The Boomer makes a big bang in the tiny home market

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Not everyone goes gaga over tiny houses at first sight. Claustrophobes run in the opposite direction, likely to never return, but many feel the need to take a tiny house for a test drive, so to speak, before making a commitment. Build Tiny’s newest design, The Boomer, is aimed to fill the short-term rental niche made popular by Airbnb to offer a try-out before going all-in.

 

The Boomer comes ready to roll – or not. All the amenities of a modern home are standard in this model, including… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Historic Danish cottage with lush seaweed roof hits the market for $414,000

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Fairytale-like Gingerbread House hits the market for $2.2M

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a fairytale-like haven, prepare to fall in love with this charming estate that’s just hit the market in Massachusetts. Set on nearly four acres in the town of Tyringham in the Berkshires, Santarella includes four structures modeled after rural British architecture with charming features like timber-clad silos, oversized thatching, and lush landscaped gardens.

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Light-filled apartment in Le Corbusiers Cit Radieuse hits the market for $741,000

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The world’s largest ivory market just banned ivory

In an historic vote, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong voted 49-4 to ban the trade of ivory by 2021. The conclusion of a campaign waged by organizations such as Avaaz to end Hong Kong’s massive ivory trade, the ban could save tens of thousands of African elephants from poaching each year. The vote in Hong Kong comes two years after Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged to end the View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tesla’s groundbreaking solar roof just hit the market

Get your credit card ready, because Elon Musk just announced that Tesla’s Solar Roof tiles are available to order starting today. The innovative roof tiles look like traditional slate, Tuscan or shingle roofing, but they collect sun to power your home with clean, renewable solar. Musk said that the smooth black and textured will be available “this afternoon.”

Musk made the announcement today, as he so often does, on Twitter, adding that Tuscan and French Slate will be available in 6 months,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

BioMason’s bricks “grown” with sand and bacteria to hit the market next year

BioMason is inching closer to commercially debuting its eco-friendly “grown” bricks, which they say could be on the market as early as next year. Since its founding in 2012, the North Carolina startup has been pushing to revolutionize the world of building materials in a way that slashes carbon emissions: by using bricks grown from sand and bacteria, rather than “fired” like traditional bricks. More and more architects and builders are looking to sustainable construction materials in response… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building