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Fully Self-Sustainable Micro House | Alternative Economics

Click here to see a video of an incredible Tiny Sustainable House

Click here to see pictures of this phenomenal house.

This is an incredibly tiny home that is totally self-sustaining.

The Blue House is a fully off-grid self-sustainable 171 square foot micro home. The thoughtfully designed main floor includes a living space, bathroom, and full kitchen. A custom-built spiral staircase leads from the kitchen to the open loft above.

The Blue House features both wood and propane heat sources. The wall mounted wood stove provides beautiful radiant heating, while the Propane Heater allows for ease of use and automation when you’re out-of-town. The fully plumbed galley kitchen features a premium three burner propane stove, as well as a mini fridge and freezer. The home’s finished bathroom includes a composting toilet, built-in shelving, and a shower with hot water on demand. The Blue House runs on a powerful solar system, providing more than enough energy to power the dimmable LED lighting and all of your gadgets and necessities. The interior walls and ceiling have been finished with warm pine tongue and groove, while fir hardwood has been installed for flooring. The exterior of the home is protected by locally milled cedar siding.

Whether used as a guest home, cottage, or full-time residence, the Blue House truly is a tiny dream home.

 

 

Source: Fully Self-Sustainable Micro House | Alternative Economics

Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America’s groceries | Society | The Guardian

Is systemic racism at work in our food system. Are areas of poverty the deciding factor in who gets access to good, wholesome foods?? This is a great article that introduces the concept of “Food Apartheid”

Food justice activist Karen Washington wants us to move away from the term ‘food desert’, which doesn’t take into account the systemic racism permeating America’s food system

Source: Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America’s groceries | Society | The Guardian

Sustainable Diets: What You Need to Know in 12 Charts | World Resources Institute

When people think about food and sustainability, they typically focus on how the food is produced—is it locally sourced, pasture-fed or organic? New WRI research shows that the question of *what* is eaten is just as important.

Source: Sustainable Diets: What You Need to Know in 12 Charts | World Resources Institute

6 Natural Methods for Drug Addiction

There are many natural methods that are useful to treat drug addiction. These include acupuncture, yoga, and consuming a healthy diet.

There are many options that those struggling with this ailment can investigate. We would like to share access to information on a few options that can be looked at to help those in a challenging position in life. #orgbabydad #organicbabydaddy

Source: 6 Natural Methods for Drug Addiction

Live-In Boxes in Oakland Redefine Housing Squeeze

A village of shipping containers and, for the homeless, tiny houses on wheels are making a mark in a city where rents are rising with an influx of newcomers.

Way to do it Oakland!!! Created by a Philly Native, this solution to the high cost of housing in the Bay Area is innovative, eco-friendly and cost-effective. Where else in the Bay can you live for $600 @ month. Read the article. People are transforming shipping containers into one room apartments with showers, kitchens and many of the comforts of home.