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Shipping Container Tiny House

A 40′ shipping container tiny house built by Backcountry Containers, located outside Houston, Texas. The home was featured on Tiny House, Big Living! Haven’t seen the episode yet? Catch it on HGTV June 5. (more…)

How to Make a Vermicomposting Flush Toilet

Quinta do Vale is an an off-grid permaculture project of 2.5ha in the mountains of Central Portugal and an evolving demonstration/experimentation site for many aspects of sustainable living.
They created a composting toilet system with a flush toilet, a worm-composting bin and a filter bed. Nothing is wasted and the garden is given nutrient dense organic matter. (more…)

The Freest States For Off-Grid Living

This edition of Freedom in the 50 States presents a completely revised and updated ranking of the American states based on how their policies promote freedom in the fiscal, regulatory, and personal realms.
This edition again improves upon the methodology for weighting and combining state and local policies in order to create a comprehensive index. Authors William Ruger and Jason Sorens introduce many new policy variables suggested (more…)

An Off-Grid House Hidden In Utah’s Cliffs

Thousands of years ago, the Anasazi tribe of Native Americans made their homes in the cliffs of southeastern Utah. Their cliff dwellings provided a cool reprieve from the desert sun, warmth from the cool, dry nights and a measure of defense from their enemies. Now, a modern off-grid home built into the cliffs is on the market. (more…)

5 Best Chicken Feeders That Will Prevent Waste

Finding the best way to feed your chickens is a something every chicken farmer must think about. If don’t want your yard to be messy because of feeding your animals or birds, a DIY feeder might be the perfect solution! Forget about your chicken scattering food everywhere around the coop or the yard. With these DIY projects, the entire process will be totally mess-free. (more…)

5 Gallon Bucket Washing Machine

In case you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, a natural disaster or simply want to reduce your carbon imprint on Earth, this hand-powered washing machine will come in very handy! The link below contains a great tutorial of how to make a 5 gallon bucket clothes washing machine at home that will last a long time. In order to build this hand-operated washing machine you are going to need the following supplies: two 5 gallon buckets, a lid, drill, plastic decking, an “L” bracket, screws, a 5 foot piece of 1&1/2 inch (more…)

Superhero Toy Shelves

How about these superhero toy shelves? These are ideal for children or fans of comic book characters. You can hang it on the wall for example. It also makes a beautiful gift. These are beautifully crafted. Find these in the link below… (more…)

Hardwood Floor using 2×4 slivers

Now here’s an interesting idea. More durable than traditional wood floor. We spotted this lovely floor at Cartolina, a Candian design house that creates and sells paper products and other sundries, featuring quirky vintage designs that are easy to love. (more…)

How to Grow Lettuce in a Pot

Lettuce doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the most popular vegetables out there and used in a variety of foods. What we do want to introduce you to is the way of growing lettuce in containers and pots. This method is especially recommended when dealing with less space in your yard. One of the easiest plants to grow, which will produce results in only a couple of months, (more…)


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