off-grid

Living in a Magic Valley

2019-10-07T14:19:23+00:00

Bees, waterfalls, fruit trees, yurtlife on steep hills, a messy garden, rawness and feline cuteness! All in Magic Valley where Haico and Else worked hard to create a place to not only reduce their ecological footprint, but to give something positive back to the earth. It took us a long time to release this video, and in the meantime a lot has changed. The dream is still very much alive, but in a different format. Haico about this video: “You can see the build-up of our land in the summer of 2018. Our first year! What a lovely time. So [...]

Living in a Magic Valley2019-10-07T14:19:23+00:00

Off-grid living in Portugal: Moving on after the fires. Wendy Howard’s Quinta Do Vale [Benfeita]

2019-10-05T09:29:54+00:00

Wendy Howard is the personification of resilience. In 2008 she decided to escape the rat race and start a sustainable permaculture project in Benfeita, Portugal. Fast forward ten years and there is a blooming site where many aspects of the permaculture philosophy came together. Then disaster struck in the form of forest fires. In 2017, about half of the project got destroyed.  Wendy tells us about the inner guidance she experiences and how she still has a strong sense that she needs to be here, in Portugal. She is rebuilding everything, and after a grim winter, things are looking good [...]

Off-grid living in Portugal: Moving on after the fires. Wendy Howard’s Quinta Do Vale [Benfeita]2019-10-05T09:29:54+00:00

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

Van life: Our off-grid office with solar panels.

2018-08-28T10:34:49+00:00

This video is edited with solar power in our mobile office. We are happy to show you around in our solar setup! With many thanks to Peter from Independent solar solutions for all his input and installation-advice. Questions about solar panels on your camper van? https://independentsolarsolutions.nl Questions about vanlife? Ask us! 

Van life: Our off-grid office with solar panels.2018-08-28T10:34:49+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