Blog – Eco Snippets

Earth Integrated Underground Dome House…

Paula and Bill Lishman spent many winters in a poorly-insulated A-frame cabin before realizing they needed to go underground to use the earth’s energy to stay warm, so they knocked the top off a hill, dropped in ferro-cement domes and covered it up again with dirt. Thanks to skylights cut into every dome and the […]

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Simple Ways To Cut Down Your Water Use…

Switching to a more environmentally-friendly way of living is more important than ever these days, and reducing the amount of water you use is a great place to start. Although the world’s surface is covered in water, the majority of it is contained in seas and oceans where we can’t use it. In contrast, freshwater […]

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Building A Rock Pizza Oven At The Off Grid Cabin…

A rock oven works by collecting heat from fire inside the oven rather than let it escape to the environment. A stone or rock oven still uses primitive technology, but it is a more advanced form because it’s not just using fire by itself, and it needs to be built which takes engineering know-how. Rock […]

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How To Plant A Garden That Provides An Abundant Harvest…

Starting a garden at home is one of the best ways to shrink your carbon footprint while also boosting your health with better nutrition. Gardening requires a lot of work, but it’s well worth the effort. The best part is that anyone can garden no matter the amount of space they have. Below, discover tricks […]

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Thrifty Couple Builds Self-Reliant, $60K Homestead & Workshop…

Marlena and Eugene built their homestead in Blanco, Texas using salvaged windows, doors, wood flooring, tile, a bathtub, a lot of plywood, and some lumber. After over a decade of building, they now have a completely off-grid home, workshop, garden, and rental cabin. While they did spend for the new 23 solar panels that run […]

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