This amazing shipping container hotel can pop up anywhere in the world

May 2, 2017 by  
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Prague-based firm Artikul Architects has managed to combine two of our favorite things: shipping containers and wanderlust. The ContainHotel is a small boutique hotel made out of three repurposed shipping containers that can be easily disassembled and transported to different locations. The eco-hotel is made out of three large shipping containers , but has a total of five rooms that can accommodate up to 13 guests at a time. A horizontal row of four rooms was built into a 40-foot high cube container, which is supported by two perpendicular 20-foot containers on the bottom level. The ground level containers house the sanitary facilities, a technical room, a storeroom on one end and a four-bed guest room on the other. Related: Luxury Hotel Made from 35 Recycled Shipping Containers Opens Next Month in China Although compact, the rooms are open and airy, with minimal, but elegant features on the interior. Large windows provide tons of natural light for all of the rooms. The interiors are clad in birch plywood, which was also used for the custom-made furniture. All of the rooms open up to an elongated shared balcony that provides great views of the surrounding nature. Currently located in in Treboutice, Czech Republic, the hotel was designed to be a self-sufficient, eco-friendly hotel that can be easily demounted and transported to multiple locations. The structure was built on railroad sleepers to leave minimal footprint no matter where it is assembled. The building is connected to a local electric power source and has an integrated water reservoir that supplies the showers and sinks, all installed with water saving taps. To save on heating and cooling, the hotel awnings, which were made of reclaimed wood planks from a local sawmill, insulate the roof and provide shade in the summer months. + Artikul Architects Via Contemporist Photography by Michal Hurych

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Tiny Heirloom’s luxury micro homes let you live large in small spaces

August 13, 2016 by  
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Style isn’t the only thing that’s big in Tiny Heirloom’s luxurious and beautifully detailed tiny homes—the custom base model package starts at a hefty $65,000 price tag. For that price however, clients can expect high-end materials like granite countertops and real-wood or bamboo flooring. The package also includes, but is not limited to, a Dickinson p12000 heater, in-house speakers, all LED lighting, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer combo unit, painted or stained interior and exterior, basic wind or solar package, bathroom unit, delivery, and a flight out from any of the 48 continental US states so that the client can meet the Tiny Heirloom team and see their custom home under construction. Related: INTERVIEW: Tiny House Pioneer Dee Williams Discusses Living Large in 84 Square Feet in Her New Memoir “The Big Tiny: A Built-it-Myself Memoir” The cost also covers all the legality headaches that can come with tiny homes ; Tiny Heirloom promises to take care of all manufacturing licenses and other legalities to ensure a stress-free experience. The company’s estimated average construction time for a Tiny Heirloom home is anywhere from 90 to 120 days. + Tiny Heirloom Images via Tiny Heirloom

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Where Do VOCs Lurk In Your Home?

July 2, 2015 by  
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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), found in many household products, contribute to poor indoor air quality. Where are they possibly lurking in your home? Check out this infographic to learn more, courtesy of CustomMade. Founded in 2009 with the…

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Ellipse: Custom Wood Furniture Wrapped in a Geometry-Inspired Walnut and Birch Ply Shell

August 18, 2014 by  
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Recent college graduate and Revitalized Artistry founder Christopher Lloyd White may be young at just 22, but this Atlanta-based furniture designer has already built an impressive shop full of beautifully refinished wooden furniture. His latest line of bedroom furniture is titled ‘ Ellipse ,’ after the rounded cutouts in the solid walnut drawer fronts. Inspired by the “form follows function” teachings of Frank Lloyd Wright , White’s pieces exude a timeless character with a subtle modern twist. All pieces are available for customization. + Revitalized Artistry 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: birch ply shell , christopher lloyd white , ellipse , reader submitted content , revitalized artistry , wood furniture , wooden furniture

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Kinglake Residents Rebuild an Earthen Home After Victoria Bush Fires

February 24, 2014 by  
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Colin and Michelle Parton commissioned Pease and Benson to re-build their home in Kinglake after the Black Saturday bushfires, on 7 February 2009, that changed their community forever. The Partons are building their own house as owner builders. They are passionate about sustainable and organic architecture, and tasked the architects to design a home that they could build themselves. Built for less than $150,000, the custom design and construction is calculated on overall sustainability rather than the conventional measures by which 6 start energy saving rating is achieved, which means it actually achieves greater than 6-star energy saving rating thanks to solar passive design , northern orientation, good cross ventilation in summer and the thermal mass effect. Earth walls and responsibly-sourced timber round off what is quickly shaping up as one of Victoria’s greenest homes. + Peace and Benson 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: Bush fires , earthen home , eco design , green design , Kinglake , passive solar design , Pease and Benson , reader submitted content , sustainable design , victoria        

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The Begyle Brewing Company Gets a Brand New Tasting Room Designed by moss design

January 24, 2014 by  
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The new tasting room for Begyle Brewing Company , by moss design , showcases their love of beer with sleekly finished industrial materials. With pendant lights made from old helium tank caps and salvaged wooden shelving sized to fit their custom growlers, the space focuses attention on the beer through thoughtful design. Read the rest of The Begyle Brewing Company Gets a Brand New Tasting Room Designed by moss design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bar design , Begyle Brewing Company , eco Tasting Room , moss design , Recycled Materials , sustainable alcohol , sustainable beers        

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BOLTgroup’s Gigs 2 Go Recyclable Micro USB Drives Make It Easy to Share Info Anywhere

December 19, 2013 by  
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Gigs 2 Go is a credit-card-sized pack of USB flash drives made from molded paper pulp, designed with one thing in mind: sharing. When you need to share files on-the-go, you tear off a tab from the Gigs 2 Go pack. Because they’re inexpensive and made from recycled materials, you can leave the tab with a friend or colleague. And you’ve got 3 more tabs in the pack, ready when you need them. The Gigs 2 Go packs feature a 100% post-consumer recycled paper enclosure. The molded paper pulp pack is not only light and durable, it’s also great for writing on when you want to label the tabs. BOLTgroup introduced Gigs 2 Go as a blue-sky concept in March 2013, and drew a lot of interest from designers, photographers, and marketing professionals who saw Gigs 2 Go as a sustainable way to share data with their clients and colleagues. BOLTgroup has partnered with US-based CustomUSB to produce the Gigs 2 Go packs, and they launched a Kickstarter campaign on December 9th to raise funds for tooling and production. Their aim is to launch a new business focused on connecting people with green technology . + Gigs 2 Go 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: eco flash drive , flash drive , g2g , gigs 2 go , recyclable flash drive , recyclable usb stick        

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The Twist DIY Mattress Kit Lets You Custom Build a Comfy Mattress Stuffed with Buckwheat Hulls

November 13, 2012 by  
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New York based designer, Lynne Cimino, has designed The Twist DIY Mattress Kit,  a new system that allows anyone to make their own mattress. Fabric chains are filled with organically grown buckwheat hulls – which Lynne sells at a bulk rate of $1.75 per pound – and then the stuffed modular chains are twisted together into a fabulous design. The Twist Mattress is an economical, all-natural mattress that does right by the environment. If you are unsure if a buckwheat hull mattress is for you, Lynne suggests to try out a  DIY buckwheat hull mattress topper  or  DIY buckwheat hull pillow inserts . These items are pre-sewn and ready to be filled buckwheat hulls. + Open Your Eyes Bedding 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: buckwheat mattress , eco bedding , eco mattress , green mattress , Lynne Cimino , mattress alternatives , modular mattress , natural mattress , The Twist DIY Mattress Kit

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Shearer’s Quarters Country Home Wins Australia’s House of the Year

July 27, 2012 by  
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Bemz and Pretty Pegz Overhaul Your Ikea Furniture With Custom Covers & New Legs

March 29, 2012 by  
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If you’re sick of your Ikea furniture because everyone in the world has the same thing, don’t kick it to the curb just yet. A few cool companies like Swedish PrettyPegs and  Bemz offer accessories like add-on legs and custom covers that allow you to upgrade those ubiquitous sofas and chairs and make them look more unique. Of course, customization might not be cheap, but then again, it’s cheaper than a new couch! Read the rest of Bemz and Pretty Pegz Overhaul Your Ikea Furniture With Custom Covers & New Legs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , bemz , custom ikea covers , custom ikea legs , green design , green interiors , ikea , ikea hack , ikea hackers , interior design , prettypegs , Swedish design

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