Category Archives for "Environmental"

Ten Things We Wish We’d Known Before We Went Off Grid…

This one is lighthearted and encouraging, but it’s also true. Nick Fouch and Esther Emery, moved off the grid in 2013 and since then their family of five lives in a 314 square foot yurt in the Boise foothills while building their off grid timber frame dream home. Esther’s mother, Carla Emery, wrote the homesteading and […]

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Off-Grid Yurt Tour: A Tiny House Alternative…

If you’re interested in creating a tiny home, then a yurt might be an alternative you would like to consider. A traditional yurt (from the Turkic languages) or ger (Mongolian) is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. In this video, […]

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A Simpler Way: Global Crisis As An Opportunity To Live More Simply…

Over the course of 2015 Jordan from Happen Films lived in a community in Gippsland, Australia where 9 people came together to take part in this documentary to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year they built tiny houses, planted veggie gardens, practiced simple living, and […]

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Amazingly Beautiful Houses Made Out Of Bamboo…

You’ve never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique… Growing up in […]

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A Company Just 3D-Printed A House In 24 Hours For Only $10,134…

Apis Cor has claimed to be the first company to have developed a 3D printer than can print whole buildings on-site… While 3D-printing may have been faded away in recent years from the spotlight of core “disruptive” technologies, that may soon change again after a company 3D-printed an entire house in just 24 hours. Located in […]

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Young Woman Builds Beautiful Recycled Tiny House For US$19,000…

For many, the idea of building a Tiny House on wheels is a wonderful pipe dream, however young kiwi furniture maker Annelies Zwaan has turned that dream into reality by building her very own cottage-in-the-woods style Tiny Home. Despite having gained many skills working with timber as a furniture maker, the learning curve when it came […]

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Rocket Mass Heaters: A Better Burning Wood Stove…

The rocket stove takes our fascination with fire and bends it 90 degrees. It’s a hyper efficient wood stove that uses far less wood to get a far more effective result, whether it’s heating or cooking. It grew out of efforts in developing countries to build a more fuel efficient, safer cooking stove and it has […]

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Check Out This Magical Hobbit-Like Eco Cave House…

Underhill is an incredible hobbit-home like, eco-cave house built into the hillside of a Waikato (New Zealand) farm. The house is cleverly constructed to resemble a cave. With no electricity in the house, the stone, wood and rustic features truly make you feel like you’re stepping back in time… Everything inside this tiny cave house […]

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