A traditional log cabin in Colorado is the perfect winter wonderland retreat

November 21, 2018 by  
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The cold winter months are almost upon us and what better way to enjoy a snowy vacation than staying in a beautiful log cabin tucked into a winter wonderland? Located in Durango, Colorado, Bear Hollow Cabin is a traditional log cabin that offers guests a cold weather getaway including a roaring fireplace and private outdoor hot tub. The beautiful cabin has everything needed to provide a serene winter escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Secluded deep into the Rockies, the log cabin is surrounded by a dense forest, but it is just three miles from the nearest ski resort. Related: Super-insulated modern log cabin withstands frigid Finnish winters in style The two-story structure, made out of thick log walls, has been recently updated, but it still retains a traditional mountain getaway vibe. Built into a sloped landscape, the cabin offers stunning views of the evergreen forest and aspen trees, which can be best appreciated from the private hot tub located on the large deck. The interior is homey and spacious with two living areas, three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The main living space is an open layout that includes a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. There is another small living area downstairs designed for quiet reading time or game night. A wood-burning stove warms the interior on chilly nights. To take advantage of the incredible surroundings, the large wrap-around deck is perfect for dining al fresco. For activities, the area around Durango is full of options. Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the many hiking trails, and nearby Electra Lake has excellent fishing. For wintertime fun, there is a nearby ski resort, which offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Of course, after a long day of activities, guests to the cabin can enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub or beside a toasty fire. + Bear Hollow Cabin Images via Vacasa

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Skiing Green

November 13, 2018 by  
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Skiing used to be considered the province of the elite, … The post Skiing Green appeared first on Earth911.com.

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SLA unveils year-round ski slope to cap Copenhagens massive trash incinerator

January 4, 2018 by  
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Architecture firm SLA has unveiled final designs for the much-anticipated park and ski slope that will top the currently operational Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant in Copenhagen, Denmark. BIG , which masterplanned the incredible project, is also behind some of the ski slope designs. The all-weather green roof will be open throughout the year with a variety of programming from hiking trails and climbing walls to ski slopes and viewing platform for taking in the city skyline. The 170,000-square-foot park is essentially a massive green roof , a plant-covered building system that SLA has won numerous accolades for, including the 2017 Scandinavian Green Roof Award for Copenhagen’s Mærsk Tower and SUND Nature Park. Challenges for the Amager Bakke’s multipurpose green roof include steep slopes, safety concerns, and the facility’s byproduct heat that can reach as high as 140 degrees Fahrenheit in certain areas. “The project to create an attractive and green activity rooftop park on top of Amager Bakke has been very challenging,” said SLA partner Rasmus Astrup, according to ArchDaily . “Not only because of the extreme natural – and unnatural – conditions of the site and the rooftop itself, which put severe stress on plants, trees and landscape . But also because we’ve had to ensure that the rooftop’s many activities are realized in an accessible, intuitive and inviting manner. The goal is to ensure that Amager Bakke will become an eventful recreational public space with a strong aesthetic and sensuous city nature that gives value for all Copenhageners – all year round.” Related: Denmark fires up its Copenhill power plant, with ski slopes set to open next year The rooftop park is designed to become a lush environment welcoming to a great diversity of flora and fauna. Visitors will also be able to help seed the park with seed bombs . Construction has broken ground on the Amager Bakke Rooftop Park, which is slated for completion in September 2018. + SLA Via ArchDaily Images via SLA , except where noted

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Top 6 Cabins for a Green Retreat this Winter

November 28, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Top 6 Cabins for a Green Retreat this Winter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cabins , Chile , energy efficient , hiking , Methow Valley , modern , montana , Nature , norway , prefabricated , retreat , skiing , solar panel , steel , Sustainable , swiss alps , washington , winter

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Mobile Tiny House Transports 5 Skiers & Boarders in Search of Fresh Powder Snow

November 15, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Mobile Tiny House Transports 5 Skiers & Boarders in Search of Fresh Powder Snow Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , andrew walbon , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , livin’ tiny , micro house , molly baker , neil provo , outdoor research , sam giffin , sidecountry sessions , skiing , small space living , snowboarding , sustainable design , tiny house , tiny house living , zack giffin

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High-Tech Green Gear for Skiing and Snowboarding (Slideshow)

October 25, 2011 by  
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Photo: Robert | www.robertvandijk.com /Creative Commons The temps are dropping, you’ve signed up for a season-long pass to your favorite eco-friendly ski and snowboard mountain — now all you need is the gear. From jackets and baselayers to ski poles and boards — and, of course, bags to haul it all — this collection of gear features the latest technology and eco-minded design, getting you down the slopes in the best possible way while protecting that mou… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Is Skeptic Monckton Really Sascha Barron Cohen? (Video)

October 25, 2011 by  
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The Hamster Wheel /Video screen capture From his bizarrely hypocritical claim that non-scientists shouldn’t talk climate science to being told pointedly by the UK House of Lords that he should not pretend to be one of them , arch-climate skeptic Viscount Christopher Monckton is no stranger to controversy. And while a

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StreetStrider: Cross Country Skiing on Stand-Up Trike (Video)

January 14, 2010 by  
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Remember those stories about how bike seats apparently caused havoc with male sexual performance? And how no-nose seats like the X-seat ? Well, David Kraus , an associate professor in Biology and Environmental Health Sciences at University of Alabama at Birmingham reckons he might have the solution for you.

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It’s Tree Mugging Now, Not Hugging

January 14, 2010 by  
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Image from Mail online It’s called tree mugging, not treehugging, and it’s not nice. Property values are at the root of it. In exclusive Sandbanks Dorset, the better your view of the harbour and the sea, the more your apartment is worth.

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