Straw bale home building requires a unique set of considerations when applying for building permits. When a developer asks this author to design a straw bale home in Michigan, he must work with the city building permitters and inspectors to educate on straw bale, and hits a few brick walls in the process.
Sometimes we overlook the best household tools, because they were created for some other use. Here I share some ideas for giving new life to old objects by repurposing and reusing them in unique but practical ways.
We’ve decided we are going to give up all of our electricity, appliances, smartphones and more. We are going to fully convert our entire home to a non-electric homestead.
Gaining a better idea about the ecological and social footprint of our personal lifestyles can be useful to motivate us to downsize. A One Earth Lifestyle survey can tell us how many earths would it take for everyone on the planet to live that lifestyle. Discovering the results can be a jolt. This blog explains the meaning of a one earth lifestyle, suggests an on line place to take the survey and the blogger shares his own one earth survey results.
In this episode, we will be discussing alternative housing and considerations to make when going tiny!
Try shopping smarter with these tips to help you find the best places to buy groceries without wasteful packaging.
Why would a young couple want to live in a tiny home on wheels? Learn about what compelled Russell and Mary Beth to start building a tiny home to call their own.
With technology moving as fast as it does, it’s not uncommon to feel like your two-year-old smartphone is obsolete. But disposing of it properly is important. Here are “three Rs” to keep in mind when disposing of your old device.
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