ziggy, Author at Sustainablog

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Learn About Living Off The Grid as a Homesteading Intern

Want to learn what it is really like living off the grid in a solar and wind-powered straw bale house? Want to try your hand at organic gardening and building a sauna with natural materials? Check out this internship opportunity at NE Missouri’s Red Earth Farms.

February 6th

6 Gorgeous Small Rustic Cottages: Sweden's Urnatur

Urnatur is a family-owned retreat and tree house hotel, with private cabins in the incredible Swedish forest. It’s a place where individuals can go to learn about traditonal skills (foraging wild foods, traditional building), or simply go for a bit of downtime.

January 19th

Tiny Houses are Big! Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter

Lloyd Kahn’s new book Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter delivers a fresh look at the gamut of modern tiny houses and their owners, and the sheer diversity of approaches people are taking to scale back in an era where few could deny the need to address our massive consumption of energy and resources.

January 12th

Top 10 Tiny House Books: Small House Designs

In recent years, with the mainstream success of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, housing prices going through the roof, greater awareness of sustainable and ecological living issues, living in tiny homes has become an attractive option for increasing numbers of people.

December 27th

Sweet Wood-Fired Pizza Oven Design

There’s no doubt: people are excited about building their own DIY, inexpensive ovens for baking pizza, bread, and other delicious foods. For all of those folks, I want to highlight this particularly unique design for a wood-fired pizza oven, built in a greenhouse.

November 25th

How to Build a Clean Fire: The Top-Down Fire

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, and there’s more than one way to build a fire. But that doesn’t mean they are all equal: the top-down fire (or upside down fire) is perhaps the most efficient and cleanest way to build a fire.

November 24th

Celebrate Thanksgiving With Local Foods Recipes

Local foods play a big role in my life. I’m dedicated to eating as locally as possibly, and growing as much of my own food as I reasonably can. When there are foods I need to buy, I try to make sure they are organic and seasonal.

November 22nd

Great Green Home Insulation Product: Sheep's Wool Batting

Wool is one of the best natural insulators — think of how precious that favorite wool sweater of yours is, or those toasty wool socks you can’t leave home without on a cold winter day. Well, the benefits of wool extend to keeping your house comfortable, too — it is a fantastic, highly insulative, and energy-efficient material that is a superior material for saving on home heating and cooling expenses.

November 21st

Small Strawbale Book Spotlights Attractive Tiny Straw Bale Homes

Building small homes is an increasing nation-wide trend, and similarly, natural building methods are picking up steam and gaining recognition in the movement towards more sustainable lifestyles. Small Strawbale a a book fusing these two attractive building features, providing a nice bit of juice in the inspiration department for those folks intrigued by small homes […]

November 1st