Lifestyle You can now buy an affordable farmhouse made from a shipping container Brittany Anas 6 – KGUN

When it comes to predominant home trends, the tiny home movement and farmhouse-style renovations have both gained huge followings. Look no further than HGTV’s programming, with shows like “ Tiny House, Big Living ” dedicated to minimalist lifestyles neatly packaged in a few hundred square feet of living space and the five-season “Fixer Upper” run that helped Chip and Joanna Gaines garner their farmhouse fandom.

Now, a Texas-based company is combining the two trends to create affordable shipping container homes that are decked out in farmhouse charm — complete with white window trims and rocking chairs on a pint-sized porch.

Backcountry Containers is a company that provides custom-built, cost-effective homes made from a combination of 20- and 40-foot containers. The team behind the company is husband-wife duo Jon and Kristen Meier. The couple has their own show, “ Containables, ” on the DIY Network, on which he handles the engineering work and she brings the design savvy.

Like all custom builds, the cost of the homes they offer varies. But as a baseline, a 20-foot shipping container home starts at $40,000 and a 40-foot container home starts at $60,000. Multiple shipping containers for a bigger build start at around $100,000, according to the company. Adding on rooftop decks, porches, high-end appliances and other finishes will cost extra.

The farmhouse shipping container model home is 1,100 square feet. Other models include bungalows, a two-story stacked home and a shipping container that serves as a workspace.

Backcountry Containers is mostly just building in Texas — proving that not everything in the state is bigger. The company website does note, however, that they may make some exceptions for builds outside of the Lone Star State.

But hey, if you’re really keen on the tiny home movement , you may want to consider a move to Spur, Texas. With affordable land and zoning regulations favorable for tiny homes, the small town of 1,000 prides itself on being tiny-home friendly and is about an hour outside of Lubbock.

Not sure you want to commit to the tiny home lifestyle? Check out this tiny home hotel in Montana that’s next to Glacier National Park and try out the trend for a weekend.

This story originally appeared on Simplemost . Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.


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You Can Now Buy An Affordable Farmhouse Made From A Shipping Container – WCPO Cincinnati

When it comes to predominant home trends, the tiny home movement and farmhouse-style renovations have both gained huge followings. Look no further than HGTV’s programming, with shows like “ Tiny House, Big Living ” dedicated to minimalist lifestyles neatly packaged in a few hundred square feet of living space and the five-season “Fixer Upper” run that helped Chip and Joanna Gaines garner their farmhouse fandom.

Now, a Texas-based company is combining the two trends to create affordable shipping container homes that are decked out in farmhouse charm — complete with white window trims and rocking chairs on a pint-sized porch.

Backcountry Containers is a company that provides custom-built, cost-effective homes made from a combination of 20- and 40-foot containers. The team behind the company is husband-wife duo Jon and Kristen Meier. The couple has their own show, “ Containables, ” on the DIY Network, on which he handles the engineering work and she brings the design savvy.

Like all custom builds, the cost of the homes they offer varies. But as a baseline, a 20-foot shipping container home starts at $40,000 and a 40-foot container home starts at $60,000. Multiple shipping containers for a bigger build start at around $100,000, according to the company. Adding on rooftop decks, porches, high-end appliances and other finishes will cost extra.

The farmhouse shipping container model home is 1,100 square feet. Other models include bungalows, a two-story stacked home and a shipping container that serves as a workspace.

Backcountry Containers is mostly just building in Texas — proving that not everything in the state is bigger. The company website does note, however, that they may make some exceptions for builds outside of the Lone Star State.

But hey, if you’re really keen on the tiny home movement , you may want to consider a move to Spur, Texas. With affordable land and zoning regulations favorable for tiny homes, the small town of 1,000 prides itself on being tiny-home friendly and is about an hour outside of Lubbock.

Not sure you want to commit to the tiny home lifestyle? Check out this tiny home hotel in Montana that’s next to Glacier National Park and try out the trend for a weekend.

This story originally appeared on Simplemost . Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.


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mophie unveils new charging accessories available at select Apple stores – Yahoo Finance

Accessories include wireless charging pad, car chargers and USB cables

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — mophie®, a ZAGG Inc (ZAGG) brand and the no. 1 wireless charging pad brand in the U.S. 1, today unveiled a wide array of charging solutions available on Apple.com and select Apple stores. The lineup includes a new wireless charging pad, two car chargers, and a variety of USB cables.

“We’re bringing Apple customers a range of high-quality accessories to keep their favorite devices powered and connected,” said Chris Ahern, CEO of ZAGG, Inc. “Our latest products are optimized and designed to work with a variety of Apple products. Whether you’re wirelessly charging your iPhone at home or powering up your iPad in the car, mophie has you covered.”

wireless charging pad (SRP $39.95)
The new mophie wireless charging pad safely delivers up to 7.5W of power on contact to efficiently recharge any Qi-enabled iPhone or accessory. The compact charging pad features a smooth, polished finish, will easily fit on any crowded desk or table, and will charge through cases up to 3mm thick.

car chargers
For on-the-road travelers, mophie’s new car chargers are designed to turn any car into a power hub that enables a truly mobile lifestyle. Made of premium anodized aluminum, both models safely recharge iPhone, iPad and AirPods while on-the-go. They feature charge-indicator lights and a minimalist design to fit any car interior. Available models include:

  • USB-A car charger (SRP $24.95)
    • Single USB-A port with 12W charging output
  • Dual USB-A car charger (SRP $29.95)
    • Two USB-A ports to deliver 12W charging output to two devices at once (24W total output)

cables
mophie’s new cables are available with a variety of connection combinations and work properly and seamlessly with Apple devices. Each cable is constructed with a braided nylon exterior for a smooth feel and unrivaled strength. Built-to-last durable connectors combined with rigorous testing ensure quality cable performance. New cables include:

  • USB-A cable with Lightning connector
    • Conveniently charges iOS® devices with Lightning connector
    • Available in 1M (SRP $19.95) and 2M (SRP $29.95)
  • USB-C®cable with Lightning connector
    • Fast Charge and sync iPhone 8 or later when paired with a USB-C power adapter with Power Delivery (PD) support
    •  Available in 1M (SRP $19.95) and 2M (SRP $34.95)
  • USB-A cable with USB-C connector
    • Charge and sync any USB-C Apple device
    • Available in 1M (SRP $19.95) and 2M (SRP $24.95)
  • USB-C cable with USB-C connector
    • Charge and sync any USB-C Apple device
    • Available in 1M (SRP $19.95) and 2M (SRP $24.95)

Availability:
The mophie wireless charging pad, car chargers, and USB cables are available now on Apple.com and in select Apple Stores and will be available on mophie.com later in July.

For the latest updates about all new mophie products, upcoming events and promotions, follow mophie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or register at mophie.com/innovation.

1 The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Mobile Power, Wireless, Charging Pad & Adjustable Charging Pad/Stand, Based on Dollars, Jan. 2018 – May 2019

About mophie:
mophie, the No. 1 selling battery case manufacturer and the No. 1 selling battery brand in the US, is a California-based, award-winning designer and manufacturer that empowers the mobile world to Stay Powerful. Widely acclaimed for innovative mobile solutions, mophie is the proud developer of the original juice pack®. mophie products are recognized for style and engineered for performance, providing a seamless integration of hardware, software and design. mophie has operations in California, Michigan, Hong Kong, and China. mophie products are available in more than 130 countries, and can be found at Apple®, Best Buy®, Verizon®, and T-Mobile® stores, as well as Sprint® and other leading retailers. Visit mophie.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram (@mophie).

About ZAGG Inc:
ZAGG is a global innovator and category creator for tablet keyboards and is committed to freeing consumers from the confines of the traditional workplace. With millions of units sold worldwide, ZAGG products are designed to enhance mobile devices by enabling productivity and connectivity while users are at work, at play, and at rest. ZAGG is based in Utah and has operations in the United States, Ireland, and China. ZAGG products are available worldwide, and can be found at leading retailers including Best Buy®, Verizon®, AT&T®, Sprint®, Walmart®, Target®, and Amazon.com®. Visit ZAGG.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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15 Magically Whimsical Harry Potter Planters and Accessories for Your Windowsill – Book Riot

When I want to believe that magic is real, I just watch my green-thumbed office neighbor nurture her desktop planters to life. This is especially true because when it comes to gardening, I’m a total muggle. I have failed to keep even cacti alive.

Truly, gardening is its own kind of sorcery. Just ask Neville.

This means that whether you plan to grow some devil’s snare or just some garden variety tomatoes, these Harry Potter planters are sure to get you started on the right note.

1. Harry Potter Ceramic Planter with Cactus

Another take on the minimalist glasses and scar symbols, this ceramic Harry Potter planter’s style is a bit more subdued. Succulent included! From Brukie Studio.

2. Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows Concrete Planters

Created by Cocain Clouds, these concrete Harry Potter planters come with cacti and bear classic, minimalist iconography from the books that will draw the attention of any fan.

3. Owl Planter

As a wizard, keeping an owl or six on hand is a matter of practicality. These petite 2.5-inch planters from SUN-E SE are both adorable and functional.

4. Might be a Mandrake Planter

Keep anyone from digging around in your planters with this mild, playful, yet still menacing threat. Keep your earmuffs close. Pixie Cuts Boutique also offers personalization for this pot.

5. Golden Snitch Flower Pot

This cute hand-painted ceramic pot is playfully patterned in Harry Potter motif and golden snitches—all in Gryffindor house colors, of course. Ten points for team spirit to Knots and Pots Crafts for this one.

6. Growing Mandrakes

Adopt a couple of baby mandrakes, each with their own pot, and lovingly care for their moss beds. These adorable creatures are each hand-sculpted by Gossamer Owl, so each cranky little face is unique.

7. Aloe-homora Pot

It’s aloe-hoMORa, not aloe-homorA. This elegantly minimalist planter come in 6-inch and 4-inch size options, complete with saucer. Additional aloe-based puns also available via Grow with Gracee.

8. Voldemort Inspired Planter

Creep out your roommates (or whoever you like) with this villainous Voldemort head planter. Comes from Redwood Stoneworks with a small air plant included, so your Voldemort will never be bald.

9. Potterhead Planter

Not that we’re insinuating anything about what to plant in this particular pot. Go ahead and wear your obsession proudly.

10. Devil’s Snare Planter

Obviously, this is a plant worth labeling carefully. Keep away from sunlight. (Or, if it turns unwieldy, run to a window immediately.) This Pixie Cut Boutique planter will spare you perilous guessing of which magical plant you left where.

11. S.P.E.W. Planter

Lend your money and your windowsill to a good cause by supporting the efforts of the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare. This planter from Lovegood Bath Potions comes in a variety of Harry Potter–inspired, hand-painted variations. For your office desk, consider “Don’t let the muggles get you down.”

12. Hogwarts House Outdoor/Indoor Banners

Whether your planters collect on your front porch stoop or a windowsill at work, display your allegiances proudly with these indoor/outdoor friendly house banners. Slytherin FTW, don’t @ me.

13. DIY Harry Potter Teacup Planters

If you’re the crafty type in addition to your green thumb, try your hand at these cute DIY teacup planters following the guidance of Housewife Electric. All you need to get started are some teacup planters and some paint.

14. Harry, Ron & Hermoine Planters

Hang out with your favorite kid crew whenever you like, thanks to this terra cotta set from Life with Lizzi J. Obviously anything planted in Hermoine’s pot will grow best, so be sure to know which plant is your favorite before potting them.

15. Bowtruckle

For those of us who are so bad at gardening that giving us a plant is basically murder, I present the already-grown bowtruckle from The Noble Collection. Careful, don’t let him wander off.

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Picture-Perfect Destination Health Spas and Resorts You Need to Visit – Unreserved Media

Feeling exhausted from the stresses of your daily life and desperately needing a break? Then treat yourself to a body, mind, and soul escape at one of the world’s best health spas and resorts. With stunning spaces which allow you to reconnect with yourself and programmes to nourish your wellbeing in the healing hands of certified therapists, these retreats are sure to leave you feeling fully rejuvenated.

Amanjiwo, Indonesia.

Photo: Amanjiwo

Live the spiritual dream at the stunning temple-like hideaway Amanjiwo resort which lies within view of the mystical stupas of the Unesco World Heritage-listed Borobudur, one of Buddhism’s most sacred Mahayana temples. Framed by serene emerald green rice plains and the peaks of the Menoreh Hills in rural Central Java, Amanjiwo is home to 36 magnificent suites with sunken bathtubs, thatched-roof bale pavilions, and private gardens. After a day of sightseeing, relax your tired muscles at Amanjiwo’s spa or take a long and soothing dip in its 40-metre pool as the sunset washes over you before digging into a sumptuous meal at the romantic open-air restaurant.

COMO Shambhala Estate, Indonesia.

Photo: COMO Shambala Estate

Find your centre at the tranquil COMO Shambhala Estate, tucked in the upper echelons of Ubud on the paradise island of Bali in Indonesia. Renowned among health-conscious celebrities and wellness travellers, the luxurious residential resort offers an Ayurveda retreat which aims to restore your body to its natural state of equilibrium by rectifying imbalances in the body’s three doshasvata, pitta and kapha. Customisable in length from three to 12 nights, it consists of a consultation with a trained Ayurvedic specialist once every seven nights and an hour-long private yoga therapy every three nights. The programme also includes nutritionist support in personalised eating plans so you can enjoy a nourishing meal as you relax to the sounds of the rustling jungle and rumbling Ayung River.

Aro Hā, New Zealand.

Photo: Aro Hā

Lift the weight of the world off your shoulders at the transformative Aro Hā (Maori for “in the presence of divine breath”) resort, located in one of the planet’s most sublime mountainous regions. The eco-retreat takes pride in its Zen-inspired luxury, with programmes including mind-body practices, nutrient-dense vegetarian cuisine, and healing bodywork. Aro Hā boasts single and shared suites decked out in minimalist luxury design and while guests can retreat to their rooms for moments of solitude, each suite is home to a shared foyer with space to sit, socialise over tea, and admire its majestic surroundings. Your body, mind, and soul will go on an adventure you’ll be thankful for later.

Ananda, India.

Photo: Ananda

Seek nirvana at the foothills of the Himalayas on a 40-hectare Maharaja Palace Estate near the spiritual town of Rishikesh. The acclaimed Ananda, India’s premier health and wellness centre, features a 678 square metre spa with 24 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness centre. On offer is a score of Ananda’s signature programmes such as traditional Ayurveda, Vedanta, and Hatha yoga. To complement these wellness experiences, Ananda also serves up healthy organic cuisine to restore your body’s balance and harmonise energy so you can worry less about your diet and focus on your well-being. So kick back, stretch out, and unwind. After all, there is no better place to do so than at the birthplace of yoga.

Revive Retreat at Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia.

Photo: Song Saa Private Island

Unplug and escape into the carefree paradise of Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia, where opulence and serenity merge. Crafted with love and created with sustainability in mind, Song Saa Private Island reflects the beauty of the Cambodian coastline. With charming wooden villas, heavenly spa sanctuaries, a pristine private beach and crystal clear waters teeming with colourful coral reef and schools of marine life, the resort allows you to forge a deep connection with the environment. Sign up for its Revive retreat which includes a range of healing massages, yoga, meditation, and a Buddhist blessing performed by monks in a local pagoda. Here, you’ll find yourself leaving footprints in the sand, instead of digital footprints.

This article is an excerpt from UNRESERVED’s July/August 2019 issue from the article SOAK & RECHARGE.

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