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NewEarth Haven Bio Architecture

NewEarth Haven Bio Architecture domes in Bali

NewEarth Haven Bio Architecture domes in Bali

The NE Haven Bali project will offer a stunning low-tech ecological, bio-architectured Haven of twenty four unique eco-pod time-share dwellings. Considerations of designs account for the integration of natural environment, and internally each structure provides a supportive environment, based on biogeometrical designs and principles, that encourages health, healing, energy balancing and creativity.

Bio architecture eco domes are designed to offer all the luxuries of western living at a fraction of the cost to build.

Our signature Roots foundation utilizes a system of biomimicry to mimic the energetic root structure of plants and trees, existing naturally in nature with the purpose of adding stability to the structure and holding the soil around it.

As a bridge to what will eventually be an entire network of domes fully provided with an off grid power supply, fiber optic lighting.

A composting toilet system will be installed on the back of a 1m sun deck which wraps around the entire perimeter. Piped in water and solar power will outfit domes with a water supply and warm shower water. Underneath each dome an organic garden will be planted, providing fresh herbs and vegetables for dome residents.

Every aspect of development is designed to prototype and showcase new models for building standards; from sustainable building materials, to alternative energy approaches, to water capture and purification technologies.

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Woodworker Builds The Perfect Tiny House Boat for Life on the Water


A woodworking wizard named Richard built the Koroc – a beautiful floating tiny house RV on aluminum pontoons. It’s unbelievable what a comfortable home he’s created in such a small space. Imagine living in this micro cabin, floating on a river or a lake, and enjoying fresh air on an enormous deck? If you can’t tell already, we’re in love with this boat!

We spent a beautiful sunny afternoon on Le Koroc (built by Richard’s company Daigno) admiring his handy work. Everything in this house boat is built by hand, from the beams to the cabinets, the deck, water filter, bathroom, kitchen and more. Richard has a solar panel for electricity, a Martin propane heater, a propane cooktop, a DIY carbon filter for filtering grey water, a self-contained toilet, two dinettes (one that converts into a double bed), and tons of windows, not to mention the huge deck. It’s off-grid minimalist living paradise!

If you want to learn more about Richard’s beautiful house boat, you can check out his website here: http://daigno.ca/en/home.html
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Outstanding concept and design. Love it. Hope to see a bunch of similar designs that tap into this new market.

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The Future of Transportation?

In the pursuit to provide vehicles for billions of people, how cheap and flimsy can you go?

In the pursuit to provide vehicles for billions of people, how cheap and flimsy can you go?

I’ve always driven small efficient vehicles and fully support reducing costs, saving energy and reducing pollution, but there’s a reasonable limit to how flimsy you can go. An Indian car company makes what could be the flimsiest car in the world. They use a 3-wheeled tuk tuk frame and build a box on top. To give you an idea how cheap they are, they only cost about $1,000. This Indian car can be pushed over by a man or a gust of wind. You can see the crashes online. Vehicles like this would definitely take the fun out of driving for me.

Compare this poorly balanced lightweight vehicle to a much more stable solar golf cart such as the Kudo Cart.

Kelly: It is remarkable that they can sell such a vehicle at that price. I went to the company’s website and they have all kinds of three wheeled vehicles for sale below $1000. I spent more than that on my electric bike (which I love by the way… it is my first choice for getting around town.) They all seem to be powered by small gas engines.

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The Attitude of Vegetable Gardening in Slovenia is an Inspiration


It was an honour to be given the chance to go on a trip to Slovenia and do some filming, and I felt inspired to stop at a random garden to shoot a video about what I learnt when it comes to Slovenian’s and their food growing. I think you will be inspired like I was!

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Dee Living on $800 a month in a Cargo Trailer


In today’s video we meet Dee again who was in my most popular video ever! Her first video has had nearly 1.5 million views because people love Dee’s courage, ingenuity and strength. I’m very glad to say that she has improved her situation and has since moved into a nicely converted cargo trailer and made herself a wonderful little home! In this video we’ll take the tour.

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Be sure to check out the Cheap RV Living channel. They get millions of views for good reason. (Hint: they cover a wide range of topics of interest to off gridders, tiny house folks, etc.)

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Forget FEMA Trailers: Here’s How to House People in a Hurry

The core of the houses are built with pre-fab panels designed so the home can be finished in a week with only four workers.

The core of the houses are built with pre-fab panels designed so the home can be finished in a week with only four workers.

The RAPIDO program was originally conceived in response to the snail’s pace of rebuilding efforts for low-income residents after Hurricane Rita hit Houston in 2005. “We were appalled by the initial nine-month delay—which in retrospect was actually lightning fast compared to Hurricanes Ike, Dolly, and Harvey,” says John Henneberger, executive director of the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service (TLIHIS).

After Rita, TLIHIS spearheaded a housing design competition. The winning temporary-to-permanent modular design came from Dallas-based BC Workshop, a nonprofit architectural firm. After Dolly, BC Workshop opened a Brownsville office and began working with the CDCB to turn the concept into action.

“Our goal with RAPIDO was to do it fast and cheaply, but also for the house to reflect who the family is, rather than ‘this is just a disaster recovery project,’” says Elaine Morales, the architect with BC Workshop who designed the homes.

The 432-square-foot core of the RAPIDO homes uses pre-fab panels designed so the home can be finished in a week without heavy machinery and by a team of two framers, an electrician, and a plumber.

Before and during the core construction process, clients meet with the architect to make choices about floor plans and design details. “What was interesting was that people didn’t complain that the core was small,” Morales says. “What they really wanted was to stay on their lot, for their kids to be close to their school, and to have the same commute to work. They were more concerned about the design of the permanent part of the concept.”

The new Mi Casita program will explore how to apply the RAPIDO incremental building model more broadly in communities such as Brownsville, where thousands of low-income homeowners living in dilapidated housing can’t qualify for conventional mortgages.

20 such homes—including the extra bedrooms—were completed through the RAPIDO program, each in under six weeks and for about half the cost of federal replacement houses. The CDCB envisions building hundreds of these temporary-to-permanent houses after disasters, extending limited recovery funds to more residents while getting them into finished homes in weeks rather than years.

Read the complete article at Yes! Magazine
Thanks to Rosana for this tip.

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Making an ammo box tent stove without welding


Step-by-step directions for constructing a small tent stove using simple tools and mostly free/salvaged, dirt cheap parts. This video has received nearly 600,000 views in just a few months. Good job.

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I’ve been watching lots more small stove videos lately and am amazed at the diversity and creativity available online. There are hundreds or maybe thousands of designs. This makes it easy to view and contemplate similar designs before building or buying a tent stove, compact stove, twig stove, camping stove, etc. Some stoves are very easy to build. Some have lots of different features.

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1801 Stone house tour, 18 ac, creek, old stone houses for sale in Kentucky


1801 Stone Estate house for sale – lots of history. Nicely secluded, 6/10 mile off main road. One of the oldest Stone homes West of the Alleghenies and certainly one of the oldest in Kentucky.

First time this property has been available in 50 yrs. 5 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms 2 baths, exposed beams, 9′ and 10′ ceilings, hand-hewn oak beams Chestnut, Cherry and Heart Pine floors. 2′ thick walls – massively constructed with massive integrity. Two 100′ long barns, Silo and feed lot.

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Wow, absolutely stunning.

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Off Grid Tiny House Homestead ~ Thriving In The Arizona Desert!


Take a tour of Derrick’s and High Carb Hannah’s sustainable homestead in Arizona.

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High Carb Hannah’s channel has about 573,000 subscribers! She has some great looking recipes.

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