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Construction Materials A sustainable home must make use of local (indigenous) materials, those occurring 'naturally' in the local area. The Nature of the Materials In keeping with the design and performance requirements of a Earthship Biotecture, the nature of the building matierials for an Earthship must have certain characteristics established. The requirements and characteristics below describe the nature of the ideal 'building block' for constructing the ideal building for residential and commercial applications. Indigenous: Materials are found all over the planet. Able to be fashioned with little or no energy: If a building material was found that was indigenous to many parts of the planet but it required massive amounts of energy to fashion into a usable form, then it would not be sustainable and not considered. Thermal Mass : Durability: We have built out of wood for centuries. Resilient: Earthquakes are an issue in many parts of the world. Low specific skill requirements: Related:  Houses

CoLiberation I joined Google Plus for one reason. Hangouts. I loved everything about this way of meeting people - how you could see everybody at once (up to 10 people), how whoever was talking took the center of the virtual stage. How what you wound up talking about often depended on who happened to drop in, or out. And especially how you could join and quit whenever you were so moved. In many ways, it seemed to me to be the virtual instantiation of a play community. There are other aspects of this virtual environment that contribute as strongly to it being a grounds for play, for experiencing coliberation. One more thing (no, I am not a member of the Google team nor invested in their enterprise), when they introduced games into their environment, they made it separate from everything else. And when you do play games, you have other people to play against and with. What Google Plus offers is still a far cry from a virtual New Games tournament. She continues: ..."

Comment construire une piscine naturelle et écologique en 10 étapes Email Les premières chaleurs estivales nous donnent envie de piquer une tête dans l’eau… Malheureusement on sait que les piscines sont très nocives à l’environnement, une consommation d’eau démesurée, un traitement chimique de l’eau et une consommation d’énergie élevée à cause des systèmes de chauffage, de pompage et autre robot de nettoyage… Loin d’être la panacée, construire une piscine naturelle est une alternative moins agressive pour la nature. Enfin votre petit coin de paradis à portée de main avec des souvenirs d’enfance qui ressurgissent à chaque instant. Aimeriez-vous, vous baigner dans une piscine naturelle dans votre jardin ? Quoi de plus agréable aux chaudes heures de l’été que de se rafraîchir dans une eau douce et vivifiante. Lorsque l’on pense à installer une piscine naturelle dans son jardin, l’autoconstruction est une possibilité très intéressante pour ceux qui ont un budget limité où qui ont envie de s’impliquer pleinement dans leur projet.

How To Build An Earthship An Earth Ship can be as simple as a one room with a loft or as complex as a multi-family apartment complex. One of the most famous Earth Ship homes was built by the actor Dennis Weaver and cost millions of dollars to complete. A small one can be constructed for a few thousand dollars, basically just the cost of the cement mix and if you are in a climate that is compatible with adobe type construction, and will do the labor for yourself, even less. So, how is an Earth Ship constructed? The design concept utilizes modules that can be mixed and matched to form a unique finished product. The simplest way to describe how and earth ship is built is to walk you through the construction of the basic module called "The Hut".

» The Quotes of the Civilization V Debut Trailer Games of State Looking at the feedback which is appearing around the internet, it seems that people are questioning whether or not the quotes in the debut trailer for Civilization V are real. I am happy to confirm that all of them are real and listed below for your contextual pleasure, but first lets recap the trailer itself, courtesy of Machinima. In order, the quotes are: A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long supressed, finds utterance. - Jawaharlal Nehru Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and is considered one of the greatest Indian statesman. Along with Mahatma Gandhi, he is considered one of the architects of free India. The second quote is from a speech by General Douglas MacArthur. Duty, Honor, Country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. The third quote is the only one which is from ancient history.

Comment conserver des légumes frais pendant des mois.. sans réfrigérateur Si les jardiniers considèrent que le printemps et l’été doivent être consacrés à la culture des aliments, ils considèrent aussi que l’automne et l’hiver concernent la conservation des aliments. L’automne apporte des récoltes abondantes dans votre propre jardin ainsi que sur les marchés de produits locaux où les prix sont bas. L’hiver, le prix des produits augmente inévitablement. Il est donc logique de stocker autant que vous le pouvez pendant que les produits frais sont abondants et pas chers. L’une des façons les plus anciennes – et les plus faciles – de préserver les fruits et légumes frais tout au long des mois d’hiver est de stocker à froid, pratique connue aussi sous le nom de cellier ou aussi fruitier. Qu’est-ce qu’un cellier ou cave à légumes? Température Une température plus fraîche aide à préserver les produits en ralentissant la vitesse à laquelle ils libèrent de l’éthylène gazeux, ce qui ralentit donc leur dépérissement. Humidité Circulation d’air Comment agencer un cellier

Permaculture Principles Why Our Ancestors Built Round Houses - and Why it Still Makes Sense to Build Round Structures Today The oldest forms of indigenous shelter were often round in shape. (Think the Southwest USA Hogan, Mongolian Yurt, North American Teepee and the Greek Tenemos, among others.) Why did our ancestors choose to build round? Because the ovid shape -- eggs, earth, tree trunks, and stones -- is what they saw reflected in the surrounding natural environment. Wind and tsunami waves move naturally around a round building rather than getting caught at (and potentially ripping off) corners. There are dozens of interconnected points in a round home. The roof structure incorporates a unique architectural design that has its origins in the mountain steppes of Central Asia. The natural ther­mal dynam­ics of open-at-the-top architecture round space uses no external energy to circulate temperature. The acoustics of round space can be out of this world. A 21st century home built with modern materials can be a safe, energy efficient , healthy-living-by-design House of the Future that Comes from the Past!

livingstones Incredible Photos of Off-Grid Living Will Make YOU Want to Ditch Civilization Too Photographer Antoine Bruy not only traveled and lived with off-grid families for three years, but captured captivating photos of their Walden-esque existence. Credit: Antoine Bruy When screeching city noises and demands from the 9-5 job become too much, most people can only dream of what quiet isolation in the rural countryside could be like. But French photographer Antoine Bruy turned that dream into a reality by hitchhiking across Europe from 2010 to 2013. The artist wandered through remote mountain regions without any fixed destination or route in mind, but along the way met several individuals who had willingly abandoned hectic city life in exchange for retreat in the deep wilderness. In Bruy’s series Scrublands, he documented the homes and faces of the people he countered, by chance, who live far away from civilization. The compelling photos capture the rustic beauty and idyllic setting of people who have chosen a Walden-esque existence tucked away in secluded, wild environments.

hugelkultur: the ultimate raised garden beds raised garden bed hugelkultur after one month raised garden bed hugelkultur after one year raised garden bed hugelkultur after two years raised garden bed hugelkultur after twenty years It's a german word and some people can say it all german-ish. I learned this high-falootin word at my permaculture training. Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. I do think there are some considerations to keep in mind. Another thing to keep in mind is that wood is high in carbon and will consume nitrogen to do the compost thing. Pine and fir will have some levels of tanins in them, but I'm guessing that most of that will be gone when the wood has been dead for a few years. In the drawings at right, the artist is trying to show that while the wood decomposes and shrinks, the leaves, duff and accumulating organic matter from above will take it's place.

On a trouvé la caravane parfaite pour partir en vacances ! Le concept est juste génial ! Vous n'êtes pas très camping ? Cette caravane devrait vous réconcilier avec la pratique... Souvent, on considère qu'avec l'architecture, il s'agit avant tout d'investissement et de luxe. Un mobile home qui fait office de caravane le prouve bien. @Roos Aldershoff La nuit, par exemple, il y a de quoi profiter du ciel étoilé sans se faire piquer par des moustiques ou prendre froid. Bien sur ça ne vous empêche pas de relever la bâche en plastique si vous voulez faire bronzette ! En effet, facilement modulable, l'espace est très spacieux contrairement à des caravanes banales. Voici le plan: En plus, une petite cloison peut séparer ce petit espace en deux chambres. L'intérieur est en plus très moderne, une déco au top ! Certains éléments de la cuisine sont amovibles et permettent donc d'y circuler sans problème. Le "De Markie" mesure 2 mètres de hauteur sur 4,5 mètres.

A Spiraling Eye-Encrusted Overview of the Art of Alex Grey (Part 1) Introduction On the morning I started writing this, a five-year-old named Caleb happened to be visiting the house and interrupted my writing session to tell me (and this is an exact quote): "Jonathan, I see ghosty things other people don't see." I was tempted to reply: "That's interesting because I just started writing about a grown-up named Alex Grey who also sees ghosty things other people don't see." Instead, I asked Caleb to describe one of the ghosty things, and he said he saw a cupcake with a "skeleton head" in it. There were more details I couldn't quite follow due to the limits of his five-year-old vocabulary and his unfortunate inability to paint like Alex Grey. In fact, Alex Grey can paint unseen, ghosty things to a degree of potency that can only be compared to a Thor-hammer blow to the head while your body is being strafed by DMT-coated diamond bullets. Much of Alex's work is intended to be an illustration of classic phases of spiritual transformation. Life Cycle And Mr.

Dix raisons pour lesquelles les Earthships sont vraiment geniaux Les Earthships sont des maisons 100 % durables, qui ne coûtent pas cher et dans lesquelles il fait bon vivre. Les commodités qu’ils offrent ne se retrouvent dans aucune autre maison. Les points suivants vous expliqueront comment, selon moi, les Earthships peuvent vraiment changer le monde. Voyez par vous-même! 1) Une maison durable n’est pas nécessairement primitive Lorsque les gens entendent parler de maisons durables et non reliées aux services, ils imaginent habituellement des maisons primitives privées des commodités du 21e siècle. 2) Nourriture gratuite Chaque Earthship est équipé d’une ou deux serres permettant de cultiver des plantes toute l’année, quel que soit le climat. 3) Recyclage intelligent de l’eau Même sous les climats les plus arides, il est possible d’avoir de l’eau en quantité suffisante pour un usage quotidien en récupérant l’eau de pluie. 4) Chaleur et abri 5) Énergie 6) Facile à construire 7) Bon marché 8) Construit avec des matériaux recyclés 9) Liberté