Garbage Warrior: An amazing documentary about an inspirational man, out to redefine the way we view housing and, ultimately, change the fate of the human race, by building completely sustainable housing in New Mexico and in countries struck by disaster.
Totally worth the hour and a half it takes to watch it.
Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)
Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a “place of warmth”), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates.
Here’s a video tour of a walipini that even incorporates a bit of interior space for goats: link
In case anyone was wondering where we went, we’re still here! We’ve been so busy starting our new lives, we haven’t had time to tell you about it!
Almost 5 months ago, our two families made the first step in our long journey together. We moved in together! We found a beautiful home in the heart of town and are currently renting it. We decided to test the waters before making such a huge commitment such as buying a house and property together. Things are going great! We’ve definitely encountered problems, just as we expected, but it’s nothing a little love and communication can’t cure. Tylr and I work together now, and carpool to work. Mustin stays home and takes care of the babies during the day, so no one has to go to daycare, and we save a ton of money! Plus, the babies get the benefit of each other’s company.
We’re currently still looking for that perfect piece of property to build our dream homes on. There are several prospects. We just have to narrow it down and get our finances in order. If only we had an investor! :)
Now that we’re back into the serious planning stages, you’ll be hearing from us much more often! Feel free to ask or email us questions or suggestions!
Alrighty… This is Tylr. I am super excited to make my first post on our blog.
We’ve been putting a lot of thought into how to get our little intentional community started and cost plays a big role in this. Should we buy a plot of land with a house already on it? Should we buy land and start from scratch? How much land do we need? This last question is one that has been a big one. Seriously! How much land is needed from 2 families to have a “homestead” of sorts while allowing room for growth and more families to move in as we expand? This link is a great break down of land needed for a family of 4. It’s well designed and super easy to understand. I hope you all enjoy it and I look forward to sharing more informative links with yall in the future.
Human Urine Utilization For Garden Fertilization.
Think about a composting toilet that separates the pee from the poo, then you can utilize both!
Mustin is super weirded out by bodily functions, but he’s going to need to get over it pretty quickly. This is definitely going down.
At this point, my entire mind set has gone from “Must acquire land to live on” to “Must acquire land so I can acquire all the chickens”
uses plants to filter the water instead of chemicals
I’ve never been so in love with an idea in my entire life
OH my goodness… *_*
What they said^
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