Coboat is a solar and wind-powered catamaran for co-working freelance nomads

June 7, 2016 by  
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Founders James Abbott, Karsten Korr, Gerald Schombs, and Tommy Westlin came up with the idea because they wanted to sail around the world. Abbott is the founder of KoHub, another co-working space option in the tropics. The four found a catamaran to retrofit into a space that allows digital nomads to really embody the mantra of work hard, play hard. Related: Tom Dixon transforms a 17th-century London church into a chic co-working space Sustainability is another huge goal; the four aimed for a ” zero carbon footprint .” The 82-foot catamaran will be powered by solar and wind , and the clean energies will also provide water for those aboard through desalination . They’ll obtain the Internet via satellite on the open seas and via 3G and 4G networks close to land. There will be seating inside and outside so people can work wherever they please. Coboat also plans to provide plenty of options for times when people aren’t working. From fun activities such as yoga classes and scuba diving to professional development through workshops and skill sessions, they aim to allow people to boost productivity and think differently while sailing. As they finish their catamaran, Coboat will charter other boats to give digital nomads a taste of adventures to come. They’re currently in ” Pirate Beta mode :” they chartered a 50-foot catamaran that will sail from Greece this month and travel throughout the Mediterranean. They have yet to announce where the catamaran will sail next, but intend to sail through November . Breezy ocean living on Coboat isn’t exactly cheap: it costs 1,180 Euros , or around $1,340, per week. That price includes accommodation, three meals a day, non-alcoholic beverages, the Internet, water sport equipment, and port fees. It appears the ” scores of people ” who have already signed up think the experience would be worth it. + Coboat Via TreeHugger Images via Coboat

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Modern timber-clad addition spruces up an old Austrian farmhouse

June 7, 2016 by  
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Designed in the Mühlviertel Bauernsacherl style, the original property was built in the local rural vernacular with a half-hip roof and white granite walls. Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten’s renovation carefully preserves the building’s character while adding an L-shaped extension that’s both contemporary and complementary. The spruce-clad addition is topped with an asymmetric fibre-cement gabled roof. Related: Austrian S House is Elevated on Stilts so a Lush Garden Can Grow Below It The interior features mostly white-painted surfaces with exposed timber ceiling beams and floors for a clean and modern appearance. The client’s family of four live on one side of the house with three bedrooms on the upper level of the old building that connect to an open-plan communal area with the kitchen, dining room, and living area in the new wing. The client’s mother lives on the lower level of the farmhouse, which was converted into a self-contained apartment with access to a small winter garden. + Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten Via Dezeen Images via Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten

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Small Homes We Operate Like We’re Sailing: Sanctuary Magazine

November 9, 2010 by  
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Westwyck development from Sanctuary magazine. Photo: Emma Cross Inside the 13th issue of Sanctuary Magazine you’ll find design notes on passive cooling, which is harder to achieve than passive heating. And a companion article argues that whilst fixed eaves work well at the height of winter or summer, the transitional months of spring and autumn (fall) require more resident participation, “passive houses need active inhabitants.” Such a building, with operable shading would offer energy rewards, whilst being simple and fun, “just like sailing!” Yet another article discusses the life cycle assessment (LCA) of building materials…

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Gone Sailing: Hayward Takes In Yacht Race While Spill Rages On

June 20, 2010 by  
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photo via flickr Everyone’s favorite sniveling CEO is at it again. Tony Hayward, BP’s CEO and until recently its head of operations overseeing the Gulf oil disaster , was spotted watching his yacht race Saturday around England’s Isle of Wight.

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David Virtue Crafts Recycled Gold Jewellery

December 16, 2009 by  
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Photos: David Virtue website Taking nature and his love of the sailing as his inspiration David Virtue handcrafts rings and pendants, with themes and emblems drawn from the great outdoors, such as leaves, waves, deserts, sunrises, yachts, etc. He works mostly in 14 and 18 karat gold, which he sources from a environmentally responsible refiner, who process recycled gold scrap. David’s rings of which there are about 55 varying styles, are therefore cast with 100% recycled gold.

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Wend Magazine’s Digital Version Is Cut Free

December 16, 2009 by  
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Photos: From Wend magazine – Winter 2009-2010 We’re big fans of Wend Magazine. It’s immerses its readers in the wild outdoor environments, in diverse cultural environments, and in the broader environmental challenges facing the planet

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Copenhagen Activists, Youth Start Protest March, Sit-In, Inside Climate Talks Venue (Video)

December 16, 2009 by  
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NGO Shut-Out As climate talks continued to creep forward and heads of state prepared to pose for a group portrait in the plenary hall of the meeting site, the Bella Center, a crowd of youth, activists, indigenous peoples, and perhaps some delegates, began a chant of “Climate Justice Now!” and “Reclaim Power!” in the middle of the Center’s main space…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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