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Living Space More Energy Efficient

Quick Ways to Make Your Living Space More Energy Efficient

This guest post is by Liz Childers of Grandview Outdoor. Even for the most energy conscious person, it can be hard to make your living space as efficient as possible. The primary reasons for this are money and inability. It is expensive to revamp your home to be solar powered or have all new energy […]

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Home Hydroponic: Windowfarm

Hydroponics is possible for apartment renters who don’t have a backyard. Turn your sunny windows into a micro-farm utilizing the hydroponic system created by WindowFarms. Using only about $3.16 per year to run a 4-column unit, this is an economical way to grow your own produce. Fresh and organic produce can be yours, even for […]

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DIY Project – Living Walls of Succulents Make Beautiful “Natural” Art

Robin Stockwell created beautiful wall hangings made of frames and succulents. Unique, stylish and textural – these are sure to create conversation. In three easy steps you’ll have your own beautiful art. From Sunset Magazine’s website: Instead of framing a picture, why not a whole garden? Here, cuttings of assorted succulents knit together to create colorful, textual […]

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Liquid Container Truck Apartment

Liquid Container Trucks are Transformed into Mobile House Apartments

Aristide Antonas, a designer from Athens, has begun transforming liquid container semis into mobile apartments. Keep them attached to the truck and move about the country, or just live in the container home. Recycling materials is one trend we hope to continue seeing. Windows are cut out of the sides of the container, while access […]

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Wardrobe by Naomi Dean

City Style with the Space Efficiency of a Murphy Bed, Check Out this Wardrobe by Naomi Dean

Based in North London, Naomi Dean’s work focuses her design on innovative solutions for tiny living spaces while being aware of our environment. By using salvaged desktops and cabinets in the construction of new furniture, she’s redirecting waste from the landfill. This idea originated in her collaboration with Green-Works. The Wardrobe was inspired by Dean’s […]

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Boutique Apartments – Eco-Friendly Apartment Communities Are Finally Here

Green apartments are finally joining the ranks of the green building movement in chic style thanks to Boutique Apartments. Located in Denver, Colorado, each of their 11 themed apartment properties is unique in styling. From outdoor cabin-inspired The Lodge to road inspired Route 66 to a calm Zen-like Shambhala, there's no place like home.   […]

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Living in an apartment? Want plants? Go up the walls!

So you want plants, but you live in an apartment. Maybe you don't have a patio or maybe you just don't have the room on your balcony, what can you do? Well, we all know plants recycle the carbon dioxide in the air and create oxygen. Since we breath oxygen, plants are very important – […]

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Gardens in a Bag – Great for Apartments

At the moment I'm working on an article all about indoor container gardening – specifically for those apartment dwellers without the luxury of a patio or balcony. In the beginning of my searching I came across a product by Branch Home, and thought I'd share it with everyone. It's called Garden in a Bag: Herbs […]

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Apartment Composting With a Compost Tumbler

So you want to compost, but you live in an apartment. Don't fret, there are things you can still do. Apartment composting can be done with a traditional compost bin as many are compact and can fit on an apartment patio or balcony. First, do you have a patio or balcony? If you are lucky […]

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