Things Are Coming to a Crossroads

We live in a crazy world, that’s for sure. Many serious problems are now simultaneously coming to a head: groundwater depletion, pollution of groundwater with fracking, mining, industrial and agro chemicals, risk of nuclear war, concerns over Fukushima radioactive fallout. … Continue reading →

Areas With Few or No Codes: Ozark Plateau

We’ve had a lively discussion for years here on our Natural Building Blog about the best places to live with few or no building codes that make it easy to build a home out of low cost natural materials and … Continue reading →

How the Panya Project makes easy probiotics LACTO

Lacto is also called Rejuvelac or probiotic water. You can make this literally for pennies. These probiotics have 1,001 applications from ingesting to treating fungal feet, pets, household cleaning, cleaning tools, and washing veggies and fruit. It’s a common product … Continue reading →

Is Colorado Too Cold for Homesteading? Search for Warm Microclimates

A reader left a comment the other day about how they love Colorado but said it’s too cold to live there. That comment was the inspiration for this blog post, which is about finding relatively warm areas in a cold … Continue reading →

Creating the World We Want to Live In

As Buckminster Fuller so poignantly said, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” … Continue reading →

Building Off the Grid TV Show is Looking for Projects

“Hello, I’m a casting director with Warm Springs Productions and the DIY network. The first season of the DIY’s show “Building Off the Grid” was such a huge success that we’re now casting a second season! We’re looking all across … Continue reading →