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Tiny houses can cost upwards of a couple of hundred thousand dollars, which seems like overkill for undersized. The folks at Pin-Up Houses have something else in mind. Build your own with some affordable full instructions and plans. Their Gaia Container house is actually a smart home that’s self-sustaining with solar energy and rainwater. Buy the full plans for $190, procure the container and materials, and get to work. Gaia uses a 20-foot High Cube shipping container and makes use of solar panels, a wind turbine, and a rainwater collection system. there’s even an app to check power consumption. The house makes room for a bathroom, kitchen, refrigerator, water heater, and other appliances. There’s also a convertible sofa bed, storage, tables, and stools. Perhaps the coolest feature is the winch-controlled folding front terrace for relaxing and entertaining. Every detail needed to learn how to build your own is included, and the full estimate stands at about $21,000. Not bad to get a house for about the price of a Honda Civic. Now, you just have to figure out where you want to live.

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Montreal-based watch upstart Solios has introduced an uncompromised approach to watch creation that is equally stylish, sustainable, well-built and elegant. The end result is a full complement of solar-powered watches bearing the Solios name that are the perfect blend of minimal and functional while also being clean and renewable. In other words, you’re strapping one of the sleekest and most stylish watches that also happens to have been built with Mother Earth in mind. Since it’s available in a number of case colors, dial colors and eco vegan leather options, there’s a Solio Solar Watch for everyone.