This tiny timber cabin was built from construction waste for under $30K

April 2, 2018 by  
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Transportable, versatile, and low-cost, this tiny timber cabin shows how crafty use of local and recycled materials can lead to impressive results. UK architecture firm Invisible Studio designed and built this mobile prototype using a combination of construction waste and locally grown unseasoned timber for just £20,000 ($28,105 USD). Called Trailer, the multifunctional structure follows in the footsteps of Invisible Studio’s previous projects, such as the Ghost Barn and their own studio space , both of which were built from timber sustainably grown and managed on site. Located in the woods near Invisible Studio’s workspace, the 430-square-foot Trailer project gets its name from the trailer the built structure sits on. The architects designed the building so that it can be legally transported on a public highway and added a removable wheeled “bogey” beneath the steel chassis for ease of use. “The project aims to provide a super low cost, versatile, useable space that could act as a kit of parts for any self builder to improvise around or easily adapt,” wrote Invisible Studio. “While conceived as a domestic space, it could easily function as a workspace or something else.” Related: Ghost Barn built of locally felled timber glows like a lantern at night Corrugated fiberglass and steel clad the building, while high-performance interlocking polycarbonate panels cover the two gabled ends to allow an ample amount of natural light indoors. The interior is lined in used shuttering plywood and all the joinery, including the two staircases, is crafted from plywood offcuts. Leftover blue rope, sourced from a previous project, is used for the handrails. The doors and insulation were also reclaimed and the roof lights were purchased as factory seconds. To reduce milling costs, the architects used timber of the “same section,” meaning timber was cut into 125 millimeter-by-50-millimeter pieces and then laminated up into the structural sections for the cross frames. + Invisible Studio Via Dezeen Images by Piers Taylor

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Massive Green-Roofed StreetDome Skate Park Pops Up in Denmark

October 17, 2014 by  
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Did Somebody Say Giant Cave Trampoline?

October 17, 2014 by  
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If you are looking for a new thrill and you happen to be around Wales, check out Bounce Below . Set inside a 176-year-old slate mine, it’s an awesome series of gigantic, bouncy nets strung like trampolines across two cavern chambers that are twice the size of St. Paul’s Cathedral. While certainly not for vertigo sufferers , the subterranean playground within the Llechwedd caverns is the first of its kind and looks like a riot of fun. Read the rest of Did Somebody Say Giant Cave Trampoline? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adventure tourism , Bounce Below , cave , cavern , extreme sport , suspension , trampoline , underground trampolines , Wales

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Michigan Poised to Start Banning Tesla Sales

October 17, 2014 by  
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Michigan just passed a bill in state legislature that essentially bans Tesla from selling cars within the state. HB 5606 prohibits vehicle manufacturers from selling cars directly to consumers. The language creating the ban was added to the bill at the last minute by a legislator – who has received campaign contributes from the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association – without any chance for public comment. It isn’t the first time, and it likely won’t be the last that a state has put Tesla in the crosshairs. Read the rest of Michigan Poised to Start Banning Tesla Sales Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Michigan Bans Tesla , Michigan Tesla , Michigan Tesla Sales , states ban Tesla , Tesla banned , Tesla bans , tesla direct sales , Tesla legislation , Tesla Motors , Tesla news , tesla sales , US Tesla bans

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Asymmetrical Happy Cheap House is a Quirky Prefab Retreat

August 29, 2014 by  
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Auckland Zoo’s New Angular Giraffe House Fits the Animals and Their Human Keepers

June 13, 2014 by  
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Artist Victor Moore Builds an Incredible Junk Castle for Just $500

January 23, 2012 by  
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