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More tiny homes, on wheels!

With the cost of living going up and up and our wages going down and down, one of the ways to cut back on living expenses is by going small with your home. I wrote about this a while back, … Continued

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I resign from eco-committee

Eco-town Minister 3rd from left The UK administration’s plans for new eco-towns are increasingly threadbare, and Labour ministers are rowing back from earlier commitments. As reported in The London Times, I am therefore resigning from the committee which is supposedly … Continued

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Unplugged – Guardian article

Nick Rosen in his research RV Thousands of people are choosing to live in homes without mains electricity, gas or water. Are these the eco-townies of the future? The Guardian newspaper today features Nick Rosen’s call for changes to the … Continued

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$500 home

Its easy to think that off-grid living is expensive and out of reach – but that’s just not so! Using off the shelf materials and an open source design , the hexayurt – pictured – is an affordable off-grid shelter — an “autonomous building” which includes drinking water purification, composting toilets, fuel-efficient stoves and solar electric lighting.