Amazing low-cost, off-grid Lifehaus homes are made from recycled materials

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Money shouldn’t prevent people from living sustainably off the grid, according to Lifehaus. They’re a Lebanon-based company started by Nizar Hadid’s NH-Architectes pioneering energy neutral, low-cost dwellings made with local and recycled materials. People living in the green homes will be able to generate their own electricity and grow their own food. Their first 1,722 square foot prototype will be built in Baskinta, Lebanon.

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This giant nest for humans lets you curl up and get away from it all

Although getting a nest might sound like a crazy idea, this is actually something you can do. Gufram, an Italian furniture manufacturer based in Barolo (Piedmont area), can offer you a real, and surreal, human-size nest La Cova in which you will feel yourself better than anywhere else. This “place”, rather than an object, will provide you with a sense of warmth and protection.
Radical design La Cova, that literally comes with two eggs (pillows), is a huge piece made of polyurethane foam and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Low-impact monastery huts in Italy are made from 100% recyclable materials

Edoardo Milesi & Archos designed a series of minimalist monastery guesthouses that reflect the monastics’ ascetic lifestyle in the Siloe community. Located in the province of Grosseto in central Italy, these huts are built entirely of recyclable materials and are elevated off the ground to ensure low impact on the beautiful rural landscape.

The Monastery Complex of Siloe comprises five guesthouse units set outside monastery grounds against a hilly backdrop crisscrossed with trails. Each… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Revolutionary solar paint creates endless energy from water vapor

Thanks to Australian researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, a revolutionary solar paint that can produce endless amounts of energy has been created. The researchers’ findings, which were published by Science Daily, explain that the innovate paint draws moisture from the air and splits it into oxygen and hydrogen. As a result, hydrogen can be captured as a clean fuel source.

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LAST CHANCE: Score an organic mattress worth 2199 from PlushBeds

Getting a good night’s sleep depends on a lot of factors, but a well-made mattress makes all the difference. Unfortunately, a lot of mattresses on the market (especially the cheap ones) are made with materials that contain harmful chemicals, which in turn contribute to an unfriendly list of maladies. Think allergies, asthma, endocrine problems and, in some cases, even cancer. They also come with an environmental footprint that would give any green-minded person nightmares. But PlushBeds is raising… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Giant condor returns to thank man who saved him after he fell from his mother’s nest

The bond between a human and an animal can be a powerful one, and the following video is a testament to this. After an Argentinian man named Edgardo rescued a condor that fell from its nest as a baby, he proceeded to care for it until it was well enough to be returned to the wild. Even after the giant condor — a subspecies of the vulture considered to be the largest flying bird in North America — found freedom, it returned to “thank” Edgardo, as the footage below reveals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arZ3vJHVCfc

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Australia’s amazing Upcycle House is made from the ruins of an old home

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Tesla to power ‘almost all’ Superchargers with solar after disconnecting them from the grid

Tesla is on a mission to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy and is doing just this by improving its Supersolar charging stations. Designed to quickly charge electric automobiles, the charging stations have received criticism because they rely on “dirty fossil fuels” to power up electric vehicles. While electric cars are still better for the environment than those with internal combustion engines, Tesla founder Elon Musk isn’t about taking shortcuts, therefore, announced that “almost… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A goodbye from Inhabitat founder Jill Fehrenbacher

After 12 years as the Editor-in-chief of Inhabitat.com, I say goodbye today — as I step down from running Inhabitat in order to focus on my soon-to-be-expanding-family. (I’m expecting my third child this summer). This change is a bittersweet event for me. I started Inhabitat.com back in 2005, first quitting my digital marketing job and then dropping out of grad school to focus on all of my energy, money and attention on growing the website. I put all of my blood, sweat and tears into growing… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

BREAKING: Trump announces U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

During a highly anticipated speech at the Rose Garden, climate change denier President Donald Trump announced that the United States of America will be withdrawing from the Paris agreement entered into under Barack Obama’s leadership. President Trump stated that the accord was “bad” in addition to poorly negotiated by the Obama administration and that he “is keeping his campaign promise to put American workers first.”

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