Friends turn vacant zoo on a rocky hill into a landscape hotel of glass pods

This is a super-cool story about how a zoo in the middle of nowhere turned into a landscape hotel:

When the young group of Vivood architects discovered an abandoned animal preserve perched on a hillside in the stunning Guadalest Valley (Alicante, Spain) they knew they’d found a home for their landscape hotel.

With only a year to be up and running (and an angel investor waiting), they began constructing the rooms in a factory in Valencia while simultaneously prepping the land. The design was based on a prefab concept for emergency shelters developed by Vivood founder Daniel Mayo. For the hotel, the design has morphed into wood and glass boxes on stilts that perch lightly on the land and allowing the group to use land without “developing” it.

Today, the 25 suites of the Vivood Landscape Hotel rest only on a foundation of nine minimal piles that can be easily removed so the resulting resort doesn’t affect runoff or impact the land.

The room rates at Vivood Landscape Hotel are pretty reasonable – a little more than $100 a night (per person).

Is the farmers market near me selling produce from thousands of miles away (video proof)

When we buy our food from local farmer’s markets, we assume their food is grown locally.

But often, it is not…

This Canadian TV show catches “farmers” lying about growing their own food. Instead, a lot sell food purchased commercially – often at much higher prices.

Watch this:

Can we really earn over $23.00 an hour delivering food for Uber Eats? (video proof)

Are you wondering how to make money from food delivery?

And can we make a lot of money delivering food?

There are many delivery companies to work for these days – these are the biggest in the food delivery business:

  • Uber Eats
  • GrubHub
  • Doordash
  • Postmates
  • Amazon Prime Now
  • Eat 24
  • Caviar
  • Delivery.com
  • Seamless

Here is the punchline: yes we can. This driver made $187.86 driving for Uber Eats in a single day.

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Was Apple Computer’s iOS 7’s icons created in Microsoft Word? (video)

I remember when Apple Computer’s iOS 7 was released in September of 2013 – like it was yesterday.

Because I was stunned how much the icons looked like a crappy imitation of Microsoft Word’s computer graphics.

Well apparently, I am not alone…

Vaclav Krejci demonstrates how it could have been all designed in a word processor in the video below:

How to build a deck chair out of wood (video tutorial)

Check out this beautiful woodworking project – it doubles as a piece of video art…

This film is the making of a lawn chair from milling the lumber to finishing the chair. The story is told with no dialogue through stop-motion animation. The concept for the chair is a striped beach towel hanging over a chair. The film opens with this symbolism and then proceeds to tell the story of the wood being cut, planed, shaped and assembled into the lawn chair.

Watch this:

Here is how Frank Howart made his chair using stop motion:

Equipment

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 16mm-35mm f/2.8L Lens
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens
Satechi WTR-A Wireless Timer Remote Control Shutter
Lexar Professional 1000x 32GB CompactFlash Card
LimoStudio-Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit
Energy Miser SHO-105W-WW/27K – 105 Watt CFL Light Bulb
LimoStudio 2 x 33″ Double Layer Photo Studio Reflector Umbrella
Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder
Sony ECM-DS70P Electret Condenser Stereo Microphone
(Note: this external microphone kit is AWESOME… works with smartphones or DSLRs)