Getaway is launching new tiny house rentals in Washington DC and Boston

October 9, 2017 by  
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Getaway tiny houses  are expanding, and we couldn’t be more excited. Until now, you could only rent one of the off-grid houses outside parts of Boston and New York, but now you can also spend the night away from the hustle of  Washington DC . Getaway is also expanding in Boston, so you will have even more options for a weekend escape outside of Beantown. At $99 a night, users of Harvard Innovation Lab startup’s Getaway houses get a hotel-level experience in the middle of a forest. The cabins have no Wi-Fi or TV, which helps you completely disconnect from the stresses of everyday life. All other aspects of the structure were designed for ultimate comfort. Related: Harvard student startup unveils third tiny house that can be rented for $99 a night The majority of the structure are located within two hours from the city, with a special series of three cabins located on New York harbor beaches accessible by public transport and a half-hour drive from Prospect Park. The company recently closed a round of funding to the tune of $15 million, and is set to expand in Boston by 20 houses this fall. + Getaway House Lead photo by Roderick Aichinger

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This Tiny ‘Orange’ Cabin is Naturally Resistant to Fire, Water, Rot, Pests and Extreme Weather

April 9, 2014 by  
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Striking Prefab Margaret Whitlam Pavilion Completed at Canberra’s National Arboretum

April 9, 2014 by  
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IKEA Transforms an Entire Japanese Monorail into an Awesome Mobile Showroom

April 9, 2014 by  
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Swedish design wonder IKEA turned an entire monorail into a colorful showroom in Japan. To kick off their latest location in Tokyo near Tachikawa station, the company decorated the train with vibrant patterns, rugs and home accessories. Not only did this awesome party train give commuters a taste of IKEA’s wares, but it no doubt made their train journey a little more fun! Read the rest of IKEA Transforms an Entire Japanese Monorail into an Awesome Mobile Showroom Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , green transportation , ikea , ikea japan , IKEA monorail showroom , Ikea party train , IKEA train remodel , Japan , pop up ikea , sustainable design , Tachikawa station

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Cheap Solar PV Powers Substantial Global Renewable Energy Growth in 2013

April 9, 2014 by  
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The falling price of solar  photovoltaic systems was the main driver of an increase in global renewable energy generation in 2013, according to a new report produced by the  Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Center for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance , the United Nations Environment Program and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Titled “ Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 ,” the report reveals that the market share of renewables rose to 8.5 percent of global electric power generation in 2013 – an increase from 7.8 percent in 2012. But cheap solar, along with policy uncertainty, also contributed to a drop in clean energy investments last year; investments fell 14 percent to $214 billion worldwide. Read the rest of Cheap Solar PV Powers Substantial Global Renewable Energy Growth in 2013 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , carbon , cheap solar , Climate Change , fossil fuels , Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 , investments , natural gas , Policy , renewable energy , report , solar

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Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach the Highest Point Ever in Human History

April 9, 2014 by  
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Monday marks a major milestone for life on Earth, and it isn’t one to be proud of. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are the highest they have been in at least 800,000 years, reaching beyond 402 parts per million. Scientists warn us that we must act immediately if we want to slow the effects of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, even as those levels continue to climb into uncharted territory. Read the rest of Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach the Highest Point Ever in Human History Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: atmospheric CO2 , carbon dioxide levels , carbon dioxide trends , Climate Change , CO in the atmosphere , CO2 , CO2 levels , CO2 trends , global warming , highest carbon dioxide level , highest CO2 level , ice core CO2 testing , Mauna Loa volcano , Mauna Loa volcano atmosphere tracking , Mauna Loa volcano CO2 , tracking carbon dioxide levels , tracking CO2 levels

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Shigeru Ban’s Kirinda Housing Project Helps a Sri Lankan Village Swept Away by the 2004 Tsunami

March 25, 2014 by  
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Cute Micro House Made from Recycled Tin Cans and Trader Joe’s Shopping Bags Pops Up in Portland

December 23, 2013 by  
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Shigeru Ban Nominated for 2013 Aga Khan Award for Sri Lanka Post-Tsunami Housing Project

May 2, 2013 by  
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WOHA’s Met Tower Remains Naturally Cool in Bangkok’s Tropical Climate

May 2, 2013 by  
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