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Energy Efficient Chest Fridge

Sunday, March 25th, 2012:

I saw this fridge a few years ago on Build it Solar.com. It’s a great site like I keep saying with hundreds of practical projects. Several years later and now I’m asking the same questions as the author below. Why haven’t more people made the switch to this super energy efficient fridge? “Using vertical doors […]  Read more from > Energy Efficient Chest Fridge

Connect the Dots

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012:

Let’s compare aspects of building a sustainable home with children’s connect the dot (dot to dot) coloring books. If you look at just part of the picture, the full image is not apparent. Take for example the recent blog post about It Can’t Possibly be Worth It. A reader left a comment on the original […]  Read more from > Connect the Dots

AUWA Earth

Monday, March 19th, 2012:

AUWA Earth Earthbag Workshops Australia “Of all earth building techniques, Earthbag building (or ‘Superadobe’) is the easiest to learn and most forgiving in terms of what type of earth you can use – this means that anyone can start building structures for their backyard or additions to their home, using the earth beneath your feet. […]  Read more from > AUWA Earth

Underground Houses

Monday, March 19th, 2012:

“Underground living refers simply to living below the ground’s surface, whether in naturally occurring caves or in built structures. Underground homes are an attractive alternative to traditionally built homes for some house seekers, especially those who are looking to minimize their home’s negative impact on the environment. Besides the novelty of living underground, some of […]  Read more from > Underground Houses

The Island Earthbag Project

Sunday, March 18th, 2012:

Oooh, this sounds so good. Here’s an opportunity to build your own earthbag home without having to buy land. “My wife and I (vegan and otherwise ordinary middle aged Americans with 3 children) recently purchased 31 acres, which includes a small semi-attached island just off the northern coast of Maine (USA). We are planning to […]  Read more from > The Island Earthbag Project