Modern Off-The-Grid Cabin Borrows From Traditional Wisdom

Modern buildings can sometimes look out of place in a traditional setting, but this mountain cabin that was recently completed in the Scottish Highlands does not have that problem. It was designed by Moxon Architects and, in an effort to make it blend into its surroundings, the designers opted for a traditional green roof.

The Culardoch Shieling , as the cabin is called, measures 505 sq ft (47 sq m) and features a timber frame with overhanging eaves. The green roof is covered in moss, heather and stone, as is the case with traditional shepherds’ huts in this area, and helps keep the interior well insulated. This cabin is not intended for residing in, since the entire interior is just one room dominated by a dining large table. It is meant as more of a meeting place or a shelter where hikers can rest. (more…)

By |June 21st, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

An Awesome Towable Tiny Office

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Perhaps living in a tiny home isn’t quite feasible for most people, but I’m sure many entrepreneurs would appreciate their own tiny mobile office. And this one fits the bill perfectly. It was designed by the creators of the Minim House and is called the Minim Workspace. It’s towable and can even run off-the-grid. And it’s certainly a great alternative to working in a coffee shop and offers a way to enjoy nature while working. (more…)

By |June 19th, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments

Luxury Prefab Off-The-Grid Cabin

The recently unveiled Gapahuk cabin was designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and the leisure home builder Rindalshytter. It can be equipped to operate completely independently of the grid, and comes in a prefabricated package, meaning it can be built virtually anywhere. (more…)

By |June 18th, 2017|Prefab|0 Comments

Battery Made From a Sheet of Paper

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As bacteria feed on organic waste electrons are produced, so they could potentially be used as a source of power. A team of researchers at Binghamton University, NY have found a way to incorporate microbial fuel cells into a battery that is made of paper and also foldable. Since this new battery is paper-based, it is also completely biodegradable. (more…)

By |June 17th, 2017|Green Tech|0 Comments

A Breakthrough in Sustainable Hydrogen Production

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A shift to using renewable sources of energy to fuel our lifestyle is a must if we want to ensure a sustainable future. But finding such sources that are reliable, scalable, affordable and eco-friendly has been a challenge. Hydrogen is certainly one such potential source, if it could be produced and stored more efficiently, and using renewable energy to do so. (more…)

By |June 15th, 2017|Green Tech|0 Comments

Geodesic Biodomes are Sustainable and Very Cool

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The company Biodomes of Romania recently unveiled their lineup of dome homes, which can function completely independently of the grid, and can withstand high winds and severe earthquakes. There are many possible uses for these domes, such as serving as a full time home, cabin, greenhouse, garden shed, guesthouse and more.

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By |June 14th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments