Imagine having the complete and utter freedom to live off the grid and in the middle of an isolated valley or on top of a mountain with stunning panoramic views.
Well, it could soon be a reality thanks to the Ecocapsule: a new, teeny tiny smart home powered entirely by the sun and the wind. The company behind the capsule, Nice Architect, call it “dwelling with the spirit of freedom.”
The Ecocapsule is a micro-shelter that offers a variety of sustainable offerings. Ultra-portable, the capsule is powered by solar and wind energy, includes rainwater collection and filtration, and even has a tiny kitchenette that can be used to prepare a hot meal.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech
Jackie Kennedy watching her husband debate Richard Nixon
Alek Lisefski is a web designer who decided to take everything we know about building a house and flip it on its head. Instead of going in debt for hundreds of thousands of dollars, he built his own home for the low, low price of $30,000. It’s only 8x20ft, but that’s what makes it awesome. It’s a tiny house, it’s mobile and it looks so cool I would give anything to live in it for a day.
This is Lisefski’s tiny home, which was built on a flatbed trailer. It measures 13 feet and four inches tall, eight feet by six inches wide, and 20 feet long, and can be pulled behind a car.
Your granny might knit with yarn, but this awesome granny bombs with it! Grace Brett just might be the oldest street artist in the world. At 104-years-old, the adorable great-grandmother has a passion for yarn-bombing her town. She works alongside Souter Stormers as a part of a secretive group of ‘yarnstormers’ that yarn-bombed 46 landmarks throughout the Scottish county of Borders in the last few weeks.
In an interview with Press And Journal Grace explained, “I thought it was a really good idea to decorate the town and enjoyed having my crochet included. I liked seeing my work showing with everyone else and thought the town looked lovely.”
The series of yarn-bombing across Selkirk, Borders required lots of planning and prepping, as evident by the exquisite knitted creations left in the most clever places.
Grace’s 74-year-old daughter Daphne said of her dear mother, “She has always knitted and crocheted all through her life. She has always done all the knitting for the babies and made shawls.”
The Souter Stormers recently yarn-bombed Selkirk for the YES Arts Festival, largely thanks to inspiration gained through Grace. Kay Ross, a spokesperson for the Souter Stormers said, “The yarnstormers, a group of mixed age range, have been inspired by Grace to use their creative and artistic skills to transform the Selkirk landscape. Grace has confirmed that age is no barrier to participating in a contemporary project.”
On the Llano River in Texas stands a line of houses testament to a 20-year friendship.
Four couples decided that the suburban grind was getting in the way of what matters most in life—friends and family. Although they lived in the same town, they felt being scattered throughout subdivisions and living the daily routine of “business as usual” was becoming a major hindrance in cherishing their life long friendship. They all got together and started talking. The Tiny House movement was giving people of no particular affluence the opportunity to live a wealthy life—that is a life lived on their own terms. So they decided to build “Bestie Row” where they could all grow grey in style.
Beach Volleyball Venue, Beijing, 2008 Summer Olympics
Main Swimming Pool, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics
1. Atheist here. Bright light. I knew there were people waiting for me where the light was coming from. Over there. Absolute ecstasy was the feeling. Then I remembered I had a new born baby and was instantly back.
2. I had been very depressed for a while and decided it was time to go. I downed a shit ton of pills and washed them down with a ton of rum. While “dead” I was in a completely dark area all alone. The peace I felt in this area was amazing. I found myself talking to a mysterious voice who told me he was God. We talked for what felt like an entire lifetime. He told me my heaven was this dark secluded area where I could finally be at peace. We also talked about nearly everything that had to do with anything. He ended with telling me that I couldn’t stay because I still had business to take care of. Before I awoke he told me I couldn’t tell anyone of what we spoke about. When I woke up my body felt healthier than I have ever felt and I had this peace about me that hasn’t gone away. I feel like I can remember what we spoke about I just can’t put it in words. I equate it to trying to describe a new color to someone. Anyways I haven’t been nearly as depressed since then and I completely took control of my life for the better.
“For the third time in my life, I’m caught in a daze, I tripped over the heart of a beautiful girl, and stumbled, helpless, straight into her gaze, now nothing else matters, but her beautiful curls. People might tell me that this is a craze, “it’s nothing, you fool, but the honeymoon phase!” But I don’t believe them, no, not for a day, I’ll run my fingers through her hair, and practice ‘Cafune’.”
“There are such things as envy and greed, which can even exist ‘tween the best of friends, the former occurs when one is in need, the other occurs again and again. One can satisfy such cravings quite easily, just borrow and borrow, it’s reasonably easy, to steal by borrowing, frames, cards, games, bingo! You’ve stumbled upon the act of ‘Tingo’.”