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A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity (2016) – Full Documentary

This excellent video covers many aspects of simple living, natural building, tiny houses, communal living and permaculture. I think you’ll really like it. Please share this video with friends.

“A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group builds tiny houses, plants veggie gardens, practices simple living, and discovers the challenges of living in community. This film is the product of hours and hours of footage that I shot during that year-long experiment in simple living.

During the year of 2015 a small community formed on an emerging ecovillage in Gippsland, Australia, and challenged themselves to explore a radically ‘simpler way’ of life based on material sufficiency, frugality, permaculture, alternative technology and local economy. This documentary by Jordan Osmond and Samuel Alexander tells the story of this community’s living experiment, in the hope of sparking a broader conversation about the challenges and opportunities of living in an age of limits.

The documentary also presents new and exclusive interviews with leading activists and educators in the world’s most promising social movements, including David Holmgren (permaculture), Helena Norberg-Hodge (localisation), Ted Trainer (the simpler way), Nicole Foss (energy and finance), Bill Metcalf (intentional communities) and Graham Turner (limits to growth).”

Happen Films website
Simplicity Institute is an education and research centre seeking to:
– seed a revolution in consciousness that highlights the urgent need to move beyond growth-orientated, consumerist forms of life
– envision and defend a ‘simpler way’ of life at a time when the old myths of progress, techno-optimism, and affluence are failing us
– transform the overlapping crises of civilisation into opportunities for ‘prosperous descent’

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Living Simply in a Tiny Off Grid Cabin

Simple living is a topic that needs to be explored more in-depth on our Natural Building Blog. This lovely couple shares their experiences living a simple, sustainable, off grid life in a small home. Their advice applies to natural builders … Continue reading →

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Water Vortex Power Plant Debuts in Switzerland

“A new way to generate electricity is being implemented in Switzerland. It’s a special water vortex power plant that bears the name of well known inventor, Bertrand Piccard.” This may be practical for homesteaders and ecovillages who want to live … Continue reading →

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10 Amazing Underground Homes

So which one is your favorite? My favorite underground house in this video is the Estate Lattenstrasse in Switzerland. It’s not only super beautiful, it’s also energy efficient thanks to being underground and insulated with recycled glass foam insulation. More … Continue reading →

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Dick Proenneke Cabin – Twin Lakes, Alaska

Take a lovely tour with breathtaking scenery of one of the most famous cabins in the world. Proenneke has been an inspiration to a generation of natural builders who want to build affordable housing with low cost, local natural resources. … Continue reading →

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Grass Hut

Maybe you’re looking for an inexpensive place to live while you build your sustainable home with natural materials. How about making a grass hut for temporary accommodation? The price is right. “I built this grass hut up on a ridge. … Continue reading →

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How to Decorate a Small House

Everybody wants to know how to make houses more beautiful and livable. “William and Rhina do not live in a big home, which is exactly how they like it. But smart design more than makes up for what the house … Continue reading →

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Larry Hall’s Rain Gutter Grow System

Larry Hall in Minnesota has come up with a very interesting and highly productive gardening system you might want to look into. This gardening system is perfect for renters, tiny house owners, those who travel a lot and can’t oversee … Continue reading →

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