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We’re sowing and growing! Dracula makes space for a permaculture garden here at this crazy castle. Meet Sina and Michel, who’ve just landed at this place where they’re setting up their garden project. Being here you can’t escape a bit of craziness flowing through your veins, but working with mother nature will ground us again. Have fun watching another episode in this Finding A Better Way To Live journey! Visit Project Which?Garden with Sina & Michel: http://whichgarden.org/ https://fb.com/WhichGarden/
Stomping around in a heap of horse dung. It’s not something I do every day. But when making natural bricks (so called adobes) this is a necessary part of the process. We have gathered in Happy Valley in Benfeita, Portugal, where Prem and Roshni are building a bathroom with natural materials. Part of the walls will be made from a natural type of brick called ‘adobe’. These bricks are made from a mix of clay, sand, straw and some lovely horse dung. According to Bruno, who is teaching us how to make the bricks, the horse dung helps to provide [...]
Deep in rural Belgium we found a hidden valley: Shangri-Lah. Peter and Mieke turned it into … yes, into what? Words fail to describe. An attempt: Furby meets spirituality meets the Efteling. Or perhaps: a mystical, harmonious valley. But then again, the spiritual vibe here also invited us to meet some of the darker, unharmonious vibes in ourselves. This place strangely touched us. We felt at ease, yet also emotional. We can neither share this experience fully with words, nor with video. If your curiosity is tickled: Go here to stay some nights in a trippy cabin and experience the [...]
This sustainable eco house at the Hobbitstee uses mostly locally sourced materials. This is great because it cuts down on transport emissions. We help out for a weekend and learn about cob-plastering. Hobbitstee: https://www.facebook.com/Hobbitstee/ http://www.dehobbitstee.org/ Daan Ooms Ecobouw: https://daanooms.nl/
Van de zon was geen straal te ontdekken op de dag dat wij onze zonnepanelen gingen installeren. Gelukkig zit er in ons netwerk een vriend met een overdekte werkplaats. Terwijl de regen op het dak kletterde stalden wij ons aangeschafte waar uit om aan de slag te gaan. Een week hiervoor spraken we met Peter de Vries van het bedrijf Independent Solar Solutions. Wij leerden zijn bedrijfje kennen via de zus van Peter, een vriendin van ons. Independent Solar Solutions is gespecialiseerd in zonnepaneel installaties op campers en boten. Het leuke aan deze start-up is dat ze uitgebreide support bieden, [...]
From the French Morvan with Love, our very first #vanlife vlog! ;-) Hi dear folks! Remember that we’ve announced our crazy plan with a campervan not too long ago? Well, since then we’ve spend many conversations about how we can at one hand convert our van in a sustainable way and at the same time use our short time before departure well by choosing for what’s fast, easy and basic. We’ve learned a lot from this process and feel open to share about our dilemmas and questions along the route of converting our van before we’ve hit the road. So [...]
See how we help our friend fixing the cute little wooden trailer. And meet Chris to get to know her more back to basic lifestyle living in her Yurt. Together this cozy community brings life back to it's essence.
After investing a little bit of your time, you will live greener and more ethical for the rest of your life. What is this magical tip? Watch the video to find out. We followed this tip for ourselves recently and will tell you more about that in a future update.
We visit Hans Roverts, who turned a ruin into a magical house using natural and salvaged materials. 'Shortage stimulates creativity' is his motto. He also does initiations to help boys become men. He calls his project 'De Natuurlijke Tijd' or 'Natural Time'. Find Hans on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/denatuurlijketijd
We visited Nynke and Benjamin, who live in a Yurt in the Netherlands. Learn all about why they do this, and why they persist despite the challenges they face.
Ecolonie houses a vibrant, ecological community. While cycling through France we came across this fascinating place where co-founder Henk-Jan de Blaauw shared his vision on living in an integrative way. Click here for the website of ECOlonie.
We visit Strowijk Nijmegen IEWAN. These are actually council flats, but not your usual crappy appartments. No no, these are state-of-the art straw-bale structures, with a focus on sustainability, chock-full of features to reduce the impact on the planet. Visit IEWAN: http://www.iewan.nl/
Noortje and Jan-Willem are building a Tiny House in Rotterdam. In this video they show us all the cool features that make this house unique.
We are visiting Marjolein Jonker, who is one of the first in Holland to legally live in a Tiny House. She did a lot in working with local governments to get Tiny Houses on the map! In this video she shows her Tiny House and all its cool features. Visit Marjolein: http://marjoleininhetklein.com