A house fuelled by coffee?!

Friday, 26 October, 2018

The tiny home powered by recycled Dunkin’ Donuts coffee grounds

Today is the last day that Americans can rent a tiny house on AirBnB that is literally powered by Dunkin’ Donuts recycled coffee grounds – a world first. Created by Dunkin’ Donuts in partnership with their agency, Hill Holliday, the 275-square-foot “Home that Runs on Coffee” was designed to prove that it’s not just Americans who use Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Home to power through their day…

For two weeks only, Dunkin’ Donuts rented out this tiny home in the Massachusetts town of Nahant on AirBnB – for just $10 a night. And the house is fully-functional, despite being powered by used coffee grounds. 

Dunkin’ partnered with Blue Marble Biomaterials, a sustainable biochemical company, to create eco-friendly biofuel from about 65,000 pounds of spent coffee grounds. For every 170 pounds of coffee grounds processed, a total of one gallon of biofuel is created. The natural excess oils in the coffee grounds were extracted and mixed with an alcohol to produce the biofuel blend that’s 80% coffee oil, and powerful enough to run the Tiny Home. 

Powered by coffee

The Tiny Home offers guests unlimited coffee and a premium coffee maker, a chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances and a farmhouse sink (plus snacks), a full-size designer bathroom with a spa bath and washer/dryer, a king-size loft bed with ladder access, a living room for two and a cozy coffee nook, along with air-conditioning and heat, Wi-Fi, and a full-size cedar deck. The design is a modern, chic aesthetic with custom-designed elements 

Fun fact: Dunkin’ partnered with actress, Olivia Wilde, for the sleek interior design and décor, and you can check out a 360-degree virtual tour here!

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