Minimalist living meets luxury in the Sturgis Tiny Home

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Wooden home designed to withstand extreme weather assembled in just two days

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This incredible geodesic dome home could be yours for $475k

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Tesla is selling its solar products in Home Depot stores starting in July

If getting your hands on a Tesla powerwall seems a little more challenging than just running to the local hardware store, get ready. Tesla is going to start selling its solar products at Home Depot. Solar panels? Check. Powerwalls? You bet. Even solar roofs? You got it. It’s all happening in 800 stores by July of this year. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Sail away from it all in this gorgeous floating tiny home

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24-year-old Yemeni engineer invents mini biogas plants for home use

Some villages in the country of Yemen still don’t have electricity since the recent conflict started nearly two years ago, according to 24-year-old chemical engineering graduate Omer Badokhon speaking to Reuters. He hopes to bring power and combat indoor pollution with micro-scale biogas devices to transform trash into cleaner fuel. He recently among the winners of the Young Champions of the Earth prize from United Nations Environment, winning a $15,000 prize he plans to use to construct 50 to 80… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Gorgeous lakeside home takes cues from Pacific Northwest midcentury modernism

The tradition of midcentury modernism in the Pacific Northwest lives on in the handsome West Mercer Residence nestled along the shores of Lake Washington. SKL Architects designed this cedar-clad abode and worked closely with local craftspeople to create the custom 5,500-square-foot home with enviable views framed through large expanses of glass.

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Artist transforms parents home into a gingerbread house for Hansel & Gretel

The home’s frosting and peppermint candy details were fashioned by hand out of lightweight foam board, expertly painted to give depth to the project. Nylon rope was tied together and stretched across the rooftop to give the appearance of icing, as well.

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Neighbors say the home is truly a sight to behold, especially with its nighttime spotlights. The photo of the home may be edited to remove neighboring homes and utility… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Gorgeous copper-clad home celebrates craft in the Pacific Northwest

Boasting lakeside views and a strong attention to craftsmanship, the Brook Bay Residence is a gorgeous luxury home nestled on Washington’s Mercer Island. Architect Rick Sundberg, currently Principal at Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young (SKL) Architects, designed this two-story residence that embraces the outdoors yet preserves client privacy. Copper and dark-stained cedar wrap around the handsome home that’s filled with high-end materials and the clients’ extensive art collection.

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Simba Snoozeliner night bus will let passengers sleep on their way home

We doze off on public transportation 27 times a year, according to James Cox, CEO of United Kingdom-based sleep brand Simba. So the company came up with an idea: the Simba Snoozeliner, a bus with 14 sleep pods outfitted with Simba mattresses, noise-canceling headphones, and liver-cleansing Milk Thistle. A steward will even be on hand to wake people up at their stop.

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