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Finca Aguy Retreat

Designed by MAPA Architects, this 115-square-metre prefabricated house is nestled into a picturesque Uruguayan olive grove surrounded by rolling hills. The minimal retreat has minimal impact on the landscape, it sits over a series of stone walls, and consists of two 12.5-metre (41-foot) long modules. The exterior and the interior are lined in timber, while Garapa wood covers the floor, and Canadian pinewood lines the walls and ceiling. An open-plan living, dining, and kitchen space is placed at the heart of the home and flanked by two matching en-suite bedrooms. A sheltered balcony terrace spans the width of the building and offers stunning views of the unique Uruguayan landscape. It is equipped with off-grid technologies including solar panels and an on-site waste treatment system. The prefabricated home was built in a factory near the Uruguayan capital and was then transported 200 km to its final destination. It can be removed with minimal impact if needed, and operates completely off the grid.



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VALDES ISLAND SHACK

This ultra cool and off-grid log cabin sits on a hillside on Canada’s Valdes Island, a small piece of land with just 9 square miles located in the British Columbia Gulf Islands. The unique retreat was built by Burnkit founder Josh Dunford and was designed to be self sustainable using solar power and rainwater collection systems, it also has modern comfort features to withstand the harsh weather conditions you may endure during most of the year at this remote spot. W...
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CUPOLA FIREPLACE | BY VAUNI

The Vauni Cupola is a wall-mounted fireplace that clearly carries the Vauni identity. Its hemispherical shape expresses a dynamic, pioneering design. Cupola is as easily installed as a flat-screen TV. Hence, the possibilities of decorating with fire are endless....
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SOLO SHELTER

The Solo Shelter by 5 Owls is a versatile, lightweight tent/sleeping bag combo designed to meet the toughest demands. The innovative sleeping bag lets you sleep under the stars with the capability to deploy the Storm Shelter if the weather suddenly turns nasty. Made with premium materials, the Solo Shelter weighs less than 5 pounds, and keeps your upper body inside the mosquito-proof tent, while your lower half stays cosy in the waterproof sleeping bag. via...
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