You can own one of six lighthouses for about $10K heres how

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If you’ve ever dreamt of snuggling up in a lighthouse with a cozy book and hot cocoa, now’s your chance. The U.S. federal government is auctioning off six fairy tale-like lighthouses, and the starting prices begin at just $10,000. For potential B&B owners, retired folk or history fans, the opportunity could be a once-in-lifetime sort. Though the government will retain ownership of the “land” under and surrounding each property, successful bidders will be able to delight in restoring,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Modular Cylinder House weaves its way through a forest in France

The unique Cylinder House in Lyon, France, takes modular architecture to the next level. Cyril Lancelin, French architect and founder of creative studio Town and Concrete, imagined the house as a large cluster of glass tubes that utilize height differences to create an undulating roof surface and create a space that can grow without disrupting its wooded surroundings.

The architects used a system of cylinder juxtaposition to allow future extensions of the house, but also meander around trees to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Elon Musk is reportedly planning to build his own Hyperloop

Back in 2013, Elon Musk shared his vision for a futuristic mode of transportation called the hyperloop. Because Musk had no intention of developing the invention, the research he and his team at SpaceX conducted on the form of travel was graciously shared with the public. He said in a conference call, “I don’t have any plan to execute because I must remain focused on SpaceX and Tesla.” Well, it turns out Musk has changed his mind. Last month on Twitter, the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building