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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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IN THE DUNES HOUSE

US firm Caleb Johnson Studio have transformed a traditional coastal home in Maine into a modern sanctuary. Occuping a beachfront site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the airy cedar-clad coastal dwelling sits atop timber stilts, allowing the landscape to flow under the house. The home has two simple gabled structures that connect via a central stairway, and the open area at ground level serves as a carport. A neutral color palette was used throughout the dwelling, th...
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LIGHTHOUSE OFFICE

Architects Kagan Taylor and Justin Rice of Knowhow Shop have designed and built a new office for their design studio in their backyard. Named the Lighthouse Office, the micro-building is a place for work and an example that showcases their craft. The little structure is made of lightweight prefabricated panels, and built on industrial casters borrowed from roll-off dumpsters, meaning it can easily be moved around. It features a funky door with no right angles, a win...
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AIRPIN ULTRALIGHT TENT STAKES

When backpacking, packing light is essential, and now you can lighten your load with Nemo’s Airpin Ultralight Tent Stakes. With strength and rigidity beyond its weight, this stake is expertly designed to keep your camping tent rooted to the ground in any weather. Constructed using durable, premium 7075 aluminum for incredible strength with minimal weight, the stakes feature a three-point locking system to hold cords securely so you don’t need to waste time tying...
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