iammonkeybutter

iammonkeybutter:

This is a 12’ x 20’ gingerbread cottage with the sweetest rounded loft bedroom and a beautiful 4’x4’ tub and metal tiled walls. The kitchenette included a fold up table for breakfast. The beautiful railings were made from new “Old Stock” spindles that were hand turned a century ago. They are made from Poplar, Walnut, Pine, and Oak, which were mixed together to create a unique variety due to the variations in the cuts on each hand turned spindles. This house sits near Canyon Lake serves as a bed and breakfast space that includes a whirlpool tub outside with a great area for relaxing in the Texas sun.

That first exterior shot looks like a completely separate home from those interior shots. Love the use of space.

bobbycaputo

bobbycaputo:

Couple Tired of Living with a Mortgage Build a Tiny 221-Square-Foot House

Andrew and Gabriella Morrison were tired of living with a mortgage, tons of bills, and debt hanging over their heads. So, the couple decided to stop the nonsense and start living a more satisfying life by simplifying. Their most notable transition was the construction of their house, called hOMe, which is a 221-square-foot tiny house on wheels (with an additional 128-square-feet of loft space).

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rasputin:

Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. 

Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. 

Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.