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Roadhaus Wedge RV Tiny House Appears To Be Larger Than It Really Is

Can you imagine yourself living in a tiny space of, say, 160-240 square feet and won’t go bonkers? Now, do you have a relatively spacious backyard with 50 AMP supply and sewer connection, or at least, you can make those happen? If your answer to those questions are ‘yes’, then you qualify yourself a Roadhaus Wedge RV Tiny House, a turn-key tiny abode produced by tiny house specialist, WheelHaus. Oh, wait. You will also need a healthy bank account with at least $76,000 at your disposal. We forgot to add that critical detail. Continue reading Roadhaus Wedge RV Tiny House Appears To Be Larger Than It Really Is

LEGO Is Bringing Back The Taj Mahal To Mark The Set’s 10th Anniversary

Forget about scouring eBay for a 2008 LEGO 10189 Taj Mahal which could cost you thousands of dollars because, if you really want one, LEGO is re-releasing the set. Designated 10256, the rejuvenated (or rebooted, if you will) iconic mausoleum of India will be available starting November 1st. The catch? Well, there isn’t one, really, unless you consider the inevitable inflation is a catch. You see, back in 2008, the 10189 commanded $299.99, but this 10th anniversary version is going to run you back at a painful $369.99. Man, that’s a good 70 backs over the original! Continue reading LEGO Is Bringing Back The Taj Mahal To Mark The Set’s 10th Anniversary

On Amazon, You Can Buy This 40-Foot Shipping Container House For $36K

Amazon may be ousted as the biggest e-tailer in the world by Alibaba’s Taobao, but that does not mean what the Seattle-based online retailer giant peddles on its virtual storefront are anything less than eyebrow-raising. In addition to more mundane, run-of-the-mill stuff it sells alongside some super weird things you never knew you could buy online, apparently it now also sells shipping container house. Of course, shipping containers repurposed to serve a variety of other functions, such as construction site office, guard post, movable pools, and even homes aren’t new, but having it on sale on Amazon is something weirdly enough to be mentioned. Continue reading On Amazon, You Can Buy This 40-Foot Shipping Container House For $36K

13 Year-Old Built A Tiny House, Makes Me Question My Childhood

While most kids of ages 12-13 were out hurling themselves into the creek or hole up in their home with video games and stuff like that, little Luke Thill spent his summer building a tiny house in his backyard. And he was 12 when he started the project. Luke has build very admirable, beautiful tiny house right in his home’s backyard. The idea came about when Luke became bored last summer and wanted something to do. The the light bulb moment struck after watching a bunch of videos on tiny houses on YouTube. At this point, I am feeling ashamed of myself. At that age, I was all over pop music, pixelated video games (Microsoft Decathlon PC game, anyone? LoL) and printing limited color ‘banner’ from Dot Matrix printer. Man. What was I thinking!? Continue reading 13 Year-Old Built A Tiny House, Makes Me Question My Childhood

Relocated Apple Store In Chicago Has A Giant MacBook On The Roof

Now, we all know how Apple is obsessed with details and that includes obsessing over every elements that goes into its store, and the upcoming flagship store in Chicago is no different. Not only does this store, which is actually a relocation of the original flagship store in Chicago, a showcase of Apple obsession with style and details, it has a little something extra – something which we have never seen and never would have imagined Apple would do so. So what is it that surprise us (or at least me)? The roof. It is in the likeness of a MacBook, complete with the iconic bitten apple branding out there on top, in the open for all on the skyscraper towering around to view. That’s right. This upcoming flagship store in Chicago has a enormous MacBook for the roof. Continue reading Relocated Apple Store In Chicago Has A Giant MacBook On The Roof

Italy Is Giving Away Run-down Properties, Including Castles, For Free

Whether you are inspired by the recent movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, or always have the dream to lead your own ‘kingdom’ complete with your very own castle, you’d be glad to know that Italy is now giving away over 100 run-dow properties, including a handful of castles, for free. I know right? It is hard to believe anyone can own a castle for absolutely nothing. Well, actually not quite. As many economists will tell you, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and therein lies the caveat: you see, those 103 properties are exactly as described, i.e. run-down, which means restoration is a must, but you have to restore it anyway because that is one of the conditions laid out by Italy’s State Property Agency in exchange for the free property. Continue reading Italy Is Giving Away Run-down Properties, Including Castles, For Free

China Is Now Home To The World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel originated as a leisure ride that usually completes a cycle in matter of minutes, but since 2000, the idea of Ferris wheel is no longer carnival or amusement park exclusive when London Eye, which are basically fancy words for a huge-ass super slow-moving Ferris wheel with motorized capsules, opened to the public as a tourist sightseeing ride. Since London Eye (which stands 135 meters or 443 feet), a few other countries have followed suit to erect their own version of the Eye, though of course, those aren’t referred to as [insert city name] Eye. Continue reading China Is Now Home To The World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel

A Skyscraper Suspended From An Asteroid Is The Craziest Idea Ever

In what could be the craziest proposition we heard this week, a New York architecture firm, Clouds Architecture Office, has proposed an outlandish architecture which will be truly the ‘world’s tallest building ever’. Dubbed Analemma Tower, this insane idea proposed the building to be built not on solid ground like every other mortal structures, but it will be, wait for it… suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth (basically, a rock in outer space). Wait, what? An asteroid? Yes. You heard that loud and clear and if anything, it looks like the brilliant minds over at Clouds AO has done their homework. Continue reading A Skyscraper Suspended From An Asteroid Is The Craziest Idea Ever

Insane ‘Bent’ Building Concept Would Be The World’s Longest At 4,000 Ft

To be honest, I am clueless about New York City’s zoning laws. I totally understand the need for segregation by industry and stuff, but beyond that, I am absolutely lost. Anyways, as bustling cities like New York City gets denser, the obvious solution is to go skywards. However, due to the zoning laws, there’s a limit to how high a building can get in a leanly packed urban jungle and to get around this while still accommodating insane amount of population, architecture studio oiio has came up with an architecture with an unexpected turn – like quite literally. Continue reading Insane ‘Bent’ Building Concept Would Be The World’s Longest At 4,000 Ft

Casa Vista Paraiso: A ‘Sustainable’ Luxury Living In Costa Rica

When rich person talks about sustainability, we bet they hardly think to start from their home. However, if you beg to differ or decide it is time to start to start with a sustainable home (beside NOT jet setting with your private jet…), then the Casa Vista Paraiso Sustainable Home maybe right up your alley, well, that’s you are prepared to move your ass to Costa Rica, where this beautiful property awaits. Built by Catalfumo Construction, this sprawling 8,950 square foot private luxury estate sits in a forest sanctuary overlooking the golf course greens within the Los Sueños Resort and boasts 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, intricately cut tile, Costa Rican hardwood, and granite – lots of it. But how is it ‘sustainable’? Well, here’s the gist: Continue reading Casa Vista Paraiso: A ‘Sustainable’ Luxury Living In Costa Rica