Couple Builds Greenhouse AROUND House to Grow Food and Keep Warm

Couple Builds Greenhouse AROUND House to Grow Food and Keep Warm

With unfavorable winter temperatures of a 27 degree January average, living in Stockholm, Sweden let alone growing food in the wintertime would be unimaginable without some form of heat. Well, what better way than to harness the free energy of the sun without having to worry about solar panels and high voltage electronics. Marie Granmar, Charles Sacilotto and their young son, decided to just that. Their house is literally an environmentally-friendly house built within a … [Read more...]

The Earth Cruiser is like a rugged eco-RV that takes you both off-road and off-grid

The Earth Cruiser is like a rugged eco-RV that takes you both off-road and off-grid

BY: STEFANIE PHILLIPS For generations families across North America have loved vacationing from the comfort of an RV. We’ve all seen that movie scene where the typical American family stops at the Grand Canyon, descends from their comfortable motor home and looks, stunned, at a natural wonder—all from a distance. Some more down-and-dirty travellers might agree that this style of travel, which includes driving from place to place in the confinements of a luxurious camper, … [Read more...]

Solar Powered ‘Farm from a Box’: Everything You Need to Run an Off-Grid Farm

Solar Powered ‘Farm from a Box’: Everything You Need to Run an Off-Grid Farm

Shipping containers already make great micro-homes, but one California-based company is using shipping containers to create micro-farms. Farm from a Box is a complete, small-scale farming toolkit that includes everything you might need to produce your own food. Each box comes in 10-, 20- and 40-foot units and is pre-installed with a photovoltaic system comprising of 10 high-efficiency solar modules, off-grid inverters, a transformer and distribution box and deep-cycle … [Read more...]