Cactus Park in Taiwan draws architectural inspiration from prickly succulents

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Seascape cottage is a self-sustaining getaway made from locally-sourced materials

Annandale Seascape Cottage, designed by New Zealand-based architectural firm Pattersons, is a gorgeous retreat set into a rock escarpment in a tiny boulder strewn South Pacific cove. The house, built using locally sourced materials and rock carved from View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tiny hobbit home carved from a stump is straight out of a fairytale

Wotten sourced the stump from a fallen burled Sitka Spruce, one of the largest conifer species in the world that can grow up to 300 feet in height. The enormous stump was hollowed out to create a one-room space and topped with cedar shingles and a peak. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

NASA releases images of the world’s largest solar farm from space

The prize for the world’s largest solar farm just transferred from India’s Kamuthi Solar Power Project to China’s Longyangxia Dam Solar Park. Boasting a capacity of 850 megawatts, the solar park includes around four million solar panels – and NASA captured stunning images of the new largest solar park in the world from space. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dramatic lookout tower in Tasmania is built from repurposed shipping containers

The Devil’s Corner Cellar Door was designed as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional rural vernacular. The project comprises five timber-clad shipping containers carefully placed to form inviting spaces with thoughtfully curated views. Three distinct openings frame unique views—SKY, HORIZON, and TOWER—with the hope that they will help visitors gain a better appreciation for the landscape.

Related: Gravity-defying staircase floats above Belgium’s famous “fairytale forest”

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Ireland votes to be world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

In a historic move, Ireland has the opportunity to be the world’s first country to fully divest from all fossil fuels, according to 350.org’s Fossil Free Europe. The country’s parliament passed “first-of-its-kind fossil fuel divestment legislation” with a majority vote, making a huge hopeful step away from polluting fossil fuels. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New net-zero Solar Farmhouse from Deltec generates all its own energy

North Carolina’s Deltec has made a name for themselves with several popular lines of prefabricated abodes, like their ultra-affordable net-zero homes and round hurricane-resistant homes. This year the company is releasing a brand new model that is sure to please anyone looking for a ready-made, green home: the Solar Farmhouse. Designed to be the perfect blend of traditional and modern, this home embodies every aspect of the quintessential farmhouse, with the added appeal of passive solar design,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dissolvable bioplastic bags from Bali are safe enough to drink

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These bioplastic bags, made from cassava root, dissolve in water and break down into carbon dioxide and water without any toxic residue. Bali-based social enterprise Avani makes biodegradable, compostable and recyclable bags that are safe enough to drink.

Many products out there claim to be eco-friendly but are actually harmful to the environment. Biodegradable bags sound great, but can often leave toxic residues that makes them harmful to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tiny Homie camper expands from roadworthy to camp-ready in a minute

Of all the tiny trailers in all the towns, this one rolled right into our line of sight and won us over. The Homie represents the next-generation of miniature recreational vehicles, and it is designed to expand in camp in a very clever way. Rather than pushing out horizontally as many expanding RVs do, the Homie doubles in length when the outer shell is rotated back 90 degrees and fastened to the front inner shell. Click through the jump to see how quickly and easily the Homie sets up, and for a… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

12 healthy, tasty Thanksgiving recipes from the Inhabitat team

Mike Chino, Managing Editor: Pan-Seared Brussel Sprouts

1 lb Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
salt and pepper to taste (I like lots of pepper and italian herbed salt)

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