Sure, you could always just buy a Sprinter van conversion or motor home, but Robbie and Priscilla wanted something more cozy. So, they converted a school bus into a modern 210-square-feet home on wheels. It took about 1.5-years to complete, with many issues, like leaky windows, that had to be fixed along the way. The living space now features a host of windows throughout to let natural lighting flood in, white cabinetry, gray laminate flooring, stainless steel appliances and even a cedar tongue-in-groove ceiling. Read more for a short exterior video, additional pictures and information.
The Sugru Moldable Glue Rebel Tech Kit is perfect for fixing gadgets around the house, or just a few simple life hacks, and it’s being offered for just $10.31, today only, originally $13.99. It’s the world’s first moldable glue that sets strong by turning into silicone rubber, designed specifically to bond permanently to almost anything including ceramics, metal, glass, wood, plaster, stone, most plastics, some fabrics and even flexible materials. Product page. Read more for a few more Sugru life hacks and additional information.
Hate folding laundry and don’t mind spending on a robot? Then FoldiMate is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. First introduced in 2016, this device is almost ready for production, as the latest prototype has been further advanced from its previous model, and now automatically adapts to the clothing item type and size. It can now fold a full load of laundry (around 25 items) in 5 minutes. When launched, it’s expected to retail for around $980, or less than many washing / drying machines. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Battery Organizer can store up to 93 batteries of varying sizes, all for $17.87, today only, originally $19.99. It features a transparent, hinged lid that makes it easier to identify and access the batteries you need, complete with an included battery tester for checking their charge in seconds, so you know if it’s they’re good enough to use or need to be thrown away. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Here’s another look at Russian designer Yuriy Dmitriev’s Bio-Robot Refrigerator, which is a zero-energy device, thanks to a special gel-like substance that suspends and cools food placed in it. This wall-mounted appliance can be set up horizontally, vertically or even on the ceiling, and does not have a motor, but instead a gel that does all the work, making 90% of the appliance actual usable space. To use, simply place food into its bio-polymer gel, which is odorless nor sticky, and it’s suspended and cooled until you need it. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
These skull fire pit gas logs may look creepy, but they’re fully-functional and work quite well to say the least. The two-piece log is made from reinforced steel and produced with lave granules as well as significant heat ceramic refractory. “It is NOT burning. Soot accumulation is part of the chemical reaction when gas/wood burns. ANYTHING that goes into an open fire turns black, gas logs / fire skulls included. Our findings are that with soot accumulation, their appearance becomes more genuine and realistic,” said its creator. More information. Read more for a collection of interesting images from around the web.
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Rooftop pools are nothing new, but rarely do you see one actually double as the roof, that is unless…you’re talking about Antireality’s Summer House concept. This triangular 914-square-foot living space is located on a rocky coastline and balanced on a massive boulder, complete with floor-to-ceiling glazing, along with three timber cylinders that create individual rooms. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Homeowner Stephen Mckears, 72, was puzzled as to who was tidying up his tools in the garden shed late at night and discovered something bizarre to say the least. He asked his neighbor Rodney Holbrook, 70, to help him solve the mystery. The retired electrician first began noticing plastic clips appearing in an old ice cream tub filled with peanuts which he keeps to feed the birds before more objects began to accumulate. To make sure he wasn’t going crazy, Stephen emptied the tub each night, only to discover the mess had been cleaned by the morning. After weeks of this going on, the duo set up a trail camera to uncover the mystery guest. Read more to see what they discovered.
Hamilton Beach’s Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker is perfect for those who want a tasty breakfast, but only have a few minutes each morning to get ready, and it’s being offered for just $27.49 shipped, today only, originally $39.99. Simply choose your bread and layer on the ingredients: egg, cheese, precooked meat, etc. Cook up two breakfast sandwiches to perfection and the built-in digital timer will let you know when it’s ready in five minutes or less. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
Lord of the Rings may have a large following, but rarely do you see fans actually recreating something from the series, that is unless…you’re Jim Costigan. His day job is a New York construction supervisor, but his free time for the past 6-years was spent building an energy-efficient Hobbit House, complete with a lush green roof that Bilbo Baggins would most certainly approve of. “I thought that was the coolest house I’d ever seen. Architecturally, I thought that that house in the movie was just really well-done, that it was really original. The curvatures, everything about it was unique,” said Costigan about the home of Bilbo Baggins, Bag End. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.