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Green & Brilliant eco-resorts "E’Terra";

12.07.2013

Swap city lights for starry nights at the LEED gold-certified E’Terra resort, four hours northwest of Toronto at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. This eco-conscious gem, tucked inside the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve, is so exclusive that guests don’t get directions until they’ve booked and paid. Enjoy the resort’s private 700-foot stretch of Georgian Bay shoreline, plus delectable organic cuisine. Plans are under way to add 12 amazing hanging treehouse villas (pictured), for the ultimate nature experience. Stay tuned for details.


Green & Brilliant eco-resorts "Longitude 131°’";

09.07.2013

Staying in one of Longitude 131°’s 15 luxury tents is not exactly roughing it – the experience is better described as “glamping.” The exclusive camp is at the gateway of Australia’s Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a dual World Heritage site. Each tent is built on stilts, leaving the desert sand undisturbed, and the resort runs on solar power. Visitors get a spectacular, private view of sunsets and sunrises over magnificent Ayers Rock. You can indulge in local wine under the stars or take part in a resort eco-tour – but the main entertainment is the breathtaking scenery.


Green & Brilliant eco-resorts "Bardessono"

08.07.2013

Bardessono is the epitome of eco-chic. Situated in California’s gorgeous Napa Valley, the 62-room boutique hotel, spa and restaurant is LEED Platinum Certified. Every element has been carefully chosen by skilled artisans, from the big details (the hotel is crafted with reclaimed wood, and energy is sourced from geothermal heating and solar power) to the more subtle ones (locally grown food and organic cotton bed linens). Whether you’re a wine aficionado or a spa enthusiast, or you’re simply looking for a place to unwind, you’ll be raising a glass to Bardessono.


Green & Brilliant eco-resorts "Whitepod"

08.07.2013

You don’t often hear “luxury” and “igloo” in the same sentence, but Whitepod offers just that. The resort’s 15 low-impact geodesic dome pods blend effortlessly into the mountainside and offer fantastic views of the pristine Swiss Alps. Each pod is heated with a woodstove, using wood from surrounding forests. When you’re not cozying up inside, enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. Reachable only by hiking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter, Whitepod offers unparalleled tranquility.


Renovation house of living

05.04.2013

Get informed about the health concerns associated with DIY projects.
 

Every year, thousands of homeowners self-renovate their homes in hopes of improving the value without spending a lot of money. Unfortunately, people who attempt the “do-it-yourself” method often find themselves exposed to hazardous chemicals associated with basic home repair.