"The only way to see Iceland" with adorable mini Mink Campers

March 13, 2018 by  
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Photographs of Icelanic landscapes tend to incite serious wanderlust — add a tiny camper to the scene and you’ve got the makings of a swoon-worthy outdoors adventure. Local company Mink Campers is offering their little trailers for rent, saying they’re “the only way to see Iceland,” and from the pictures, we just might agree. Ever wanted to explore Iceland? Mink Campers allows you to get out there in nature without completely waving goodbye to the 21st century. Their two-person campers, rented with a 4×4 vehicle, allow you to sleep under the stars while also enjoying electricity, WiFi, USB charging, and a Bose sound system. Related: Off-grid camping just got so much better with these solar-powered teardrop trailers The Mink Camper, which is around nine-feet by five-feet by six-feet, has a queen mattress inside. A Webasto heating system provides warmth while campers gaze at the sky through a roof skylight. Round side windows also let in light, while LED lighting brightens up the camper when it’s dark. Scandinavian linen, a blanket, pillows, and a duvet will keep explorers cozy. Two adults can snuggle in — or around four kids, as seen in the Instagram picture below. Kids are brutally honest critics and by the look on these faces we need not say more..#kids #campingwithkids #summer #campinglife #minkcampers #hastens #bose #roadtripiceland #campinginstyle #campinginiceland #wanderlust #adventurecamping #travel #travelblog #travelphoto #iceland #roadtrip #exploring #lovecamping #outdoorlife #outside #enjoylife #hästens A post shared by Mink Campers (@minkcampers) on Feb 2, 2018 at 5:02pm PST What about breakfast the next morning? There’s an open air kitchen around the back of the trailer, equipped with a gas stove, illuminated ice chest, kitchen tools, and a table and chairs. During summer 2017, people could rent the camper with a 4×4 Dacia Duster supplied by Avis . The camper cost 119 Euros, around $146, per day, with the Duster costing 150 Euros, around $185, a day, bringing the total, which Mink Campers said included cleaning and value-added tax, to 269 Euros, or around $331. Mink Campers recommended people rest at dedicated camping sites, which they said cost around $10 to $15 per person and often offer showers and toilets. They included warnings for adventurers who might not be familiar with driving in the country as weather can change rapidly. Beyond watching out for gravel roads, single-lane bridges, and blind hills, drivers also need to keep an eye out for another potential hazard: “numerous sheep roaming freely.” You can find out more information on the Mink Campers website or check out additional images on the company’s Instagram page . + Mink Campers Images courtesy of Mink Campers

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Peter LeGrand Turns Recycled Materials into Useful Bike Trailers in Chicago

March 2, 2012 by  
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Peter LeGrand recently sent us this tip about the awesome cargo bike trailers that he makes by hand out of recycled and found materials. “I have been using things like crutches, bed frames, discarded furniture, and even a guitar to form usable, sturdy trailers for people to haul large loads,” LeGrand wrote to us. He salvages many of his materials from back alleys, gets others from customers and he’s become quite popular at the local Salvation Army store as well. Some of his most notable trailers include a trailer build for a gardening cooperative in Milwaukee to be used in the collection of organic materials for a central composting service and a performance trailer for a local tap dancer. LeGrand’s prices run for hundreds less than most commercially made trailers and he even includes a bike hitch made of salvaged plumbing pipes with each purchase. + Peter LeGrand 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike trailers , carrier trailers , chicago bike trailers , eco design , green design , Peter LeGrand , Peter LeGrand Turns Recycled Materials into Useful Bike Trailers in Chicago , Recycled Materials , repurposed materials , sustainable design , trailers

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100 Mile House Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Home Using Only Local Materials

March 2, 2012 by  
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Prior to the widespread use of polluting fossil fuels , most buildings were made from local materials , using techniques that made sense for the local climate and lifestyle. Now the Architecture Foundation of BC has issued an open challenge to the world: design a house using only materials and systems from within 100 miles of Vancouver.  This competition is open to designers, builders, students, thinkers and anyone else in the world who wants to accept the challenge. Read the rest of 100 Mile House Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Home Using Only Local Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100 mile design challenge , 100 Mile Home , 100 mile house , architecture foundation of british columbia , Design Competition , green architecture , local architecture , local materials , local materials construction , locally sourced materials , sustainable design

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French Vending Machine Dispenses Fresh Local Milk 24 Hours a Day

March 2, 2012 by  
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Imagine being able to pick up fresh, locally produced milk right from a vending machine? Well that’s exactly how some farmers in south-west France will be selling their milk going forward. Dairy farmer Michel Cantaloube is the brains behind the venture, which provides unpasteurized milk 24 hours a day. Customers can step up to the machine and buy just the right amount they need of raw milk (which is legal to sell in France) fresh from one of the farm’s 50 Holstein cows. It’s not clear whether the dispenser allows customers to refill their own vessels, an adaptation that would make this great independent and local project all the more sustainable. Read the rest of French Vending Machine Dispenses Fresh Local Milk 24 Hours a Day Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bleu blanc coeur label milk , dairy farming france , holstein cows , Michel Cantaloube , milk dispenser , milk vending machine , sustainable food , sustainable milk , sustainable milk production france , unpasteurized milk

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5 Eco-Themed Documentary Films Make 2012 Oscar Shortlist

December 10, 2011 by  
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Five of the 15 documentary films on the Oscar shortlist — see the trailers here — share an environmental message.

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How Honeybees Clean House (Video)

December 10, 2011 by  
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Honeybees are known for their fascinating social structures. Here’s some incredible footage of one colony cleaning their hive after a rainstorm.

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Ugly Utility Boxes Become Sweet Public Art in San Jose

December 10, 2011 by  
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A public project in San Jose is turning ugly utility boxes into works of art.

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77,000 Year Old Bedding Discovered Within Threatened South African Excavation Site

December 10, 2011 by  
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77,000 year old bedding discovered complete with medicinal herbs discovered in South Africa.

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Toxic FEMA Trailers To Be Auctioned Off With Warning Stickers

March 17, 2010 by  
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Warning stickers everywhere – here is the original sticker on the units warning “Not for Recreational Purposes” (Photo: Tim’s Nameless Blog ) In the hopes of liquidating a national shame as quickly as possible, the U.S. federal government is now auctioning off most of the 120,000 toxic, formaldehyde-contaminated trailers once used to house Hurricane Katrina victims.

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