Underground Housing.com - Cut Heating Costs 80% - Eliminate Air-Conditioning Costs - Shelter Your Family From The Apocalypse We Stand For NO SYSTEM Kindom (Do No Harm Communities) is the dream for freedom, but it is the dream for the freedom of those around us who also live the dream of freedom, because it is in living for the freedom of others that we get our freedom. When we live for the dreams of Kindom of those around us, we live life as a gift because we live for (dedicate our lives to) their dream of freedom, truth, peace, joy, abundance, etc, just as they live for our Kindom dreams too. This is true co-creation (cooperation) with no attack on the uniqueness of each of us. When we live this way, we have no need for any man-made system - everything/everyone has already been taken care of by our love for life. Just as we do not have to jump 10 feet across the room to grab our next breath, neither do we have to worry about food, water and shelter because it has all been taken care of as we each co-create Kindoms/Kin-Domains for everyone. We live for NO SYSTEM. Sequential Order The Cristian Family Declaration
Earth Home Plans and Designs - the Basics Building a basic, minimalist earth home is not a difficult task, at least not for somebody who is prepared for this type of eco-friendly dwelling. Nevertheless, sometimes it is more beneficial to ask for help from someone who has some experience in planning, designing and eventually supervising the construction of an earth home. Below is a list of some basic rules and that should be adhered to if one wants to succeed at building an earth home. How to plan and build a basic earth home? Finding the right kind of soil is the first requirement. This rough guide to building an earth home covers only basic rules of construction. Further eco-friendly technological improvements can be employed, for example solar panels, wind turbines or rain water collection systems. Reasoning Reasonableness ... Conservation of energy, low cost and having a low carbon footprint are three of the main reasons people build earth homes.
Low-cost Blooming Bamboo home built to withstand floods The Blooming Bamboo home, by Vietnamese architectural firm H&P Architects (Photo: Doan Thanh Ha) Image Gallery (30 images) Vietnamese architectural firm H&P Architects has produced a new prototype dwelling constructed from bamboo. Dubbed Blooming Bamboo, the house is built to withstand heavy flooding, and is eventually intended to be mass-produced and sold as an affordable and attractive home. View all The Blooming Bamboo prototype measures 44 sq m (473 sq ft), is placed on stilts, and is built around a central frame constructed from bamboo. The ground floor features a living room, bedroom, bathroom, WC, and kitchen, while an additional multi-function upper floor is accessible via ladder. Blooming Bamboo's facade allows ample natural light and ventilation, and the property also includes rainwater collection facilities with integrated filtration system. Blooming Bamboo is rated as able to withstand floods of up to 1.5 m (5 ft) in depth, but work is underway to increase this to 3 m (10 ft).
Underground Homes - Earth Sheltered and Bermed Houses Glenn's Underground Cabin Update I received an e-mail from Becky Bee this morning and sent her a reply about keeping dry in the underground cabin. Becky is the author of "The Cob builders Handbook" and in my opinion a foremost authority on building with cob. A link to her site follows the copy of the reply. ----- Original Message ----- From: Bex To: glenn kangiser Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 9:29 AMSubject: Re: ref books I looked at your pictures this am! Becky Bee GroundworksPO Box 381Murphy, Oregon 97533USA email@example.com Hi Becky, I built using the methods in Mike Oehler's "$50 and Up Underground House" book. Glenn For a lot of interesting information on cob, her cob books, and lots of cool pictures go to Becky's site.
Awesome DIY Reuse Ideas The mantra reduce, reuse, recycle has been an effective phrase for years now, and companies like Terracycle have been successful following the model of reuse and reduction. Operating under founder Tom Szaky’s belief that “there is no such thing as trash,” Terracycle has found innovative ways to reuse everything from computers to drink pouches. With a creative eye and a bit of elbow grease, the endless possibilities that reuse offers can easily make their way into your home. Finding a new purpose for items you already have not only reduces your overall environmental impact, but it also gives you a way to become a frugal and funky visionary. Furniture is built to last Not to mention that furniture is also incredibly expensive. A sturdy piece of furniture is meant to last for years and to often be used by multiple households, so start your redecorating endeavors with a treasure hunt at a local thrift store. Free is the magic number! Hire an expert Fab fashion finds
Earthbag Building Blog Glenn's Underground Cob House Well, maybe not so simple... An older interior shot with a bit of a Montana Lodge flavor. Here's the big family room where up to 30 people can gather. The floor has its own interesting history. "In the kitchen we partially solved that problem with the torn paper bag floor sealed and glued with layers of waterbase polyurethane. "We have finally settled on the CBRI light duty concrete floor designed in India and brought to our attention in Ken Kern's book, 'The Owner Built Home'. "Variations of it that I have designed can be used over nearly any surface. "Plunger support piers are made in the soft ground every 2 to 3 feet with a tamping bar to get down to undisturbed soil. This gives a feel for the kitchen and the old cook stove area. "A high end Magic Chef RV cooktop fit perfectly into the kitchen island and greatly improved our ability to rapidly burn a meal if necessary. Glenn and Kathy cooking on the new stovetop. "Here is a shot of a new section of the solar array going in.
World’s largest sustainable city developed in China The world's largest sustainable city, extending about 30 square kilometers, with urban living conditions has been developed in South Asian country of China. Rising from wastelands in China, the globe's biggest eco-city of Tianjin is located 150 kilometres (93 miles) southeast from Beijing that means less than an hour on the new high-speed train line. The city, designed to be around half the size of Manhattan Island in the United States, is slated to be enriched by the hottest energy-saving technologies. Designed by Surbana Urban Planning Group, the city is planned to have an advanced light rail transit system and varied eco-landscapes ranging from a sun-powered solarscape to a greenery-clad earthscape for its estimated 350,000 residents. A sustainable city or eco-city is a preplanned city to produce their own energy, food and water in a way that does not cause detriment to the world in forms such as waste, water pollution or damage to the air.
Resources for Earthbag Building Suppliers of Bags Globally China Forest Packaging Group Co.,Ltd www.forestpackaging.com Tel: +86 151 656 64026 Fax:+86 536 827 3455 Bill Chen, Sales Manager chinaforestpackATgmail.com Bill Chen does communicate in English. This factory in China (and Cambodia) can provide a wide range of polypropylene bags, both as individually sewn bags, and as long tubes on a rolls. Standard 18"X30" bags run about $0.11US each and the longer 18"X34" bags are about $0.12 each. The long tubing in rolls are 3500 meters (11,150' or 2.2 miles) long. They can supply gussetted bags by special order, and it would be necessary to give them exact specifications for this. They need up to 30 days lead time to fill orders. We at earthbag.eu offer polypropylene bags and tubes: - Woven polypropylene bags, 70 x 140 centimeters available at 60 euro per 100 bags or 500 euro per 1.000 bags. - Woven polypropylene tubing, rolls of 225 meter x 66 centimeters wide available at 125 euro excluding VAT and shipping
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