What are the necessities of living? How little consumption is possible for survival? These are the thoughts that occupy my day while it pours down rain in fits and starts. After a grey misty day the solar lights are bound to give out tonight before dinner is finished. When you construct a home in a remote location certain variables should be thought of as necessary for success. Beyond the roof and walls of the home a proximity to drinkable water, a source of heat including fuel supply if it gets cold, a place to use the toilet. (Ah there go the lights now! Looks like a candle lit dinner for one tonight.) Solar electric is a good idea and while I am reluctant to use it, a petrol generator comes in handy when the sun is found lacking. Today was the sound of rain mixed with the generator and a Louis Armstrong and Prefuse 73 kind of vibe. The fire has been burning since I got up without much of a break today. Survival out here isn't difficult. An abundance of wood, a usually sunny sky, and cafes just a hike away, it does take the edge off the "back to land" roughness. Which goes to the heart of what going offgrid means. Location is particularly relevant to success. A ton of people take the hard road in northern climes, fighting a frigid winter to survive in sub zero temps. I say fuck all of that. Move someplace where its warm most of the year, the winters are mild but just chilly enough for seasonal change and the coziness of a fire. But climate isn't everything. Think also of the local government/authorities opinion of offgrider settlements. Look into township ordinances of an area before you buy land. Make sure you won't be up against an angry local mob or a city council beholden to corporate payouts. Find places that respect private land rights and small farmsteads. Land may not be cheap where you are, but the planet is big and land for living and growing can be had for any budget. You just need to go looking. #areturntoland#offgrid#permaculture#permies
These shoes were made for walking. And that’s just what they did. One of these days these shoes are gonna have to be replaced. (end) _________________ I used to be all into “the quality of content that I publish on social media” and blah blah blah. I am proud that I’ve come to the point where I can literally post an accidental photo taken of my shoe with confidence, because it’s not about what the media looks like but the story behind it. I’ve had these shoes for around three years now - they have carried me through almost every formal photo session that I have done since. Unfortunately they are not entirely leather so they are starting to wear off really bad. But boy, do these shoes have a story to tell you.
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Gaia | 3D Printed Earth House | 2018 . Gaia offers a highly efficient way to use raw materials in the building industry to achieve at the same time relevant thermal performances and complex design. . Rice husk, as a waste material of rice cultivation, has been used for thermal insulation by filling holes within the walls. The U-value of walls has been quantified in 0,249 W/m²K, a significant achievement considering its low-cost and its large availability in agriculture. . Natural ventilation has been managed by generating a continuous articulated chamber along the entire wall, in connection with crawl space beyond the floor. Airflow allows obtaining internal healthy comfort conditions, preventing from moisture and excessive solar heating. . 📌Link in bio.