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Sawah Bali

Friday, April 22nd, 2016:

A group called Sawah Bali is boosting economic activity in rural areas, and protecting farmland and traditional lifestyles in Bali. Their economic stimulus program revolves around saving agriculture by promoting organic farming, permaculture and improved business practices.  Read more from > Sawah Bali

DIY Walk-in Cooler

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016:

I’ve been emailing someone about the benefits of making your own walk-in refrigerator/cooler using factory made mechanicals. She said, “I really never did understand why people would spend thousands on refrigerators when the walk ins are so much better. Most high end refrigerators are nothing more than some styrofoam and plastic wrapped in some visually […]  Read more from > DIY Walk-in Cooler

Our Mesh Hoop House is Finished

Monday, April 18th, 2016:

We recently completed a mesh hoop house in our forest garden. Our climate is tropical, so we wanted a mesh fabric covering that blocks the intensity of the sun and allows plenty of ventilation. The hoop house will be used to grow vegetable starts for the garden, microgreens and tomatoes in large containers. The project […]  Read more from > Our Mesh Hoop House is Finished

Garage turned into a TINY HOUSE- “The Rustic Modern” in Portland, OR

Sunday, April 17th, 2016:

“Derek “Deek” Diedricksen (author of “Microshelters” and “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks”) tours a tiny house (converted from a garage) in Portland, OR. This airbnb rental house has full stairs to its loft, a great little kitchen, bathroom, and more- as you’ll see in this tiny house tour. This particular house is also featured in Deek’s […]  Read more from > Garage turned into a TINY HOUSE- “The Rustic Modern” in Portland, OR