Everywhere Travel Co. launches sales of A-frame cabin plans for $2K

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With summer vacation coming into full swing, charming A-frame cabins are once again popping up all over Instagram. The Everywhere Travel Co. is also jumping on the A-frame bandwagon and has just begun selling A-frame construction plans for $1,950. The 1960s-inspired AYFRAYM home measures 1,574 square feet and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Now available for sale at the temporarily discounted price of $1,950, the AYFRAYM cabin construction plans are delivered in a box that includes plans for all parts of the house, including electrical, plumbing and HVAC; dimensions, sections and elevations; a materials schedule; and a few small Everywhere Travel Co. -branded goodies. Those interested in owning an AYFRAYM but not keen on building one can hire an independent contractor or hire AYFRAYM, which will partner with licensed contractors in its Builder network. Much like AvrameUSA , the U.S. branch of the Estonia-based A-frame kit home company that made the rounds online last year, AYFRAYM plans to sell DIY A-frame kits in the future. A Finishings and Furnishings Package will also be available as a separate purchase to those who do not choose to hire AYFRAYM to manage the build of their cabin. Related: Escape to the Bavarian Alps in a charming A-frame that produces surplus energy The AYFRAYM construction plans are for a three-bedroom, two-bath cabin that sleeps up to eight and includes a first floor with 9-foot ceilings and an upper loft with lookout windows. The design also features three large wooden decks, 41 windows and plenty of storage space. The official materials list calls for cedar decks, Douglas Fir wood beams and concrete countertops, showers and sinks. Those who hire AYFRAYM to manage the build from start to finish can expect to pay between $252,000 and $277,000 on the low end in the U.S. + AYFRAYM Images via AYFRAYM

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Toxic algae bloom forces all Mississippi beaches to close

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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced a total ban on swimming in the ocean until a toxic algae bloom subsides. Over the weekend, MDEQ added Pascagoula Beach West and Pascagoula Beach East to the list of beaches where swimming is prohibited; the list now includes all of the state’s 21 beaches. The blue-green Harmful Algal Bloom is almost certainly caused by massive amounts of fertilizers that entered the watersheds this year due to unusually high rainfall. High rates of precipitation over the winter and spring months forced officials to open the Bonnet Carré spillway in Louisiana, which feeds into the Gulf of Mexico. A spillway is essentially a reservoir for excess water from dams that occasionally needs to be released into the ocean when they become too full. Related: Scientists working to help manatees poisoned by Florida red tide This year, due to abnormally heavy rainfall, the spillway has been opened for a total of 104 days and counting. In comparison, the Bonnet Carré spillway was only opened for 23 days in 2018 and remained closed for all of 2017. Officials believe that the algae bloom will dissipate once the spillway can be closed again, because the bloom will be cut off from the likely source of fertilizer-contaminated freshwater. The algae bloom is actual a type of cyanobacteria that feeds off of the nutrients from fertilizers, namely nitrogen and phosphorus. The bacteria creates a blue-green tint to the water and has a foul smell. According to a statement released by MDEQ, exposure “can cause rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. MDEQ advises that those exposed wash with soap and water and to not eat fish or any other seafood taken from affected areas.” Recreation along the beaches and coastlines is still permitted; however, officials prohibit anyone from entering the water and advised “people and their pets to avoid water contact such as swimming or wading, because exposure to the blue-green HAB can be harmful.” Via Gizmodo and MDEQ Image via Phil Whitehouse

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