Although cooking is not as big of an energy-drain in the home as other things, there are still ways to do it in an energy-efficient way. This article describes some of the best ways to cook sustainably.
This variation on the (endlessly adaptable) traditional Mongolian yurt design was inspired by the work of master yurt builder, educator, and homesteader Bill Coperthwaite (who was also a neighbor and friend of the Nearings). This low-cost yurt design combines basketry, wattle and daub, and basic lashing (similar to skin-on-frame boats). Not much more than a glorified tent, this DIY yurt made from sticks, string and mud makes a very comfortable, durable and beautiful tiny house, studio, or meditation space.
Radon gas, which can go undetected in homes, may be one of the most extreme examples of a naturally occurring gas that’s capable of killing you.
Sheltered is a documentary that chronicles the building of the largest underground and off-the-grid farm on the planet.
By working with the contours of the land, restoring native plants, and using natural materials that blend in with their surroundings, a couple turns an overly-artificial country home into a wooded masterpiece.
By Jo deVries
My New Year’s resolution is to carefully scrutinize every purchase I’m making, from toothpaste to air fresheners, to reduce my consumption and waste.
Instead of adding more new "stuff" to the waste stream, lets consider gifting secondhand items that still have plenty of life and love to give.
Not the cats, silly! But if you live with cats, you probably deal with cat litter. If you have a lot of cats, that can mean a lot of kitty litter containers. What to do… read this post to get some ideas. Originally published in May of 2019.
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