Malta Home Maximizes a Small Lot With Cantilevered Design

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Located on the tiny island of Malta, this sustainable home by Chris Briffa Architects was designed on a lot only 250 square meters in size. The green-roofed, energy-efficient Hanging Home has turned into a significant design challenge, incorporating the small space with eco-friendly features into this modern yet traditional home.

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In order to bypass the zoning challenges of the small lot, nearly half of the house is cantilevered over the outdoor space, with portions of the living and dining rooms literally floating over the outdoor pool on a slab of concrete.

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The home uses low-energy radiant floor heating to stay warm in the winter, and stays cool in the summer through natural ventilation. The design allows for plenty of natural daylight and cross ventilation, keeping energy use at a minimum. Overall, the natural materials and strategic design provide a sustainable, energy-efficient home that is simple, stylish, and comfortable.

Gaylord Hotels Promotes Holiday ‘Grandtravel’ – Make Christmas Memories with ‘Grandparents Stay and Play Free’ Package

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 10, 2009

If there is a positive outcome of this fickle economy, it is that families are spending less money on frivolous things and more time with each other.

Spread Holiday Cheer by Sharing Christmas Memories Online and Win Grand Prize Resort Stay with Gaylord Hotels

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Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 3, 2009

“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.” ~Oscar Wilde

Christmas memories come in all shapes and sizes. Whether big moments or small, Gaylord Hotels invites families to capture them in a new online community during a time when sharing takes on a special meaning. The ” Share Christmas Memories with Gaylord Hotels” promotion was created to celebrate the spirit of the holidays, encouraging people to connect in a personal and emotional way by showcasing the funny, tender and precious moments that make Christmas last forever. As an added bonus, participants will also have a chance to win a stay at one of America’s four most festive resorts.

“Every day, Gaylord Hotels bring thousands of people together to share moments and memories, especially during the Christmas season,” said Rich Maradik, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Gaylord Hotels. “Our expertise in entertaining our guests translates into lasting memories that are far more meaningful when shared with others. So we are using the power of the Internet to enable our guests, their families and friends to share their favorite Christmas moments, wherever they have taken place.”

Everyone is invited to upload a favorite photo, pen a poem, write a story or post a video that exemplifies their personal spirit of Christmas. Family, friends and colleagues are sure to enjoy becoming part of this Christmas memory community by viewing the posts and sharing their own. Joining the fun is simple: visit http://www.ShareChristmasMemories.com from now through Dec. 28, 2009 to take part. The randomly chosen winner receives a Grand Prize trip for two to the Gaylord resort of their choice, which includes an atrium garden room for two nights, daily breakfast buffet, one spa treatment per person at Rel

Florida Golf Vacation Packages and Tee Times Now Available at Destination Orlando Golf Website – Stay and Play

(PRWEB) December 9, 2004

Destination Orlando Golf is the best resource on the internet for golf vacations, packages and tee times at one of America’s favorite golf destinations. At Destination Orlando Golf, you’ll find information, rates and reviews for a wide variety of golf courses, hotels and golf resorts. Reserve a tee time or a complete golf vacation online, or if you prefer, call toll free.

Check our New Golf Packages for the best in pre-planned vacations. For the best values and the hottest deals check out our Golf Specials. Find the golf vacation that meets your budget, style and game with our Golf Vacation Finder. Or, if you prefer, plan your own vacation with our Online Golf Quotes.

As always, feel free to call our golf experts toll free, 1-866-859-2974, where one call does it all, hotel reservations, tee times and car rentals. Our golf vacation specialists will have all the latest information that can turn that ho-hum trip into the golf vacation of a lifetime. Let us take the hassle out of planning your next golf vacation, so all you have to do is bring your “A” game!

Our newly expanded golf course vacation packages are customizable. Stay where you want, play where you wish and add as many rounds as you require.

Vacation package info and reservations, tee times, course information and much more are now available at Destination Orlando or by calling Destination Orlando Golf at 1-866-859-2974 Toll Free!

DestinationOrlando.com Inc. is located in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. near Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World and the Orange County Convention Center. Member of the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau and partner of the State of Florida’s, “Visit Florida” – FLAUSA.

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Orlando Hotel Deals: Grandparents Stay Free at the Orlando Vista Hotel

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 7, 2008

Families searching for deals on Orlando hotels now have more ways to save during the Orlando Vista Hotel ‘Grandparent’s Stay Free’ vacation promotion. This special deal for grandparents is available to all families who book a $ 99 per night Kid’s Club Suite.

To take advantage of this special offer, guests need only to enter the promotional code “GPPRO” on the Orlando Vista Hotel website when making online reservations.

“Our goal is to make special time with children and grandparents more affordable,” says Jim Enos, General Manager for the Orlando Vista Hotel. “This vacation package provides a unique opportunity for the entire family to spend quality time together and the price leaves lots left over for having fun in the park.”

The Orlando Vista Hotel also offers additional deals on Disney World vacation packages including the ’4-Day Magic Your Way’ package (promotional code D3W) and the Florida Resident Rate (promotional code FRR). More information about these Orlando hotel deals can be found on the Orlando Vista Hotel website at: http://www.orlandovistahotel.com/florida-residents-specials.html.

In addition to a free stay, guests of the Grandparent’s Stay Free promotion will also enjoy: