The Best Ways To Heat Your Home: Separating Myth From Fact

October 21, 2016 by  
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When fall sets in, our heating systems kick into high gear to keep our houses warm. As it gets colder, you want to heat your home in the most efficient way possible, but it can be tough to know the best strategy to use when facts and myths all…

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Tiny House Nation’s Zack Giffin will teach veterans to build their own homes

July 15, 2016 by  
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There are nearly 50,000 homeless veterans every night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Nonprofit Operation Tiny Home (OTH) decided to help veterans find a solution through tiny homes . Now they’re teaming up with Tiny House Nation ‘s Zack Giffin to offer a three-day workshop in Wisconsin to build homes for the James A. Peterson Veterans Village . The Wisconsin workshop will teach veterans how to construct their own tiny homes, in addition to giving them valuable job skills. The workshop is aimed at all skill levels. Not only will attendees be taught carpentry skills necessary to build their own homes for the James A. Peterson Veterans Village, they’ll learn about design concepts and how to read blueprints. Milwaukee Tools, USA will supply the tools for the workshop . Through the veterans village, Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin aims to give veterans the chance to have stable housing and become ” productive members of society ” again. Related: How Tiny House Villages Could Solve America’s Homeless Epidemic Zack Giffin said in a press release, “Veterans need quality, yet affordable homes, that provide dignity with their living situation, security, and an opportunity to be supported by their country…It’s about recognizing that financial stress and housing insecurity play a huge part in the mental well-being of many of our nation’s veterans.” OTH said tiny homes can offer “a high level of independence and dignity” for veterans who have struggled with finding housing in the past. This will will take place July 22-24, but Giffin and OTH hope to “jumpstart” more workshop programs around the United States. Other collaborative workshops are in the works for Washington, Tennessee, California, Texas, and Indiana. OTH Executive Director Gabrielle Rapport said, “These workshops are powerful and provide veterans with a sense of purpose and connection to their community.” + Operation Tiny Home + Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin Images via Zack Giffin Facebook and Operation Tiny Home Facebook

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Affordable Boulder is a tiny mobile home that’s big on contemporary style

January 1, 2015 by  
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Feast Your Eyes On Mike Doyle’s Intricate Victorian LEGO Houses

October 4, 2014 by  
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I know, I know, Halloween is over, but these awesome LEGO houses by Mike Doyle are too good to pass up! If you squint your eyes, you might think you’re looking at old architectural photos, but in reality, there is no wood, nails or glue involved. The spooky factor of the ominous abodes is overshadowed by our appreciation for the painstaking details that went into their immaculate construction, using only LEGO! Doyle’s ‘ Victorian on Mud Heap ,’ the third installment in his abandoned house series, measures a towering 5.5′ x 6′ x 3′, is comprised of 130,000 LEGO, and took over 600 hours to build. Click the link to see more of Doyle’s creepy collection. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Art , Design , halloween , lego , LEGO houses , Mike Doyle , toys , victorian houses

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Four Houses Project Implements Traditional Islamic Features for a Contemporary Oasis in Saudi Arabia

January 16, 2014 by  
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Feast Your Eyes On Mike Doyle’s Intricate Victorian LEGO Houses

November 2, 2013 by  
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I know, I know, Halloween is over, but these awesome LEGO houses by Mark Doyle are too good to pass up! If you squint your eyes, you might think you’re looking at old architectural photos, but in reality, there is no wood, nails or glue involved. The spooky factor of the ominous abodes is overshadowed by our appreciation for the painstaking details that went into their immaculate construction, using only LEGO! Doyle’s ’ Victorian on Mud Heap ,’ the third installment in his abandoned house series, measures a towering 5.5′ x 6′ x 3′, is comprised of 130,000 LEGO, and took over 600 hours to build. Click the link to see more of Doyle’s creepy collection. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Art , Design , halloween , lego , LEGO houses , Mike Doyle , toys , victorian houses        

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Feast Your Eyes On Mike Doyle’s Intricate Victorian LEGO Houses

November 2, 2013 by  
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I know, I know, Halloween is over, but these awesome LEGO houses by Mark Doyle are too good to pass up! If you squint your eyes, you might think you’re looking at old architectural photos, but in reality, there is no wood, nails or glue involved. The spooky factor of the ominous abodes is overshadowed by our appreciation for the painstaking details that went into their immaculate construction, using only LEGO! Doyle’s ’ Victorian on Mud Heap ,’ the third installment in his abandoned house series, measures a towering 5.5′ x 6′ x 3′, is comprised of 130,000 LEGO, and took over 600 hours to build. Click the link to see more of Doyle’s creepy collection. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Art , Design , halloween , lego , LEGO houses , Mike Doyle , toys , victorian houses        

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Self-Sufficient Sub-Biosphere 2 Houses 100 People Under the Sea

October 28, 2013 by  
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Dos Toros’ Leo and Oliver Kremer Explain Why Businesses Need to Put Values Before Growth and Expand at Their Own Pace

October 28, 2013 by  
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It’s a known statistic that more than 90% of restaurants fail within their first year of operation. But what is it about the other 10% that keeps them afloat? As Leo and Oliver Kremer, the founders of NYC’s  Dos Toros  will tell you, it’s not only about providing a delicious product, but it’s about making the most of what you have and keeping true to your vision. Dos Toros first opened in 2009, and, by chance, received a review by the New York Times  that brought them a flurry of new customers and critical acclaim. Just a few months after that, their customer base had grown so rapidly that they started to think about opening a second location. But it wasn’t as easy as just scouting a new spot. Leo and Oliver knew that by opening a new location, they’d also be putting half of their brand at risk.  “The risks of growing too quickly are greater than the risks of growing too slowly,” says Leo. “If you grow too quickly, the whole thing will die.”  The duo decided that they would only expand as fast as they could do it well, and this meant keeping their core values close and making sure that these ideals were apparent in each and every new store they would open. With this smart and admirable business plan, today the Kremer brothers count three locations in Manhattan and one restaurant in Brooklyn. So, their best piece of advice for small business entrepreneurs? Expand at your own pace. Read the rest of Dos Toros’ Leo and Oliver Kremer Explain Why Businesses Need to Put Values Before Growth and Expand at Their Own Pace Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american express , American Express Open Forum , amex , Amex Open Forum , business tips , dos toros , dos toros business story , dos toros mexican , dos toros restaurant , eco entrepreneur , leo kremer , local business , NYC , open forum , sharing advice , small business plan , small business tips , startup tips        

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6 Haunting (But Eco-Friendly) Building Designs for Halloween

October 15, 2013 by  
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