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Motley Fool says bet on off-grid energy

Investor’s tip sheet, The Motley Fool – advises readers to “Keep an eye on [the off-gird] space, you might be “cutting the cord” sooner than you think. Which could turn the power industry on its head.” There’s something going on … Continued

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Mobile Nuclear inevitable

Mobile nuclear power generators could become a viable energy source in the future. Earlier this week Mississauga, Canada-based Terrestrial Energy signed a collaboration agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which successfully ran a 7.4MW molten salt reactor experiment from 1965 … Continued

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Campaigner moves to tiny home

* Rob Greenfield from San Diego purchases ‘house’ measuring 5ft by 10ft * The environmental activist will live in the 50sq foot box for the next year * 28-year-old moves out of £1,000-a-month flat and paid £625 for new home … Continued

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500 square feet

500 square feet, for some, that’s a decent walk in closet, but not for this couple, Robert Cole and his partner Kelly Casthena, they live there with their black lab, happy as clams. They would have to be, living in … Continued

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Water and Energy shedding

We know all about load shedding and we’ve been warned about water shedding. So what do we do about it? According to rainwater harvesting specialist Patrick Rosslee, a good idea is to have your own tank – the biggest your … Continued

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BYD gets into V2G

The name tells you everything – Chinese vehicle company BYD – it stands for Build Your Dreams – has embraced V2G – Vehicle to Grid – the auto makers’ vision of a future where you drive your car into the … Continued

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Deep winter for the Sky Castle

This is our 8th year living out here, we have fallen into a comfortable routine, the summers have its advantages, longer days, warm weather (cool nights for sleeping), getting more done during the longer daylight hours, but there are downsides, … Continued

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Vandwelling

Modern technology, we have shunned much of it, but sometimes it’s a great thing to have around, the internet, FaceBook and the such, these things allow us to communicate, to keep in touch with, and to find those we lost … Continued





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Wish list

Everyone has a wish list, right? Although one of the secrets to happiness is being contented with what you have, you can still wish for more and better, just as long as those thoughts don’t take over your entire world. … Continued

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New Slow City by William Powers

The Slow Movement is slowly becoming mainstream. Several years ago, William (Bill) Powers, after a decade in international aid work, embarked upon an experiment. He spent a year in a one-room cabin without running water or electricity in a farm … Continued

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Livin’ large by goin’ small

I am fascinated by the tiny home or tiny house movement, I have lived in fairly small spaces for a number of years, first living in a single wide, 14×70 mobile home, that started me on my journey to living … Continued