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

2018-07-14T14:25:38+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. 2018-07-14T14:25:38+00:00

Constructing and living together in an Earth House neighbourhood

2018-05-23T08:57:20+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 neighbourhood 2018-05-23T08:57:20+00:00

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

2018-02-15T16:22:10+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 camper 2018-02-15T16:22:10+00:00

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

2018-02-06T13:51:45+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_#008 2018-02-06T13:51:45+00:00

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

2018-02-15T17:56:25+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-sufficient 2018-02-15T17:56:25+00:00

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

2018-01-16T19:27:37+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’ 2018-01-16T19:27:37+00:00

At ECOlonie the urgent need for change starts with sustainable pooping

2017-12-30T17:58:41+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 pooping 2017-12-30T17:58:41+00:00

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

2017-12-30T17:59:52+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 IEWAN 2017-12-30T17:59:52+00:00