The mainstreaming of affordable and energy-efficient small and tiny homes into our cultural consciousness has picked up tremendous momentum in the last few years, leading many to characterize it as a movement in its own right. Even though tiny homes won’t be a fit for everyone, they could potentially help address critical issues like over-consumption and debt, while growing alternative and more sustainable building practices on a larger scale and making housing more affordable.
Over the years, as Iâ€™ve become more and more in touch with the ways of green and natural living, Iâ€™ve started to become more aware of the things in my home that arenâ€™t quite what they could be. We rent
Looking for advice from people in Virginia about building codes. I’m trying to choose a county where I can start my own farm. I’d like to use traditional building methods – hay bales, earthship, sand bag type architecture, and cut
Jemez Springs Area, New Mexico â€” Green Home For Sale.Â Riverfront mountain property with unfinished Passive Solar Earthship, attached to large Greenhouse/Atrium Dome. Borders National Forest on two sides. 15 Fruit trees, year-round stream. One hour from Santa Fe/ABQ. Price reduced
The tire is indigenous all over the world as a “natural resource”. Every city is a natural supplier of this item. It can be “harvested” with absolutely no technical devices or energy other than two human hands to pick it
One of the most important actions of our time is taking place right now. Â TheÂ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe,Â and thousands of Native and non-Native allies are peacefully camping near the junction of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers, to protect the water
Plan would have imposed 1.5% payroll tax on companies such as Uber, Google and Airbnb, which generate more than $1m in revenues yearly. San Francisco has voted against a proposal known as the “tech tax” which would have forced the
The U.S. National Flood Insurance Program, which holds policies for more than 5 million homes, is $23 billion in debt after a string of natural disasters this century. As climate change further strains the program, analysts say it is time
Local volunteers hard at work on building a self-sustaining greenhouse out of donated and up-cycled materials. There’s a building northwest of Edmonton which, as it stands, might not look like much, but it’s the groundwork for some lofty green goals.
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