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Rich millennials are ditching the golf communities of their parents for a new kind of neighborhood

Millennials are saying "so long" to the country club and "hello" to the farm.<p>Many so-called agrihoods — short for "agricultural neighborhoods" — are cropping up around the US, and they're aimed at farm-to-table-loving millennials.<p>Loosely defined by the Urban Land Institute as master-planned housing …

Real Estate

Two tiny houses and open-air sunroom combine into one family home

A promising option if you need a bit more space<p>The idea of a spacious tiny house may seem contradictory. Sure, there’s a strong strain of tiny home design trying to get as small and minimal as can be, but plenty of lifestyles call for roomier abodes that still embody tiny living benefits like more …

Bill Gates and Richard Branson Are Investing in a Mysterious New Kind of Meat

It’s called “clean meat,” and it costs $18,000 a pound.<p>Just as Whole Foods shareholders and the Federal Trade Commission gave the green light to Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods, news broke that a number of high-profile investors—including billionaires <b>Bill Gates</b> and <b>Richard …

Agriculture

The 20 best sci-fi and fantasy films on Netflix

<b>From epic space adventures and wisecracking superhero capers to post-apocalyptic thrillers and existential mindbenders, there should be something for</b> …

The cutest solar farm ever is now live on the grid

Who knew clean energy could be this cute?<p>China connected a panda-shaped solar power plant to the grid last week.<p>The project was built by the …

Grid+ 4. Electricity Markets 102 – Grid+

Recently, we published a number of medium articles which discussed our experience in applying the Ethereum blockchain to the electric grid, how …

Personal Data

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

Clean Energy

Real Estate: Creating Liquidity Using the Blockchain

The blockchain offers many advantages to real estate: To start, let’s consider buying an office building, a complex transaction involving banks, …

Modpool Shipping Container Pools

Relocatable and convertible with a shockingly quick set-up time, Modpool Shipping Container Pools are intriguing alternatives to traditional pools. …

Shipping

The Secluded Glampground In Tennessee That Will Take You A Million Miles Away From It All

Forest Gully Farm is the kind of place that makes childhood dreams come true. Just looking at that photo up there probably has the nerdy "Lord of the …

Builders Bet Tiny Apartments Will Lure Renters

Since Hannah Toth set out a few months ago to move out of her parents’ home in suburban Pittsburgh, she has seen plenty of airy apartments of up to 900 square feet.<p>What caught her eye is a 360-square-foot studio roughly the size of her childhood bedroom for just over $1,500 a month.<p>When Ms. Toth, …

Real Estate

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April | Reuters

(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday.<p>A Tesla logo is seen at its planned store in Hanam, South Korea, December 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji<p>The solar-powered roof shingles were unveiled …

Tesla

Tiny house packs ‘farmhouse chic’ into 240 square feet

Another stunner from the tiny-house mavens at Handcrafted Movement<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Tiny Getaway, is how it artfully avoids a number of the most trite tiny house design tropes—especially in its living space. Forget awkward fold-down tables and an unfortunate dearth of seats. …

Farmhouses

Take a look inside the most unique container home - Pay special attention to the bedroom

Built from two shipping containers in Quebec, Canada, this gorgeous home called <i>La Maison Conteneur I</i> (The Container Home I) provides its resident and …

Spatial Oddities: 7 Residential Experimentations in Clustered Living

Throughout much of the 20th century, residential architecture witnessed the excessive subdivision of rooms flourish. Now somewhat passé, modern homes are more frequently marked by cascading and borderless rooms with seamless transitions between the kitchen and other living areas. Previous functions …

Architecture

Tiny home on a roof serves 'treehouse' vibes

The interior is all homey plywood<p>The twelve-year-old boy living inside of <i>M</i><i>irror Mirror</i> must be the envy of his friends. Forget video games or the latest gadget. Clad in mirrored glass, the rooftop addition designed by Amsterdam-based architect Remco Siebring is unequivocally cool—like a futuristic …

This prefab tiny house is simplicity at its most chic

It comes fully furnished, down to the cooking utensils<p>There are many traditional architectural elements that tiny homes can skimp on, but natural light isn’t one of them. Thankfully, the gorgeous Ark Shelter offers an abundance of windows cut into its inky black facades. Floor-to-ceiling glass on …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

Unique Underground Camping Pod Rental on Crop Farm for Vacation near Nashville, Tennessee

Description of Glamping Units<p>These underground pod rentals will provide glampers with a completely unique camping vacation experience on a farm near …

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

Prefab Homes

Kimbal Musk just opened a shipping container farm compound in New York City

For over a decade, he has run two restaurant chains, The Kitchen and Next Door, which serve dishes made strictly with locally-sourced meat and veggies. In 2011, he started a nonprofit program that has installed "Learning Gardens" in over 300 schools, with the intention of teaching kids about …

Aquaponics

Gorgeous new prefab is modular. Or is it Flat-pack? Or post-and-beam? Never mind.

We have always drawn a distinction between modular construction, where boxes are built in a factory with interior finishes installed, and flat-pack …

Prefab Homes

Some say “Dune” is unfilmable, but “Arrival” director Denis Villeneuve is exactly the right person to try

The Hollywood trade magazines all reported yesterday that Denis Villeneuve, the director of <i>Arrival</i> and next year’s <i>Blade Runner</i> sequel, is in talks to take on perhaps the most daunting challenge in science fiction: adapting <i>Dune</i> to film.<p>Frank Herbert’s cult 1965 novel, considered one of the greatest …

Science Fiction

Instead Of Buying Electricity From The Power Company, What If You Bought It From Your Neighbor?

Traditionally, when you want electricity, you buy it from a utility. In the future, you may buy it from the house next door. A Dutch company called PowerPeers is making it happen in the Netherlands.<p>In the Netherlands, a marketplace called Power Peers is linking up home energy producers with …

Tesla’s solar roof to cost less than a regular roof – even before energy production, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk made quite the announcement today. During the special shareholders meeting to approve the merger with SolarCity, which they approved by 85%, he said that he was coming back from a meeting with the SolarCity engineering team about the solar roof and that he now feels confident that they …

Solar Power

Affordable prefab cabin Dubldom now accepting U.S. pre-orders

Keeping it simple<p>One of the coolest, most affordable prefab homes we know is the DublDom series from Moscow-based firm Bio Architects, headed up by architect Ivan Ovchinnikov. The simple modern cabins range from a 280-square-foot studio (bathroom and kitchen, included) to a 1,400-square-foot …

Prefab Homes

Tesla's solar roof solution hides in plain sight

Standing outside surrounded by newly roofed houses of different styles, Musk showed off glass tiles that mimic textured tiles, French slate, flat …

Tesla

It took 9 years to make this 25-minute sci-fi film. It was worth the wait.

Filmed on location in Japan, "Dust" culls a fragile beauty from a disease-ridden, post-apocalyptic world.<p>It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but <i>Dust</i>, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves …

Filmmaking

A New V-Shape Roof Can Collect Solar Power, Wind Power and Rain Water

Scientists have been busy designing a roof that uses not just solar power, but wind and rain power as well, to generate energy. There is a total of …

8 beautiful houses that were very cheap to build

Less is more with these modern home designs, using sustainable architecture and low-cost housing technology to construct your dream home on a small …