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The ultra modern Cape Town home

Cape Town is the gem of South African cities, with turquoise blue seas stretching across the peninsula, unbelievable mountain locations such as the …

This ready-made tiny home can be shipped to any destination

There are those who work for months or even years to create a beautiful tiny home out of nothing, but if you don’t have time for all that, now you …

10 Styling Ideas for Small Rental Bathrooms

Many aspects of a rental home are transformable, yet the rental bathroom tends to be a 'you-get-what-you-get-and-you-don't-get-upset' zone because …

Tinkerbox House

Surrounded by over 10 acres of forest in the Hudson Valley, the Tinkerbox House uses the owner's hobbies as the focus of its design. The process …

Walk In Shower Ideas That Redefine Luxury

Most showers are not fancy. They get the job done. They have a spout that water comes out of, a drain at the bottom and some sort of enclosure to …

5 tiny house designs perfect for couples

Storage! Privacy! Breathing room!<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in February 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>One of the first questions people have about tiny houses is how tiny house dwellers can engage in normal life things like, say, having a …

Military Microgrids Could Be A Winner Under Trump Administration

President Donald Trump’s preference for traditional fuels such as oil and natural gas—as well as large centralized coal plants—is clear. Yet, recent trends point to rapid growth in small, distributed energy resources (DER). These DER technologies range from rooftop solar PV panels to new kinds of …

Natural Gas

Simple Bedroom Ideas That Add Architectural Interest

If the cold weather has you spending a little extra time in your bedroom, and all that time in the bedroom has you looking at your space with a more …

Coal-fired electricity is at its lowest since officials started keeping track

President Donald Trump has vowed to restore the long-struggling U.S. coal sector. The only problem? America's power plants have already moved …

Eerie wind turbine prototype flaps its wings like hummingbirds

Is this the creepiest turbine design ever?<p>It’s turbine time. Last month, New York gave the green light to what will become the country’s largest offshore wind farm. Then, Denmark’s ginormous turbine design broke energy-production records. Now, designer Anis Aouini at Tunisian company Saphon Energy …

Renewable Energy

The Power Bank You Never Need To Charge!

While mobiles have seen massive developments, and have grown slimmer and slimmer over time, the one component that contributes a great deal to the …

10 Ideas For the Minimalist Bathroom of Your Dreams

Possibly one of the most important rooms in your home—a sleek and simple bathroom can easily be aesthetically pleasing without sacrificing functionality.<p>Whether you choose to install a statement bathtub, re-tile the space, or a perfect mirror, the following tips can help keep you on track for …

Interior Design

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Flecks of "solar glitter" can make almost anything solar powered

A solar technology invented years ago at Sandia National Laboratories has gotten a step closer to being on the market and that should make you pretty …

Huge Win for Renewables in Maryland as Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto

Lawmakers in the Maryland Senate voted 32-13 Thursday to expand the state's renewable energy target restoring the Clean Energy Jobs Act and …

Bathroom of the Week: John Derian’s Homage to Old Cape Cod

When John Derian bought his 18th-century captain’s home in Provincetown, the historic fishing village at the tip of Cape Cod, he found a lot of …

These $25K prefab tiny homes were designed to skirt zoning restrictions

Student designers worked with city planners to create pods that could quickly house L.A.’ homeless population<p>Building in Los Angeles is notoriously hampered by a 20-year-old general plan and safety requirements for protecting structures against earthquakes and fires. Combine those restrictions with …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Physics

19 Pictures Of Grown-Up Puppies That Will Make You Literally Cry

Time flies, indeed.

5 tiny houses we loved this week: from a ‘Craftsman’ stunner to a wheelchair-friendly solution

These are pretty impressive<p><i>2016 was a fabulous year for</i> <i>inventive tiny houses of all stripes</i><i>, and 2017 is already off to a strong start. Here, we catch you up on the</i> <i>latest standout projects</i> <i>you should know.</i><p>Craftsman-style lovers, we got the tiny house for you. Designed by Handcrafted Movement, the …

The Doomsday Clock Is Reset: Closest To Midnight Since The 1950s

The minute hand on the Doomsday Clock ticked closer to midnight Thursday, as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said it's seeing an increase in dangers to humanity, from climate change to nuclear warfare. The group took the "unprecedented" step of moving the clock 30 seconds closer to midnight, …

This Tiny House Has More Charm Than Most Mansions

Let's just say, it spares no details.<p>Tiny house dwellers usually have to make some sacrifices, like giving up a cozy Saturday morning in front of a fireplace or a Sunday night bathtub soak. But not in the "Urban Craftsman." This small abode was built by Handcrafted Movement in a craftsman style and …

Small House Movement: The Cost to Build a Tiny House - What to Expect?

“Yea, I know what a tiny house is, I live in one.” Many people who wake up every day in cramped living quarters feel like they ARE living in tiny …

Want To Live In The Arctic Circle? Build Your House Inside A Solar Geodesic Dome

That's what this Norwegian family did.<p>The Hjertefølger family began their experiment in sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya Island in the Arctic Circle to build their home. There, they constructed a three story cob house from sustainable materials like sand and clay. To …

How To Pull Off Scandinavian Design When You Also Love Bohemian Style

Homepolish designer Erika Yeaman builds her home with a blend of classic Scandinavian minimalism and family-friendly bohemia.<p>There is no shortage of love for minimalist Scandinavian design. With its matte black surfaces and effortless simplicity, it's no wonder the decorating style is perpetually …

Interior Design

Matt and Kelsey’s two-bedroom tiny

Merriam-Webster calls arm’s length “a distance discouraging personal contact or familiarity,” but connotations aside, arm’s length isn’t really all …

A blind man attached a GoPro to his guide dog - the results are horrifying

A blind man has strapped a GoPro camera to his guide dog to record the daily discrimination he faces during his London commute.<p>Amit Patel, a …

Thanks to a solar air heater, it costs $100 to heat this tiny house all winter (Video)

Living in a tiny house can present challenges if you're planning to stay put in a cold, northern climate. At the minimum, you'd have to ensure that …

China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology

It now owns five of the world’s six largest solar-module manufacturing firms and the largest wind-turbine manufacturer<p>China is cementing its global dominance of renewable energy and supporting technologies, aggressively investing in them both at home and around the globe, leaving countries …

Renewable Energy