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Summer is (almost) officially here

I say almost because it doesn’t officially begin until the 21st of this month, and the fact that I am sitting here with thermal pants on, it’s cold! Well not really COLD, but cool, too chilly for shorts that’s for … Continued

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Arrests Celebrate 800 Years of Freedom

Police moved in on Runnymede Eco-village friday night to prevent a 3 day “Alternative Magna Carta Festival.” The Historic site, where the Magna Carta was signed 800 years ago, has become a symbol of the fight for real environmentalism and … Continued

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Canadian container home goes viral

OTTAWA–When Joseph Dupuis decided to spend the summer of 2012 building a cabin in the woods out of three shipping containers, he never realized his project would go viral. That’s exactly what happened to him when his photographer friend, Japhet … Continued

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Spanish govt to tax Solar batteries

Cash-strapped Spain is planning to tax homes that produce their own energy through solar power and store some of it using batteries, according to El Pais newspaper. Amounts due will discourage the use of home solar panels. But off-grid consumers … Continued

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Filing cabinet smoker

  I’ve seen some ingenious peeps on FaceBook and YouTube, this has to be in the top 10 of cool DIY, have you seen the filing cabinet smoker? This is a first for me, not sure if it’s something I … Continued

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Ecocapsule?

I have been seeing this all over the internet, at least in the circles where I virtually travel. It’s called an Ecocapsule, and capsule is what it is, this is a self contained off grid, tiny, little, cute(?), spot to … Continued

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Living in small camper vans

I am learning more and more about people who live nomadic lives, driving and living in smaller camper vans rather than buying into the larger campers and such. The nice thing about these smaller camper vans is they can park … Continued

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Big guy, tiny home

When Joel Fleck moved home to after college, he wanted his own place, but he didn’t want to pay the steep Sonoma County rents, so he decided to build his own tiny home on a trailer. Inspired by wee house … Continued

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Don’t flush that urine

Modern synthetic fertilizer consists of varying amounts of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), which are added to croplands to replace these depleted nutrients in the soil. There are several problems with this method, one of the primary ones … Continued