12 Things You NEED To Go Off Grid NOW! What do you need to go off grid NOW? Do you think you’re ready to live off grid? Where are you going to go without money? Unless you’re planning on bugging out to the wilderness in Alaska or some other wild frontier with just the clothes on your back and a way to hunt for game and live off the land, you’re going to need money to buy the things you need to live off the grid. Especially if you’re going to bring your family. The fact is, to do anything nowadays you need money, and usually lots of it.
“Amazing ways trash can be used to build homes” by Leah L. Culler of MSN Real Estate Going green at home has become a fascinating project that many architects here in the U.S. have dedicated their time and imagination to. Recycling, for example, is no longer limited to the bin you throw your water bottles into. Did you know that the country of Sweden recycles waste so well and so efficiently that they now have to import it from neighboring countries? What an impressive dilemma to have. Although we don’t convert our waste to fuel here in the states all that much, we have innovated other ways to recycle and “go green”. And, although Shea Homes does not offer these amenities in its homes, we thought we would share these mind-blowing examples of how homes can be built out of trash!
12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking By Michael Michalko 1. You are creative. The artist is not a special person, each one of us is a special kind of artist. Every one of us is born a creative, spontaneous thinker. Cost-Effective Passive Solar Design Passive solar design is one of the most attractive strategies available for energy-efficient construction and green building. The sun provides free heat, daylighting, and a better connection to our outdoor environment. It does this for the life of the structure. If you follow these priciples, your house will offer passive survivability, meaning it will remain livable through winter power outages.
Listings Search Recherches apparentées: knoxvillefindahome.com Recherches apparentées Wood Fired Hot Tub Get a 55 gallon steel barrel with a closed top. I got mine from a guy in Bradford, VT who calls himself the "Barrel Man," but if you don't live in the area, you can usually find them on craigslist. Make sure you get a barrel that hasn't been holding anything toxic, since you'll have to spend a fair amount of time crawling around the inside during the assembly process. Straw Bale Building In this section you will find some of our Standard design details. We encourage you to use them for your own buildings, as they are a result of years of work, experimenting, researching, discussing, making mistakes, trying out different ideas. The aim has always been to use totally natural materials, as low impact as possible, to create airtight designs, with excellent thermal efficiency. Often these designs are also more financially affordable than the usual poured cement alternative, but we believe affordable has to mean both financial and environmental, with no compromises!
New Realm Reorder 20th January 2012 By Chris Bourne Contributing Writer for Wake up World The current system is fracturing. One of the great successes of the Occupy Movement, is that it’s brought very clearly into light, the systematic nature of inequity, injustice and plain control that is our society. Passive Solar House Plans The unique half timber style of our Roseburg Cottage 3 home with the stone, wood, and stone accents along with the west-facing front makes this Roseburg Cottage very different from our others. We have also moved the stairs since our client wanted easy access to the future home office in the bonus room. The house is full of surprises as you move from the inviting front porch to the living area that is open both horizontally and vertically. First Floor
21 Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks Have you completed your spring cleaning? If not I'm here to help with these 21 amazing tips and tricks to make your spring cleaning routine go as smooth as possible. Fill a dish wand with half vinegar and half dawn dish soap. Keep the wand in your shower. How to Avoid 3 Major Mistakes and to Build a Perfect Root Cellar Review: Loading ... 3EmailShare Root cellars are used for centuries by now. Storages for keeping fruits and vegetables fresh are vital for any clever and devoted person instead of keeping them frozen in a refrigerator. Though the process seems to be easy enough it is not all about digging a hole in a ground and making a roof over it.
Straw bale Straw has been used as a building material for centuries for thatch roofing and also mixed with earth in cob and wattle and daub walls. Straw bales were first used for building over a century ago by settlers in Nebraska, USA, shortly after the invention of baling machines. Straw is derived from grasses and is regarded as a renewable building material since its primary energy input is solar and it can be grown and harvested. ‘No Food Rights’ Judge quits to work for Monsanto law firm From Greg Orelind at Narbi.com Food Rights, Gene Rights and Monsanto By Rady Ananda As courts and bureaucrats continue to assert that citizens have no fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice, we find Monsanto lurking nearby. The Wisconsin judge who recently ruled that we have no right to own a cow or drink its milk resigned to join one of Monsanto’s law firms. Former judge Patrick J.
Solar Decathlon Build perFORM[D]ance House Teams participating in the 2011 Solar Decathlon strive to create high-tech, low-energy houses, but one team has created a home that also "dances." Florida International University's perFORM[D]ance House features movable facades that allow it to adapt to the needs of its occupants and environmental conditions. This flexible concept fosters connections between indoors and outdoors while mitigating Florida's hot, humid, and hurricane-prone climate.