Tiny TigerMoth Camper generates power while being towed

February 7, 2017 by  
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Taxa Outdoors’ tow camper, the TigerMoth , is a compact home on wheels geared towards traveling adventurers. The lightweight camper sleeps two, has LED lights, and even better, comes with a built-in electrical system that generates energy while being towed. The camper’s battery can store energy for at least seven days, making off-grid living easier than ever before. Although certainly compact, the camper sleeps two comfortably and thanks to its lightweight size of just 900 pounds, can be towed virtually anywhere. The unique side latch allows for easy access and the large window allows for amazing views and air circulation. Built with adventurers in mind, the small structure has a roof rack system for bikes or kayaks, a tongue-mounted toolbox, and a roof cargo deck for additional gear storage. Related: Traveling family renovates old school bus as both solar-powered home and hostel The camper’s tow vehicle connection recharges the battery while on the road, providing enough electricity for at least seven days of off-grid living . Although solar panels have to be ordered, the camper roof is pre-wired for installation. As far as the basic amenities go, the tiny camper can sleep two people comfortably and comes with LED lighting installed in the kitchen area and sleeping area. There is 5.5 square feet of countertop for food preparation or work space. Along with various hooks and bungees, two large cubbies provide extra storage space. + Taca Outdoors

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Bill Gates warns against climate-change denial

February 7, 2017 by  
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Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates recently spoke out against denying climate change during a student question-and-answer session at Columbia University in New York City earlier this month. Joined by voluntary tax-information sharer and fellow monied person Warren Buffett , the Microsoft founder also called for greater innovation in clean energy. He said, “Certain topics are so complicated like climate change that to really get a broad understanding is a bit difficult and particularly when people take that complexity and create uncertainty about it”. And Gates is more than happy to put his money where his mouth is. In December, he and a team of investors said they would pump more than $1 billion into Breakthrough Energy Ventures , a fund that invests in technologies that will curtail the planet’s greenhouse-gas emissions. Related: Bill Gates pledges $2 billion to renewable energy research We need to find energy that’s “reliable, cheap, and clean,” he said, before promising that “the innovations there will be profound.” He added, “There are many paths to get to where we need to go”. Perhaps another billionaire we know should pay attention? Photo by DFID Via U.S.A. Today

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Tiny prefab Shepherd Hut is a picturesque time portal to the 19th century

December 31, 2014 by  
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Tiny Taku Tanku Mobile Shelter is Carved Out of Recycled Rainwater Tanks

August 18, 2014 by  
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New York-based architects Stereotank have an established practice designing interactive installations and oversized musical instruments and have often used recycled rainwater tanks in their work. Now, in collaboration with Japanese designer Takahiro Fukuda, they have extended their experimentation with tanks with Taku Tanku — “a traveling little house ” made from two 3,000 liter water tanks. Read the rest of Tiny Taku Tanku Mobile Shelter is Carved Out of Recycled Rainwater Tanks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: caravan , DIY , mobile homes , portable shelter , Reclaimed Materials , Solar Power , stereotank , Takahiro Fukuda , Taku Tanku , tiny homes , water tank

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Jeffrey Eyster’s Modern Recreational Vehicle is an Off-Grid, Mobile Nature Retreat

November 29, 2012 by  
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Influenced by both prefabricated modern architecture and vehicle design, the Modern Recreational Vehicle, or MRV-1, can be towed to remote locations in nature. Jeffrey Eyster of  A+E Architecture  was drawn to the idea of creating a nature retreat that would blur the boundaries between permanent prefab homes and ephemeral camping structures, and he envisioned a structure that would have modern comforts without any of the symbols of camping. The sustainable studio provides sleeping for two, heating and air conditioning, a composting toilet, a shower, and a small kitchen. Eyster is currently raising funds at USA Projects in order to build and test a prototype. + A+E Architecture + MRV-1 at USA Projects 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: a+e architecture , campers , camping , jeffrey eyster , mobile architecture , mobile homes , mobile studio , Modern Recreational Vehicle , MRV-1 , nature retreat

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Green Thumbs!

November 29, 2012 by  
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If you’ve got someone on your list who loves to garden, then ’tis the season to give that green thumb a gift that will help them tend to the world’s plants, flowers and veggies. We’ve rounded up some of the best green gifts for every kind of gardener , from the city-dweller to the suburbanite and everything in between. Check out all of our top picks in our Green Holiday Gift Guide ahead! GIFTS FOR GREEN THUMBS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: back to the roots , corazon hummingbird feeder , dawn redwood bonsaid kit , DIY terrarium , eco christmas , eco friendly presents , eco holiday , eco xmas , eco-friendly gifts , environmentally friendly gifts , environmentally friendly presents , flatpack birdhouse , garden rocks , gifts for gardeners , gifts for the green thumb , green christmas , green gift guide , green gifts for gardeners , green holiday , green holiday gift guide , green presents , green thumb gift ideas , green thumb presents , green xmas , growbottle , holiday garden gifts , holiday gifts for gardeners , INDOOR CULINARY HERB GARDEN STARTER KIT , kneelo kneeling pad , mini hothouse , mushroom kit , naturemill , raindrop mason beehouse , recycled silverware garden markers , ren hand cream , what to give gardeners

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of The Kit Home

October 19, 2011 by  
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Prefabricated housing has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years as an affordable, eco-friendly and modern alternative to custom stick-built housing or suburban tract homes. Although prefab construction has experienced a recent spike in popularity in this past decade, the idea of prefabricated building construction is nothing new – prefab designs have been around for over a century, embedded in the history of the modern architecture movement. In order to really understand prefab housing, we’re going to dive into a history lesson and take a look back at the prefab home movement during the last century. Inhabitat is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new six-part series, The Green Guide To Prefab Housing , where we are enlisting the expertise of graduate architect, former Lindal Cedar Homes CEO and green design consultant Michael Harris . In our first three installments, Michael introduces us to the prefabricated home as a modern, green design alternative, analyzing the roots of factory-made housing and how its core concepts have converged with the precepts of sustainability and modernism. How has factory-built housing been informed by modernism and the green movement? And how has prefab construction influenced green, modern design? Jump ahead to part one this series where Michael will take you on an in-depth tour of a particular type of prefab package; the kit-home. Read the rest of GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of The Kit Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Acorn House , carl koch , case study house , Charles and Ray Eames , deck house , Eco Architecture , economical home , factory made homes , flat pak architecture , green architecture , green guide to prefab , history of modernism , history of prefab design , history of prefab homes , history of prefabricated housing , homes on wheels , Lindal Cedar Homes , lindal homes , michael harris , mobil homes , mobile homes , modern family homes , modern home , modern trailer homes , modernism , non-volumetric homes , portable homes , prefab architecture , Prefab Homes , prefab industry , prefabricated architecture , prefabricated homes , Sears Roebuck Kit House , Sir Walter Lindal , trailer homes , Truck Chassis homes , volumetric homes , Walter Gropius

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Vintage Trailer Renovated Into Beautiful Live + Work Space By Downsizing Architect

October 19, 2011 by  
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Photos: Matthew Hofmann Tiny homes , retrofitting old trailers into eco-friendly mobile homes are becoming more widespread as people are questioning the need for ” stuff ” and a mortgage

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Rhode Island Senator Does The Unthinkable: Takes A Strong Public Stand on Climate (Video)

October 19, 2011 by  
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Senator Whitehouse YouTube page /Public Domain Last week Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island has done what pitifully few members of Congress or the Obama administration have done lately: Take a stand, articulately, passionately, and accurately about climate change in an official capacity. Think Progress surfaced the video from Sen. Whitehouse’s YouTube page (the video’s below) and it’s worth taking a list… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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