These are IDEAS for those that want to build HEALING RESORTS and TRANQUILITY resorts around the world. ADD some of those HEALING BEDS that RANDY KRAMER and other HEALING machines to complete their experience. You could charge less for those that can’t afford it and offer free services as well, or open Healing beds places in your cities. Most of US prefer mother Nature. Plenty of ideas to come up with your ideas on what you want to do to BENEFIT HUMANITY etc. I choose these ones to share with you to give you some ideas and see what others are doing. You could add mediation rooms and other things that you like. If you can’t do one in NATURE, you can build one that looks like nature.




Published on Oct 21, 2014

Tropical landscape ideas – Actually water can bring beautiful view in the garden if we combine with water element. You can see the beauty of garden when you see Koi ponds, small waterfall, or just garden ponds with amazing lighting. It makes your garden like paradise. Check it out

Wonderland tropical garden


Published on Jun 3, 2014

Dziękuję wszystkim za obejrzenie tego filmu i Wasze miłe komentarze 🙂 Thank you for watching this video and all your lovely comments 🙂 Dallas Kampe finished building his house in 1985. At that time the garden was bare, except for a few wattle trees growing on the property. Inspired by his love of tropical gardens and several trips to South-East Asia, Dallas began collecting plants and transforming the site into a fabulous, tropical hideaway The huge, concrete pot sculptures are in the garden. He and his father made them using moulds. The moulds were put in position, then lined with concrete. The concrete was coloured with red oxide and reinforced with bird wire. The biggest and most imposing structure in the garden is a large concrete dome shaped like a minaret on a mosque, which Dallas has been working on for almost 12 months. He reinforced the structure with galvanised weldmesh and decorated the sides using a mould made from a lampshade. Dallas’ well-known pink mosque-like folly has now been joined by his most recent addition – a Balinese-style temple. There are several handcrafted urns and a fabulous rocky waterfall and pond. The garden, created around a plantation-style Queenslander, includes understory plantings of colourful cordylines, crotons and large bromeliads as well as many topiary plants. Tropical garden embracing plantation-style Queenslander and Balinese temple. A boardwalk winds beneath rare and exotic palms sheltering lush colourful cordylines, crotons and bromeliads. Hand-crafted urns, fabulous red mosque-like folly, ponds, topiary garden. New walk-through grotto and waterfall, and Indian-inspired chhatris pavilion. The unusual mosque-style building, concrete urns,Mogul-inspired chhatris, the grotto complete with waterfall and the new Balinese temple gate, are hand-made.

Burke’s Backyard, Water Garden In The Tropics




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Published on Jun 18, 2013

Don Burke visits a magnificent tropical garden in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

Serene Pond Backyard |Barbara and David Hale|Central Texas Gardener


Published on May 18, 2016

Wouldn’t you just love a paradise retreat in your backyard? That’s just what Barbara and David Hale created on a standard sized tree-covered lot. Now a vacation spot without leaving home, it’s quite a change from when Barbara bought the house—dead grass and plain old boring. With lots of elbow grease, they’ve created a peaceful destination with ponds, stream and comfy palapa. Plus, they’ve styled things up with hand-crafted mosaics, decks and patios to live outside, even in summer. In front, stop by their Little Free Library and visit ponds and fountains crafted from pots.

The Ultimate Backyard Water Garden


Published on Jun 2, 2015

Anthony Archer-Wills has the chance to explore an incredible Florida property with a pool dominated by a man made mountain build from natural stone. Behind the mountain lies an archipelago of islands, bridges and pools stocked with fish. | http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/… Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/PoolMasterFullEpisodes Subscribe to Animal Planet: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalPlanet Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnimalPlanet



Published on Oct 18, 2017


Amazing Water Homes – Lazy River


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Published on Mar 5, 2013

HGTV Presents an AMS Production – Amazing Water Homes In this segment Eugene Lohcman’s personal pool is highlighted for it’s unique lazy river and rock fountain. This pool was designed, built and serviced by Prestige Pool and Patio of McKinney, Tx. Visit us at http://www.prestigepp.com/ Follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/PrestigePool… Follow us on Instagram! http://instagram.com/prestigepoolandp…

Lucas Lagoons – Siesta Key Rock Waterfall Pool with Grotto, Spa and Stream


Published on Jun 9, 2017

The best Lucas Lagoon yet? This Custom Pool on Siesta Key, Florida boasts an amazing rock waterfall, huge shaded tiki hut, walk-through stone grotto and an outdoor shower made of boulders. But the epic waterfall swimming pool is just the beginning. Follow Lucas Congdon of Lucas Lagoons on a backyard tour of this amazing luxury pool property on Siesta Key. Learn more about Lucas Lagoons custom waterfall pools: http://lucaslagoons.com/custom-rock-w… Subscribe to our youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Get in touch, sign up for our VIP newsletter and more – http://www.lucaslagoons.com/contact-us Follow Lucas Lagoons: @lucaslagoons http://www.facebook.com/lucaslagoons http://www.instagram.com/lucaslagoons http://www.twitter.com/lucaslagoons

Artificial Rock Grotto/Cave. The Big Daddy Moore Job


Published on Jul 9, 2017

A massive residential project the “Big Daddy Moore project” was/is one of our largest project to date. It offered many opportunities for creativity as well as challenges.

The DFW Lazy River Runs Through an Average Sized Yard


Published on Mar 30, 2013

Texas swimming pool designer Mike Farley takes you on a step by step tour with details and reasons for the design of a Colleyville residential Lazy River project that has already won multiple awards and was featured on HGTV “Cool Pools” and the Travel Channel “Ultimate Pools”. Project is designed by Mike Farley. Check out Mike’s other Pool Tours & Video series at FarleyPoolDesigns.com ** Mike revisited this project recently, (2017) to see the new pool tour (with big banana trees) click on this link: https://youtu.be/d-L87VtlnVA

Tropical Backyard Pool & Spa Ideas


Published on Jan 11, 2011

http://www.landscapingnetwork.com See tropical backyard landscape design was created by a professional landscape designer to include a pool and spa using faux rocks, tropical plants, waterfalls, and more. This tropical backyard also has a jumping rock, water slide, and solar heating system to keep the pool water warm.

Natural Design Swimming Pool: Design Build a Backyard Paridise. Pools, Spa, Waterfall, Grotto & more


Published on Oct 24, 2012

Northern California Swimming Pool Builder Contractor Natural Design vid as seen on The History Channel’s Modern Marvels. Design and build of unique pools, spas, grotto’s, swim bar’s, waterfalls using sculpted concrete to create a backyard paradise. “Why fly? We build Vacation Destinations.” http://www.whyfly.net,

Natural Swimming Pool Construction (Part 1)


Published on Jun 23, 2015

Here is my Journey building my own Natural Swimming Pool. Part 1 Mar-Jun 2014 Music: Jason Shaw

How to make a Natural : Organic Pool in America


Published on Jun 17, 2016

David Pagan Butler explains how a DIY pool in Georgia, USA was made – zero build, with only sculpted earth walls and his bubble flow circulation system. This pool was made by Alan Hall with the help of his family and friends (and moral support from David) and is an inspiration for those who aspire to create a beautiful, chemical free pool for swimming and a precious habitat for wildlife. Have a look at Alan’s moving film of the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHssU… and a dragonfly laying eggs on watercress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lbTU… See David’s latest invention: https://igg.me/at/olive-filter free Organic Pools DIY pdf: http://www.organicpools.co.uk/DIY%20D… Organic Pools DIY film available on: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/organicpools

How to find a Natural Spring water source, Episode #279


Published on Oct 25, 2009

http://www.TheRawFoodWorld.com, Today we went to a natural spring with our friend Brandon in KY. Brandon discusses how to find a natural spring water source.

Cool Pools in a Spring-Fed Creek


Published on Jun 14, 2011

Farm of Life (www.farmoflifecr.com) introduces the Cool Pools! Built in a natural spring-fed creek and surrounded by lush jungle, the water is pure, natural, invigorating, vortexed and highly structured. For bathing, soaking, cooling off and great for healing! We are excited to add this water feature to our campus. Many thanks to everyone who helped us build the cool pools!

Lotus Natural Mineral Spa Construction


Published on Jul 19, 2013



Health Spa Luxury Retreat: Grail Springs Canada


Published on Apr 28, 2009

Madeleine Marentette, founder of Canada’s Best Body, Mind and Spirit retreat describes the ‘7 Essential Elements’ of the Grail Lifestyle Philosophy as prescribed in her bestselling book. http://www.grailsprings.com

Harrison Hot Springs travel guide: The weekend getaway


Published on Jul 26, 2016

Read the blog post! http://bit.ly/HarrisonHotSpringsGuide Welcome to Harrison Hot Springs. This quiet little resort town is perfect for enjoying time on the water, in the water, in the forest, or straight up relaxing. Harrison Hot Springs is especially convenient for Vancouverities. It’s only an hour and a half from the city, and you get the relaxing, island vibe without ever having to take a ferry. Our journey begins right here where I’m staying, at the Harrison Hot springs resort. There’s not a whole lot of places to stay in town – and I gotta say, if you’re coming here, this looks like THE place to be in town. With the option of lakeside views and entrance to the famed hot springs included in the price of your stay, it makes for a pretty sweet getaway. I also learned once we were there that being on their mailing list can score you a really good deal. It sounds like they only email them out about 3 or 4 times a year, but prices are great and can include perks like a free breakfast. So maybe I’ll get in on this next time – now that I know about it! NOTE: The main hotel building has no air conditioning. You can stay in the East or West towers for air conditioned rooms. The resort has 5 pools which are fed from the spring’s source. The pools have varying temperatures. The Coast Salish peoples had known about the springs for years. They thought the water had supernatural or spiritual powers. Non-native people only stumbled across the springs hundreds of years after their existence was known by the Coast Salish. Legend has it that a boat full of gold rush miners capsized during a winter storm. Instead of plunging into cold water, they pleasantly found warm water! Harrison Hot Springs became a destination for those looking to relax – and cure a whole bunch of maladies, from paralysis to diabetes. These waters may be restorative, but expecting this is a bit ambitious! Food: One note before you do get into town – grocery options are limited, so stop to shop at Aggasiz before getting here. Hick Lake Loop – 6 KM trail http://www.tourismharrison.com/Hicks-… Hicks Lake itself is beautiful. The trail, though, is a bit odd. About half of trail has been turned into a gravel road, thanks to the hydro company. We even found a park ranger to ask if there was another trail we were missing, but nope – we were on it! The other half around the lake is a more typical trail. It’s an easy hike for the most part – but there are about 10 or so spots which are pretty dodgy. We’re talking broken bridges, slippery mud flats with no stable footing across it, that kinda thing. If that doesn’t sound good to you, maybe just enjoy the beaches. There few beaches on this lake which have spectacular scenery. Some are the large ones are easily accessible, and there’s a few great spots off the trail as well. The lake is in Sasquatch Provincial Park, and you can even go camping and fishing here. They stock the lake each year with about 1000 rainbow trout, and you’re free to fish providing you’ve got a fishing license – which you can easily apply for online. We didn’t need to stay here for the night, but we did enjoy a cinnamon bun which we brought with us from Chuck and Kitty’s Country Cafe – where we came across Chuck himself! Cinnamon buns may not be traditional hiking food, but I think I could start a trend! For dinner, got one of the best seats in the whole town! Well, at least as close to the ocean as you could get. We got a delicious dinner the Hungry Chef Eatery and took it to the picnic tables out at Rendall Park at the far end of the village. A perfect way to watch the sun set before heading back to hot spring pools. Whippoorwill Point https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trail… This morning we took the Whippoorwill Point and Sand Cove beach trail, which conveniently starts right by the resort. As you head to the start of the trail, you’ll also walk past the source of the spring and the 145degree Fareinheight water. You can’t get inside, but we did see some people soaking in the relaxing, yet distinctly sulphurous-smelling, mineral water mixed with lake water in a small stream beside it. Did you like this video? Please subscribe to my channel and share! Here’s where else we can connect: ♥ BLOG – http://www.brilliantmediamarketing.co… ♥ INSTAGRAM – http://www.instagram.com/hellokatiemomo/ ♥ FACEBOOK PAGE – http://www.facebook.com/hellokatiemomo/ ♥ FACEBOOK GROUP – http://growmybusinessonline.club ♥ TWITTER – http://twitter.com/hellokatiemomo

Vichy Springs Resort, Ukiah, California


Published on Mar 17, 2015

Vichy Springs Resort, established in 1854, is a unique 160-year old historic hot springs resort only two hours north of downtown San Francisco. Vichy Springs is the best of two worlds, a country inn and hot springs resort. Vichy Springs offers the only naturally warm and carbonated “Vichy” mineral baths in North America. Vichy Springs offers rooms and cottages for overnight stays. Included in room rates are breakfast in the morning, full use of the naturally warm and carbonated “Vichy” mineral baths, hot soaking pool, Olympic size swimming pool (in season) and 700 private acres for walking and hiking. In addition Vichy Springs offers massage and facials between 8am and 8pm. Come and experience a true carbonated “Vichy” mineral bath. You will “feel a million miles from your cares, and your heart will sing a new song.” http://www.vichysprings.com Vichy Springs Resort 2605 Vichy Springs Road Ukiah, CA 95482 Office: 707-462-9515 Fax: 707-462-9516 Facebook/vichyspringsresort Instagram/vichysprings

Introduction to Sunrise Springs Spa Resort


Published on Nov 30, 2016

Our tranquil oasis has been a source of rejuvenation for centuries. Whether you are looking to simply relax and recharge or immerse in a deeply transformative experience, we invite you to come play and nourish your soul at our Santa Fe natural springs spa destination. Nestled among 70 acres of breathtaking beauty, you’ll discover gracious hospitality, enchanting accommodations with local artisan touches, and vibrant farm-fresh cuisine. Along with our sister resort Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, we honor the ancient wisdom of Native Americans, the sacred land and these legendary waters. Come discover the revitalizing power of nature, and be inspired at Sunrise Springs Resort.

My trip on Pozar thermal baths in Greece 22/11/2015


Published on Nov 22, 2015

A revitalisation of the senses in the birthplace of Alexander the Great Imagine yourself in a pool amidst precipice rocks, natural waterfalls and wild vegetation. Feel the soothing warmth of the water (37⁰C) taking the strain off your body, and let your eyes wander around the verdant gorge of the water stream of Áyios Nikólaos (Saint Nicolas) locally known as Thermopótamos (= hot river). In the springtime, breath in the galore of natural aromas in a feast of green, where even the branches of the trees (mainly planes and willows) are all covered with covetous ivy. In the winter, relish the stimulating sensation of the 37 degrees in the outdoor pool, the stunning turquoise spot that stands out in the white and cold. In the pregnant with history district of Pella, the capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia, the eternal beauty of Greek nature will embrace your desire for wellness and healthiness. Home to your sensational holiday will be Loutráki, also known as Pózar, an area situated at 110 km from Thessaloniki and only 40 km from Edessa, the capital of Pella and one of the most beautiful cities of Greece thanks to the water streams that run through it and rush over the cliffs to form two waterfalls, with the higher and more spectacular one at 70 m. At the foot of Kaimaktsalan Mountain, the thermal baths facilities of Pózar comprise 48 individual baths, 6 indoor pools, the outdoor pool (12x25m) hamams, jacuzzi and spa services. Recommended for rheumatic, dermatological, gynecological, and respiratory and circulatory system conditions, the hot springs of Pózar are beneficiary for everybody’s health and well-being not just while bathing in them, but also when drinking their water. Still, that’s just half as natural and healthy as you can go

The Top Ten Natural Hot Springs in The World


Published on Mar 25, 2015

The Top Ten Natural Hot Springs in The World 10-Deception Island Hot Springs,Antarctica 09-Cascate del Mulino, Italy 08-Blood Pond Hot Spring, Japan 07-Minerva Terrace, U.S.A. 06-Takaragawa Onsen, Japan 05-Blue Lagoon,Iceland 04-Grand Prismatic Spring,U.S.A. 03-Dominica’s Boiling Lake,Dominica 02-Frying Pan Lake, New Zealand 01-Pamukkale, Turkey source music : Summer Rain by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/summ… Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…) video thumbnails: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ana_raq…

Remington Hot Springs in Sequoia National Forest


Published on Dec 6, 2014

Tour and History of Remington HotSprings near Bakersfield CA. Located by Lake Isabella on the Kern River by Sequoia National Park these Hot Springs were used during the gold rush and are now a beautifully maintained free place to soak in the warm water. This video will tell you everything you need to know about Remington Hot Springs

Miracle Springs Resort and Spa, Desert Hot Springs. California, USA 2016


Published on Apr 16, 2016

This laid-back thermal hot springs resort is a mile from the foothills of Joshua Tree National Park and 11.6 miles from Palm Springs International Airport. Featuring free WiFi and private balconies or patios, the bold-colored rooms and suites offer modern furnishings, flat-screen TVs, microwaves and minifridges. Amenities include 8 pools with hot mineral water drawn from a well on the property, plus a gift shop and a day spa (fee) with saunas and a beauty salon. There’s also a relaxed restaurant and bar that offers indoor or poolside dining.

La Paz Waterfall Gardens – Peace Lodge – Varablanca, Costa Rica. 2011


Published on Jun 21, 2011

Lush tropical rain forest, flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, sloths, snakes, frogs and jaguars. At La Paz Waterfall Gardens, you are guaranteed to see all that and more. Located on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park just one hour from the San José International Airport, the award winning Peace Lodge introduces its guests to a symphony of purely Costa Rican experiences celebrating the natural wonders of the rain forest and the splendid creatures that inhabit this magical environment.

The Springs Resort & Spa – Arenal, Costa Rica


Published on Feb 16, 2010

With a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, natural hot and cold springs, four unique dining experiences, and an impressive full service Spa, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design. The resort perches one thousand feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north of the active volcano but safely outside the government declared danger zone.



Published on Oct 17, 2016

Our Amazing day at Le Nordik Nature Spa Music by Emo The optimist https://soundcloud.com/emotheoptimist and Kronicle https://soundcloud.com/the-chemist-10 Social; Instagram: LazMelEsc Twitter: LazMelEsc

Moraine Lake Lodge, my favorite hotel in the Canadian Rockies: impressions & review


Published on Nov 2, 2016

Read my review of this hotel (with pros & cons) here: http://wp.me/p4d1XU-G6K If you like this clip, be sure to follow me on Youtube (45,000+ followers so far). Each week, I upload one new clip about my luxury travels around the world. You can watch my luxury hotel clips (and read my reviews) in my playlist “trip reports: luxury hotels”. The latter includes Soneva, Aman, Four Seasons, St Regis, Rosewood, Mandarin Oriental, One&Only, and Park Hyatt hotels to name a few. Travel your dreams in style & follow my blog for luxury travel inspiration: top 10 lists, news, reviews, competitions, and tips for luxury travel on a budget. You can subscribe to my newsletter (3x/week) using this link: http://wp.me/P4d1XU-5J. FOLLOW ME: Website/blog: http://theluxurytravelexpert.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxTravelExpert Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryTravelert Instagram: https://instagram.com/luxurytravelexpert Tumblr: http://luxurytravelexpert.tumblr.com/ Production music by http://www.epidemicsound.com

Hôtel Lodge Roche Tamarin & Spa 4* – Village Nature – Île de La Réunion

Au Lodge Roche Tamarin & Spa**** ILE DE LA RÉUNION, offrez-vous le confort d’un 4 étoiles, que vous soyez en vacances, en voyage d’affaires ou en cure “bien être”. Nos lodges et suites entièrement faits de bois et décorés avec raffinement ont chacun leur personnalité et vous offrent un confort incomparable. Vous trouverez ici une sélection de nos catégories de lodges et suites. http://www.lodgetamarin.com @rochelodge

Aqualagon – Villages Nature Paris [4K]


Published on Sep 3, 2017

Découvrez l’Aqualagon, le chef d’œuvre de la destination Villages Nature Paris. The Aqualagon is the best activity of the new destination Villages Nature Paris. – – – Article : http://www.dlpwelcome.com/villages-na… – – – Join and follow us on / Rejoignez-nous sur : – Website : http://www.dlpwelcome.com/ – Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DLPWelcome – Twitter : https://twitter.com/DLPWelcome – Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/dlpwelcome/



Published on Dec 12, 2016

This must be the best onsen in Japan. I can’t imagine that a more beautiful onsen exists! Welcome to Tsuru no Yu in Northern Japan! CHECK OUT MY VLOG CHANNEL ▶︎ http://www.youtube.com/sharlainjapan Want to Help Support My Channel? Become a Patron ▶︎ http://www.patreon.com/sharla TSURU NO YU English http://www.tsurunoyu.com/english.html 日本語 http://www.tsurunoyu.com/FONDMENT/t-k… .✧Plan a Trip to Northern Japan!✧. —————————————-­­———————————— Japanican / Tohoku Snow Monster http://www.japanican.com/en/special/i… Go! Go! Tohoku! Brought to you by exchange students in Tohoku http://gogotohoku.jp/ ENSORQ For foreign people living in Japan https://ensorq.com/ Go Voyagin / Japan Travel Guide https://www.govoyagin.com/pages/tohok… Planetyze / Japan Travel Video Guide http://planetyze.com/en Cycling Trip in Tohoku https://campaign.stayjapan.com/tohoku… Tohoku Travel Guide (for Korean visitors) http://tohoku.kyushuro.com/ Lion Travel / Sport Events and Tours http://www.liontravel.com/webpd/webpd… Tohoku Buffet (for visitors from Asian countries) https://www.tohoku-buffet.com/global/ Yokoso Japan / Tohoku Tomodachi Project http://www.yokoso-japan.jp/en/feature… Package Tours (for Thai visitors) http://www.his-bkk.com/th/japan_tour/… Tohoku Kimono Rental & Services http://tohokubijin.com/en/ This Tohoku series is a collaboration with these Tohoku supporters! Glad to work together and promote this awesome area of Japan! 😀 .✧Gear I Use For Filming✧. —————————————-­­———————————— CAMERA ▶︎ http://goo.gl/Qizx97 LIGHTS ▶︎http://goo.gl/EApBZ6 EDITING ▶︎ Final Cut Pro X ♫ Title: Richard Caddock, WRLD, Nitro Fun, Slips & Slurs & Subtact – Break The Silence Listen on Spotify: https://goo.gl/AWoHbR Video Link: https://goo.gl/HOHCOM ♫ Title: Tristam & Braken – Flight iTunes Download Link: https://goo.gl/RYucMR Listen on Spotify: https://goo.gl/Ei5WHQ Video Link: https://goo.gl/UwKtiW If you enjoyed this video please give it a thumbs up – this lets YouTube know the video is worth watching ❤︎ Thank you for watching!! xx

The Water City | Gujo Hachiman 名水の町・郡上八幡


Published on Sep 21, 2015

Gujo Hachiman, also known as the Water City! It’s just about in the middle of Gifu Prefecture, and I highly, highly recommend visiting!! It’s a mountain city with rivers running through the middle. There are koi fish everywhere, you can jump into the water, and the are tons of old-fashioned stores with awesome things to look at. I absolutely loved it! ★ Patreon! http://patreon.com/rachelandjun ★T-shirts & Merch! http://rachelandjun.spreadshirt.com/ French subtitles thanks to: *See note below Portuguese subtitles thanks to: Mayara B. Reis Dutch subtitles thanks to: *See note below Spanish (Latin America) subtitles thanks to: *See note below Greek subtitles thanks to: George.i Want to help subtitle our videos? http://rachelandjun.blogspot.jp/2014/… *YouTube no longer tells us the name of people who submit subtitles. Please message us so we can credit you! 【Other channels:】 ×Jun’s Kitchen: http://www.youtube.com/user/JunsKitchen ×Gaming channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Racheland… ×Extra videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/Racheland… 【You can also find us:】 ×Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachelAndJun ×Instagram: http://instagram.com/rachelandjun ×Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelAndJun ×Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/rachelandjun/pro… Music: Render – Prism: https://youtu.be/WAg8iCoH07w

Hidden japanese village – Kurokawa ( SPA and ONSEN). English


Published on Apr 15, 2013

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Asturian hórreo: old granary on pillars as tiny summer cabin


Published on Sep 4, 2016

In Northern Spain, small farmers have stored their crops in “hórreos”- a granary raised on pillars – since the 13th century. Mainly found in regions like Asturias and Galicia, this construction is now part of the architectural heritage and is protected by the government. Many homeowners have restored these elevated structures for storage, parking (underneath) or even as tiny cabins. In the 1980s, Pedro’s father took two hórreos and joined them to create a small summer cabin for the family. The resulting structure is called a “panera” since hórreos have 4 pillars (or “pegollos” in Asturian) and paneras have 6 pillars. Pedro gave us a tour of the 33-square-meter space which he rents out on Airbnb. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11240827 It’s surprisingly spacious with two bedrooms (one with a full bed and the other with a bunkbed), a bathroom (complete with shower) and a kitchen (which includes an escañu: an Asturian bench that with an attached table that can be raised or lowered for different uses). Pedro’s home is unique, even to the area: there are thousands of hórreos in Asturias and Galicia and likely less than a few hundred are now used for housing, but given the delicate state of the architecture, some are trying to change this. “Walk and Horreo” crowdfunded enough money to refurbish their first hórreo in Galicia as a tiny shelter, using the slogan “preserve hórreos by sleeping in them” http://www.walkandhorreo.com/ Although hórreos are protected by the government, many homeowners find it too expensive to maintain or refurbish them and with the winter snows, every year more collapse. Those behind “Walk and Horreo” have also created an app for walkers along the Camino de Santiago to find hórreos-turned-shelters for overnight stays http://www.verkami.com/projects/13232… Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/astu…

Terunobu Fujimori’s floating tea houses celebrate impermanence


Published on Mar 13, 2016

The buildings designed by Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori seem straight out of a fairytale, but it’s his treehouses- with names like the “Too-high Teahouse” and “Flying Mud Boat”- that seem touched by magic. When Fujimori designed his first building, he was 45-years-old and a well-known architectural historian and author so he felt pressure not to simply copy his peers, or anyone in architectural history. With this first work, the Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum, he reached back to the Neolithic period for inspiration, using mud-and-mortar walls and tree trunks shooting out from the roof. In the past 25 years, Fujimori has continued to experiment with his Neolithic modernism: a mix of natural materials and whimsical designs. He designed his own home, Tanpopo House, with volcanic-rock siding and glass and dandelions sprouting from the roof. The Lamune Hot Spring House was built around pine trees with their spires escaping from the roof. A building for a sake brewery, the Camellia Castle, is covered with grass and stone in a checkerboard pattern. A children’s museum, the Nemunoki Museum of Art, is covered in hand-rolled copper and living grass to resemble a “hairy mammoth”. Despite his success in creating fairytale homes and museums, Fujimori’s most fantastical work is his teetering teahouses. We visited two in his hometown in Chino, Nagano, Japan: his “Takasugi-an”, the “Too-high Teahouse”, is perched 20 feet in the air on two slim chestnut trees; his “Flying Mud Boat” is suspended only by wire-thin cables. Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/…

Tiny huts to enjoy the basics in Swedish spartan rural lodge


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Published on May 22, 2016

For more than 400 years, charcoaling had been traditional industry in the area surrounding Skinnskatteberg, Sweden. Locals burnt charcoal for the iron industry and lived in rustic huts to stay close to the “coaling” process. To bring back this local tradition (which had died out in the middle of the 20th century), in 1996 the local municipality built 12 charcoal huts from mud and grass: each with 2 slim beds and a fire-burning stove. Today, Andreas Ahlse, owner of the Kolarbyn eco-lodge, rents out the 12 huts to guests who want to experience a back-to-basics lifestyle. Here you learn to chop your own wood, start a fire with fire steel, collect drinking water and bathe in the lake. “I think people are getting more and more interested in the old history and want to come out here and test how it was.” There’s no electricity or running water. The huts have just beds and a fireplace and candles. There’s a composting toilet, though you’re encouraged to pee in the woods as long as you avoid the blueberries. There’s no bath house or shower, but there is a large lake with a floating sauna. http://kolarbyn.se/en/ Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/…


Elevated huts perch like snakes in trees at Portuguese vintage spa


Published on Mar 27, 2017

Architects Luís and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade wanted to “recreate the fantasy of tree houses” without building a house in a tree. Tasked to bring lodging to the Pedras Salgadas Park, a historic thermal spa in Northern Portugal, they wanted to get away from the “Swiss Family Robinson” paradigm and create something that resembled a wild animal in its native habitat, specifically a snake gliding between the trees. Wanting to limit the noise and disturbance to the park, the father-son team designed a prefab structure, built 100 kilometers from the site, with curves and a flow unlike the more stereotypically orthogonal modular construction. Limited by the dimensions of a flatbed truck, the “Tree Snake Houses” are only 20 square meters, but fit all the utilities of a tiny house: a kitchenette, dining table, toilet and shower and a bedroom that feels pressed against the forest. Built from local materials, mostly slate and wood, the suspended lodging hovers above the forest at the site of an old hotel. Instead of remodeling the old structure, the architects chose to demolish the top three stories and create the same number of rooms scattered throughout the park. Besides the Tree Snake Houses, they also created modular “eco houses” that are put together like three LEGOs pieces in different configurations to work around the trees. They are built on a stilt foundation to protect the park’s heritage: the groundwater. Pedro Salgadas was a popular spa town in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Like similar thermal resorts, visitors would stay for a couple of weeks or a month at a time and it had three hotels, a casino, a ballroom and the thermal baths. With the arrival of modern medicine, its popularity declined, but eventually it was rebuilt as a modern spa. The Rebelo de Andrades’ structures have helped repopularize the location for overnight guests lured here by the unique architecture, forest-like setting and, at times, a sense of “saudade”. “Saudade is a word that doesn’t exist in other languages,” explains Luis. “When you miss someone, saudade is what the fado sings a lot, about saudade”. One definition is a nostalgia for something that might have never happened, or will never happen again. Two tree snake houses have been built with several more to come, but Luis claims they won’t be built anywhere else, “When you arrive to another site, to another place, to another land, to another client, you have different constraints, I wouldn’t like to make the same in other places you know, I think they are specific for this place”. Pedras Salgadas Park: http://www.pedrassalgadaspark.com/en/ Rebelo de Andrade http://www.rebelodeandrade.com/

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