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Rainwater Harvesting Tank

Living a more sustainable life is a goal many people hope to reach one day. Recycling, using natural resources without harming or poisoning the environment can become a way of living and it has lots of benefits. If you’re looking to go on this path, than this rainwater reuse tank system can help you get started. The Atlantis reuse system has proven to be effective in providing a regular supply of clean water for both domestic and commercial use. The way it works is pretty simple, as the water flows from the land (more…)

Handcrafted Wooden Toys

Grandpa Charlie had a workshop in his basement where he used to make the most awesome handmade wooden toys. Sadly, the workshop is closed now, since his custom made toys were hard and expensive to ship securely, but you will still find tons of inspiration just by browsing through his old blog. The wooden toys displayed here vary from small trucks, to cars and even trains. Most of them were made out of cherry and walnut wood and each and every detail was carefully sculpted in order to resemble (more…)

The Intellectual Tiny Home

‘The Intellectual’ is a 40-foot container loaded with personality. Inspired by an experienced tiny homeowner who adds function and utility and a California designer who brings style and quality. Together they bring you an intellectual 320 sq. ft. oasis that functions flawlessly as a tiny home or an accessory dwelling unit. (more…)

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…)

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