Check out this adorable igloo made entirely out of recycled milk jugs

January 3, 2015 by  
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Looking for a creative community project? We spied this adorable milk jug igloo over at Diary of a Working Mom and it just screams the perfect way to get people together and get creative . The cozy little igloo was made using hundreds of milk jugs and a little bit of cardboard. Make your own to create a fun getaway for the kids (or young at heart). READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: build your own igloo , diary of a working mom , DIY crafts , diy igloo , diy kids crafts , igloo project , Inhabitots , inhabitots crafts , milk jug crafts , milk jug igloo , recycled milk jugs

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Redditor Builds Incredible Hobbit Hole Camper Trailer From Scratch!

January 3, 2015 by  
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Most hobbits seem to be the stay-at-hole types – but there are a few who yearn for adventure. Redditor Samm1t has built an amazing hobbit hole camping trailer to take all the comforts of home with him as he embarks on his travels. Starting from scratch, the whole trailer took two months cost a little over $2,000 to construct. The 46″x78″, 4′ tall camper features a lovely round door, a faux grass roof, LED light bulbs, and a removable mattress – and it even has custom cabinetry and a spice rack. Read the rest of Redditor Builds Incredible Hobbit Hole Camper Trailer From Scratch! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adventure , camping trailer , elevensies , green design , green roof , hobbit , hobbit hole , hobbiton , imgur , led light , lord of the rings , reddit , samm1t

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Green is Your Workplace?

November 11, 2014 by  
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If you work in an office building, take a look around you right now. From where you’re sitting, would you say that your office is fairly proactive as far as energy efficiency is concerned? What about supplies? Using recycled paper for printers can save thousands of trees every year, and using eco-friendly cleaning products goes a long way for both the health of the planet, and the employees present. From carpooling to switching off electronics when everyone leaves, there are many different ways to make a workplace more eco-friendly. Check out the infographic after the jump to find out how you can help make your own work environment  a little bit greener . Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How Green is Your Workplace? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “office building” , clean air , eco-friendly cleaning products , electronic vampires , energy efficient , green office , infographic , infographics , Office , office space , recycled paper , workplace , workplace health , workspace

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Cool Cube Lamp Using Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

July 5, 2013 by  
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Linda Rose’s  Cube Lamp shade is made completely out of recycled cardboard. Linda designed the lighting fixture thinking about the unique texture of materials and the subsequent effect it would have when filtering light. The lamp is composed simply of two parts: A cardboard lamp base with a LED; and a shade made with many strips of cardboard glued together into a cube. Want to make one of these sweet lighting fixtures for yourself? All you need is some corrugated cardboard and a little bit of patience. Visit  Instructables  for the complete how-to. Via Instructables The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardboard lamp , cube lamp , cube light , DIY , diy cube lamp , green lighting , instructables , linda rose , recycled cardboard , recycled cardboard lamp        

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The Scrubba is a Lightweight, Virtually-Waterless Washing Machine in a Sack!

December 14, 2012 by  
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As Eric Clapton says, “travelin’ light, it’s the only way to fly.” Whether it’s a weekend business trip or a month-long trek into the jungle, the less stuff you have to carry the better. Finding a washing machine can be quite difficult on the road, especially if that road is a long way from civilization. The Scrubba , a crowdfunded product out of the UK, aims to put clean, fresh-smelling clothes into the hands of every nomad, whether they’ve got electricity or not. Scrubba is a portable wash bag made of lightweight material that can be folded and fitted into a large pocket or average backpack. Add just a little bit of water, laundry soap, and some elbow grease, and clean clothes are shake-and-bake away! Click here to view the embedded video. Before every home had an electrically-powered automatic washing machine, most people used a washboard to scrub the scum from their dirty clothes. It was backbreaking work, but washboards were effective. The Scrubba is a 21st-century variation on this age-old technique. Simply unfold the bag and place soiled garments inside. Add 2-4 litres of water (far less than a conventional washing machine) and a few drops of washing liquid (according to the designer even shampoo or body wash works well). Seal up the Scrubba, and rub the outside of the device for around 20 or 30 seconds. Special nodules inside simulate the grooves of a washboard and help to separate your clothes from the dirt. Wring them dry and voila! You’re ready for the clothes line. Although the Scrubba was designed with space-savvy travelers in mind, it’s easy to see that this device could be a blessing for those living in remote off-grid areas, or without power due to storms like Hurricane Sandy . + The Scrubba via Springwise

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The Eames House Sparked New Thinking in Modern Living

December 14, 2012 by  
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Turn LED Strings Into Ornamental Pendant

September 15, 2011 by  
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Photo used with permission Easy Seasonal DIY Project We’re rapidly approaching the time of the year when the days are getting significantly shorter – at least in the Northern hemisphere – and risks increase for seasonal depression, from a little bit of fall blues all the way to full blown S.A.D. (is it any wonder that so many cheerful holidays fall right around the winter solstice). One easy way to make the season brighter and more cheerful is to use low-energy LED string lights. If for some reason you end up with too many strin… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Unusual Bamboo Bicycle Designed For Ultimate Affordability

September 15, 2011 by  
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Images via Yanko Design Designer Paulus Maringka has come up with an intriguing bamboo bike frame. But this one isn’t just for eco-minded urban cyclists — it’s aimed specifically for affordable solutions to people in developing nations. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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To Drive Positive Change, Tree Huggers Have To Hybridize With Tea Partiers & Break Political Taboos

September 15, 2011 by  
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Taboo Hybrid Tea Rose Image credit: Flickr, Nieve44/La Luz Tea Party leaders began political life with claims they better than any other party could best augur the meaning of political vanity publications on Al Gore’s Internets. A broader f=grass roots movement that recognizes the value of science and also is willing break today’s political taboos by angrily speaking up could help create a new future for America. I’m not talking about a simple fusion of Greens and Tea Party types because that wouldn’t attract more than be a small slice of all American vote… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How to Become a Farmer, and Why Drought Can Be Good (Video)

July 25, 2011 by  
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Image credit: The Perennial Plate From young farmers farming with horses to backyard slaughter in West Oakland , we’ve seen plenty of ways that idealistic young people try to break into the farming game. Here the Perennial Plate folks pay a visit to three different farms in the Bay Area, and we hear a little bit about how they got started, what it’s like to farm, and why they do it. We also get to see some bad-ass unicycli… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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