Earthships: These Cute Houses In New Mexico Are Built From Trash And Are Totally Off-The-Grid

There’s something cool happening down in New Mexico – and no, it is not a reboot of Breaking Bad. In 2014, the average home in the United States used a whopping 10,932-kilowatt hours of electricity. In some states like Louisiana, the average was as high as 15,497-kilowatt hours. These statistics come from the U.S. Energy […]

Stockpiling For Winter – How To Survive If The Electricity Goes Out

Picture this. It is the dead of winter and roads are covered with several feet of snow, making it impossible for anyone to reach your home. And then the power goes out. Now you’ve got no stove so that electric fireplace you had just installed is no good, and you can barely see your surroundings. […]

Google Wants To Help You Go Solar – Expands Project Sunroof To 9 Major U.S. Regions

Making solar easier Google’s stated mission is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. At first this mostly meant cataloguing and ranking web pages for search, but for many years now Google has ventured into the physical world with projects like Google Maps and Google Books. The latest project to […]

Country House Looks Like A Shipping Container But Is Designed For People

After yet another big design website called this a shipping container home, It is necessary to point out that it is not. It is an architectural allusion; the architects note that Un Dernier Voyage “echoes the long travels made by the containers given up by shipping companies.” © Jelena Stajic In fact, it is an […]

The Top 5 Most Toxic Cookware

Did you know the type of cookware you use to cook in can determine your health?  Many of us have been paying attention to our food; is it non-GMO and organic? But we need to pay attention to our cookware as well.  When we prepare our healthy food, it should be in non-toxic cookware. Here […]

Why Tiny Homes Are Hugely Amazing

By this point, photos of tiny houses are everywhere. I’d be surprised if you haven’t seen at least one pint-size abode that made you pause to imagine how simple your life might be if you lived in such an efficient little space. I’ve done more than my fair share of imagining, having watched Kirsten Dirksen’s […]

5 Plants For Your Bedroom To Help You Sleep Better

Sleep is so crucial in our everyday lives as it helps us restore and heal after longs days of intense or moderate work. However, sleep becomes troubling to many as they find themselves fighting insomnia every night. Insufficient sleep has become a major predicament and huge amounts of money have been inverted to finding a potential […]

No Garden? 18 Things You Can Grow At Home In Containers

Gardening is fun. With a bit of guidance, just about anyone can do it. Well, anyone with space, that is. And with well over 5 million apartments built in the U.S. between 1990 and 2014 alone, it’s fair to say there are a good number of you out there without the space to grow a […]

She Puts Baking Soda All Over The Bed. The Reason Will Amaze You!

Mattresses are probably the most difficult thing to clean in any home. They are big, cumbersome, and surrounded by furniture we really don’t want to move. They are also very neglected when it comes to cleaning. However, we spend about a third of the day lying on a mattress and, because of this, it needs […]

Get Rid Of Pests With Essential Oils & Other Natural Solutions! Here’s How!

Growing up in the country, I have had to deal with my fair share of ant problems. When I was a kid, they once got into our cereal. They ignored the regular Cheerios, but they were all over the honey nut flavor. To this day, I feel queasy when looking at a box of honey […]

For Less Than Half The Cost Of An Iphone, You Can Build An Underground Greenhouse

What if I told you that with a mere $300, one-third the price of an iPhone, you could build something with the ability to save you a ridiculous amount of money on groceries and food year-round? Think about it – By 2020, you could buy a whole flock of iPhone ‘Whatever-They’ll-Be-Called-By-Then with the money you’ll save. Enter the walipini. […]

5 Simple Ways To Naturally And Effectively Wash Pesticides Off Your Produce

It is a sad fact that most fruits and vegetables we buy at the grocery store are treated and coated with pesticides. Also, the type of vegetable and where it comes from plays a big role in its safety. The risk from pesticides on conventional produce varies from very low to very high, depending on the […]

Big Problem, Tiny Solution — But These Tiny Homes For The Homeless Just Might Work

Ray is a member of a grassroots group called Denver Homeless Out Loud made up of folks who are homeless as well as supporters of the local Denver homeless population. Ray says he’s been without a home for nearly three years, and he is most often found at the DHOL office or playing his guitar […]

Breakthrough In Glass Technology Could Pave The Way For ‘Smart Windows’

Your next window may be made of see-through components that conduct electricity. This development comes thanks to a new technique that adds metal to glass to make it transparent. NEW GLASS TECHNOLOGY It seems that windows are turning into high-tech screens. Indeed, in the not too far off future, all of the windows in our homes could […]

10 Ways To Raise The Vibration Of Your Home

Keeping a clean home is vital to not only your physical health but your emotional and mental one as well. You would not imagine the benefits that can come from keeping a clean space – Enlighten Me lists several, including stress relief and avoidance of pest infestations.But while cleaning is a near-given to reduce stress and creating […]

Eco Homes From The Earth: Cordwood

Imagine owning your own green dream home, made out of natural and recycled materials and hosting an array of custom features.  Building an eco-friendly natural home is easier than you can imagine.  Materials like cordwood, cob, dirt, straw and wood from you own land can aid you in this.  These building techniques produce a natural, […]

This Couple Spent Decades Building Their Own Self Sustaining Island

This couple is doing something that hasn’t been done since Noah’s Ark. For the past 20 years, artists Wayne Adams and Catherine King have been steadily building a floating island named Freedom Cove. The Cove is located in Cypress Bay near Tofino, British Columbia, giving the couple a chance to be one with nature. The […]

Solar Energy That Doesn’t Block The View

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar panel that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used for buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a […]

This Sustainable, Solar Powered Dome Can Let You Live Almost Anywhere On Earth

A new house, designed in geodesic style by No Rules Just Architectureis a simple to build structure that harvests rain water and solar power, helping propel the inhabitants to a sustainable lifestyle. “Geodesic” means that it is built with a number of triangular elements which distribute structural stress evenly; these buildings are known for being […]

21 Tips For Quitting Your Job, Going Off Grid, And Living The Dream

Have you ever wanted to be free of the stresses of your present life? Ever considered breaking out on your own and living independently of the public utilities and other so-called modern conveniences that seem to keep you chained down? What’s keeping you from realizing your off-grid dream? Sometimes, it may be your career or misplaced notions […]