Idaho mom built a tiny house for her family and their Great Dane

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Macy Miller built her own tiny house in Boise, Idaho, but it isn’t just Miller living there – she also shares the space with her kids, partner and one giant dog. Choosing to focus on experiences rather than stuff, the space requires some clever thinking and a few tight squeezes, but the whole gang lives happily together in just 196 square feet.
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8 scrumptious vegan BBQ recipes to enjoy this summer

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Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant
Grilling eggplant brings out a rich, smokey flavor, making each slice the perfect main dish to eat alone or pile on a bun. Try an Asian twist by adding some home-made Teriyaki Marinade. The porous eggplant will View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Bosnian retiree handcrafts a stunning VW exterior from over 50,000 pieces of oak

Bojic, a resident of Celinac near Banja Luka, Bosnia, describes his timber car as a “labor of love.” He started with the bodywork of a regular Beetle and then covered it with timber tiling and custom wooden fittings, from a steering wheel to hubcaps, all of which were handmade in his garden workshop.

Related: Toyota’s gorgeous Setsuna car is made from 86 handcrafted wooden panels

All parts of the bespoke cruiser are fully functional. To top it all off, Bojic wears a custom hat covered… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Toyota Prius has the best gas mileage of any car Consumer Reports has ever tested

While the green car industry has been obsessed with the latest electric cars, like the Tesla Model 3, some mainstays, like the Toyota Prius hybrid continue to shine. Consumer Reports has just revealed that the all-new 2016 Prius has recorded the best gas mileage of any car in publication’s history. With a combined 52 mpg rating the all-new Prius outperforms any other hybrid on the market without a plug.

Last year Consumer Reports recorded a combined rating of only 44 mpg with the last… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

TGH Architects Gives California’s Hupomone Ranch a LEED Platinum Upgrade

With a nod toward a traditional barn house, Hupomone Ranch is clad with a peaked two story glass façade, which floods the interior with light while showcasing the rolling hills of the family’s property. On the ground floor, an open plan living room overlooks View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Brilliant diamond highway interchange eliminates dangerous lefthand turns

Just about every time we drive, we’re forced to make left turns, risking head-on or 90-degree collisions with cars coming from the opposite direction. Left turns are dangerous but taken for granted. Yet this innovative highway interchange design, called a diverging diamond, avoids the hazardous turns altogether. It’s been proven to significantly increase safety.

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Diverging diamond interchanges may appear complicated at first glance, but research… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

14 green furniture designs using reclaimed, recycled or rapidly renewable materials

Fiber Chair by MUUTO
Designer Iskos-Berlin at MUUTO combines midcentury modern with a modern flair. The fiber chair is made from Microfiber, form-pressed composition of plastic and wood fibers from left over from furniture scraps. Look closely and you can see the beautiful gradient of colors in throughout the smooth finish.

Terrace Table by Lubo Design
What do you get when you take apart an old barn? Lubo Brezina’s amazing Terrace Table. Pieces of an old barn floor are harmoniously arranged… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

First urban park on Las Vegas Strip is an oasis in the middle of the desert

Rather than cutting down trees to put up a parking lot, !melk designed a park to take over a previously paved section of the Vegas strip, occupying approximately six acres between New York New York and Monte Carlo. The Park, which opened April 4, is a water-wise urban microclimate with 250 shade trees and over 7,000 individual plants—native and adapted varieties—as well as several fun water features. Several 60-foot-tall shade structures were manufactured by a ship-building company in the Netherlands,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Stacked timber beams act as multi-use office furniture in this renovated barn in Belgium

A multifunctional furniture object, which can act as a shelving system, seating area, library and a staircase is nestled in a small renovated barn in Belgium. Studio Farris Architects converted the old structure into a contemporary office that marries modern design with rural architecture.

The brick exterior of the pitched-roof barn in West Flanders, Belgium, was restored to its original splendor, hiding an unlikely contemporary interior. The architects repaired the brick facade and added a large… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

5.5-million-year-old cave holds prehistoric secrets few people have ever seen

A cave in eastern Romania has a unique environment that is hostile, and potentially deadly, for humans but makes a perfect home for all sorts of prehistoric invertebrates. The Movile Cave, located a few miles from the Black Sea, was sealed for more than five million years when it was discovered in the mid-1980s and, to date, fewer than 100 people have been allowed to enter. So far—48 species of creatures have been found living in the depths of the treacherous cave, most of which do not exist anywhere… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building