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This tiny device can scan for skin cancer at a fraction of the current cost

The sKan, an inexpensive device that can detect skin cancer at its early stages, has been honored with the 2017 international James Dyson Award for its innovative contribution to a healthier planet. The device creates heat maps to identify abnormalities in the skin often associated with melanoma, treatment for which has a higher success rate if detected early. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer worldwide, accounting for roughly 1 in 3 cancer diagnoses, and results in tens of thousands… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tiny Montana company signs $300M contract to help restore power in Puerto Rico

The majority of Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents still lack electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Now, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is looking to a two-year-old Montana-based company, Whitefish Energy, to help them switch the power back on. But some people are wondering why PREPA would sign the $300 million contract, the largest issued yet, with a company that had only two full-time employees at the time Hurricane Maria hit the island.

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You can stay in this tiny treehouse made out of locally-sourced materials in Hawaii

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Couple builds tiny A-frame cabin in three weeks for only $700

Anyone dreaming of building their own affordable tiny cabin should check out this solar-powered cozy retreat photographer Alla Ponomareva and her husband Garrett built in Missoula, Montana, for around $700. They bought plans for the A-frame cabin from well-known tiny house enthusiast Derek Diedricksen and customized the design to fit their needs.

The couple built the 80-foot cabin by themselves in only three weeks. They slightly modified the original plan and relied heavily on reused… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Solar-powered Tesla Tiny House hits the road in Australia

Tesla’s taking to the streets to demonstrate their clean technology. A Model X is pulling around a tiny house showcasing a solar system and Powerwall, giving the curious a way to check out the renewable tech in action. Their Tiny House is serving as a mobile design studio in major Australian cities.

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New Traveler XL Limited tiny house can comfortably sleep up to 10 people at once

This house on wheels combines mobility with comfort and features a surprisingly spacious interior that can fit up to 10 people. The tiny house firm Escape Traveler unveiled an updated version of their Traveler design which comes with two bedrooms and offers the possibility to go completely off the grid with solar panels, battery storage and composting toilets.

The Traveler XL Limited features the modern, clean design of the original, but offers much more space and a wide array of functions and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Kodasemas tiny solar-powered homes pop up in less than a day for 150K

Estonian design collective Kodasema just launched KODA, a line of tiny prefabricated homes with big goals for tackling the affordable housing crisis. Crafted with high-quality factory precision, these mobile modern homes pop up in as little as a day and come with highly energy-efficient features, from solar panels to built-in smart home systems. Already installed in the Netherlands and Estonia, the solar-powered KODA home popped up in the UK last month with a starting price of £150,000.

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Amazing tiny home with its own pirate treehouse is the ultimate woodsy getaway

If you’ve always dreamt of downsizing and giving up city live for a charming house in the countryside, this tiny house in Sonoma County is the perfect solution. Now on sale, the house comes with its own private pirate treehouse and a beautiful canopied deck that runs the length of the home and overlooks an adjacent creek.

The 324-square-foot rustic house sits on the banks of Dutch Bill Creek in Monte Rio, located in Sonoma County’s Russian River area. The property includes two sheds and a quirky… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Enchanting tiny home combines rustic French charm and modern luxury

French rustic charms and modern luxuries come together in this beautiful tiny home on wheels. France’s tiny house company Baluchon has outdone themselves again in their latest build called the Ostara, a tiny home built on a six-meter trailer. Currently located near a horse farm in Toulouse, the light-filled timber abode looks surprisingly spacious despite its small size and sleeps two in a loft bedroom.

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