Touching the Earth Lightly

“Touching the Earth Lightly (TEL) is a call to action…that combines people, design and conservation. It expresses a relationship between humans and the earth based on custodianship, sensitivity and respect, that results in developments that have the least possible impact (both visually and physically) on the natural & cultural landscape, and that reflect both internally and externally, the “sense of place” evoked by the intrinsic qualities of the landscape.

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Jason’s Cordwood House

Jason's Cordwood House at The Farm
Jason’s Cordwood House at The Farm

“Jason and Alayne discovered this great foundation that was built with a wise eye towards passive solar design and insulative walls. They are now building a home incorporating other smart features such as cordwood walls and a living roof which will have rainwater pumped with a solar pump up to it, irrigating the roof and keeping the house cool.”

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America Needs Homesteading

What do you think of this controversial idea? While it probably wouldn’t work as he proposes, the general idea of starting another homesteading program is just what this country needs in my opinion. It would transition people off government dependency and get them back on the land and living more self sufficiently.

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Families Who Change the World Documentary

Wow, I love hearing about fascinating projects like this.

“Kind Natural Houses,

We are Lucio and Anna, and along with our daughter Gaia we have started a documentary project that I hope you will enjoy…We are your followers, and I believe that this could touch issues that you care about…in our documentary we will discover (and hosted by) families living a new way of life…a sustainable way of life…a life through barter.

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Most Woodburning Stoves Will Soon Be Illegal

“When you think of that little dream homestead in the woods, what does it include? Probably a well and septic system, a little stream bubbling nearby, a chicken coop, a sunroom for winter growing, and a cozy fire to curl up next to.

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