Architecture students build a tiny CLT classroom in just 3 weeks

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A team of 13 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) architecture students designed and built Emerge, a tiny timber classroom that will help promote sustainable forestry through education. Located in the woods near Eugene, Oregon, the student project was crafted as part of UNL’s PLAIN design/build program in collaboration with the 673-acre family-owned Bauman Tree Farm, and The DR Johnson Lumber Mill. The micro cabin was erected in just three short weeks thanks to the use of prefabricated cross-laminated… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



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

How corn sweat is making this weeks heat wave even worse

How ‘corn sweat’ is making this week’s heat wave even worse

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Right now, there is one burning question on your mind, and I know it’s “What the heck is corn sweat?” The week’s extreme heat wave is blistering the middle section of the United States, where excess moisture from corn fields will evaporate and add an unwanted boost of humidity (called ‘corn sweat’) to the already uncomfortable levels. With temperatures… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Weeks 37 thru 39/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

The three weeks from September 7 to 27 saw the most important event in the history of the Death with Dignity movement since Vermont’s passage of Act 39. Both the California Assembly and Senate approved the End of Life Option Act, the former on a 42 to 33 vote, the latter on a 23 to 14 vote. The bill is now on Governor Brown’s desk. Learn more →

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