Transforming Home

Transforming Home

designed by Todd Theodore Fix of FIXd Architecture/Design, the house draws power from the sun and wind, with a wind tunnel effect that multiplies wind energy five fold and stores it in hydrogen fuel cells for later use.

E-QBO: Photovoltaic panel covered cube

E-QBO: Photovoltaic panel covered cube

the ‘E-QBO’ brings a whole new design aswell as a green structure that can not only power itself, but give power back to the grid.

Link:

http://www.ecofriend.com/qbo-photovoltaic-panel-covered-cube-perfect-power-many-energy-needs.html

The “Wind Cube”

The “Wind Cube”

Wind turbines that can generate 21.6KWh of electricity for your home, with 15 of these systems working together could produce all the energy a home needs for living off the grid.

Link:

http://wordlesstech.com/2010/12/06/wind-cubes-concept-could-produce-the-energy-a-family-needs/

READY TO GET OFF THE GRID ? Want To Be Part Of A Show?

Sick of working for the man? Done with society? Want to leave taxes, rules and your boss behind? Want to spend time with your family rather than your co-workers? Do you have the family that could show America how to start again? Do you have what it takes to leave the regular grind behind in search of a simpler, freer and more rewarding life? Then it’s time to get out of the rat race.

The makers of GOLD RUSH are looking for a family with big personalities who are ready for a big challenge. No gadgets, no junk food, no neighbours. Just land, space, fresh air and freedom. If you want to grab this chance to prove yourself then get in contact.

We are looking for families or couples, ideally with children between the ages of 10 and 17 to show that Americans still have what it takes to live from the land. Please send pictures or even video. Let us know why we should pick you and how great a show featuring you will be.

Please contact josh.bloom@raw.co.uk for more information.

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Transformer Tiny House in the Works

If you follow the tiny house movement, you may have heard about Blake’s Tiny House.  The project is led by a team of four – Blake Dinkins, Lance Cayko, Alex Gore, and Sarah Schulz – who met at North Dakota University while pursuing master of architecture degrees.  Their goal is to document the construction of the 128-square foot home from beginning to end.

Blake’s Tiny House is moving forward with the design shown here, which is in development.  In terms of green features, the team envisions solar panels, an indoor planting garden, a water collection system, passive solar gain, and a transformer-style, fold-down deck.

That said, the design is still being finalized and the team is looking for community feedback.  They’re also interested in talking with sponsors and will incorporate feedback and sponsor contributions throughout the process.

The tiny house has a footprint of 8″x16″ and the budget is a tight $4,500 – $6,500.  Updates of the project will be posted on the website for Blake’s Tiny House and completion is planned for late summer, early fall 2011.

Credits: Blake’s Tiny House.

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COME JOIN A COMMUNITY IN AUSTRALIA!

Hi all, I’m Paul, I’m in Australia, Victoria to be more precise, in a house in Tecoma, at a computer to be even more exact, and silly, no Silly, … anyway, I have an option on about 140 acres north of Melbourne, have dreams/plans to start a community there with a focus on organically/biodynamically grown market garden food …completely off grid, just a bush block now, I’m a semi-retired builder, have most of the equipment / resources to build 5-6 homes there, … please spread this to whatever networks you may have, my contact details / email / phone are on my page … “namaskar”
 FOR MORE INFORMATION  Best is my email …. paul.monteith@yahoo.com.au

Australia

FOR SALE ***** Cottage sits on almost 5 acres *****

Size: 200 Sq. Ft. ~ Price: $55000 ~
City: Roque Bluffs ~ State: Maine

Information @

http://tinyhouselistings.com/tucked-away-tiny-cottage/

 

This terrific hide-away FirstDay Cottage sits on almost 5 acres of the most pristine woods one could find in Maine.

Though small, it’s built with quality. It could be used year round. A well is on site, with privy but septic a design is availablehttp://tinyhouselistings.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/899aea1a10b6c301fa2b2a1b2267f4ab-150X150.jpg

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