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Cucumbi: A Rustic Guest House in Portugal, Suited for Autumn

If you needed another reason to visit Portugal, here’s one: Cucumbi, a four-room, three-apartment guest house on an organic farm, run by husband and wife Catarina and ToZé, and just opened a few months ago. But you’ll have to venture a bit to find it. The house, which formerly belonged to the couple’s family, is located in the rural village of Barrancão where, the couple reports on the guest house website, “once a week they have a public transportation to the city, three times a week the baker delivers some bread.” Inside are rustic, earth-toned interiors left sparse—white walls, concrete floors,…

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Getting to Zero: Energizing the Green New Deal

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on Energizing a Real Green New Deal. You can read the introduction to the series here. Both climate denial and the Green New Deal (GND) fail to solve the crucial challenge of our era: How will we create and implement a plan for reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions that is effective, practical, affordable, and rapid. Denial is obviously not a solution and leaves society with the enormous cost of coping with the worst impacts of climate change. On the other hand, the GND offers solutions that are heavily reliant on…

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Finishing Touches With Tile

Finishing Touches With Tile 1 × Cool and Contemporary Cool and Contemporary Photo by Nat Rea In the master bath, floor-to-ceiling large-format porcelain tile gives the appearance of Carrara marble, with textured and smooth lines staggered laterally to create interest and suggest depth. Sleek aluminum edging at the top and around the windows defines the space. 8 × Personalized Pattern Personalized Pattern Photo by nat rea These black and white matte-finish peak hex tiles can be installed in several ways to create various patterns, including the one shown here in the laundry room. 10 × Dog-Friendly Details Dog-Friendly Details Photo…

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Finishing Touches With Tile | 2019 Idea House

Finishing Touches With Tile | 2019 Idea House 1 × Cool and Contemporary Cool and Contemporary Photo by Nat Rea In the master bath, floor-to-ceiling large-format porcelain tile gives the appearance of Carrara marble, with textured and smooth lines staggered laterally to create interest and suggest depth. Sleek aluminum edging at the top and around the windows defines the space. 8 × Personalized Pattern Personalized Pattern Photo by nat rea These black and white matte-finish peak hex tiles can be installed in several ways to create various patterns, including the one shown here in the laundry room. 10 × Dog-Friendly…

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Let There Be Light | Skylights of the TOH 2019 Idea House

Let There Be Light | Skylights of the TOH 2019 Idea House 5 × A Breath of Fresh Air A Breath of Fresh Air Photo courtesy of VELUX Skylights in the homework/studio space can be opened to create a breeze inside, in addition to bathing the area in natural light. And it's all possible thanks to a state-of-the-art solar-powered operating system. Shown: VELUX No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/let-there-be-light-skylights-toh-2019-idea-house

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Let There Be Light | Skylights of the TOH 2019 Idea House

Let There Be Light | Skylights of the TOH 2019 Idea House 5 × A Breath of Fresh Air A Breath of Fresh Air Photo courtesy of VELUX Skylights in the homework/studio space can be opened to create a breeze inside, in addition to bathing the area in natural light. And it's all possible thanks to a state-of-the-art solar-powered operating system. Shown: VELUX No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/let-there-be-light-skylights-toh-2019-idea-house

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