Blog – Eco Snippets

This Amazing Modern Yurt Is A Design Marvel…

This incredible small home is a completely contemporary, modern take on the traditional yurt. With a diameter of 30ft (9 meters), this beautiful home has it all and is packed full of some wonderfully unique design features. Constructed by Zach and Nicole, this modern yurt is designed to be spatially efficient and beautiful. The entire […]

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How Mississippi Shanty Boats Helped Build A Culture…

“I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable” – “Dry Salvages”, T.S. Eliot Long before Wes Modes began planning a journey down the Mississippi, he started building a traditional barge-bottom houseboat in a California backyard out of rustic reclaimed materials (e.g. old […]

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Back To Nature Living In A Beautiful Tiny House Tent…

This young family are doing things a bit differently! They gave up their city lives in Southern California to live a debt free and simple life, close to nature in a beautiful tiny house tent in New Mexico! Their home is by no means a normal tent, but more like a tiny house cabin with […]

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Restoring The Ancient Caledonian Forest…

Nearly 30 years ago, Trees for Life Founder, Alan Watson-Featherstone stood in the Universal Hall and in front of 300 people made a life-long commitment to restore the ancient Caledonian Forest. He started with no resources, no knowledge, no access to land, no funds, but his passion and inspiration have carried him forward and now […]

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An Earthship Like None You’ve Ever Seen…

Earthships are living buildings that are adapted to their environment to make use of climate, water, and waste products. When people think of earthships, they usually think of the desert southwest of the US, because that’s where they originated and where many of them are built. In this video we tour an unusual version of […]

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Compost Worm Farming, Making Your Own Compost…

Compost worm farms transform household waste into a resource, a very valuable resource, a nutrient-rich fertilizer (liquid and solid) while also closing the loop on food waste cycles in households. Compost worms are a great way to make your own fertilizer for organic gardening, and they are equally as good for recycling food waste at […]

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Man Leaves $80K Job To Live Off Grid…

Have you ever thought about living off the grid. How would you cook? How would you earn a living. What about lights in your house? Here is a family adventure about living off the grid and how they do it. Canning Foods, Solar Power, Raising Livestock and Chickens, and so much more! Check it out […]

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An Awesome Underground Earthbag Root Cellar Build…

With canning season on the horizon, Eric and Arielle from Simple Living Alaska started the construction of an underground earthbag root cellar that will soon store their precious canned food and crops from the garden. Check out part one of the build below… In the second video Eric and Arielle complete the underground earthbag root […]

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Off The Grid Cabin In New Zealand Paradise…

Hidden amongst the spectacular mountain ranges of the Kahurangi National park of New Zealand, this beautiful off-the-grid cabin sits in paradise. Affectionately titled the Honeywell Hut, after it’s builder Jack Honeywell, the off the grid cabin, although relatively new, looks as though it could have sat on the land for a hundred years. Being situated […]

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