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Architect converts auto rickshaw into mobile home complete with bed, kitchen and toilet – it s viral

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The custom vehicle has been designed by architect Arun Prabhu NG.

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Updated: Oct 12, 2020, 21:21 IST

The architect Arun Prabhu NG named the project SOLO 01.
The architect Arun Prabhu NG named the project SOLO 01. (Instagram/@the.billboards.collective/)

Thanks to social media, you may have seen several pictures or videos of auto rickshaws with various modifications. However, this one takes customisation to a whole new level. An architect has impressed netizens by creating a tiny home on top of an auto rickshaw. The special vehicle has a bed, kitchen and bathroom along with other amenities. Pictures of the creation have gone viral.

The custom vehicle has been designed by architect Arun Prabhu NG. He shared pictures of the portable auto rickshaw back in December 2019.

“Super stoked to finally reveal a project that has been in the works! SOLO 01,” said a post detailing the special vehicle. “This ingenious small space design transforms a customized THREE WHEELER into a comfy mobile home,” it said further.

The pictures shared, show that the vehicle is equipped with a kitchen, wash basin, bathroom set-up with a bathtub, and a bed. The structure has solar panels and a water tank. The space also has several shelves and racks, and many windows for ventilation.

The vehicle once again caught people’s attention thanks to a Twitter thread about it.

Twitter user Stay@happy posted three tweets sharing details about the vehicle and also shared some pictures.

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The Complete Bathroom Remodel Checklist For Maryland Homeowners

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

A little planning ahead of time will ensure you get the new bathroom of your dreams.
A little planning ahead of time will ensure you get the new bathroom of your dreams. (Shutterstock)

But there’s more to it than just picking up the phone to call a professional bathroom remodeler. Think through these five steps before reaching out.

1. Plan Your Design

While professional bathroom remodelers will be able to help you make structural decisions, it’s wise for you to know ahead of time what you’d like the end result to look like. Do a little brainstorming to come up with concrete ideas, like, “I’d like a freestanding tub and separate shower,” or “I prefer a pedestal sink to a drop-in model.”

Browse sites like Pinterest for inspiration as to layout, aesthetics, and materials. Save some photos to show your contractor and point out what you like about them.

2. Determine The Contractors You’ll Need

You might think one firm can come in and tackle your entire bathroom remodel. While some can, it is better in many instances to hire a few specialty contractors. Contrary to popular belief, this can actually save money and increase the longevity of your remodel.

So, first think about who you will need: a custom millworker, plumber, bath fitter, etc.


Need a professional bathroom remodeler? Find an expert near you.


3. Look Into Necessary Permits

Small-scale bathroom remodels most likely won’t call for any permits. However, large-scale projects may require building permits, which you can obtain through your local government offices.

Also, keep in mind that many local governments require electrical

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New York’s historic Waldorf Astoria hotel auctions off 80,000 items ahead of complete renovation

Since it opened in 1931, the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York has been frequented by society’s elite: politicians, actors and even royalty.

Dubbed the “unofficial palace,” the Waldorf has hosted the likes of Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and every US president from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama. Some members of high society even lived at the hotel, including composer Cole Porter and the Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII, with his partner, Wallis Simpson, after he abdicated the British throne.

But now, the landmark hotel on Park Avenue is auctioning off 80,000 of its most timeless furnishings in preparation for a complete renovation, as part of the Fine Furnishings of the Historic Waldorf Astoria New York auction, according to a news release from Kaminski Auctions, which is hosting the sale.

“Many of the pieces for auction have been a witness to history, and we are excited to see them find new life in the homes of avid collectors,” said Andrew Miller, CEO of Dajia US, the owner and developer of Waldorf Astoria New York.

Anyone can now own classic 19th century French furniture from the Windsor Suite, the Cole Porter Suite, the Winston Churchill Suite and the Presidential Suite, among others. The furnishings include bespoke chandeliers, a Steinway grand piano and Charles X-style benches.

Online bidding and personal viewings of the items at Silver City Galleria Mall in Massachusetts, where they’re being held, started Saturday. A two-week live and Covid-safe auction is scheduled to start October 17. The auction is set to end November 15, according to the news release.

All proceeds from the auction will go to the St. Bartholomew’s Conservancy to help restore the exteriors and gardens of St. Bartholomew’s Church and Community House, located across the street from the hotel, according to the news release.

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‘Complete streets’ plan to revitalize downtown Hicksville needs $22M to fund improvements

Downtown Hicksville’s chaotic jumble of roads and walkways is set for a $22 million pedestrian and bicycle-friendly makeover — if the funding can be secured.

Nassau County last week released its “complete streets” plan for the area around the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road station that is poised for revitalization.

“When you’re adding apartments or for housing or any kind of development at all you want to make sure that … you can accommodate any increased population or traffic, and you also want to look at how you can make things safer,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said in an interview. “You also want to look at how to make it more attractive.”

The complete streets report recommends adding 1.75 miles of bike lanes, new street crossings for commuters, extending sidewalk curbs to shorten the distance to cross streets, building median islands at wide intersections, making sidewalks and curb ramps compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and other improvements.

The plan was developed in cooperation with officials from Oyster Bay, the New York State Department of Transportation, the LIRR and local organizations.

The complete streets proposal would complement expected development. Oyster Bay was awarded a $10 million state grant in 2017 to revitalize downtown Hicksville. That grant will fund LIRR station access improvements, new public spaces and mixed-income housing. The Oyster Bay Town Board is expected to rezone the area and is considering an application for a mixed-use residential and commercial development at the former Sears site.

The most expensive recommended project in the complete streets report is $5.9 million for improvements to sidewalks and adding bicycle parking to the heart of downtown Hicksville, a half-mile stretch of Broadway from Old Country Road to John Street that is lined with small stores. Another large proposal is $5.2 million

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10 Home Renovation Projects to Complete This Fall

Fall is here, bringing with it a new to-do list for property owners. Whether it’s a renovation project for your primary residence or an investment property you’re getting ready to rent or sell, fall is the time to get your home in tip-top shape before the colder weather arrives.

10 fall projects to get done

Here are some fixes and improvements that should be on your list.

1. Clean the gutters

Gutters are meant to drain water from the roof. When leaves and other debris clog them, it could spell trouble for a home, particularly if winter promises heavy snowfall. Make sure your gutters are cleaned in the fall and spring to avoid water seeping inside and causing damage.

2. Fertilize the lawn

A lawn needs TLC as it heads into its dormant season. Fertilize the lawn before the ground freezes (preferably by mid-October) so roots are fed throughout the winter. You’ll be rewarded in the spring with healthy green grass, which is great for curb appeal if you’re looking to sell.

3. Winterize the irrigation system

To avoid frozen pipes and damage to your outdoor sprinkler system, you’ll need to drain out all the water. Some systems require “blowing out,” which means forcing air through the pipes and sprinkler head. Not sure what your system needs? Call a pro to avoid damage.

4. Repair the driveway/walkways

Before that first snowfall, fix cracks and broken pavers before the cold weather makes them worse.

5. Refinish/treat the deck/patio

Depending on the materials your deck or patio is made from, you’ll need to maintain them accordingly. This might mean a power washing, restaining, resanding, or all of the above. It’s better to do these projects now rather than put them off until spring, especially if you need to hire someone: Spring is

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