It’s been an epic year for clean tech, green innovation and design – and as January 1st draws near we’re looking back at Inhabitat’s top stories of 2015! From inspiring hobbit homes and incredible transforming campers to nuclear fusion, shocking vitamin scandals, and the mysteries of sharkcanoes, check out Inhabitat’s most popular stories from the past year – many of which scored over 1 million page views. Which one was your favorite?
Which is your favorite Inhabitat story of 2015?
- 46 Votes Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab house produces more energy than it consumes
- 44 Votes Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world
- 44 Votes Gigantic wooden megaphones amplify the sounds of the forest in Estonia
- 41 Votes A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in just 3 days
- 26 Votes Sharks have been discovered living inside an active volcano
- 25 Votes Live off the grid and rent-free in the charming Wohnwagon mobile caravan
- 25 Votes New Tesla battery could take your home off the grid
- 24 Votes Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals
- 20 Votes Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA
- 18 Votes World’s first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016
- 14 Votes Beauer 3X camper telescopes to three times its size in 20 seconds flat
- 14 Votes Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof
- 12 Votes Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours
- 11 Votes FDA finds majority of herbal supplements at GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, and Target don’t contain what they claim – instead cheap fillers like wheat and soy powder
- 9 Votes The world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor is about to switch on
- 9 Votes New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your life
- 8 Votes Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car
- 8 Votes A curious cold spot in the Atlantic has scientists thinking their worst fears have come true
- 3 Votes Archeologists discover 5,000-year-old underground city that could be the largest ever found
- 3 Votes The first Super Bowl lit with LED lights will cut energy use by 75%
Total Voters: 95
Jon Stewart’s move into animal welfare, after his retirement from the Daily Show, was a perennially popular story in 2015, as was many of our articles about Tesla’s new home battery. Inhabitat readers also loved our stories about tiny home off-grid living, from Australia’s first “Carbon Positive Prefab Home”, which produces more energy than it consumes, to the incredible telescoping Beauer Camper, from the adorable Wohnwagon Mobile Caravan, to the awesome offgrid Eco Capsule. It seems like more and more people these days are fascinated with offgrid living. Among the more wacky popular stories, we had giant forest megaphones, volcano sharks and poop burger. What a year!