Dracula makes space for permaculture garden at Fougerette

2018-08-11T11:28:51+00:00

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/

Dracula makes space for permaculture garden at Fougerette2018-08-11T11:28:51+00:00

Capturing the essence of Shangri-Lah in Belgium is impossible, but here’s an attempt.

2018-07-28T08:33:07+00:00

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 [...]

Capturing the essence of Shangri-Lah in Belgium is impossible, but here’s an attempt.2018-07-28T08:33:07+00:00

Building with cob and straw bales at the hobbitstee

2018-07-28T08:33:17+00:00

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/

Building with cob and straw bales at the hobbitstee2018-07-28T08:33:17+00:00

Constructing and living together in an Earth House neighbourhood

2018-07-28T08:33:18+00:00

It's like...we're walking in a Hobbit landscape! This Dutch neighbourhood consists of 23 "Aardehuizen" (based on Michael Reynolds 'Earth ship' model). We meet residents and talk about their process of constructing and living together in this magical neighbourhood! We learn how they've build with tires, cob, strawbales and of course earth. How decisions are made with sociocracy. Which weed is edible and how the composttoilets are used. So much inspiration! Visit the website of Stichting Aardehuizen in Olst (Earth Houses, Olst) for more information: http://www.aardehuis.nl/en Or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Aardehuis

Constructing and living together in an Earth House neighbourhood2018-07-28T08:33:18+00:00

How we dealt with sustainability dilemmas in our van conversion

2018-07-28T08:33:18+00:00

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 [...]

How we dealt with sustainability dilemmas in our van conversion2018-07-28T08:33:18+00:00

How a cute wooden trailer and round cozy yurt become neighbours in the meadow

2018-07-28T08:33:18+00:00

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.

How a cute wooden trailer and round cozy yurt become neighbours in the meadow2018-07-28T08:33:18+00:00

Our #1 tip to live more sustainable with very little effort

2018-07-28T08:33:18+00:00

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.

Our #1 tip to live more sustainable with very little effort2018-07-28T08:33:18+00:00

7 reasons why we want to go to Portugal in a camper

2018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

Our first steps into #vanlife… We want to take our project to the next level and get serious about finding our better way to live. The plan is to get a campervan and travel to Portugal to live and work in sustainable communities. Of course we'll keep bringing you videos about all the interesting things we hope to discover. In this video we tell you the 7 reasons why we want to go to Portugal in a campervan.

7 reasons why we want to go to Portugal in a camper2018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

How to have a smaller footprint and still live big – ‘t Natuurlijk Huus Vlog_#008

2018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

In this natural home Agnes and Harrie live sustainably, yet super comfy. Featuring things like a heat pump, natural insulation, a rocket stove and straw bale construction. ‘t Natuurlijk Huus is a place where the boundaries of sustainable technology are explored.Website 't Natuurlijk Huus.

How to have a smaller footprint and still live big – ‘t Natuurlijk Huus Vlog_#0082018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

Comfort and simplicity – Peter Simons builds his own bio-house to live more self-sufficient

2018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

Peter and his family are homesteading their way to more financial freedom. With simple green techniques and natural materials like straw-bales and cob he is building his own sustainable house. Their ultimate aim is to live self-sufficiently with very little money. Visit their blog (Dutch) by clicking here.

Comfort and simplicity – Peter Simons builds his own bio-house to live more self-sufficient2018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

Using his creativity Hans turned this ruin into a magical place – ‘De Natuurlijke Tijd’

2018-07-28T08:33:20+00:00

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

Using his creativity Hans turned this ruin into a magical place – ‘De Natuurlijke Tijd’2018-07-28T08:33:20+00:00

At ECOlonie the urgent need for change starts with sustainable pooping

2018-07-28T08:33:20+00:00

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.

At ECOlonie the urgent need for change starts with sustainable pooping2018-07-28T08:33:20+00:00

The biggest straw-bale building in Holland is awesome – Strowijk Nijmegen IEWAN

2018-07-28T08:33:21+00:00

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/

The biggest straw-bale building in Holland is awesome – Strowijk Nijmegen IEWAN2018-07-28T08:33:21+00:00

Flushing the toilet while washing your hands… A tiny house full of handy features in Rotterdam

2018-07-28T08:33:21+00:00

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.  

Flushing the toilet while washing your hands… A tiny house full of handy features in Rotterdam2018-07-28T08:33:21+00:00

We filmed the first woman to legally live in a Tiny House in Holland

2018-07-28T08:33:21+00:00

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

We filmed the first woman to legally live in a Tiny House in Holland2018-07-28T08:33:21+00:00