Off-grid in Portugal: At Mount of Oaks we meet sustainability, simplicity and slowing down

2019-01-31T09:04:28+00:00

We were tired and in need of rest when Mount of Oaks came on our path. This intentional community is all about slowing down, simplicity and sustainability. The right place in the right time for us! Their residents believe that living simpler will yield more happiness. Yes, it may be less comfortable, but that trade-off is worth it. We talk to Emma Cowan about the ideals behind this place and Barbara da Nova Leite Cowan shows us the natural buildings: made with straw bales, cob, wattle-and-daub and empty beer bottles…! Check out Mount of Oaks here! [...]

Off-grid in Portugal: At Mount of Oaks we meet sustainability, simplicity and slowing down2019-01-31T09:04:28+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 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