Grass hill hides a magical hobbit teahouse in Slovenia

January 26, 2017 by  
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A magical little teahouse is tucked away in the verdant hills of Slovenia. Created by Danica and Jože Kolari?, this beautiful tiny building was made from natural materials and perfectly complements the organic garden that grows around it. The hobbit house -inspired tearoom is almost entirely hidden from view from above thanks to its turfed roof, while its charming cottage-like interior was crafted using reclaimed materials. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIcphf3dq5g This hobbit house-inspired tearoom was recently spotlighted on a popular TV show called Ambienti , where viewers got a sneak peek at the construction process . First, the hillside was excavated to create space for the foundations of the timber-framed building. A concrete retaining wall was built in the rear. Once the building was complete, growing medium for the vegetation was installed on the roof so that the grass from the hillside would grow overtop the structure and make it appear as if the structure were carved out of the hill. Related: This luxury hobbit home in the UK could be yours for just $1 million The quaint interior is lined in large timber planks and features a wood-burning fireplace built from stone and brick set into the rear concrete wall. Many of the materials were reclaimed from the crumbling ruins of nearby farmhouses, which gives the tearoom its charming antique character. In addition to the teahouse and the organic flower and herb gardens, Danica and Jože Kolari? also have a self-built beehive and garden pavilion. + Ambienti Images by Jasna Marin, screenshots from Ambienti

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Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

August 17, 2015 by  
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Looking For Organic Gardening Maintenance Tips? Here You Go!

August 7, 2015 by  
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Want to start an organic garden, but think it takes a lot of money and effort? Don’t be fooled by ads touting you need to buy the latest and greatest spray or must-have garden accessory. Some of the easiest ways to create an organic garden are also…

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Petition Asks the White House to Install a Visible Clothes Line

August 25, 2013 by  
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The Obamas have already installed solar panels on the roof of the White House and planted an organic garden. A new petition from Project Laundry List is urging the First Family to set up a visible laundry line in order to encourage Americans to air-dry their clothing. Instead of using energy-sucking machines, the line is meant to be a symbol of environmental and personal responsibility. Would you sign? READ MORE >     Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dryer , organic garden , petition , project laundry list , solar panels , the obamas , visible clothes line , white house        

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Prefabulous + Sustainable Author Sheri Koones

August 25, 2013 by  
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