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Impressive House Built with Sustainable & Reclaimed Materials - Green Building Green Building, Building A House, Slate Shingles, Local Builders, House Built, Environmental Issues, Cabins In The Woods, Dream Rooms, Go Green

Impressive House Built With Sustainable & Reclaimed Materials…

Have you heard of the 100-mile diet? This is the 100-mile house! The goal with this build was to source and salvage as many materials as possible from within a 100-mile radius to reduce the carbon emissions associated with transporting building materials, to re-use materials in order to reduce the environmental impact of building with new materials, and finally, to support local builders and craftspeople by paying them a fair wage for their work. Briony Penn is a well-known artist, writer…

The Living Soil: A Documentary… Best Email, Organic Gardening, Farmer, Homesteading, Outdoor Gardens, Documentaries, Environment, Outdoor Ideas, Health

The Living Soil: A Documentary…

Our soils support 95 percent of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years. They filter our water. They are one of our most cost-effective reservoirs for sequestering carbon. They are our foundation for biodiversity. And they are vibrantly alive, teeming with 10,000 pounds of biological life in every acre. Yet in the last 150 years, we’ve lost half of the basic building block that makes soil productive. The…

How to Start a Farm From Scratch (Beginner's Guide to Growing Vegetables for Profit) Starting A Farm, Starting A Garden, Seed Starting, Organic Farming, Organic Gardening, Farm Gardens, Veggie Gardens, Veg Garden, Garden Beds

Beginner's Guide To Growing Vegetables For Profit…

In this video I’m going to show you how to start a farm from scratch in 7 steps. In fact, this step-by-step tutorial is the exact same approach we used to start organic farming on our small farm, that allowed us to farm full time in our first year and makes us a comfortable living doing something we love. Whether you want to start an urban farming business or larger scale market gardening, here are the steps I’m going to cover that will help you start a farm from scratch and become a farmer…

Woman Builds Tiny Earthen Home To Live Close To Nature In Welsh Woods Living Roofs, Composting Toilet, Open Fires, Tiny House Movement, Closer To Nature, Simple House, Luxury Life, House Tours, Architecture

Woman Builds £1000 Tiny Earthen Home To Live Close To Nature In Welsh Woods…

In the wild woods of Wales, a remarkable woman has chosen to live close to nature in a £1000 tiny earthen home, with no running water, electricity, or internet. To many of us, this may seem like an extreme lifestyle choice, but for Emma, this way of life is all about building a closer relationship to nature while also creating a lifestyle where she is free of the pressures of the modern world. Her simple home is beautiful, cosy and warm. Water is collected from a spring fed stream which runs…

Respected British gardener, Charles Dowding and his approach to no-dig gardening presents a convincing case for an easier, more productive vegetable garden. Hydroponic Gardening, Hydroponics, Organic Gardening, Gardening Books, Gardening Tips, Outdoor Toilet, Dig Gardens, Crop Rotation, Clay Soil

See The Results Of Seven Years Of 'No Dig' Gardening…

In this video watch as Charles Dowding gives you a tour of his 2019 winter garden which will show you the results of 7 years of using the 'no dig' gardening method. In it he shows you first the simplicity of his approach, which is spreading organic matter on the surface, and that's it! All garden beds have undisturbed soil, simply mulched/covered once a year with compost to about 2.5cm/1in depth. In the video tour you'll see the current (8 month old) compost heap, which they are spreading on…

Artist's impression of concrete houses in Eindhoven Eindhoven, 3d Printing Technology, Digital Technology, 3d Printed House, Printed Concrete, Concrete Houses, Natural Resources, Green Building, First World

These Environmentally Friendly 3D Printed Houses Are Made From Hemp…

With 3D-printing tech, hemp is going to become even more of a realistic alternative to traditional materials... More architects and builders are turning to hemp as a sustainable material to use when building homes, and with 3D-printing technology, hemp is going to become even more of a realistic alternative to traditional materials, which are not environmentally friendly and in very short supply. An Australian based biotechnology company called Mirreco, has recently unveiled plans for 3D…

Retired Couple Living Off-Grid Shares Their Experience Natural Pond, Natural Herbs, Holistic Management, Insulated Concrete Forms, 100 Acre Wood, Smart Home Design, Energy Projects, Solar Power System, Sustainable Energy

Retired Couple Living Off-Grid Share Their 8-Year Experience…

In this video we’re meeting Art & Mary, a retired couple who set out to build an energy efficient and allergen-free home, and ended up living fully off the grid. They have a massive solar power system for the majority of their electrical needs, they process all their own firewood, grow and forage a lot of their own food in the summer, and they collect rainwater for watering their garden! Art and Mary are a really inspiring couple and it was interesting to sit down with them to find out why…

Hemp, The New Agricultural Frontier… New Holland, Educational Videos, Hemp, Organic Gardening, Outdoor Power Equipment, North America, Best Email, Homesteading, Organic Farming

Hemp, The New Agricultural Frontier…

The commercial hemp industry is growing and developing rapidly. This is an educational video on industrial hemp for fiber production / textiles and seed oil production, as a rotational crop, and other uses. 12 different kinds of seed varieties are being tested for the best results in growth and harvest. This video also covers some of the initial legal and regulatory work being done and advice from the National Hemp Association for farmers looking to start growing hemp. Produced in…

Mark has lived a very unusual life. As a professional mime and clown he has travelled the world as a performing artist and brought smiles to the faces of tho. Floating House, He Is Able, Off The Grid, Rv Living, Tiny Living, Simple Living, Natural Living, Renewable Energy, Ideal Home

Island Living In An Off-The-Grid House Boat…

Mark has lived a very unusual life. As a professional mime and clown he has traveled the world as a performing artist and brought smiles to the faces of thousands. Now, he has retired and is living in a spectacular house boat on an island in New Zealand which brings a smile to his face each and every day. Marks tiny house boat is off-the-grid, collecting rain water and is powered by the sun. This floating home has absolutely everything mark needs. For Mark, choosing to live on a house boat…

Engineer Living in a Beautiful Earthship Shares Valuable Insight! Sustainable Architecture, Residential Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Earthship Biotecture, Earthship Home, Building Green Homes, Earth Sheltered Homes, 100 Acre Wood, Green Home Decor

Engineer Living In A Beautiful Earthship Shares Valuable Experience…

Mark is a structural engineer who works on alternative structures and is currently the caretaker of the Darfield Earthship in BC. He's been living there for nearly 2 years,and is also in the process of designing several Earthships so he is an incredible resource. In the video below the team from Exploring Alternatives had a chance to spend an afternoon picking his brain about his experience living in an Earthship, and learning how they can perform in Canada's extreme climate (spoiler alert…

alternative energy Electricity harnessed from wind has become the second largest source of energy in Germany since 2017 - and has thus out powered nuclear and coal. Renewable Energy Projects, Latest Camera, Best Email, Wind Power, Alternative Energy, Great Stories, Windmill, Wind Turbine, Documentaries

The Making Of A Wind Turbine…

Electricity harnessed from wind has become the second largest source of energy in Germany since 2017 - and has thus out powered nuclear and coal. Nearly 30,000 on- and off-shore wind turbines are operating throughout the country, covering approx. 19 percent of energy consumption. This documentary follows the construction of a new wind power plant in Falkenthal in Brandenburg. Once installed, the windmill will be 179 meters high, supplying up to 5,000 households a year. Check it out below…

Man Shares Real Life Experience After 14 Years Living Off-Grid In A Yurt… – Eco Snippets Mini Bathtub, Yurt Living, Yoga At Home, Tiny House Plans, Off The Grid, Solar Panels, Real Life, Live, Tiny Homes

Man Shares Real Life Experience After 14 Years Living Off-Grid In A Yurt…

14 years ago, David quit his job at a Toronto brokerage firm and retreated to the land where he grew up to live in his 24-foot yurt full-time and fully off-grid. He has a rainwater catchment system and a hand pump for his water, solar panels and a wind turbine for power, a woodstove for heat, and a urine diverting toilet and mini bathtub in his bathroom. But he also has a couple of modern conveniences like WiFi and a propane hot water heater. In this video, David shares why he chose this…

We head back to the Off Grid Pallet Wood Cabin to continue building more pallet wood projects for the Wilderness Homestead. In this episode of the pallet woo. Free Pallets, Recycled Pallets, Wood Pallets, Pallet Wood, How To Build A Log Cabin, Building A Cabin, Wood Picket Fence, Off Grid Homestead, Off Grid Cabin

Cheap Off Grid Homestead – Building A Cabin From Pallet Wood…

Check it out as we build a cheap off grid cabin using free pallet wood. We saved money building the pallet wood cabin by using recycled pallets. This is a great off grid wilderness project as pallet wood is light and easy to carry into the forest. It is also easy to work with using hand tools. Many people do not have the space, time or money to build a log cabin. But building a tiny home off grid is still achievable using cheap or even free materials, and that is where pallet wood works so…

Today I build some a free raised bed and use the "lasagna gardening" method to fill it up, AKA "sheet mulching." Sheet mulching / lasagna gardening is an eas. Organic Gardening, Gardening Tips, Lemon Lime Nandina, Dig Gardens, Fountain Grass, Bokashi, Landscape Elements, Starting A Garden, Grow Organic

How To Build A No Dig Garden For Free…

Lasagna gardening is one of the best ways to get rid of weeds, build soil fast and start a no-dig garden that can give you many years of productive vegetables. In this step-by-step no-dig gardening demonstration, you'll see how much work lasagna gardening takes to set up and you'll see what can be added to a lasagna garden. From putting cardboard on weeds to adding layers of fertile materials, you'll see a simple garden take shape, and then get planted. You'll also learn the pros and cons of…

Amazing Modern Yurt Is A Design Marvel House Architecture Styles, Architecture Design, Yurt Living, Small Bungalow, Outdoor Wedding Inspiration, Bamboo House, A Frame Cabin, Tiny House Movement, Earthship

This Amazing Modern Yurt Is A Design Marvel…

This incredible small home is a completely contemporary, modern take on the traditional yurt. With a diameter of 30ft (9 meters), this beautiful home has it all and is packed full of some wonderfully unique design features. Constructed by Zach and Nicole, this modern yurt is designed to be spatially efficient and beautiful. The entire project was built as a DIY project. To learn more about how Zach and Nicole built their modern yurt, visit their free online build guide: Do It Yurtself. Yurts…

How Mississippi Shanty Boats Helped Build A Culture… California Backyard, Shanty Boat, Old Fences, Floating House, Chicken Coops, Mississippi, Minnesota, Journey, Strong

How Mississippi Shanty Boats Helped Build A Culture…

“I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable” - “Dry Salvages”, T.S. Eliot Long before Wes Modes began planning a journey down the Mississippi, he started building a traditional barge-bottom houseboat in a California backyard out of rustic reclaimed materials (e.g. old fences and chicken coops). Once his shantyboat was complete he hatched a plan to transport it across the country from Santa Cruz to Minnesota to begin a…