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The Original Tree Swing’s Latest Pied Piper Craft DIY Treasures for Kids

The Original Tree Swing’s Latest Pied Piper Craft DIY Treasures for Kids

The Original Tree Swing’s Pied Piper Crafts brings parents several new Waldorf-inspired DIY kits for kids (mostly six and up). With the Pied Piper kits, kids and parents have all the basic ingredients

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Shelter of Nostalgia is an Indoor Treehouse That Sparks Imagination in Thailand

Shelter of Nostalgia is an Indoor Treehouse That Sparks Imagination in Thailand

Worapong Manupipatpong wants to bring out the inner child of visitors to the Bangkok Art and Culture Center. A wizard of timber, the Thai designer constructed a simple indoor treehouse called the Shelter

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Enter Your Ideas That Matter In the ‘A Gentleman’s Call’ Competition – You Could Win $100k to Make It a Reality!

Enter Your Ideas That Matter In the ‘A Gentleman’s Call’ Competition – You Could Win $100k to Make It a Reality!

Do you have a world-changing idea under that thinking cap of yours? Maybe a design that could provide clean drinking water to those in need, or a program you think could change the education system for

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Low-Impact Island Retreat Provides Protection From the Elements Near Auckland

Low-Impact Island Retreat Provides Protection From the Elements Near Auckland

Island Retreat is a family vacation home made up of three buildings situated around a central courtyard. Situated above Matiatia Bay on Waiheke Island, the home includes four bedrooms, a large shared

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Harry Potter Author JK Rowling to Construct Two Blue Forest Treehouses in Edinburgh!

Harry Potter Author JK Rowling to Construct Two Blue Forest Treehouses in Edinburgh!

JK Rowling has thrilled millions of children around the world with her Harry Potter books, but now the multi-millionaire is treating her own kids to two magical tree-top turrets custom-built by treehouse

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French Artists Create an Aquarium Telephone Booth for Lyon’s Festival of Light

French Artists Create an Aquarium Telephone Booth for Lyon’s Festival of Light

French lighting designer Benoit Deseille and artist Benedetto Bufalino's aquarium is probably one of the craziest phone booth transformations we've seen! As phone booths become less and less useful

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British Farmer Plants Heart-Shaped Meadow in Honor of Late Wife

British Farmer Plants Heart-Shaped Meadow in Honor of Late Wife

Winston Howes, green thumb and hopeless romantic, planted 6,000 oak trees in the shape of heart in his South Gloucestershire meadow 15 years ago as a tribute to his late wife, Janet. His stunning

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Erlebnest is a Breezy Open-Air Treehouse Retreat in Germany

Erlebnest is a Breezy Open-Air Treehouse Retreat in Germany

Cambium is a company based in German's Allgäu region that specializes in treehouse construction, suspended rope and bridge courses, and forest climbing equipment. The Erlebnest is made of a steel

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Almost One-Third Of British Front Gardens Are Now Parking Spaces

Almost One-Third Of British Front Gardens Are Now Parking Spaces

British Street Scene Photos from Shutterstock A report published by the RAC Foundation (an independent motoring organization) states that almost a third of the front gardens at 20.8 million UK homes

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Patrick and Regitze Kerti’s Chaise Longue is Upholstered with Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes

Patrick and Regitze Kerti’s Chaise Longue is Upholstered with Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes

We recently showed you some great upcycled products by Patrick Kerti's Berlin studio Showraum, including a cute expresso coffee maker-lamp, a coat hanger from old typewriter keys and a recycled cardboard

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Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, the Marina Barrage is one-sixth the size of Singapore. The catchment is the island nation’s largest and most urbanized. The benefits of the Marina Barrage are

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Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Yi Yvonne Weng's concept includes webbed mesh in three densities, the least dense of which contain metal rods for structural support. The mid-layer has a medium density so that birds may easily pass

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Scientists Propose Using Artificial Volcanoes To Stave Off Global Warming

Scientists Propose Using Artificial Volcanoes To Stave Off Global Warming

Photo via Shutterstock Here at Inhabitat, we've covered many unusual geoengineering schemes that all claim to reverse the effects of climate change and potentially save the world. But this proposal

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SABAOARCH’s CLOUD Treehouse in Japan is a Relaxing Space Perched High in the Treetops

SABAOARCH’s CLOUD Treehouse in Japan is a Relaxing Space Perched High in the Treetops

Each of the oval “rooms” in the treehouse are connected, but designed for separate activities -- one for standing, one for sitting down, and one for sleeping al fresco. Each area is intersected by a

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Finca Bellavista: Highflying Treehouses Nestled in the Costa Rican Rainforest Canopy

Finca Bellavista: Highflying Treehouses Nestled in the Costa Rican Rainforest Canopy

Finca Bellavista is located in a relatively pristine part of Costa Rica far removed from the hubbub of the outside world. The nearest town is 1.5 miles away and has just a school, a church, a pulperia, a

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Jayson Fann Builds Giant Spirit Nests for Humans from Sustainably Harvested Wood

Jayson Fann Builds Giant Spirit Nests for Humans from Sustainably Harvested Wood

Fann prefers to use Eucalyptus branches because they are strong, flexible and last longer than other branches. He harvests them by cutting them off healthy trees, careful not to cause any damage. Then,

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Slides, Treehouses and Worm Holes Turn Sydney’s Blaxland Park into a Field of Fun

Slides, Treehouses and Worm Holes Turn Sydney’s Blaxland Park into a Field of Fun

Using the existing landform to their advantage, JMD Design created a series of sweet worm holes and slides, some that are quite steep, along with a 12 meter high treehouse tower that overlooks the

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Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia The Alila Villas Uluwatu combines the best of tropical luxury and sustainable design. The Earthcheck-certified resort on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula finds its

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s New Shipping Container Pop-Up Pool and Beach Overlooks Downtown Manhattan

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s New Shipping Container Pop-Up Pool and Beach Overlooks Downtown Manhattan

Sure, you could go to a regular old beach, but doesn't a pop-up pool surrounded by shipping container architecture with breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan sound a lot more enticing? It may sound

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Fiber-Grass Will Be a Self-Sustaining Mixed-Use Development in Greater Noida, India

Fiber-Grass Will Be a Self-Sustaining Mixed-Use Development in Greater Noida, India

Fiber-Grass is a sustainable mixed-use development in Greater Noida, which is located about 25 miles southeast of New Delhi in Northern India. The project, designed by Dinkoff Architects & Engineers,

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Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

London’s super-solar Blackfriars Station is halfway to becoming home to the world’s largest solar bridge. Solarcentury began construction on the ambitious project last fall, fitting the bridge with a

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Benjamin Verdonck’s Turned Tree House Springs Up in Belgium

Benjamin Verdonck’s Turned Tree House Springs Up in Belgium

Located in Ghent, Beligum, Verdonck’s piece hangs askew around the thick trunk of an old tree. From afar the tree house’s roof is partially hidden from view, by the tree’s lush leaves and branches.

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Studio Bijan H Envisions Using Botanical Hybridization Techniques to Create a Plant Supported Structure

Studio Bijan H Envisions Using Botanical Hybridization Techniques to Create a Plant Supported Structure

Being Nature by Studio Bijan H envisions a nearsighted biotechnological future, which proposes the wielding of specific plants for the growth and re-articulation of architectural elements. The vivarium

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Dfnqline’s Reclaimed Wood Trivet is Made of Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

Dfnqline’s Reclaimed Wood Trivet is Made of Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

From Coney Island to your table, this stylish, limited-edition trivet offers more than great design: It’s a piece of the boardwalk--and thus, of course, an iconic piece of history. Made from Ipe wood

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Chinese Claim GM Crops Are Beneficial As They Reduce (Certain) Pests

Chinese Claim GM Crops Are Beneficial As They Reduce (Certain) Pests

Genetically modified crops have drawn their fair share of criticism over the years, despite their potential to feed the world. However, regardless of the multiple pros and cons, China is now saying that

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Lynne Knowlton’s Treehouse is a Sanctuary Made from Reclaimed Materials in Canada

Lynne Knowlton’s Treehouse is a Sanctuary Made from Reclaimed Materials in Canada

  Lynne Knowlton's, reclaimed material treehouse is a sweet dream for both children and adults. For children, its a playhouse in the trees complete with a slide to make a quick exit. For adults,

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OOIIO Architecture’s Women’s Prison in Iceland Is Filled with Light and Greenery

OOIIO Architecture’s Women’s Prison in Iceland Is Filled with Light and Greenery

Madrid-based OOIIO Architecture has developed a proposal for a female prison in Iceland. After interviewing people who live and work in the design team determined that the worst thing about living in a

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Sweden’s Treehotel Now Selling Stunning Mirrorcube Treehouses!

Sweden’s Treehotel Now Selling Stunning Mirrorcube Treehouses!

The Mirrorcube can be delivered as a kit to just about any location in the world in about four months. If you're lacking in DIY carpentry skills then you're in luck - the Treehotel offers options for

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100-Foot Subsea Turbine Successfully Installed at World’s First Tidal Farm Off the Coast of Scotland

100-Foot Subsea Turbine Successfully Installed at World’s First Tidal Farm Off the Coast of Scotland

Tidal farms, which use underwater turbines to harness the power of the planet's oceans and convert it into electricity, are something that we frequently mention here at Inhabitat. While there are plans

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