This Plant Will Charge Your Phone

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All sorts of ingenious little renewable charging devices are popping up lately, mainly since our energy consumption needs have shifted toward having to charge small gadgets, a task that can easily be handled by such devices. The so-called Bioo plant is one of the more ingenious offerings in this area. It is a potted plant that can generate enough juice to charge your smartphone up to 3 times per day. (more…)

By |April 27th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Prefab Shipping Container Homes

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The Canada-based firm Honomobo has recently unveiled a new line of prefab shipping container dwellings. They are offering living spaces that can serve as a tiny house, a garage suite, or an annex/accessory suite. The sizes of these homes vary, and they can be outfitted with a solar power array should the customer need it. (more…)

By |April 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Sustainable and Grid Independent Floating Home

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Italian Yacht-maker Jet Capsule has come up with a concept for a lovely floating home, which is fully self-sufficient. It’s shaped like a flying saucer, and they have named it UFO, which in this case stands for Unidentified Floating Object. (more…)

By |April 22nd, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

NYC to Get Its First Passive Apartment Building

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New York City will soon get it’s first passive house apartment building. The development is called Perch Harlem and will be built in a way that uses 80-90 percent less energy than traditionally constructed buildings. It will be located in Hamilton Heights in Harlem. The company behind the construction is Perch Living, while the interiors will be designed by the firm Me and General Design. (more…)

By |April 19th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

Tiny Home With a DIY Option

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The firm 84 Lumber, which sells building supplies in the US, has branched out into offering tiny homes. Their tiny homes are intended to cater to all prospective buyers, from those who wish to build the home themselves, to the ones who simply want the keys of their new tiny home handed to them. Their debut model is called the Roving and costs $19,884 for the Semi-DIY option that comes with a basic shell, doors and trailer, while the rest is up to the buyer to complete. (more…)

By |April 15th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Raising a Family in a Tiny Home

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Is it possible to raise a family in a tiny home? A lot of people would answer no right away, yet there are some who are making it work. Australian couple Fred and Shannon Schultz are living with their small daughter in a tiny home that measures only 200 square feet. And they are making it work, mainly with the help of a number of clever space saving techniques. (more…)

By |April 6th, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments