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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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ECOCAPSULE

Over the years we have showcased several houses, retreats, weekend cabins, and pods, places to escape hectic city life and reconnect with nature. Our latest discovery was developed by Nice Architects, a self-sustaining portable house appropriately named Ecocapsule. The ecological pod, is equipped with a built-in wind turbine, roof-mounted solar panels, and a high-capacity battery, these off-grid capabilities allow you and a guest to enjoy the convenience of househol...
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ORCA HEAVY DUTY COOLER

Most coolers simply cannot hold up against the rough and tumble lifestyle of outdoor adventures, unless you have an Orca Cooler, built for an active lifestyle in the great outdoors. The heavy duty cooler is virtually indestructible, and is able to withstand extreme temperatures and still keep ice and everything inside of it cold. With a durable, roto-molded construction, and a lid gasket to ensure a perfect seal, the Orca Cooler will keep your ice and perishables co...
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BACKJOY

Back pain is a major issue nowadays, specially if you spend long hours at an office desk. So what can be done to alleviate such an ongoing problem? Meet Backjoy, an innovative sitting device that relieves back pain by implementing a proper posture, by strengthening the core, promoting healthy breathing and reducing stress, pain and inflammation. It maintains the natural state of the spine by tilting your hips upright and comfortably "floating” your spine over the se...
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