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Investing in Energy Efficiency Pays Off. Pioneering the new renaissance through movement: Wren LaFeet at TEDxBend. DIY Swing Set Frame Chicken Coop. Broken swing sets are just an awful sight to see.

DIY Swing Set Frame Chicken Coop

Either for the kids that lack the chance to have some fun, either for the material that just lies there on the grass. You see this situation all the time with people not doing anything about it. Well, if you like to make use of the metal A-frame, you could repurpose it into a perfect functioning chicken coop. Tiny House Build. Frat Brothers Building Tiny Houses For Homeless. Douglas Rushkoff on Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. William McDonough At The 2015 World Economic Forum.

Remove City Ordinances that prevent Tiny Homes! This is a common sense matter of property rights.

Remove City Ordinances that prevent Tiny Homes!

As a private land owner, you should be able to enjoy your land and live on it in whatever structure you like as long as it poses no harm to the public. Instead, a heinous conflict of interest occurs. Predatory municipal corporations get involved which have a vested interest in using zoning as a tool for profit, plunder, and discrimination. They target landowners who do not maximize their land taxes by choosing to live in a tiny home rather than a mandatory mansion. A city municipality has the authority to set the building codes, city ordinances, and permitting requirements by an implied contract when you accept their municipal services. 1.) The demand for tiny homes is high since the post baby boomer generation, straddled with crippling student loan debt, is less willing to get a home mortgage. 2.)

Less building materials needed. 3.) Examples of prohibitive City Ordinances:1.) 1.) PREFAB FRIDAY: Bicycle Rack-Inspired Modular Home. This curvaceous modular home by Palo Alto architect, Joseph Bellomo, is joining the ranks of affordable, modular housing.

PREFAB FRIDAY: Bicycle Rack-Inspired Modular Home

Dubbed the House Arc, Bellomo was inspired to create the home after the success of his modular bicycle rack design, the Bike Arc — designed to provide efficient storage space for bicycles. The House Arc prototype will make its debut sometime this year on the big island of Hawaii. Made from tubular steel armature, the home is placed above ground on concrete piers or a wood deck and then sheathed in translucent polycarbonate plastic.

The home is designed to be off-grid and is coated in a photovoltaic film, which will power all the internal lighting and appliances. Couple Quits Their Jobs, Builds Tiny House On Wheels And Lives By Travel Blogging. EmailEmail The American stereotype is that everything must be big – houses, burgers, cars, butts… But Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard dream tiny – they built themselves the tiniest house on wheels and are now touring the USA.

Couple Quits Their Jobs, Builds Tiny House On Wheels And Lives By Travel Blogging

Re.silience.com - Vinay Gupta. Re.silience.com - Vinay Gupta. Sometimes the best plan is to not have one… Interviewed: The World's First Tiny House Hoteliers. The tiny house movement is booming.

Interviewed: The World's First Tiny House Hoteliers

There are off-grid tiny houses, Airbnb tiny houses, tiny house villages and now a tiny house hotel. The first of its kind (we believe), Caravan Tiny House Hotel, in Portland, Oregon, comprises six tiny houses in the Alberta Arts District. While many tiny house projects intentionally stay under the radar, Caravan is commercially zoned, legally-permitted and connected to the city systems. The houses, which are custom built by local builders, have flush toilets, hot running water and electricity. Tiny hotel guests can rent one tiny house or rent the whole hotel which sleeps 20. Deb Delman and her partner Kol Peterson, the creators of Caravan, are passionate about simplicity, sustainability, and tiny houses. Shareable: I understand you've lived in several tiny structures including yurts, trailers, cabins etc.

Delman: What appeals to me is probably what appeals to a lot of people. Caravan is a convergence of Delman and Peterson's backgrounds and interests. Bamboo Archives. Bamboo Buildings. Bamboo Buildings Grow it, build with it.

Bamboo Buildings

Phyllostachys aurea, Tetragonoclamus angulatus, Phyllostachys nigra f. punctuata,Phyllostaches bamb. violascens, Phyllostachys nigra f. 'Boryana',Phyllostachys viridis'Sulphurea', Phyllostachys bambusoides. (Illustration Photo by Wetterwald M.F.) Aero Simple Microhouse frame system. Lee Chazen Quadrant. Overarchingthemekit. FractalPacks EducatorsGuide. Building material trade fairs. Project Profile: Innovative Thermal Energy Storage for Baseload Solar Power Generation. The University of South Florida, under the Baseload CSP FOA, is researching and developing a thermal energy storage system based on encapsulated phase change materials (PCM) that can meet the utility-scale baseload CSP plant requirements at significantly lower system costs.

Project Profile: Innovative Thermal Energy Storage for Baseload Solar Power Generation

Approach Existing thermal energy storage (TES) concepts cost about $27 per kilowatt hour thermal (kWht). The University of South Florida proposes a TES system concept that can reduce the cost to as low as $3.54/kWht to make it competitive with fossil fuels and allow for a capacity factor increase to 75% or greater. Specific objectives include: Innovation The University of South Florida's project employs a latent heat storage system that uses a phase change material (salt) encapsulated by a shell (metal) to overcome the barrier of low thermal conductivity.

The research team is developing a two-dimensional numerical model to look at diffusion-natural, convection controlled heat transfer in an encapsulated sphere.