>We'll never tire of tiny homes — and of planning vacations around these cute accommodations for rent. (Think of these accommodations less as a micro home and more like a big hotel room that just happens to also be a standalone house.) If you end up …

Los Angeles

Amazon Is Now Selling a Shipping Container House for $36,000

And it's got glowing reviews!<p>Amazon is not only selling home appliances, it's selling actual homes. The site is listing a "pre-fabricated Tiny Home" — which is basically a shipping container — for $36,000 (plus $3,754.49 for shipping fees).<p><b>BUY NOW</b>: Shipping Container Home, $36,000, amazon.com<p>MODS …

Shopping

A 200-Square-Foot "Scandi Meets Beach Cottage" Studio

<b>Name:</b> Julie Pointer Adams and her husband Ryan <b><br>Location:</b> Santa Barbara, California <b><br>Size:</b> 200 square feet <b><br>Years Lived In:</b> 1.5 years, renting<p>Choosing to …

Small Spaces

Buying a Manufactured Home? See How to Get a Loan

Mobile and Manufactured Home Loans<p>Updated August 19, 2017<p>Financing is challenging for any homeowner, and that’s especially true for mobile homes and …

Real Estate

These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve …

Clean Energy

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright in 45 essential works - Curbed

For Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday, Curbed is celebrating the life and work of the legendary American architect who brought us the Prairie School movement. Join us in exploring all things Wright this week.<p><i>For Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday, Curbed is celebrating the life and work of the</i> …

Architecture

Avoiding Two Degrees of Warming 'Is Now Totally Unrealistic'

Michael Oppenheimer, a Princeton scientist and longtime observer of UN climate talks, says that the world has lost its last shot at staving off dangerous global warming.<p>Michael Oppenheimer has been thinking about climate change about as long as most Americans have been alive. For almost four …

Climate

7 East Coast Kit Home Companies

The all-American concept of the Kit Home had its heyday in the first half of the 20th century and used to be restricted to the world of log cabins and kit houses sold through Sears mail-order catalogs. But now, there are a number of new players on the market that are bringing the concept to the …

Create Amazing Landscape Photographs with 7 Great Shooting & Editing Tips from Serge Ramelli (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is not only a superb landscape photographer, he’s an expert at teaching his shooting and image-processing techniques to others. In this …

Air pollution doesn’t just harm humans – it is destroying nature too

You may never have heard of cow parsley syndrome, yet it’s been visible over much of Britain for the past month – the spectacle of country roads fringed with a dense throng of tall white feathery flowers, three- to four-feet high, which many people now think of as an attractive addition to the …

Wildflowers

A Plant 1,000 Times More Efficient at CO2 Removal Than Photosynthesis Is Now Active

The CO2 Collector<p>Yesterday, the world’s first commercial carbon capture plant began sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air around it. Perched …

Los Angeles

Old plastic bottles have now been used to light up more than 850,000 homes around the world

Liter of Light helps poor communities around the world assemble their own lights using old recycled plastic bottles.<p>They start with day lights which are made by filling the bottles with water and bleach. They are then fixed to roofs refracting sunlight during the daytime.<p>The second step is to build …

Pollution

How to Cut Your Photo Editing Time in Half

Editing photos after a shoot can be extremely time-consuming, especially if you have not spent some time optimizing your workflow. If you’d like to …

Tutorials

Top Toilet Reviews | Best Toilet – Consumer Reports

Toilets<p>Save more than money the next time you buy a toilet. Learn about low-flow water-conserving features, durability, and more on the latest models.<p>…

How to Cut Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Bathrooms are where we go to pamper ourselves, which explains why 36 percent of remodelers in our survey wish they had splurged on tubs and showers, …

Home Improvement

Find Solar Rebates and Solar Tax Credits by State

Solar Incentive Glossary <br>Battery Backup Systems <br>Battery backup systems can store electricity from the grid or a fuel-powered generator to provide …

Hardscaping 101: Solar Panels Pros and Cons

If you want to reduce your utility bills—and your carbon footprint—solar power could be the answer. The initial investment can be expensive, but …

Solar Power

Tesla Solar Roof: Is It Worth It?

Many homeowners intrigued by the idea of using their roof to generate power are turned off by the look of the ugly black solar panels they’d need to …

How to protect yourself against vision loss, a growing problem

Ask Americans to name the ailment they fear most, and blindness ranks at the top, along with Alzheimer's and cancer, according to a recent survey by the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. And yet each year, 50,000 Americans go blind, nearly half from eye diseases that are treatable …

Johns Hopkins University

Prefab Builder Blu Homes to Disrupt the Construction Industry

Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by interacting directly with clients.<p>Combining experience in their respective fields of environmental entrepreneurship and venture capitalism, Bill Haney and Maura McCarthy founded their …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Maps