Round, minimalist cabins with sliding glass walls take glamping up a notch

May 14, 2019 by  
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Getting closer to nature just became a little easier — and way more luxurious — thanks to these prefab, round cabins with sliding glass walls. Inspired by the tiny cabin concept, LumiPods are contemporary cocoon-like structures with charred wood cladding and a glass facade that slides open to provide a seamless connection between the interior and outdoor spaces. The LumiPods are designed as a new concept within the world of glamping . Envisioned as “cocoons of simplicity,” the round, one-room cabins were created for stressed city dwellers looking to reconnect with nature. At 183 square feet, the tiny cabins contain just a simple bedroom and bathroom. The minimalist configuration was strategic in letting guests truly enjoy nature in a simple way without sacrificing comfort. Related: Solar-powered glass PurePod cabins provide the ultimate connection with nature According to the company, LumiPods can be completely assembled in just two days on virtually any type of landscape. The prefabricated pods are comprised of two modules that are gently set into place on four screw piles. This allows the tiny structures to cause minimal impact on the installation site. Clad in a burned wood exterior, following the shou-sugi-ban Japanese tradition, the pods are rugged enough to withstand most climates. Lined in plywood panels, the interior spaces are well-insulated and come with a minimalist interior design that adds an extra touch of luxury to the glamping experience. However, the design’s most inspired feature is the curved glass wall that slides open, providing unobstructed views from almost anywhere inside the pod . The curved LUMICENE glass panels are set in aluminum frames that slide on two rails, allowing the interior to be transformed into an outdoor space in the blink of an eye. At the moment, LumiPods must be connected to electricity, water and wastewater networks, but the company is currently exploring new technologies in order to offer a totally off-grid version as soon as 2020. + LumiPod Images via LumiPod

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Tight On Space? How To Use Vertical Gardening In Small Spaces

October 13, 2015 by  
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Do you have an existing chain-link fence or an arbor in your yard that could use a face lift? Adding foliage to structures is a simple way transform your yard, while boosting shade, beauty, and privacy. Encouraging vertical growth is especially…

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Turn Dried-Out Markers into Watercolor Paints

June 3, 2013 by  
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Julie Finn of the website Crafting a Green World came up with a simple way to upcycle old, dried-out markers that will also give the kids a new art supply: watercolor paints.

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‘Wind Lens’ Could Triple the Power Output of Turbines (Video)

August 30, 2011 by  
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Image: Screen grab via YouTube This just seems too easy : Japanese researchers say that they’ve discovered a simple way to make wind turbines up to three times as efficient. By placing a ‘wind lens’ around the turbine blades, they claim that wind power could become cheaper than nuclear. Watch: … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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