Sustainability Spotlight: Inside Dunkin’ Donuts Tiny Home Powered by Coffee

F123B395-2843-4B9A-B9CF-D4907A7C5178Yesterday, my sister and I stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts pop up at Madison Square Park in New York City. It’s a tiny home powered by a biofuel blend of 80% coffee oil that’s extracted from coffee grounds. The coffee beans powers everything from the fully functioning kitchen to the jacuzzi tub and get this: a washer/dryer unit.

Inside the home, is comfy and chic, thanks in part actress Olivia Wilde, who lent her interior design eye to help create the aesthetic. Throughout the home you’ll see accents of Dunkin’ Donuts’ signature orange and pink colors laid out elegantly, without being overpowering. In fact, the color accents looked so stylish, I didn’t even equate them with the donunt company.

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If you’re in NYC, you can visit the transportable house until October 6, where you’ll get free coffee samples, tours and you can enter to win a two-night say when the house parks in Massachusetts. After that, the space will be available to reserve through Airbnb.

Now, I know what you’re all thinking? You preach about healthy eating, but you’re telling us about Dunkin’ Donuts? Yes. Why? Because, although I don’t eat donuts, I love me some coffee, and I adore the company’s efforts to promote sustainability (and off the grid living). They also offer a wide variety of vegan-friendly food and beverage options. You can download the vegan options menu on their website.

If you’re not in NYC, or can’t make it to the park, you can still tour the home – virtually. Click here.

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