These Australian tiny cabins are designed to help us disconnect

September 10, 2018 by  
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We all need a little digital detox once in a while, and these beautiful off-grid cabins are the ideal answer to getting away from it all. Scattered around South Australia’s most breathtaking landscapes, the CABN s are completely self-sustainable and eco-friendly tiny cabins that are designed to offer a serenity-focused retreat. The first CABN, named “Jude” after the founder’s mother, is located in a remote area in Adelaide Hills , just under an hour drive from Adelaide. Surrounded by 180 acres of sprawling natural grassland, guests will be just steps away from walking trails, creeks, dams and stunning scenery. Related: This off-grid, lunar lander-inspired tiny home is out of this world The tiny cabins are designed to offer guests a place where they can truly reconnect with nature. Although the cabins are completely off-grid, they don’t sacrifice comfort. Inspired by Scandinavian design, the compact structures are made out of natural timber . Inside, the minimalist interiors are geared toward relaxation. The tiny retreats’ front walls are almost entirely glazed, flooding the living space with natural light. Jude sleeps two guests in a king-sized bed, and the bathroom comes with an indoor shower and composting toilet . Guests will enjoy a kitchen equipped with all of the basic necessities. To completely relax, the CABN rules strictly forbid ironing of any sort. According to CABN creator Michael Lamprell, the inspiration for the retreat came from a personal experience while he was studying both minimalism and tiny home design . “For someone that has lived and worked within the excesses of consumerism, the concept of minimalism was a revelation,” Lamprell said. “I was at a point where stress and anxiety were affecting all areas of my life — something had to change. At the same time, I was introduced to the concept of tiny homes, and the opportunity to create stunning cabins in unique locations, allowing you to switch off your mobile phone and truly relax. Set in isolated spots, the aim is to help the terminally busy disconnect and recharge.” + CABN Via ArchDaily Images via CABN

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Archaeologist may have uncovered the second Viking settlement in North America

April 1, 2016 by  
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Archaeologists have confirmed only one site in North America with evidence of Viking inhabitants, but new discoveries in a remote area of Canada could reveal a second settlement . The new site is located in the forested peninsula of Point Rosee, stemming from southern Newfoundland, and is hundreds of miles away from the other known settlement. Hints founds in satellite imagery drew archaeologists to the area last summer, and what they found there strongly suggests that Vikings did, in fact, live at this newly discovered site. Read the rest of Archaeologist may have uncovered the second Viking settlement in North America

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Sprawl Can Be Worse than the Buildings Themselves

May 4, 2011 by  
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Is sprawl really so terrible? Of course we are trying to make greener buildings, and many think that efficiency improvements in buildings are the most important part of the solution. But the distance a home is from facilities, services and workplaces is a significant factor in the amount of energy that a home uses

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18,000 Gallons of Oil Spill Into Louisiana Wildlife Refuge

April 7, 2010 by  
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Officials have reported that an estimated 18,000 gallons of crude oil have spilled into a Louisiana wildlife refuge 60 miles outside of New Orleans. The rupture occurred in a Chevron oil pipeline, and an evaluation of the damage to the ecosystem is underway. What’s known is that the spill has created a 5 mile long slick, and occurred in a remote area so difficult to access that caretakers weren’t able to reach it…

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Vast Variety of Insects is Inspiration for Upcoming Episode of "Life"

April 7, 2010 by  
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Photo by Thomas Shahan We love our insects! There is a huge variety of bugs across the planet, and they’re masters of adaptation. That’s the inspiration for an upcoming episode of Life on Discovery Channel this Sunday, April 11 at 9 PM.

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