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Clever Loft-Less Tiny House Design

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Tiny homes are a great way to downsize, and many have found the freedom they never imagined possible by moving into one. However, living small comes with it’s own set of challenges, and adequate usable living area is not the least of them. (more…)

By |January 7th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

Greenhouse-Like Concept Used to Reduce Heating Costs of a Home

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This recently completed off-the-grid home in Sapporo, Japan uses a greenhouse-like enclosure to keep the heating costs down. It’s not really a novel idea, but the way it is incorporated into this modern home is pretty brilliant. (more…)

By |January 6th, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

Omnidirectional Solar Panels are on the Horizon

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The direction in which roof top mounted solar panels face is very important, since it determines the amount of solar energy these devices will be able to convert into power. But this may soon become less of a concern. (more…)

By |January 5th, 2016|Green Tech|1 Comment

Self-Healing Furniture

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Making furniture out of repurposed and salvaged wood is a very eco idea, but it is not without its own set of challenges. One of the biggest is the need to repair these pieces of wood, which are often not in very good shape. (more…)

By |January 4th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Simple Movable Walls Transform Tiny Apartment

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Small apartments can quickly become very cramped and offer little privacy. Moveable walls go a long way towards alleviating this problem, yet they are usually large, cumbersome contraptions that take up a lot of the space they’re being used to save. (more…)

By |December 30th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Mobile Tiny House With a View

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Atlas is a new tiny house creation made by F9 Productions of Longmont, Colorado. They describe it as a tiny house/RV hybrid. It offers a spectacular view, which makes it appear much more spacious, and can also be taken completely off the grid. (more…)

By |December 29th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments