Hemp the Super Plant Here is an interesting and enlightening assortment of hemp facts: Hemp building material – Hempcrete 1) Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC. 2) Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. 5 Extraordinary DIY Eco Homes With the earth shifting so rapidly, we need to build housing that reflects our connections with the earth and with one another. There are so many different types of off grid, sustainable living houses that are incredibly cheap to create! Here are a few good ones: Earthships are probably the most popular type of self sustaining housing. They are so incredibly beautiful and it all comes from recycled materials! This eco home uses tires for insulation, bottles and cans, packed clay and almost anything you’d find at a garbage dump.
Erreur de chargement de la page << PrevPage 2 of 2Next Now Some Other Stories from Offgridquest.com Three Cabins, Some Barrels, One Horse... Have You Ever Heard Of Lasqueti? Off Gridder Heaven Tinker's Bubble Is An Eco Friendly Place Ecovillages - Villages of Future - Article - GLBrain.com Ecovillages are great examples of how people and communities can live without polluting the environment, happy, healthy and in a sustainable way. Ecovillages represent the future. Have you ever heard of ecovillages? Being Somewhere - Low Impact Living New Booklet Now Available Wild by Design is a mini design toolkit to inspire creative solutions for people to live in harmony with nature This is a house I built for our family in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy.
How to Build a Solar Heating Panel with Soda Cans If you’ve got good sun exposure on one side of your house, you can take advantage of free heat from the sun with this DIY solar heating panel, which uses old soda cans to collect and transfer the sun’s energy into your house. Sometimes, low-tech solar devices are much better than high-tech ones for home use, as they not only tend to be cheaper to make, but will also last much longer before any repairs or maintenance are necessary. And even better, they can be built in part from repurposed or recycled components, which is something you don’t see very often in new solar devices. Man Builds 2 Earth Dome Cabins For Less Than $10,000 (Pictures) by Mike Barrett Are you interested in exploring alternative means of sustainable living, but don’t think it can be done? Though not as common as it should be, many individuals choose to live off-the-grid and rely on themselves by collecting rainwater, planting gardens, using alternative energy, and more. People are even building their own little ‘Earth dome’ houses. Want to see what I’m talking about?
The Man Who Lives Without Money Think you couldn’t live without money? Irishman Mark Boyle challenged this notion and here’s how he finds life with no financial income, bank balance, and no spending. “If someone told me seven years ago, in my final year of a business and economics degree, that I’d now be living without money, I’d have probably choked on my microwaved ready meal.” According to Boyle, the plan back then was to ‘get a good job’, make as much money as possible, and buy the stuff that would show society he was successful. Like most individuals raised in a consumer-driven society, he never second guessed those goals. For a while he had a fantastic job managing a big organic food company and even had a yacht in the harbor.