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EarthshipGlobal. Home - Tiny Houses Australia. 10 Brilliant Tiny Houses that are Revolutionizing Micro-Living. 10 Brilliant Tiny Houses that are Revolutionizing Micro-Living Inspired by the increasingly popular micro house trend, these 10 project designs came about for various reasons.

10 Brilliant Tiny Houses that are Revolutionizing Micro-Living

In addition to being a cheaper option when compared to larger homes – both for construction and in maintenance – they are an ideal solution for people who want to reduce their material possessions and the space they occupy. Tiny houses have evolved far beyond cramped quarters into a custom being adopted both as a viable alternative to the unaffordability of housing and a source of freedom. These selected houses, each under 40 square meters, serve as perfect examples of innovative designs that provide a simpler life, while fostering social interaction between people and dialogue with their environment. Check out the 10 examples below. Forest Retreat / Uhlik architekti Area: 16.0 m² "We designed a compact enclosed volume – an object resting freely on boulders with a stern raised on a huge boulder.

Area: 40.0 m² Is this the utopia we're fighting for? Submission against Aria's 'green' highrise. At first glance, Aria’s recently-proposed highrise development for 23 to 25 Glenelg St, South Brisbane looks like the kind of development that Greens councillors like me should be cheerleading for: rooftop solar panels, green walls, and trees growing out of balconies – what’s not to like?

Is this the utopia we're fighting for? Submission against Aria's 'green' highrise

The building’s outward appearance evokes utopian solarpunk aesthetics and points to visions of a more sustainable urban future. However, despite including several very cool features that I wish other developers adopted, the proposal also has several significant flaws which mean that although it will appeal to some green capitalists, when considered holistically, developments like this aren’t in the broader public interest. When you drill into the detail, you realise that although it certainly has green veneers and many of the trappings of sustainable development, the project overall still isn’t as sustainable as its marketing might suggest. Yes, there is some good stuff Key concerns Car-centric 1. 2. 3. 7. NASA Reveals A List Of The Best Air-Cleaning Plants For Your Home. A healthy home environment is vital to a person’s well-being and houseplants contribute to it more than you might think.

NASA Reveals A List Of The Best Air-Cleaning Plants For Your Home

Their main benefit is air-filtering, so it sounds only reasonable that NASA did a Clean Air Study, that found which plants are effective at removing benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia from the air – chemicals that have been linked to negative health effects like headaches, dizziness, eye irritation, and others. Show Full Text Dr. B. C. WikiHouse. WikiHouseAU - WikiHouse is the world’s first open source, digitally designed housing that anyone can download, digitally manufacture and assemble for themselves in days with no construction skills. Living in a woodland wonderland: The rise of the tree house. Image copyright Tom Chudleigh Freedom, fun and adventure.

Living in a woodland wonderland: The rise of the tree house

That is what tree houses have been about for generations of kids. Increasingly however, adults are being lured into spending a night or two among the branches. Vancouver Island in Canada is home to a rather unusual resort called Free Spirit Spheres. Founded in 1998 by Tom Chudleigh, it offers guests the opportunity to stay in one of three yellow spheres - Eva, Eryn or Melody - which are suspended from trees. Eve is made of yellow cedar wood and Eryn of Sitka spruce, while Melody is constructed from fibreglass. Image copyright Microsoft "I start with a shell, then add frames and insulation and put in the floor," explains Mr Chudleigh.

"I make all the fixtures and fittings by hand; the local hardware stores don't make door hinges to fit spheres. Sway with me Guests enter the tree houses through a spiral staircase that wraps around one of the trees. 'IKEA on steroids': Flat-pack homes to bust Australia's housing shortage.

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'IKEA on steroids': Flat-pack homes to bust Australia's housing shortage

Video: Tiny homes for tiny prices. We Transform Disaster Debris Into Lego Building Blocks For A New Life. We, The Mobile Factory from the Netherlands, have found a solution to make the world a better place.

We Transform Disaster Debris Into Lego Building Blocks For A New Life

Starting in Haiti. Although the earthquake struck five years ago, there’s still 25 million tons of debris lying around. Many families affected by this terrible natural disaster are still living in grimy tents, on incomes below the poverty line. An Economist's Guide to Tidying Your Apartment - The Atlantic. “In this book, I have summed up how to put your space in order in a way that will change your life forever.”

An Economist's Guide to Tidying Your Apartment - The Atlantic

This is the ambitious first sentence of Marie Kondo’s best-selling manifesto, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Direct and devoid of clutter, this sentence rings true to her philosophy. Unlike most self-help books, there are no extraneous words, no pandering—the lack of “wink wink” gesturing reads as an appealing, authentic statement. Though Kondo’s book was published in English in October of last year, a search on Google Trends still puts interest in her near an all-time high. Green building. Building Biology. Help make it happen for GravityLight, lighting for the developing countries. GDES 4365W: November 2010 Archives. Almost everyone these days is concerned about the environmental preservation, but it feels like we, as consumers, are not always willing to sacrifice convenience and change our habits or consumption to make a serious commitment to the environmental agenda. There are many fair reasons why we can't commit, the strongest being the lack of financial resources to purchase environmentally friendly products.

There is also a lot of concern about "greenwashing," which drives people away from so-called green products because of potential unsubstantiated claims about their ecological benefits. Solar Panels, Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Cells, Solar System, Solar Power, Solar Energy, Solar PV. Royal Wolf - Accommodation & Portable Buildings, Toilets & Shower Rooms Container Hire, Sales & Modifications. Projects Division 1300 558 243 Royal Wolf’s Special Projects division can work to supply standard or customised accommodation units.

Royal Wolf - Accommodation & Portable Buildings, Toilets & Shower Rooms Container Hire, Sales & Modifications

Constructed from solid steel shipping containers, these accommodation units offer a strong & secure solution that can be promptly delivered & easily installed. Features & Benefits: Rapidly deployable containerised accommodation solutions“Plug & play” installationAvailable in stock & customised configurationsISO configured & stackable for ease of handling & transportCyclone rated to wind region C.

Alternative Technology Association website. Fabprefab - modernist prefab dwellings. Humanitarian Design. Green Home Building: Index. Clever Cabins. Eco Architecture. Sustainable House Day.