Holden Beach Self Storage

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This mico-cabin built in Finland is an inspiration to design, livability and art, but the pictures are only half of the story.  Check out the article on Treehugger.  The owner-architect  wanted to build a house so small that it could be built without a permit.  Small in size, but note the 2 floors.  This thing is livable.

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This is the main entrance to a tiny house built by Swedish architect Torsten Ottesjö using recycled and eco-friendly building materials.  Next comes the kitchen and finally the bedroom.  According to Ottesjö, if you design a space well, it doesn’t have be large or angular.  He and his wife vacate to this structure located in the Swedish countryside both winter and summer.

(Source: stylepark.com)

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I love this woman and I love this video.  An 84 square foot house?  Yeah, right.  Well…….yeah, right.  This Olympia, WA woman built an 84 square foot house on wheels and has been living in it for over 2 years.  Now for the good part, her utility bills are $6.00/month.  I am so jealous.  After seeing this I’m wondering if my digs are a little opulent.  Actually I’m not wondering at all.  Enjoy.

(Source: abcnews.go.com)

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Polish architect Jakub Szczesny has designed a less than 5-feet wide home in downtown Warsaw, Poland.  It converts an otherwise pointless space between two buildings to living space.  Check out the WSJ article.  Apparently the house was built for author Etgar Keret whose father survived the holocaust by hiding in small and much less lavish digs.  Art meets architecture.

Polish architect Jakub Szczesny has designed a less than 5-feet wide home in downtown Warsaw, Poland.  It converts an otherwise pointless space between two buildings to living space.  Check out the WSJ article.  Apparently the house was built for author Etgar Keret whose father survived the holocaust by hiding in small and much less lavish digs.  Art meets architecture.

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Every day thousands of Danes ride their bicycles to work, school and just about everywhere.  City planners in Copenhagen want even more people to commute by bicyle so they are building a network of 26 new bicycle routes, dubbed the “bicycle superhighway,” to link surrounding communities with the city. 

This is an idea that could enhance the “quality of life” in any community.  I hope that our city planners are taking note.  This story was featured on NPR.

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Brunswick County, NC is a unique place.  In addition to over 40 miles of beautiful beach scattered out over 5 islands, there is also over 55 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), numerous tidal rivers and creeks and over 30 golf courses.  It’s no wonder why families choose this county for their annual pilgrimage.  There is something for everyone.  OmniStorage has published a blog post on these 5 beautiful islands.

Brunswick County, NC is a unique place.  In addition to over 40 miles of beautiful beach scattered out over 5 islands, there is also over 55 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), numerous tidal rivers and creeks and over 30 golf courses.  It’s no wonder why families choose this county for their annual pilgrimage.  There is something for everyone.  OmniStorage has published a blog post on these 5 beautiful islands.

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Sometimes a picture tells a 1,000 words.  Sometimes you’re not certain what it says.  This picture for example.  It seems to say “Wow! Check out this beautiful room.”  What it doesn’t say is that this beautiful room is a re-purposed shipping container.  Yes, a container that is used to move products and possessions over distance is here re-purposed as a hotel room.  Jetson Green has brought this eye-opening Chinese photo gallery to an English speaking audience.  Enjoy. 

Sometimes a picture tells a 1,000 words.  Sometimes you’re not certain what it says.  This picture for example.  It seems to say “Wow! Check out this beautiful room.”  What it doesn’t say is that this beautiful room is a re-purposed shipping container.  Yes, a container that is used to move products and possessions over distance is here re-purposed as a hotel room.  Jetson Green has brought this eye-opening Chinese photo gallery to an English speaking audience.  Enjoy. 

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