Earthship Underground House Tour- Sustainable and Net Zero Living…

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“Towards Sustainable and Net Zero Living”

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen visits an Earthship (the architectural brainchild of Michael Reynolds) in Taos, New Mexico. The particular model, like many others, features earth berm air intakes, a water recycling system for its grey water, and the luxury of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and even a two car garage! Ashley Turin gives us a full out tour of this, one of the newest Earthship builds on the Taos compound. This sustainable and passive solar home just may give you a few ideas for your own future designs.

Guy Winch: “Why we all need to practice emotional first aid.”

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxLinnaeusUniversity, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

Elk Meadows Bordering National Forest

Elk Meadows by Marty Vyn Boennighausen

87(+/-) Acres with the mountains of the Ntl. Forest and state land, this is a hiking and hunting paradise with abundant wildlife and plenty of privacy. The views are unparalleled from every room of this custom home and from the expansive deck.

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Off Grid Winch: Making a Flip Flop Winch

I first discovered this ingenious flip-flop winch from a YouTube demonstration by Mors Kochanski, the Godfather of bushcraft. A search of flip-flop winches on YT will garner several clips demonstrating the power of using two logs and some rope. So why would I add my video to mix? Because it’s only theory until you put it into action by Doing the Stuff!

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