This custom-built tiny house is big on interior design

April 9, 2018 by  
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Washington-based company Handcrafted Movement is making quite the name for itself with custom-made tiny homes. The company’s latest micro dwelling — called the Coastal Craftsman — is so gorgeously designed that you’ll forget it’s only a mere 238-square-foot space. The energy-efficient tiny home has a stunning interior design that is not only open and airy; it is also handcrafted with various reclaimed materials. The home, which is built onto a transportable trailer , is clad in a cream-colored board and batten siding with Pacific Cedar accents, complimented with a dark metal rooftop. A lovely glass-panel door leads into the living space, which has distressed oak flooring that contrasts nicely with the white walls. Throughout the home, the interior design gives off a relaxed beach vibe, enhanced with an abundance of natural light. Related: These solar-powered tiny homes are designed just for millennials The furnishings were all strategically custom-built  to provide personal touches to the home without adding clutter. A chaise lounge-style sofa bed is at the heart of the living area, providing a comfy place to read or watch television. There’s an electric fireplace to keep warm in the winter months, and a vintage desk and chair sit in a small nook under a window. The tiny kitchen has plenty of shelving and cupboards. The space is compact, but efficient and includes a dining table made out of Oregon-sourced, salvaged walnut wood . In the corner of the kitchen, stairs lead up to the sleeping loft, which has enough space for a king-size bed. Matt Impola, the founder of Handcrafted Movement, framed the walls himself and even inserted custom-made roof trusses to add dimension to the tiny home design . The craftsmanship of the project is incredibly impressive. “I built much of the tiny home components—the exterior shutters, kitchen cabinets, bathroom doors, stairs, electric fireplace, television cabinet, coffee counter, dining table, etc. — from scratch, and had two production assistants help me assemble and finish all them,” Impola said. “I’ve seen too many tiny homes with minuscule couches that will not realistically be comfortable for very long, so it’s important for me to be able to fit full-size furniture in every tiny home I build.” In addition to its amazing design, the home was also built with various energy-efficient features such as rock-based Roxul insulation, 10 large energy-star windows, LED lighting, an instant water heater, and a propane oven and cooker. Thanks to these features, the home’s monthly energy costs are incredibly low — an estimated $12 to $25 per month. + Handcrafted Movement Via Dwell Photos via Handcrafted Movement

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The role of the c-suite in driving diversity and inclusion

February 15, 2018 by  
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CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Hear from leaders driving this movement on the need for collaboration, progress so far, and vision for the future.

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Katrin Ley and Bill McDonough: Reimagining fashion

February 15, 2018 by  
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Hear from renowned designer and Cradle-to-Cradle co-founder William McDonough and Fashion for Good Executive Director Katrin Ley on the opportunities for reshaping the fashion industry into a force for positive change.

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Bill McDonough: creation of the perception of scarcity where nothing exists

February 15, 2018 by  
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William McDonough, recently returned from Davos, will present the latest findings on the size of current financial markets related to global GDP and the potential of The Circular Economy.

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Cities aspiring to 100-percent renewables share this in common

September 4, 2017 by  
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There’s no single motivation behind the movement. Here’s background, with three ideas for where your city can start.

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Engineers have found a way to harvest wind energy from trees

February 12, 2016 by  
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Imagine if a world full of forests generated all the energy we need. That dream could become reality with a new form of wind power production that turns tree movement into clean energy. The technology is called piezoelectricity, and it refers to the electric charge produced from a vibration applied to any material. According to a new report in the Journal of Sound and Vibration , the movement of trees in the wind produces vibrations that could be successfully converted into energy. Read the rest of Engineers have found a way to harvest wind energy from trees

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Gentle genius: bright red jeweled facade slashes Italian home’s energy use

February 12, 2016 by  
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EGO Movement E-Bike offers sustainable and stylish mobility to urbanites

February 9, 2016 by  
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Zurich-based EGO Movement wants to redefine individual urban transit. To help urbanites get around even the hilliest of towns in a breeze, the startup designed the EGO Movement E-bike, an electric bicycle that combines classic design with modern technology. Powered by a 350W mid-motor engine and Samsung removable 36V10A battery, the bicycle can cruise around town with a 60 to 80 kilometer range. The battery also comes with a USB port to make on-the-go mobile phone charging a snap. Each bike, which comes in both a “male” and “female” frame, is equipped with a Shimano 8-gear shift, RST forms, and Tektro disc brakes. + EGO Movement 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!

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ArcaSpace’s hoverboard uses powerful fans to keep you afloat for 6 minutes

December 29, 2015 by  
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The year 2015 marked advancements in the technology of one of the biggest fantasies of the future: the hoverboard. Between Back to the Future Day and even Lexus dreaming up its own device, this year has been all about hovering. And now, the creators of the ArcaBoard have joined the movement. Built by ArcaSpace , this board’s Long Endurance model can hover for six minutes , powered by 36 powerful fans working in tandem to keep the rider lifted. This next step may shift us closer to McFly levels of our hoverboard dreams. Read the rest of ArcaSpace’s hoverboard uses powerful fans to keep you afloat for 6 minutes

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Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

February 24, 2015 by  
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As we await President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL  pipeline, expected later today, news outlets far and wide are recapping the evolution of the debate. Unfortunately, the headlines often focus on the economy and only mention some vague connection to the environment. In reality, the Keystone XL battle isn’t just about money. It is about reducing fossil fuel emissions and protecting the land necessary for our food and water supplies. Read the rest of Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: action , activism , ban fracking , capitalism , climate , Climate Change , climate chaos , Climate Disaster , congress , conservatives , creativity , drilling , earth , ECO:nomics , economy , Environment , Facebook , fight , Fossil Free , fossil fuels , fracking , frontlines , Future , future generations , gas , green , Grow , hydraulic fracturing , keystone pipeline , keystone pipeline climate change , keystone pipeline food security , keystone pipeline policy , keystone politics , keystone xl , KXL , Love , money , movement , natural gas , NOKXL , obama , oil , Op Ed , peace , pennsylvania , politics , protests , renewable energy , renewables , republicans , revolution , shale , shale gas , shalefields , skills , social media , XL Dissent

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