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Dunkin Donuts Cabin of a Home Powered By Waste Coffee

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Dunkin Donuts Cabin of a Home Powered By Waste Coffee

The Home That Runs on Dunkin’ is powered by a biofuel blend of 80 percent oil extracted from coffee grounds, and 20 percent alcohol to help it burn efficiently. Leftover coffee grounds fuel this small holiday cabin created by American food chain Dunkin’ Donuts, which features interiors styled by actress Olivia Wilde. Dunkin’ Donuts enlisted US energy company Blue Marble – which has a branch that focuses on natural alternatives – to develop the environmentally conscious fuel for its branded home, which it unveiled in New York’s Madison Square Park earlier this month. It features a simple, open-plan arrangement to make the most of the limited space and bright interiors designed by Wilde. It has these contrast the dark weathered metal and stained wood cladding on its exterior.

Dunkin Donuts Cabin of a Home Powered By Waste Coffee
Dunkin Donuts Cabin of a Home Powered By Waste Coffee

The tiny home is truly unique, from the architectural layout to the interior design, and the generator is powered by spent coffee grounds. The cabin features a kitchen in the middle, with a set of folding glass doors that open onto a small patio for guests to enjoy their morning coffee. The wooden deck folds down from the side of the house to rest on metal supports, and so can be packed back up when the house needs to be moved.

White subway tiles line the walls of the kitchen, to match the rest of the interior covered in white-painted wood. A step leads up to the dining room, which occupies a cantilevered volume at one end and is painted bright orange. Wilde paired this hue with pink to provide accents like kitchenware, plant pots and textiles throughout the residence – matching the Dunkin’ brand colours. At the other end of the cabin, the bed is slotted on top of the bathroom and accessed by a ladder. The Home that Runs on Dunkin’ follows an ongoing trend for tiny residences in the US, as homeowners seek ways to save money and live simply. Dunkin’ Donuts is currently undergoing a rebrand that involved dropping “Donuts” from its name, as the Massachusetts company expands its offering beyond sugary snacks and hot beverages.

Information Source: Dezeen

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