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Greenery camouflages this modern villa in Bali

Too pretty to hide<p>This house in Bali wears nature as a disguise. Designed by the architecture firm Word Of Mouth, Chameleon Villa is tucked into a forest in Bali’s southwestern coastal region.<p>Like other homes that blend in with their surroundings, this villa embraces the natural landscape as …

Architecture

26 Vegan Classics You Should Learn How To Cook

Yes, these are vegan.

Hitch Hotel has all the benefits of a trailer without the wheels

<b>Go car camping without having to relearn how to drive in reverse.</b><p>It’s summer, and people are on the road going camping. Some are pulling trailers or …

Camping

Wooden Screens Shade This Sustainable Melbourne Residence

A renovation and addition clad in operable, wooden screens turn an Edwardian in Camberwell into a breezy home that's strongly connected to the outdoors.<p>In the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell, local practice WARC Studio was commissioned to add new living areas to an Edwardian residence with a rear …

Architecture

João Vieira de Campos completes minimal concrete house in Porto

This monolithic concrete house in an affluent area of Porto presents a largely closed and robust facade to the street, but opens up on its side …

Laundry Rooms

Palm Springs Desert House

Palm Spring is synonymous with mid-century designs. Although it was built in the present, the Palm Springs Desert House still exudes what we love …

Palm Springs

Sawmill / Olson Kundig

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Set in the harsh high desert of California, Sawmill is a family retreat embedded into the tough, scrubby …

Brutalist concrete home intrigues in Mexico

Don’t judge a house by its facade<p>There’s an M.C. Escher-like quality to this extremely concrete house in Oaxaca, Mexico. Designed by Mexico City-based French architect Ludwig Godefroy, the holiday home looks nondescript—even unappealing—from the outside, appearing as a rough-hewn concrete block …

Suburban House / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos

<b>The place</b><br>This is a plot of land located in a town belonging to the second belt of the Buenos Aires outskirts. This is a traditional area of …

A look at the tiny houses voted best in Australia

From a retreat in the forest with a luxury bath to an off-grid island hideaway: A look at the tiny houses voted BEST in Australia<p><b>The homes, designed</b> …

A Couple Transform a Prefab Shed Into a Cozy Cabin in Less Than Two Months

Two Airstream dwellers say goodbye to their mobile trailer to pursue their dream of homesteading in a cabin in the woods.<p>When Natasha Lawyer and Brett Bashaw—the couple behind the ‘Tin Can Homestead’ Airstream—grew disillusioned with Seattle’s high cost of living and congestion, they decided to …

Prefab Homes

These Tiny, Off-the-Grid Cabins Near Joshua Tree Look Totally Apocalypse-Proof

Plus, the high-desert outpost is available to rent.<p>Surrounded by boulders and twisted yuccas, two cabins in the Mojave Desert stand like Monopoly houses, their steel siding weathered to a tawny finish. But behind the simple gabled forms lies a complex network that enables them to operate wholly off …

Los Angeles

Every one of America’s 57,636 wind turbines, mapped

California's Kern County, home to the city of Bakersfield, bills itself as the “Wind Capital of the West.” But a Washington Post analysis of a massive new U.S. Geological Survey database of over 57,000 commercial wind turbines suggests that the county is being overly modest: It is, in fact, the …

Renewable Energy

The moral and mathematical case for nonprofit single-payer Medicare for all

The single-payer case is straightforward to make. It does not take rocket science to pay a bill. If a doctor's office or hospital have one entity to …

Paloma: The National Drink of Mexico

Make this drink whenever it’s hot outside!<p>We up here in <i>el Norte</i> spend a lot of time these days talking about the impact Mexico has on the culture of …

Cheaper organic solar cells are finally ready for market

Researchers have demonstrated organic solar cells that can achieve 15 percent efficiency, an advance that makes a more flexible, inexpensive type of …

Clean Energy

'New York Times' Reporter Amy Chozick Pulls Back the Curtain on the Clinton Campaign

Hillary Clinton’s decades-long struggle for career equality was supposed to end with her achieving the nation’s highest office. We all know how that went. In a new, eye-opening memoir, Chasing Hillary, political reporter Amy Chozick pulls back the curtain on Bill, “Carlos Danger,” and the moments …

Roofing Guide: 26 Types of Tiles, Sheets and Membranes to Cover Architectural Projects

From ceramic tiles and metal sheets for roofs to wooden decks and floating cement tiles for roofing, roofing materials not only contribute to the …

10 Cool Trailers and Campervans You Can Rent For Your Next Adventure

Few things capture the spirit of intrepid road-tripping and outdoor adventuring better than trailers and campervans.<p>However, don't worry if you're not quite ready to buy your own mobile mini home just yet. Thanks to the following 10 rental companies, you can enjoy the freedom and convenience of …

Black House

Overlooking Loch Bracadale on the Isle of Skye, the Black House is a modernization of Scotland's vernacular architecture. The home draws inspiration …

Innovative 'Wooden Bricks' System Cuts Building Time to Just a Few Days

Brikawood is an intuitive and logical construction system of wooden bricks that allows the rapid construction of an entire house without the use of …

Five Great Vegan Protein Recipes

“Can you get enough protein if you don’t eat meat?” Ask any vegan or vegetarian and they’ll tell you they hear the protein question lots. Like, …

42 Dinner Ideas If You're Trying To Cut Back On Meat Or Dairy

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Workshop in Italy Constructs Rammed Earth Structures to Rescue Constructive Traditions

In a 12-day workshop, Building Trust International and Terraepaglia joined the Ciuffelli Agricultural Technical Institute in Todi, Italy, with the …

Architecture

Dairy-Free Vegan Sour Cream Recipe

When you think sour cream, dairy-free seems like the furthest thing from your mind, but vegan and dairy-free foodies can use this recipe as a fix. …

This Indian Cauliflower Recipe is Surpisingly Easy to Master

Chef Tommy Miah shares this delicious cauliflower recipe with us – this Indian preparation gives the everyday veggie a sexy makeover! Tommy Miah …

Recipes

Modern Semi-Underground Homes That Become One With The Land

Living underground is pretty cool and we’re not talking metaphorically. It’s really cozy, fun, not to mention interesting, plus the earth acts as an …

The Art of Organic Coasting

Coasting is less a sport than art and those who wander under sail spend a good deal of energy seeking an elusive balance of mind, body, boat, sea and …

Vegetarian and Vegan Mexican Recipes

A collection of easy vegetarian Mexican food recipes with plenty of vegan recipes as well. Whether you're looking for a simple salsa recipe or need …

Cooking

This bubble-shaped greenhouse is filled with medicinal healing plants

Australian artist Janet Laurence is blending the worlds of art, architecture, and medicinal botany into one “breathing bubble”. Currently on display …

Greenhouses