This massive 11-story mural in Chile celebrates treehuggers

December 27, 2016 by  
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Renowned mural artist Francesco Camillo Giogino (a.k.a Millo) has just unveiled an 11-story mural in Santiago, Chile celebrating the dedication of tree huggers around the world to their cause. Made for the urban art festival, Hecho En Casa Festival , Never Give Up stays true to the artist’s signature cartoon style and features a female figure clutching a heart-shaped tree trunk. The earth-loving mural is set on a narrow black and white city landscape, making the single green vine stemming out of the brown trunk even more prominent. According to the work’s description, the poignant, earth-friendly piece is meant to “express the hope that Millo believes all hold in their hearts.” Related: Andreco paints climate change mural ahead of COP21 in Paris In addition to Millo’s contribution, the art festival is also featuring more works from well-known international street artists. Visitors to the event will be able to enjoy an amazing 3-D waterfall mural painted on the street by German artist Edgar Müller. Dutchman Henk Hofstra’s Eggs from the Sky are giant fried eggs “baked” on the streets lining the popular Plaza Italia . American artist Janet Echelman’s ethereal 1,26 , inspired by fisherman’s nets, pays homage to the damage caused by the earthquake that hit Chile in 2010. + Francesco Camillo Giogino (Millo) + Hecho En Casa Via This is Colossal Images via Hecho en Casa and Fotosaereas

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Traveling family renovates old school bus as both solar-powered home and hostel

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World-traveling nomads Valerie Cook and Tim Boffe have refurbished an old school bus to double as the family’s eco-friendly home on wheels and a modest hostel for adventurers. The revamped 39-foot-long solar-powered bus is currently carrying the family of three on a three-year European adventure and picking up guests along the way. https://youtu.be/JhRWbXJut1Y The adventure-loving family estimates that converting the bus into a traveling home cost just under $32,000 dollars. The renovation process focused on revamping the old bus with environmentally-friendly features, such as a chemical-free Doschawol wool insulation, which not only helps keep the bus warm and cozy, but regulates moisture that tends to build up when traveling between cold and hot weather destinations. Related: Madeover Maine Bus is a Groovy Guest Home on Wheels The family’s electricity needs are met by solar panels installed on the bus roof, while other basic needs are met by an onboard shower, compost toilet, and wood stove. The family tries as best they can to make their travels 100 percent carbon-neutral, offsetting the rest through the non-profit organization Carbon Fund . Currently, the six-bunk bus is touring Tirol, Austria and is available for adventure seekers at a mere USD $61 per night. This includes all of the basic amenities such as sheets and towels as well home-cooked organic breakfasts and dinners. Extra perks include the use of the couple’s mountain bikes, skis and surfboards. + Let’s Be Nomads Via Treehugger

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