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The Shack Weekend Retreat

If you live in a hectic city, at weekends you might feel like escaping to a place completely disconnected from technology, this might inspire you. The Shack is a weekend retreat designed by Broadhurst Architects for a family from the suburbs of Washington D.C., it is located on the southern slope of South Fork Mountain, near Upper Tract, West Virginia. The little rural structure is a cross between tent camping, and weekend cottage, it has no electricity (Oil lamps provide light), and features a rain collecting system that provides water for the outdoor shower. Heat is provided by a small wood stove that also heats water for the kitchen sink. The front facing façade of the building features a glass garage door that opens up to a cantilevered wood deck providing a breathtaking view of the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

Also check out the amazing "New York cabin in the woods




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SOLAR MASON JAR

California-based Moonshiner Co. have given the classic mason jar a creative and useful twist, they have equipped it with a solar panel lid and low-profile LED lights inside, creating a lamp that provides up to 12 hours of warm, glowing light from one full charge. The 32 oz. Solar Mason Jar also features a magnetic clasp on the lid for turning it on & off. source...
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THE FRESHWATER HOUSE | BY CHENCHOW LITTLE ARCHITECTS | Image

THE FRESHWATER HOUSE | BY CHENCHOW LITTLE ARCHITECTS

Designed by Chenchow Little, the Freshwater House is a surfer/beach lover’s dream, right next to the beach. The Freshwater House developed the idea of the operable façade to mediate between the requirements for privacy and shading on a relatively public site adjacent to the…  beach. The resulting building is made up of three distinct parts; a podium base, a garden/ living space, and a bedroom volume clad with operable screens; each designed with unique spatial ...
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NETTED COCOON HAMMOCK

If you have ever camped close to a lake during summer, mosquitos are abundant, the importance of a netted cocoon hammock will be immediately clear. The hammock has a fine mesh canopy that provides complete coverage not only from mosquitos, but bugs and other outdoor pests. The net features dual-sided zipper for easy entry and exit, and has two pockets inside for conveniently storing your mobile phone or a book. The net supports up to 400 lbs and can easily fit 2 pe...
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