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8 tiny homes built tough for off-grid living

Many people mistake tiny homes for delicate structures that provide a minimal amount of space for simple living. But these modern tiny homes are …

Off-grid

boat architect modelled this 250-square-foot home after a lunar lander

jun 18, 2018<p>from donut-topped drive-ins to owl-shaped ice cream parlors, discover the roadside structures synonymous with the west coast.<p>from …

Architecture

Cabin on the Border / SO? Architecture&Ideas

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> What does the photo of the man, walking alone in an almost untouched forest to its elegantly but simply …

Architecture

These ultra-durable camping pods are inspired by Quonset huts

Within the world of glamping, there are plenty of wide-ranging amenities meant to provide luxury and comfort. But one savvy Lithuanian company, …

Off-grid

Amazing Prefab Cabins From Around The World

How many times did you feel like you wanted to just get away from everything and everyone and to spend some time in a small cabin in the middle of …

Prefab Homes

The Cognitive Development of Your 5-Year-Old Child

What goes on in the mind of a 5-year-old? Quite a lot. The 5-year-old child development phase is an exciting time. This is the age when many children …

Kids

The energy-efficient Aspen tiny home is built tough to withstand Canadian winters

Over the years, tiny homes have popped up everywhere from coastal landscapes to lush woodlands. But now, one Canadian-based builder is proving that …

Design

20-foot shipping container converted into off-grid oasis deep in the Catskills

The beautiful Contanium shipping container cabin, just a two-hour drive from NYC, is proving that going off-grid doesn’t have to mean going bare …

Off-grid

Forest House in Kuźnica Kiedrzyńska / grupaVERSO

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The building is located in Kuźnica Kiedrzyńska near Częstochowa. The charming location has become the …

Architecture

Want Your Child To Eat (Almost) Everything? There Is A Way

Experts will tell you that if you want to raise a kid who eats just about everything, you should feed them what you eat — assuming you're eating a varied, healthy diet. It's what most cultures have done for most of human history.<p>But American culture sends parents a very different message. Kids …

Nutrition

From California to Iowa to New York, here are the stunning AIA 2018 Small Project Award winners

Architecture at any scale has the ability to create a positive impact, no matter how limited a project's size, scope, or budget is. In this spirit, …

Architecture

Award-winning Sydney architect challenges the idea of the project home

It’s easy to get lost driving through Sydney’s newest suburbs. Rows and rows of big houses on small blocks with the same grey-pitched roofs line …

Architecture

world's first 3D-printed concrete houses to be built in eindhoven, the netherlands

jun 11, 2018<p>west has declared that he is looking for 'architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better'.<p>west has declared that …

Architecture

10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.<p>7 min read<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, …

Warby Parker

eco-chic shipping container hotel lets you try before you buy your own

may 31, 2018<p>designboom caught up with archi-union founder philip f. yuan to discuss the firm's recent projects and the future of the chinese …

Architecture

Bjarke Ingels designs an A-frame-inspired prefab tiny house

Not made for roughing it<p>The A45 Klein is not your typical A-frame cabin. Desired by Bjarke Ingels, the micro home looks like a glass spear sticking up out of the ground. The A45 is built from prefabricated, flat-packed modules—a timber frame, subfloor, wall modules, and a floor-to-ceiling …

Prefab Homes

Chart of the day: The most manly (and womanly) jobs in Australia

While we've seen plenty of changes in the workforce in recent years, some jobs remain stubbornly 'men's work' and 'women's work'.<p>The last census …

Disconnect in these A-frame tiny cabins in the Catskills

The Catskills area will soon welcome the Eastwind Hotel, a 1920s bunk house that has been converted into a gorgeous boutique hotel and accompanying …

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Aperture-like windows maximize shading in this stunning Vancouver residence

When Arno Matis Architecture was tapped to help reshape the identity of Vancouver’s Cambie Street, they designed Aperture, a beautiful …

A storage shed is transformed into a bespoke light-filled home in London

London-based architecture firm De Rosee Sa has given an old storage shed a new lease on life by converting it into a bright, bespoke family home. …

Architecture

How To Easily Grow An Endless Supply Of Onions Indoors

Who wants to eat organic home grown food? And the best way would be if you could grow them yourselves. That way you’ll always know what you eat and …

The 35 Best Deals at Costco

For decades, Costco has been offering its members wholesale prices on brand-name products. The first company to grow from $0 in sales to more than $3 …

A cluster of wooden cabins create a serene weekend retreat in Norway

Norwegian firm Stinessen Arkitektur built this cluster of wooden cabins that peer out over the picturesque fjords of Norway. The weekend retreat is …

The self-sufficient Gut Feeling house produces more electricity than it uses

This narrow rental home, nestled in Oberaudorf — a village in Bavaria, Germany — is the perfect place to refuel and find inspiration. Architect …

Containerwerk showcases potential of using shipping containers for housing

The founders of Containerwerk discuss the benefits of building with recycled shipping containers in this movie Dezeen filmed for the German start-up …

Uber's Flying-Car Plan Meets the Regulator It Can't Ignore

The federal government is finally embracing drones. This week, the FAA endorsed 10 pilot projects that will see UAVs delivering medicine, inspecting …

Transportation

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …