This dream job lets you live on a Cornish island with a Medieval castle

April 13, 2018 by  
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If you’ve ever wanted to live on an island , this job could help get you there. St. Michael’s Mount is home to one of the area’s most famous medieval castles – and the island is looking for a visitor services manager . “Giants, mermaids, miracles, and more have all left their imprint,” according to St. Michael’s Mount’s history web page . “All you have to do is set foot on the island, look and listen. Who knows what you’ll discover?” St. Michael’s Mount is an island connected to the town of Marazion in England . The island, a mere 0.09 square miles, is accessible by causeway at low tide and boat at high tide, and boasts a medieval castle and church. There are sub-tropical gardens and medieval pathways to explore. Buildings on the island date back to the 12th century, according to the National Trust . St. Michael’s Mount’s history page divulges more of the island’s storied past: “From a pilgrim’s path uncovered in the 1950s that is now the main route to the castle, to ancient tree stumps, blackened with age, unearthed in recent storms, and Bronze age artefacts dug up by our gardeners — the Mount never ceases to surprise us. What secrets will it yield to you?” (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.12’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); ** JOB VACANCY – VISITOR SERVICES MANAGER, ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT **Full Time, £24,000 – £29,000 – service accommodation… Posted by St. Michael's Mount on  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Related: You can buy this private Scottish island starting at £250,000 Sound like the perfect place to work? The visitor services manager is a full time position that pays £24,000 to £29,000. St. Michael’s Mount said 350,000 visitors ventured to the island last year, and this role oversees their experience and a team of employees. If this sounds like your dream job, you have until April 17 to get your application in; find out more information on the St. Michael’s Mount website . + St. Michael’s Mount + St. Michael’s Mount: Work for Us Via Cornwall Live and The Spaces Images via Depositphotos ( 1 , 2 )

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A tropical paradise grows inside this multigenerational home in Singapore

October 6, 2016 by  
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Like many traditional Asian homes, the 1,494.7-square-meter Cornwall Gardens is a courtyard house where the main rooms of the home open up to a central outdoor space. Cornwall Gardens’ courtyard features a large swimming pool, waterfall, and Koi carp pond, all ringed by natural rocks and green foliage. “The setting provides daylighting, natural ventilation , and passive cooling,” said Chang Architects. “It offers an ecological-friendly environment that promotes general wellness for all. Working with the existing terrain, built-ups that contributed to the site coverage are utilised as planters for tropical fruit trees, to cool ambient temperature, and to insulate the interiors.” The main rooms of the home overlook the central courtyard and have access to natural light and fresh air. Some of the climbing vines that hang over the homes provide shade from the sun and double as privacy screens. The basement level, where the Koi carp pond, swimming pool, and a waterfall are located, also features the dining room (next to the pool), kitchen, lounge, bedroom, and sun decks. A bridge connecting the lounge and dining area separates the Koi pond from the swimming pool. The first story houses the three additional bedrooms and the library and also has access to the driveway, while the second story contains the grandparents’ suite, a gym, dining, and a small extra bedroom. The accessible roof is covered in a series of terraced gardens . Rooms can be expanded and converted to accommodate additional family members as needed. Related: Atelier Sacha Cotture Clads Filipino Courtyard House in Low-Cost Bamboo and Solar Panels The home is clad in a charcoal timber façade that extends into the interior and has the ability to filter air pollutants . The front door was made from recycled railway sleepers. Rainwater is captured and recycled for irrigation and the verdant landscaping has attracted many fauna and flora to the area. + Chang Architects Via Dezeen Images via Chang Architects

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Why Are Thousands of LEGO Pieces Washing Up on UK Beaches?

August 5, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Why Are Thousands of LEGO Pieces Washing Up on UK Beaches? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beachcombing , cargo ships , cleanup efforts , cornwall , floating plastics in the sea , lego , Lego Lost at Sea , LEGO washed overboard , ocean cleanup , ocean currents , plastics , Pollution , SEA , shipping containers , Tokia Express

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New Biodiversity Treehouse Planned for the Eden Project’s Largest Indoor Rainforest

May 28, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of New Biodiversity Treehouse Planned for the Eden Project’s Largest Indoor Rainforest Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biodiversity nest , biomes , Blue Forest , cornwall , Eden Project , education space focusing on biodiversity in the natural rainforest , heat-treated softwoods , jerry tate architects , rainforest canopy walkway , treetop walkway at the eden project , tropical biome at the eden project , tropical hardwoods , UK        

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Susanna Bauer Delicately Adorns Natural Objects with Her Amazing Embroidery

November 16, 2012 by  
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Artist Susanna Bauer carefully spins webs over stones, pieces of drift wood, and the edges of leaves. Detailed and delicate, her creations made from yarn and organic objects seamlessly form a union between the works of nature and human hands. Her painstakingly crafted embellishments pay tribute to the environment and traditional craft. Read the rest of Susanna Bauer Delicately Adorns Natural Objects with Her Amazing Embroidery Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cornwall , crochet , embroidery , king arthur , leaves , royal cornwall polytechnic society , stones , susanna bauer , twigs , wallace & gromit , yarn

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DIY Gift Idea: 10 Recipes You Can Gift in Jars

November 16, 2012 by  
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Siemens Headquarters to be the First LEED Platinum Office Building in the Middle East

November 16, 2012 by  
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The Siemens Headquarters by architects Sheppard Robson in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi is anticipated to be the first LEED Platinum office building in the Middle East, and it could set a new standard for sustainable building practices in that region. The headquarters is part of a strategic partnership between Masdar and Siemens to develop and utilize key energy-efficient technologies. Masdar City, a new area in Abu Dhabi designed by Foster and Partners , is envisioned as a hub for sustainable urban development, renewable energy and other clean technologies – and the Siemens Headquarters is a perfect anchor project for it. Read the rest of Siemens Headquarters to be the First LEED Platinum Office Building in the Middle East Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abu dhabi , connection to pedestrians , connection to transit , first LEED Platinum office building in the Middle East , Foster and Partners , LEED Platinum building , Masdar , masdar city , maximixing views , maximizing daylight , mitigating solar heat gain , reducing energy consumption , reducing water consumption , renewable energy company in Abu Dhabi , shading system , Siemens Headquarters Middle East , space plan flexibility , sustainable urban design , void-forming technology

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Solar Farm Opens in UK’s "First Solar-Powered Town" (Video)

September 14, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Solarcentury Wadebridge, Cornwall has already hit headlines for its push for 30% renewables by 2015 , and while a government review of subsidies for large-scale solar has put a spanner in the works for some of the larger projects planned, there is also good news. With solar pri… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Goes Guerrilla Gardening

September 8, 2011 by  
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Photo: Paul DeBois Guerrilla gardening has gone mainstream. Yesterday Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall aka the wife of Prince Charles, was at it. And she even took a red double decker bus to get there. Those Royals are really mixing it up now. Camilla the Guerrilla went with the Guerrilla Gardening Guru, our favourite, Richard Reynolds to prune some lavender in the middle of a busy street. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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National Trust to Sell Their Own Food Products

November 26, 2009 by  
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Image from the National Trust: Cotehele, Cornwall The National Trust used to just preserve old and historic country houses so that the public could visit them and soak up their history.

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