Dramatic lookout tower in Tasmania is built from repurposed shipping containers

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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.

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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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Obama administration just protected the Arctic and Atlantic from drilling until 2022

With only two months left in office, President Obama’s administration just finalized its program for oil and gas leasing, and it will ensure protections for the Arctic and Atlantic oceans until 2022. In what is considered a major win for coastal regions and marine wildlife, these areas will not be subject to dangerous oil or gas drilling until climate change-denier and fossil fuel-guzzling proponent Donald Trump has completed his term in office – and perhaps even beyond.

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Beautiful Greenhouse from Bangkok is a miniature garden you can bring inside

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Awesome Replica of Dorothy’s Iconic Twister-Swept House from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Built with Scraps

The house project combines architecture, sculpture and installation art. The team led by artist Jared Cowan purposely kept to the 24 hour time limit so that the final piece doesn’t look too neat or overdesigned. The intention was to create a sense of urgency View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water from thin air

A new device that relies on simple condensation to collect clean water from the atmosphere promises to provide up to 11 gallons of safe drinking water without an external power source, greenhouse gas emissions, or adverse environmental impact. What’s more, the innovative Water Seer collection device could potentially run forever, gifting generations of people with access to ‘liquid gold’ in areas of the world where a harsh climate or lack of infrastructure make access to clean drinking water… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building