In recent years, architecture has seen a flurry of offbeat yet beautiful abodes with designs based on the world around us. | By Sara Carpenter, BobVila.com
Whether it's a hike in the woods, a night beneath the stars, or a sunny day at the beach, natural inspirations are creeping more and more into residential architecture. Intended to be in sync with their surroundings, these homes may appear out of the ordinary, but their designs are based on common features of the great outdoors like mushrooms and seashells. Click through to see a dozen stunning examples of organic architecture from yesterday and today.
Kevin: Give me a break! I'm 52, and it was not so long ago when 'community service' was a punishment that was handed down as an alternative sentence to jail time for small crimes. Now we have a whole generation (probably two) that has been brain washed into thinking that they have to do community service as a prerequisite to just about anything of value. Want to be in National Honor Society? Community service. Want to get Confirmation in the Church? Community service. Want to get into college? Community service. And now we have Clinton proposing that the government enlist legions of their newly brainwashed useful idiots to sign up for more free work? I'm sorry, but this is just thinly disguised involuntary servitude/slavery. When I work, I get paid. And no, the private sector does not need another costly mandate from our federal overlords requiring us to give time off to our new community service volunteers. I'm sure that it is a shock to Clinton and other libtards everywhere, but private businesses have plenty to do without having to subsidize more non-productive government nonsense.