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How to Go Green in an Apartment

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How to Go Green in an Apartment
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Bill_Len/1906415]Bill Len

You’ve already take the first step to green living — moving into a small space in an existing building. But did you know that there are many other ways you can live green in an apartment? Read on to learn some of these ways.

Your kitchen

Think about how you drink water, juice, and other beverages. Can you use a reusable container? If the water in your apartment isn’t very good, you can install a water filter on the tap or use a countertop model. Then you can just refill your bottle as you need. You’ll also recoup your investment quickly by saving the money you would otherwise spend on bottled water.

Power outlets

Just having something plugged in can actually draw electricity through it, even if th...

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Amazing low-cost, off-grid Lifehaus homes are made from recycled materials

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This amazing home by Lifehaus blends low-cost off-grid appeal with with holistic living and luxurious details. The Lebanon-based company started by Nizar Haddad is pioneering energy-neutral dwellings made from locally-sourced and recycled materials. People living in the green homes will also be able to generate their own electricity, and grow their own food. The dwellings don’t simply offer a sustainable option, but address many societal issues in Lebanon, such as the trash crisis that brought Beirut to its knees last year.


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Tiny Wirmboden chapel in Austria is made of stone sourced on-site

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Nestled in an alpine valley in Western Austria, this tiny chapel is a serene haven for local farmers. After an avalanche destroyed the town’s original chapel, including several other huts in 2012, the community decided to rebuild, so they commissioned Innauer-Matt Architects to design a space for gatherings and celebrations using locally-sourced materials.Wirmboden chapel, Innauer-Matt Architects, chapel, Austria, locally sourced stone, natural building materials, natural light, spruce, stone, green architecture, tiny buildings

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30-foot camper transformed into a nomadic haven with a surprisingly swanky interior

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The “Wander in the West” crew, a five-person team that is currently traveling through the American West, turned this 30-foot camper van into a swanky home on wheels. Although the exterior was kept in its almost-original state, the interior was transformed into a sophisticated nomadic haven, perfect for experiencing life on the open road.


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Tiny solar-powered KODA house launches in the UK for £150K

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Estonian design collective Kodasema just launched KODA, a tiny prefabricated house with big goals for tackling the UK’s affordable housing crisis. Crafted with factory precision, the modern home pops up in as little as a day – and it comes with solar panels and built-in smart home systems. The KODA house just hit the market in the UK with a starting price of £150,000.


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