Off-grid tiny home with beautiful undulating roof was almost entirely built with reclaimed materials

December 25, 2018 by  
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Founded by builder Greg Parham, the team at Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses is already well-known for their tiny home designs. But the Colorado-based company has really outdone themselves with their latest project. The San Juan tiny home on wheels is a gorgeous design with an eye-catching metal roof. More than just aesthetically pleasing, however, the solar-powered tiny home was almost entirely made out of reclaimed wood and built to go off-grid. Of course, the undulating roof made out of corrugated metal, is the first thing that catches the eye about the San Juan home. To line up with the curving roofline, the builders arranged reclaimed barn wood in the shape of a sunray, which also adds to the fluid nature of the exterior. On one end side of the tiny home, leftover cedar shake panels were layered in seven colors of blue with a large circular window in the middle. Related: This charming, solar-powered tiny home is handcrafted from reclaimed wood The entrance to the interior is through a fold-out deck with a set of beautiful French doors, which Parham and his team handmade. On top of the deck is an awning, which is made out of two 360 Watt solar panels . Both the deck and the awning can be easily folded down, flush with the exterior wall when the tiny home is on the road. Parham and his wife, Stephanie, built the tiny home for themselves so the interior space is designed around their needs. The interior is flooded with natural light thanks to an abundance of large windows. White-washed pine panels line the interior walls. The kitchen is fully-equipped and was built with a sliding table top that can be pulled out to create additional dining space. The bathroom is a stellar design, which features a Cerulean blue accent wall and a hand-laid penny floor. Although the tiny home has a loft, the couple wanted to have their bedroom on the first floor. To do so, they custom made an “elevator bed” that runs on a pulley system. This enables the bed to be raised to the ceiling when not in use, creating ample living space below. A wood-burning stove keeps the interior warm and cozy during the winter months. + Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses Via Tiny House Talk Photography via Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses

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Plastics initiatives get new leaders; Micromobility makes moves

October 17, 2018 by  
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Q3 sees many industry leaders find new CSOs, Rocky Mountain Institute expand and aviation try for sustainability.

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Don’t be afraid to talk about the costs of dealing with climate change

October 17, 2018 by  
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New research shows that honesty might be the most effective policy.

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A city in the Rockies paves the way for net-zero energy leases

April 2, 2018 by  
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The Rocky Mountain Institute details how it’s exploring innovative leasing structures in its own backyard.

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How blockchain, AI and other emerging technologies could end water insecurity

April 2, 2018 by  
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Get ready for decentralized infrastructure and more effective recycling systems. And that’s just a start.

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RMI @ 35: A conversation with Amory Lovins

October 23, 2017 by  
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The co-founder and life spirit of the Rocky Mountain Institute looks back — and forward.

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How to find energy-efficient commercial space

August 26, 2016 by  
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Rocky Mountain Institute and the Institute for Market Transformation create standards to help commercial renters understand what a green lease promises.

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Here’s what a global treaty on plastics should look like

August 26, 2016 by  
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Plastic pollution harms more than just the ocean, and it’s time we did something about it.

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Aspen, CO becomes third U.S. city powered totally by renewable energy

September 4, 2015 by  
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Three is a magic number. And Aspen, Colorado has hit that enchanted numeral by becoming the third city in the U.S. to power itself with 100 percent renewable energy . Aspen Times reports that the city has reached this milestone after more than a decade of work, by employing wind, solar and geothermal energy. Its efforts put the Rocky Mountain hub in a very exclusive renewable energy club, along with Burlington, Vermont and Greensburg, Kansas. Read the rest of Aspen, CO becomes third U.S. city powered totally by renewable energy

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Elegant Pequod innovatively fits a family of four in a tiny bohemian caravan

July 27, 2015 by  
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