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Sitting on top of the world and enjoying unparalleled ocean views is the newly built Casa Till in Los Arcos, Chile. This is what a German couple envisioned as their private Nirvana spot on Earth and they got it. With the help of the local firm of WMR Arquitectos the couple raised a small, single [continue reading...]

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Europe tends to remain one step ahead of America as a leader in sustainable living practices. Carcrphilly County Borough in Wales is no exception. When a local family made the risky decision to move from their comfy, modern home in Ebbw Vale to an off-the-grid farmhouse in Blackwood, the Carcrphilly County Borough Council’s Rural Development [continue reading...]

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If you ever tried to book a reservation in Big Sur, California then you know first hand how scarce and expensive accommodations there can be.  If you really love the place (and you must), then why not a tiny personal get away with your own bed, chair and a desk? At least that is what [continue reading...]

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Imagine being completely self-sufficient for your food, power and water supply. Many people all over the world do not have to imagine this because they are already doing it – it’s called “living off the grid” and for one community in New Zealand, it’s the norm and has been for many years. Great Barrier Island [continue reading...]

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Luxury resorts and spas are often the playground of the rich and famous but a New Zealand architect is changing the way we think about resorts and re-imagining their entire purpose through the creation of the completely self-sustaining resort. Hugh Tennent is the Chief Architect for the Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, a luxurious $30 million spa that [continue reading...]

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The Morrison family is on the quest to simplify their lives and strip of all unnecessary clutter associated with modern consumption. They have been longing for a different lifestyle so the moment they heard about the Tiny House movement (a popular description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes) [continue reading...]

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German architect Werner Aisslinger has come up with a revolutionary new concept – a tiny (420 square foot) prefab cubic building that can be delivered anywhere via truck or freight helicopter. This “mobile home for urban nomads”, as its creator describes it, can be set up in just 2 days, and takes half that time [continue reading...]

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