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There's something about a treehouse that appeals to all of us. Maybe it's the view, or getting close to nature, or reliving childhood memories. There are many ways to enjoy treehouses, no matter what age you are. A Treehouse Protest Beginning in 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill spent two years in a treehouse, 180 feet up in a tree named Luna to protest old-growth logging. The Treehouse as Art The Steampunk Tree House is a 30-foot-tall interactive work of art first exhibited at Burning Man. Hotels Sanya Nanshan You can find treehouse hotels all over the world. The Tree Houses Hotel The Tree Houses Hotel is a bed and breakfast in Costa Rica, in the rain forest near Arenal Volcano. Cedar Creek Treehouse Cedar Creek Treehouse at Mt. Permanent Homes If you want to live in a treehouse all the time, there are ways to do it. Grownup Retreats Treehouse Teahouse Japanese professor of architecture Terunobu Fujimori built his boyhood dream in his father's garden in 2004. Free Spirit Spheres For Kids Tree Tent

Sleepbox 01 by Arch Group Russian architects Arch Group have completed the first of their tiny hotel rooms for napping at airports. The Sleepbox unit at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport contains two beds and can be rented for between 30 minutes and several hours. The pod is equipped with LED reading lamps as well as sockets for charging laptops and mobile phones. This booth is constructed from ash-veneered MDF, although future units could instead be made from metal or glass-reinforced plastic. The Sleepbox concept was the most popular story on Dezeen back in November 2009 and received over 100 comments - see our earlier story here. Photography is by Arch Group/Ivanov Ilya. Here's some more information from Arch Group: Sleepbox Imagine the situation where you are in a modern city, you are not a local resident, and you have not booked a hotel. We believe that urban infrastructure should be more comfortable. Possible locations for Sleepbox include: In countries with a warm climate, Sleepbox can be used outdoors.

Lorenzo Duran - L’artista spagnolo Lorenzo Duran si avvale delle foglie come tela per le sue incisioni. Dopo il lavaggio e l’essiccazione, rimuove con precisione chirurgica ed estrema cura i segmenti in eccesso, usando una tecnica simile a quella del tradizionale paper cutting. Quest’ultimo passo è ovviamente il più difficile vista la fragilità del materiale scelto, il risultatò di questo processo è una serie di affascinanti disegni geometrici incredibilmente belli e dilicati. Grazie a Francesca per il suggerimento. via:

Hövding - Den osynliga cykelhjälmen explorations with space : cole rise no.1 no.2 no.3 no.4 no.5 no.6 no.7 Tiny House on a Trailer with Two Lofts and Big Porch This tiny house on a trailer is completely unique. The house is 24′ long and 8′ wide. The tallest point on it is 13’5″. And guess what? It’s got a power fold up 6′ by 8′ deck with removable railings. I had always wondered why this hadn’t been done and now I know that it has. This one has two sleeping lofts. It was listed for sale on Craigslist for $38,000 in the Santa Cruz, California area. There are so many possible uses for this house… Guest cabinRentalInstant addition What could you see yourself using it for? The deck is made out of redwood. The railings you see there are removable and the actual porch folds up. Below is what it looks like as you’re walking inside. Kitchen is towards your left and the full bathroom is on the right. Built in shelves you can use as an entertainment center with storage. Closer view of the kitchen shows you that it’s pretty much got everything you would need. In the picture below you can see the built in storage inside the wall to your right in the kitchen. Related

20 Amazing Snow Photos snow photos 5 – ARTBoom About Contact Partners Search «Back to 20 Amazing Snow Photos snow photos 5 Share by Email Wind-powered Knitting Machine Posted by Lisa Smith | 29 Apr 2010 | Comments (3) Though you probably wouldn't be able to power much with a bite-sized wind-turbine out the window of your city apartment, this one, at least, will make your sweaters for you. This device makes no aspirations to convert wind to electrical current, harnessing the rotational energy to spin gears and knit tubes of infinite length. It's quite a smart way to think about all the ways we can harvest the potential around us. especially if applied at the scale of a factory. The machine was made by RCA grad Merel Karhof. Thanks, Rebecca!

Photos of Sakurajima volcano 25 Feb 2010 On a recent visit to Japan, alien landscape photographer Martin Rietze captured some spectacular images of Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture. Multiple lightning flashes caused by fast moving fine ash Lava bombs hitting the flank Strombolian eruption with lightning Detail with multiple lightning flashes Lava brightens the ash cloud Ash eruption causing lightning Violent eruption Yurt Lady After working exhaustively with the building department, plans were approved and I started to get to work. Actually, I started spending gross amounts of money to have other people start work. Although I was the official general contractor, I worked very closely with my framer who helped me understand the steps along the way and I took care of all the babysitting/haranguing of subcontractors. My first fatal move was my framer told me I couldn’t pour a round foundation so I had to raise everything up on a framed foundation. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Colorado doesn’t allow gray water systems and this is really unfortunate. Since I was going down the path of a raised foundation, I had to post posts in for the framing. I also learned that you should have your property leveled first before paying several thousand for the survey markers. It gave the framers a headache, but they made it. I had the concrete coming on Wednesday before Labor Day weekend. Finally something I could do!

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Refrigerator Contents Around The World | Photos What does your refrigerator content say about you and your culture? Is there any type of food that is dominating or do you fill your refrigerator up with random groceries? These questions were something that caught photographer Stephanie de Rouge’s mind when she started her project called “In Your Fridge”. She plans to keep on going with her project and visit more cities around the world, so don’t be surprised if she knocks on your door to photograph your groceries.

Yurt Lady on September 6, 2010 She has been living in a yurt for about 3 years. At 9,300 feet in rural Colorado. She has been writing about her life there for the last few months and showing everyone pictures and videos of what it’s like. When she was getting her construction approved by her local building department the staff there found her to be quite unique so she eventually became known as the yurt lady, hence the name of her blog. Her website has tips for those interested in living in a yurt as well–information on staying warm, insulating, construction time, windows, doors, and dealing with wind. She started out like most of us–tired of cleaning an over-sized home. She’s been living in a 16′ yurt to try things out and she’s currently in the process of constructing her larger 30′ yurt. I love stories like this so I wanted to share it on here. The following two tabs change content below. Alex is a contributor and editor for and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. Related

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