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This is one of the natural buildings at Tinkers Bubble, a small off-grid woodland community on 40 acres (16 hectares) of land in rural Somerset, England. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/tinkersbubble.htm

How To Live Off the Grid - Living off the grid basically means living without the supply of gas, electricity and even water provided by local authorities. In the survival community, most are more concern with short-term ways to live off the grid in cases (EMP, natural disasters, etc) where essential supplies like electricity and water would be unavailable for a short period of time.

Nihiwatu hotel - Sumba, Indonesia. Responsible luxury is the guiding principle of Nihiwatu’s eco-friendly approach. Much of the restaurants’ produce is grown in the resort’s organic garden, fed by a clever composting and water-recycling system. The hotel’s green ethos extends beyond its walls, too, with community outreach programmes in local villages, a turtle hatchery and a foundation working to clean water and reduce malaria on the island.

Natural dyeing... #Repost @nailyaplaskeydesigns with @repostapp And today on #YarnLoveMonth2017 we have amazing natural dyers Nikki and Maria of @fernfiber . Here's your chance to learn more about the fascinating art of natural dyeing. (Each question you ask is an entry to this fab yarn giveaway. Additional entry if you visit their website and comment below with your favorite colorway of theirs. Remember to check every feature in the series). "At Fern Fiber we believe in small farms and…

Private Half-Day Hmong Nong Hoi Village and Botanic Garden in Chiang Mai Thailand’s Royal Family has worked tirelessly for decades in supporting local communities to find sustainable means to make a living. Particularly around Chiang Mai, the Royal Projects at a Hmong settlement and a botanic garden are wonderful examples.North of Chiang Mai is where true natural beauty can be found. The mountainous regions are not only the home of various hill tribes but also to a large colle...

Natural dyes have deepened my relationship to the plants and trees and flowers in my local communities while providing creative opportunity and offering a sustainable fashion solution all at the same time. Win, win! In moving from CA to NY one year ago I've found the experiments with foraged dyes to be a welcome local practice. And leaving California's yearlong gardening climate means out-of-season produce is particularly precious now and it's a relief to use even skins and pits for natural…

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