Elementary and secondary educational institutions have mounting challenges to address in order to maintain standards of quality for academics and facilities, especially as the population of students continues to increase, and the way we’re looking at traditional school structures is evolving as a result of COVID-19. From playgrounds and athletic facilities to lunchrooms, cafeterias, and other common areas, growing student
We’ve all been spending a lot more time around the house this summer, and with vacations and other summer activities delayed or cancelled, finding a way to relax without leaving home is a constant struggle. One idea is to turn your backyard into an oasis: an escape without leaving your property, and a place to unwind without traveling. Here are
Because of the ongoing spread of coronavirus, back-to-school preparations are looking a little different this year for school districts. School buildings have long been designed as large gathering spaces meant to encourage intermingling and group learning, but this layout isn’t conducive to stopping the spread of a highly infectious virus. Retrofitting school buildings to accommodate social distancing and reduce the
It is the middle of the summer, so why should I start thinking about preparing for this winter? We understand you have a lot on your plate! Kids potentially going back to school this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic, jobs, missing spending quality time with family and friends, being careful to social distance and wash your hands while singing the
The coronavirus pandemic has caused tourism to decline, with airlines, cruises, and hotel industries seeing less activity than in years before. Getaway destinations such as ski resorts and amusement parks have also seen temporary closures to eliminate large gatherings and hopefully slow the spread of the coronavirus. These circumstances have negatively impacted rental car businesses — especially since over 30%
Despite the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the United States, some U.S. states are allowing dining establishments to reopen with certain regulations, whether that means reopening with suggested social distancing, take-out or outdoor dining only, or with a strict 50% occupancy limit. Here is information about the varying guidelines for reopening in each state as of June 30 via Eater.com.
Whether you’re a restaurant owner who has decided to take your current outdoor dining area to the next level, or you’re just starting out and know that adding a patio space could skyrocket your restaurant’s popularity and profitability — we have some tips for you. From adhering to ADA and COVID-19 regulations to deciding on the perfect furniture and layout,
In our quick-paced modern world, stress and anxiety are all too common. A recent study shows that 55% of Americans feel stressed during the day, as compared to the global average of 35%. Sometimes in order to properly relax and deal with our stresses, we need to create a space in which to unwind, decompress, and take a break. With
Yurts are not only excellent options for tiny homes, but function with extreme efficiency as artist studios, small retail or restaurant pop-ups, vacation rentals, glamping accommodations, and more. Government services from the Department of Education to the National Park Service can also use yurts as energy-efficient structures that further their mission or even help them acquire much-needed additional funding without
Yurts are already one of the best options if you’re looking to live sustainably and lighten your carbon footprint. Their compact size and portability allow them to be built and moved around without harsh damage to the land beneath them. Those looking to live the #yurtlife are usually ready to simplify their material possessions and engage with a minimalist lifestyle
As parts of the country cautiously reopen after widespread closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, some restaurants are being allowed to resume business with limited outdoor seating under specific state ordinances. This means that restaurants without previous outdoor seating areas are now scrambling to set up new high-quality, attractive, and durable structures for outdoor restaurant seating to keep people at
Yurts are an excellent option for those looking for a temporary escape to nature without completely abandoning the luxuries of home. They also make amazing permanent houses for people embracing tiny home living who want to live simply and comfortably in a unique setting. Because of their endless options for customization, yurts can even find use as personal offices, fitness
Anyone who has a home with limited space is familiar with the problem of working, exercising, relaxing, and generally living in the same area. The more time you spend in this space, the less you want to be there. Whether you’ve long been wanting to add rooms to your home or the recent shelter-in-place orders have you wishing you could
From tiny homes and office spaces to glamping, modern yurts have many unique applications. Their simple design, spacious floor plan, and high ceilings offer hundreds of possibilities for customization. If you’re an artist, setting up your studio space in a yurt can be extremely beneficial. Having a yurt as your art studio can encourage inspiration, help you save on expenses,
Choosing to live or work in a yurt is a decision that reflects mindfulness and simplicity. Yurt living is a perfect way to decide what really matters, and the small size and round shape of the structure challenges individuals to make the most of their limited space. Here are several tips for increasing storage and saving space in your yurt
Yurts have been used as homes for centuries. Historically, yurt living began with Mongolian tribes in Central Asia in the fifth century B.C., resurfaced as a housing trend in the United States in the 1970s, and has regained popularity as part of the “tiny home movement,” largely through social media exposure. Modern yurts are much more customizable and comfortable than
“Glamourous camping” or glamping allows you to have the camping experience without having to rough it. Yurt homes are great for glamping because they offer the portability of a tent but can still be luxurious. You can furnish yurts like homes and they can even include flooring and electricity from generators. You can bring 5-star accommodations to almost any outdoor location, with breathtaking views. Consider buying a yurt for your glamping trips and learning more about the Yurts, potential campsites, and camping essentials.
Yurts have taken off around the world as a popular option for glamping. When it comes to determining what type of yurt to go with, both wood and steel are common choices. Here’s what you need to know about each type of yurt when making your decision. Aesthetics of Wood vs. Steel-Framed Yurts Many yurts are set up in the
The Best Guides for North America’s Highest Peak Alaska Mountaineering School (AMS) is a mountain guiding and climbing school that leads expeditions throughout the Alaska Range, including Denali, Mount Foraker, and Mount Hunter. Expert guides with ample experience lead all AMS courses, which include mountaineering, backpacking, glacier trek, and custom options as well as skill-intensive workshops. While many guiding companies
The “tiny home movement” advocates living in tight quarters, with most tiny houses only taking up between 100 and 900 square feet. Although this movement has gained recent popularity with social media influencers making the switch to tiny home living and even the creation of HGTV television shows such as “Tiny House, Big Living” and “Tiny House Hunters,” tiny houses
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