Towards self-sustainable everything


Towards krios. We are on our way to Paros so updating maybe limited

Building with Tires, Cans and Bottles:

A Michael Reynold’s design and built home

A Michael Reynold’s design and built home. The construction methods are not new; this type of construction is closely related to indigenous building methods that have been used for centuries.  However, an architect and builder in New Mexico, Michael Reynolds, is the visionary behind building with garbage.  He has been using old tires, cans and bottles for decades, to create homes that are entirely self-sustaining and off the grid.

Can a family live high in the mountains of Western Montana, build a solar-powered home that uses no outside energy sources and still have a decent quality of life? The Leonard family thinks so.

Enchanting “Eco Truly Park” is a Self-Sustaining Paradise on Earth

Engineering Your Environment: Examples of Sustainable Housing in Rural Alabama + The straw-bale home on the hill.

This building plays music when it rains!

Edible homes: the Incredible Edible House Feeds New Vision of Sustainability + Urban gardening tips.

Rooftop garden fotos + Raising the green roof + Roof of Abundance + Check Out This Manhattan Roof Garden + Athens roof garden.

Vertical gardens

[Notes on a vertical garden] + “orti urbani” + Architecture – Patrick Blanc: Botaniquement parlant + Algae Farm And Vertical Garden Proposed For Vacant Boston Landmark + Bella Roma + Mobile garden: un giardino dentro il vagone del treno.

Books: The Self-Sufficient Life and How To Live It.

Garden in a Jar

How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar.

Foraging: how to cook stinging nettles video + Foraged Nettle Gnocchi with a choice of 3 sauces + Carrot top pesto with roast vegetables and salmon part + Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe.

Mason jar garden

Vertical garden made from soda bottles + How to Start a Container Garden in any Amount of Space.

Windowfarms: Social, crowdsourced hydroponics bring fresh food home

Window Farms: An experiment in urban agriculture + Window Farms.

Kireei – Window Farms + Choose A Windowfarm Version to Build + Window Farm Update, incredible lettuce!

Edible flowers.

Other: Root Simple is about back to basics, DIY living, encompassing homegrown vegetables, chickens, herbs, hooch, bicycles, cultural alchemy, and common sense.

Salad in a jar + How to Make Salad in a Jar

How to Make Almond Milk Yogurt #542.

Can one survive by just eating air? + Breatharians believe that a person can give up food and water altogether and live purely off prana, which they also call “living on light” or “living on air”.


Solar cooking

Solar cooking: Solar drying of fruit and vegetables + How to Make a Solar Food Dehydrater From Beer Cans video + A Rocket Stove Made From a Five Gallon Metal Bucket + How to Build a Solar Pizza Oven + Build a Solar Cooker From Old CDs + Scroll down for solar cooker made from cardboard and foil + La Cucina Solare.

Balcony solar panels

Small scale home solar project + Dall’America il mini generatore eolico-solare da balcone + la foto di uno dei due pannelli che ho installato.

An electricity-free terracotta fridge.

About Art for Housewives

"Art for Housewives" was created by artist Cynthia Korzekwa to encourage craft as a form of recycling and handiwork as a means of meditating.
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7 Responses to Towards self-sustainable everything

  1. Martine says:

    selfsustaining everything? souds great and looks good……………

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  5. Ruth says:

    I find your blog inspiring, so I nominated you for the liebster blog awards! Just though I would let you know.

  6. Oh to live in a tire house! Someday, maybe… but in the mean time I like the idea of the jars on the walls for planters… I think I will add that to my little patio garden! Thanks!!

  7. Karen S. says:

    Whoa, there’s some really cool stuff in this post. Thanks! I love that people are starting to see the feasibility of self-sustainability. Starting small leaves nowhere to go but bigger… there are some other, larger self-sustaining communities that are proving this point, such as the Danish island of Samsø: http://www.smart-urban-stage.com/blog/post/energy-island/ Green living requires dedication and full-hearted support, because we’re looking to turn around generations of economic and cultural dependence on oil.

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