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Why science cannot conquer cancer/AIDS without your help Living in a woodland wonderland: The rise of the tree house Image copyright Tom Chudleigh Freedom, fun and adventure. That is what tree houses have been about for generations of kids. Increasingly however, adults are being lured into spending a night or two among the branches. Vancouver Island in Canada is home to a rather unusual resort called Free Spirit Spheres. Eve is made of yellow cedar wood and Eryn of Sitka spruce, while Melody is constructed from fibreglass. Image copyright Microsoft "I start with a shell, then add frames and insulation and put in the floor," explains Mr Chudleigh. "I make all the fixtures and fittings by hand; the local hardware stores don't make door hinges to fit spheres. Sway with me Guests enter the tree houses through a spiral staircase that wraps around one of the trees. "The sphere works like a nutshell, it is nature's packaging unit. So does the sway make guests feel a bit queasy? "The spheres always dwell in the centre of a triangle of trees. "The average cost per sphere is $275 (£157) a night," says Mr Chudleigh.

Ecological Footprint Quiz The footprint quiz is powered by Adobe Flash. It will only run on devices running Adobe Flash. Sign up for our newsletter What is the Ecological Footprint? What does the Ecological Footprint measure? Global hectares are hectares with world-average productivity for all productive land and water areas in a given year. How accurate are Ecological Footprint measurements? What can Ecological Footprint Analysis tell us about the future of the planet? What is the proper way to use the term Ecological Footprint? How is an Ecological Footprint calculated? The Ecological Footprint of a person is calculated by considering all of the biological materials consumed, and all of the biological wastes generated, by that person in a given year. To accomplish this, an amount of material consumed by that person (tons per year) is divided by the yield of the specific land or sea area (annual tons per hectare) from which it was harvested, or where its waste material was absorbed.

Géonef Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Extérieur d'une géonef moderne Intérieur du Solaria Earthship (Taos, Nouveau-Mexique). Une géonef[1],[2], aussi désignée sous le terme anglais d'earthship, est une habitation respectant l'environnement, autoconstruite à moindre coût en se basant sur la récupération et le recyclage de matériaux. Historique[modifier | modifier le code] Le film Garbage Warrior retrace la vie de son inventeur ainsi que de la communauté qui l'entoure[6]. Bâtiment à énergie passive et autosuffisant. Exemples[modifier | modifier le code] Des géonefs ont été construites : Références[modifier | modifier le code] Voir aussi[modifier | modifier le code] Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : Géonef, sur Wikimedia Commons Articles connexes[modifier | modifier le code] Maison passive Liens externes[modifier | modifier le code]

Perceive Think Act An Economist's Guide to Tidying Your Apartment - The Atlantic “In this book, I have summed up how to put your space in order in a way that will change your life forever.” This is the ambitious first sentence of Marie Kondo’s best-selling manifesto, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Direct and devoid of clutter, this sentence rings true to her philosophy. Unlike most self-help books, there are no extraneous words, no pandering—the lack of “wink wink” gesturing reads as an appealing, authentic statement. Though Kondo’s book was published in English in October of last year, a search on Google Trends still puts interest in her near an all-time high. (A search for her name in Japanese produces a similar result, though her book was originally published in 2010.) In the introduction of her book (and several times throughout), Kondo quantifies the power of her advice—she estimates that she’s helped her clients (a group that doesn’t include her countless readers) dispose of no fewer than a million items.

Comment construire les Earthships? – Terre et Avenir Cet article a été proposé et construit avec Wellrose Une maison durable, autonome et en matériaux recyclés : un Earthship! Un concept relativement ancien et très peu connu qui a ses admirateurs comme ses détracteurs. Il tend a être une solution de développement durable en traitant des 3 pilliers. Un Earthship, kézako? Les Earthships sont des maisons construites avec des pneus, des bouteilles de verre…elles sont autonomes en énergie, en eau et en majeure partie en nourriture. A l’origine, les Earthships (vaisseau de terre ou encore Géonef) sont nés dans l’imagination de Michael Reynolds, architecte américain. Les matériaux Les pneus, remplis de terre tassée, vont servir à ériger les murs extérieurs. Les bouteilles de verre, canettes en aluminium… vont être utilisées pour les cloisons intérieures et pour décorer les murs. Les cloisons sont ensuite recouvertes avec de la terre ou un simili de torchis. Intérêts Principes de construction La controverse Les inconvénients, selon M.

MAGNETISM~THE ENERGY SEA WE LIVE IN Magnetism ~ The Energy Sea We Live In Magnetic fields are electrically charged lines of force that stream out from all objects. The earth’s magnetic fields pour out from the North and South Poles. These fields run north and south and are everywhere and all pervasive ~ some are trunk lines many feet wide that stream out from the earth; some lines are only a thousandth of an inch wide. Sensitive people are able to see these "energy" lines ~ what is seen are particles of energy, called prana. We absorb prana from the food we eat ~ the Sun and atmosphere also provide us with prana we pick up through interacting with the magnetic fields of the earth. The earth's energy body absorbs Solar rays (l); Earth's magnetic field flows from North to South Pole (r) The sun's magnetic field envelops the entire solar system in a bubble that scientists call the "heliosphere." Changes in the sun's magnetic field are carried outward through the heliosphere by the solar wind.

10 Brilliant Tiny Houses that are Revolutionizing Micro-Living 10 Brilliant Tiny Houses that are Revolutionizing Micro-Living Inspired by the increasingly popular micro house trend, these 10 project designs came about for various reasons. In addition to being a cheaper option when compared to larger homes – both for construction and in maintenance – they are an ideal solution for people who want to reduce their material possessions and the space they occupy. Tiny houses have evolved far beyond cramped quarters into a custom being adopted both as a viable alternative to the unaffordability of housing and a source of freedom. These selected houses, each under 40 square meters, serve as perfect examples of innovative designs that provide a simpler life, while fostering social interaction between people and dialogue with their environment. Check out the 10 examples below. Forest Retreat / Uhlik architekti Area: 16.0 m² "We designed a compact enclosed volume – an object resting freely on boulders with a stern raised on a huge boulder. Area: 40.0 m²

Earthship et Géonef, avantages et inconvénients Imaginez une maison que vous construiriez avec des matériaux majoritairement recyclés, sans se brancher aux réseaux d’eau et d’électricité, n’ayant quasiment aucun besoin de chauffage ou de climatisation toute l’année, quel que soit l’endroit du monde où elle se trouve et dans laquelle vous produiriez vos propres aliments ! C’est le concept presque parfait pour Build Green ! Et cette maison a un nom : la Earthship ou Géonef (en français). Mais est-ce vraiment la maison idéale ? Comme à notre habitude, nous allons décortiquer ce type de construction pour vous en détailler son histoire, son concept et surtout ses qualités et défauts … Michael Reynolds devant son 1er Earthship en boites d’alu recyclées Il décide de se lancer seul dans ce projet et publie une étude dans le magazine américain Architectural Record en 1971. Bien que décrié et attaqué de toute part par ses pairs, Reynolds a été élevé comme un prophète du mouvement vert. Quel est le principe architectural du earthship ? Energie