Escape the everyday in this Geodesic Dome House in Palm Springs

May 19, 2018 by  
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Inspired by 20th-century architect R. Buckminster Fuller , architect Pavlina Williams transformed a decrepit dome house in Palm Springs into a dreamy retreat that channels bohemian and mid-century modern vibes. Now available as a vacation rental on Boutique Homes , the Geodesic Dome House offers stunning desert views on a private five-acre lot. Keep reading for a peek inside. Pavlina  and her husband Carter worked on their passion project on weekends and completed the renovation in a year. The key to the redesign was opening up the interior to natural light; Pavlina ordered custom windows from Home Depot to create a band of glazing for panoramic views . For a more modern appearance, Pavlina and Carter ripped up the existing flooring to expose the structural slab, which they then polished. Related: Couple spent seven years handcrafting their dream geodesic home In contrast to its bohemian exterior, the interior is bright and airy with a mid-century modern aesthetic in homage to the movement’s impact on Palm Springs . When asked by Boutique Homes about her favorite part of the home, Pavlina replied, “The location and the views. It’s five acres — and you hardly see the neighbors. You’re in the middle of nowhere. I mean that in a good way. You have the windmills all around you, so it feels like this is the end of the road, like you are here on your own. I love the desert, I love the mountains. In my mind, it’s really all about what’s around it.” The three-bedroom, 2.5-bath home accommodates up to six guests with rates starting at $245 a night . + Geodesic Dome House Images via Boutique Homes

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Disconnect in these A-frame tiny cabins in the Catskills

May 18, 2018 by  
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The Catskills area will soon welcome the Eastwind Hotel , a 1920s bunk house that has been converted into a gorgeous boutique hotel and accompanying tiny cabins. The space is geared toward outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy the lush Windham Mountain area. For those really looking to get back to nature, the hotel offers a series of tiny A-frame huts that provide guests with a solitary off-grid experience. The 14-by-14-foot Lushna Cabins are tucked into the landscape overlooking Windham Mountain — just a two hour drive north from New York City. With a simple aesthetic, the cabins are designed to return guests to nature. The huts are insulated to withstand the seasons, and each structure has a single window that offers  natural light and incredible views of the surroundings. Related: Couple builds tiny A-frame cabin in three weeks for only $700 The wooden cabins are equipped with a simple queen-sized bed with top-of-the-line linens, a wooden chest and plenty of wildlife journals to take while exploring the area. Visitors can also make use of the provided camping kits, complete with grilling equipment to use in the fire pits. The hotel’s goal is to meet the needs of all types of guests. For those who’d like a little bit more luxury, there are boutique suites that offer the best in amenities. Visitors will also be able to choose from various events and activities including outdoor movie screenings in summer, game nights in winter, concerts, classes and outdoor excursions. Eastwind Hotel & Bar is slated to open for business this June. + Eastwind Hotel & Bar Via Dwell Images via Eastwind Hotel & Bar

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Crazy Flintstone House is on sale for $4.2 million in the San Francisco Bay Area

September 4, 2015 by  
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Buckminster Fuller’s Dome House to be Repaired & Transformed into Museum

March 20, 2014 by  
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On April 19th, restoration work will begin on the world’s first geodesic dome home in Carbondale, Illinois. The house was built in 1960 by the inventor Buckminster Fuller and his wife, Lady Anne, in just 7 hours using 60 wooden triangle panels. The pair lived in the house until 1971, and once they left, the building was rented out as student housing for the nearby Southern Illinois University campus for the next 30 years, falling into serious disrepair over the decades. Read the rest of Buckminster Fuller’s Dome House to be Repaired & Transformed into Museum Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Buckminster Fuller , buckminster fuller museum , dome house , fuller dome home , geodesic dome , historic landmark , historic preservation , historic sites        

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Top 6 Architecture Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

December 26, 2013 by  
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2013 has been an amazing year for architecture but our most popular posts among readers definitely seem to be those that defy the status quo. We’ve seen a lot of stories about people moving into unconventional spaces that cost less than new buildings, like the Brooklyn couple who moved into a stacked shipping container in Williamsburg and the couple who left their jobs to move into a recycled windows love nest . Steve Areen built his own magical dome house in Thailand in six weeks for just $8,000 and received hundreds of emails from fans after the story was published on our site. Check out these and some of our other top architecture posts of 2013 and vote for your favorite! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 15th century church renovated as a modern library , Bosco Verticale , brooklyn couple moves into stacked shipping container , chamfer house , DIY , dome house , magical dome house in thailand , netherlands church library , off grid homes , popular architecture stories , Recycled Materials , round house in thailand , shipping container , Sustainable Materials , tiny homes , top 2013 stories , top 6 architecture posts from 2013 , top 6 stories from 2013 , world’s first vertical forest        

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DIY: How to Turn Two Plastic Hangers Into a Cheap and Easy Way to Store Holiday Lights

December 26, 2013 by  
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For years, I’ve been looking for the cheapest and easiest way to take down and store holiday lights. I’ve tried everything from wrapping them on cardboard strips to using those store-bought reels. However, I think I’ve finally hit on a great alternative that reuses common items. All you need is two heavy plastic clothes hangers and two zip ties. Align the two hangers opposite to one another and zip-tie them together at the hooks. By twisting the handles in your hands as you go, it rolls up the lights quickly and easily. It’s simple, easy, and cheap. The bundle of lights seen here has 10 100-light strands on it—just the right weight for the hangers! 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: holiday cleanup tips , holiday storage tips , how to store Christmas lights , storing christmas lights , storing holiday lights        

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Magical Dome House in Remote Thailand Constructed in Six Weeks for Just $8000!

April 16, 2013 by  
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Bryan Lemmel’s Beautiful Zome Structure Does Duty as a Play Structure and Meditation Space

January 22, 2013 by  
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Bryan Lemmel of Balanced Carpentry  built this beautiful ”Zome” in his backyard in Asheville, NC. Inspired by sacred geometry and Buckminster Fuller ‘s geodesic dome, the structure was built using mostly dumpster bound wood. Lemmel built the Zome primarily as a play structure for his two daughters (there is a slide and swing set connected), but it also does duty as a meditation space and music studio for the entire family. + Balanced Carpentry 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: balanced carpentry , bryan lemmel , dome house , eco house , eco tree house , eco treehouse , kids play house , tree house , treehouse , wood play house , zome

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Young Photographer Builds a Mossy Woodland Hut for Watching Rare Albino Squirrel

January 22, 2013 by  
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Copper Dome House is a “Puzzling” Garden Home

November 9, 2010 by  
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