Becoming A Backyard Beekeeper…

You add a dollop of honey to your tea, spread it on toast, and drizzle it on ice cream. What if you could have an unlimited supply of this golden elixir? Instead of buying honey at the store, consider starting a beehive and keeping a honey-producing colony in your backyard. Beekeeping is becoming more popular. […]

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Off-Grid Tiny House Paradise With Geodesic Dome Greenhouse…

This is the ultimate tiny house off grid paradise. Situated on 380 acres of spectacular lake-front property with private hot-springs and abundant wildlife, the land will eventually be home to a fully functioning off-the-grid, solar powered community of tiny homes which will be placed amongst a network of geodesic dome greenhouses growing organic food. The […]

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Amazing DIY European Style Tiny House With Pizza Oven…

The Gypsy Mermaid is undoubtably one of the most creative and artistic tiny house builds that we have visited to date. There are features in this home that I didn’t believe to be possible in a tiny house such as a fully functional feature pizza oven right in the middle of the home which provides […]

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Living Light Is An Off-Grid Lamp Powered By Photosynthesis…

Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has created a lamp that uses a living plant to generate its own electricity – and plans to scale up the technology to power entire smart cities. Presented at Dutch Design Week, the Living Light uses microorganisms to convert the chemical energy it naturally produces during photosynthesis into an electric […]

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Designer Builds Efficient Off-Grid Passive House In Colorado…

Twenty years ago Andrew Michler bought a $60,000 solar shack in the Colorado mountains that “immediately fell apart” and inspired two decades of experiments in off-grid living. Today, he and his wife live in the reconfigured shack and he has turned a former shed on the property into an ultra low-consuming Passive House (Passivhaus). “Passive […]

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How To Make A Cold Frame To Extend Your Growing Season Step-by-Step…

Cold frames are fantastically versatile, helping the gardener to cheat the seasons and enjoy more harvests. With just a few inexpensive and reclaimed materials, a drill, some screws and a screwdriver, it’s straightforward to make your own cold frame to protect plants from the elements. In this short video we’ll show you how to make […]

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O’Naturel – 250 Pastured Laying Hens In The French Pyrenees…

Bart Saelen and his wife Maryann own and run O’Naturel farm, a small-scale agricultural business centered around 250 laying hens that produce about 200 eggs/day. They follow a model of rotational grazing pioneered by U.S. farmer Joel Salatin and which is also used by Richard Perkins of Ridgedale Permaculture in Sweden. They originally moved the […]

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