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Thinking About Building a Geodesic Dome? Don't.

They were wonderful mathematical constructs, but they are terrible buildings.

I can't read or speak russian, but this makes a ton of sense to me. Its kind of like a terraced garden greenhouse. I really like the concept as far as I understand it.

Солнечный вегетарий Иванова: опыт строительства своими руками

Все секреты постройки солнечного вегетария, спроектированного физиком Ивановым: как и где разместить, как обеспечить вентиляцию и обогрев, и в чем преимущества вегетария перед обычной теплицей.

DIY Wind-Powered Water Pump Made from Bike Parts

DIY Wind-Powered Water Pump Made From Bike Parts

This cool project will get you thinking about how to craft a wind turbine that is as efficient as possible.

A tiny house dweller creates a portable solar generator for off-grid living.

How to Build a Solar Generator on Wheels (Video)

A tiny house dweller creates a portable solar generator for off-grid living.

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Off-Grid Refrigerator: 12 Alternatives to Help You Survive Without Refrigeration

What if someday there's no electricity at all & you can't store your food in a fridge? Here are 12 off-grid refrigerator alternatives to an electric fridge.

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toilette sèche

This recycled glass countertop is much cheaper than granite. There's three more eco-friendly countertop options ....

Go Green! Eco-Friendly Countertop Options

Learn about the various eco-friendly countertop options that are available to you when choosing your the material for your countertop during your next remodeling project.

RainWater Harvesting

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RainWater Harvesting

SolTech Energy: Nothing says "afterthought" like a rectangle of solar panels slapped onto the roof of a house with no visual relationship with the rest of the structure. Swedish company SolTech Energy brings solar in a different direction with their roofing tiles, made from ordinary glass in the shape of (gasp) ordinary roofing tiles. Why has no one thought of this sooner?

SolTech Energy integrates solar, beautifully - Core77

Nothing says "afterthought" like a rectangle of solar panels slapped onto the roof of a house with no visual relationship with the rest of the structure. Swedish company SolTech Energy brings solar in a different direction with their roofing tiles, made from ordinary glass in the shape of (gasp) ordinary...

Solar panels as a porch cover. (Allow light to filter through and collect both direct and reflected light.)

Latest Stories

Browse the most recent stories from Dwell about modern homes, architecture, products, and design.

Eco system

Eco system

Luigi Rosselli Designs 12 Homes Behind A Large Rammed Earth Wall

Luigi Rosselli Designs 12 Homes Behind A Large Rammed Earth Wall

Luigi Rosselli Designs 12 Homes Behind A Large Rammed Earth Wall

Permaculture Design-Build Collaboarative LLC |

Permaculture Design-Build Collaboarative LLC

Permaculture Design-Build Collaboarative LLC |

Rainwater and Solar Power Harvesting System<br /><br /> Submitted by: Jorge Arias, Architect<br /><br /> Description: a water-centric house that collects rainwater and displays it as an entertainment / decorative element inside the home; the roof does d

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You don't have to do everything from scratch. I promise. Read this if you're feeling like a failure because you've got one foot in modern times and the other in the simple life.

The Simple Life: Don't Be Its Slave - A Farmish Kind of Life

Attention homesteaders: the simple life is meant to inspire, relax, and clarify our existence. The simple life was never meant to make us its slave.

Do your part to save the Bees.

Do your part to save the Bees.

Make Your Own Potting Soil - DIY Potting Mixes

What Is Urban Gardening And How To Get Started

Make Your Own Potting Soil - DIY Potting Mixes

Green at Work Sign "Turn Off/Unplug Equipment When Not In Use" 14"x10", Recycled Plastic, Each

Green at Work Sign "Turn Off/Unplug Equipment When Not In Use" 14"x10", Recycled Plastic, Each

2038 ZING Green At Work Turn Off Equipment Sign

5 ways to reduce your carbon footprint! From food!

Five Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Foodprint

Although we usually think of the food we eat in terms of our health, rather than environmentally, purchasing, consuming and discarding the food we eat generates a significant amount of greenhouse gases – in fact, one third of the world’s carbon footprint comes from food production. (1) Nutrition and environment both play into the way…

How to Get A Government Grant For A Farm: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Get A Government Grant For A Farm: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

Middle-Class Families Are Set To Receive Solar Panels With No Upfront Costs In…

U.S. Launches No Cost Solar Program for Middle-Class Homeowners

Middle-Class Families Are Set To Receive Solar Panels With No Upfront Costs In…

Pin of the week - 28/11/13 - Good eco friendly ways to keep yummy veggies fresh without using plastic

Go Green With Our Fall Produce Storage Guide!

While plastic can be recycled, it's not biodegradable, and many recycling programs don't accept plastic bags. That's why we're sharing some of our favorite

Save us

Save us

The United States currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, renewable energy resources are constantly replenished and will never run out. Here's a green energy infograph!

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The United States currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, renewable energy resources are constantly replenished and will never run out. Image credit: Carrington …

The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers

How to choose your next National Heritage Area to visit!

Here it is my purpose to introduce you to the concept of the National Heritage Area and use a small selection of the 49 across the country as examples to draw your interest.

Chipotle uses fresh onions, peppers and raw meat in its restaurants (Safian). As a result, Chipotle now has 1700 stores.

Start A Fire

We believe inspiring readers about homesteading, self sufficiency and emergency preparedness is important in creating a change in the world that starts in a place we can control, on our own homesteads and within our families.

Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels

Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels

Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels: Welcome to Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels: projects to get you off the grid, a collection of awesome do-it-yourself projects from Instructables.com! The Instructables editors have chosen some of our best do-it-yourself off-the-grid…

Green Goals | Eco Friendly Living #gogreen #ecofriendly #goals

Green Goals | Eco Friendly Living #gogreen #ecofriendly #goals

40 ways to go greener at home (besides recycling). This is always our most popular post around #EarthDay on April 22! Lots of simple tips; several you're probably doing already anyway.

40 Ways to Go Greener at Home (Besides Just Recycling) | The Art of Simple

Being eco-wise is about celebrating creation, being good stewards with what we’re given, and passing on those values to the next generation. The thing I love most about practicing good green green habits? Nine times out of ten, they’re also the more frugal option. Being environmentally-friendly is also good economics—in our home and budget, and […]

Buy, make & live plastic-free | plastic is rubbish

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Buy, make & live plastic-free | plastic is rubbish

40 Unexpected Ways You Can Help the Environment Right Now -Posted by Shana Lebowitz on January 27, 2014

40 Ways to Help the Environment

Fun fact: Writing a shopping list, learning to pickle, and visiting used bookstores are all great ways to help the planet. Here, we’ve rounded up some relatively unconventional but hugely impactful ways to make your daily routine more eco-friendly.

5 Simple Tips for Going Paperless in your Kitchen. It's much easier and more convenient than you think! Everything you need to know for home organization to make this work. Great idea for creating a more green life. :)

5 Simple Tips to Transition to a Paperless Kitchen

Do you want to know how to stop using paper towels and napkins all the time? Let me show you how easy it is to transition to a paperless kitchen with these five simple steps that are doable for anyone!

Top Tips for Living Off the Grid

I love living off the grid. If you are thinking of making the move to an off-grid lifestyle, here are the most important things to know—plus some of my top tips to get you started.

DIY Solar Lamp: Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Sun Jars

Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Sun Jar

Making your own DIY solar lamp in a jar is a lot easier than it sounds, using cheap, readily available materials.

Start here to find out the top ways to go green with these green living tips. www.dogwoodalliance.org

Ways to Go Green — Sustainable Baby Steps

There are many ways to go green, including conserving energy, reducing waste, conserving water, eating local, using essential oils, going chemical-free, using stainless steel water bottles, and stopping junk mail.

How to Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly Infographic

How to Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly Infographic

LEEDing the Way. Greening Buildings with LEED Certification.

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you ever wanted to know about LEED

This infographic from Custom Made gives you all the details about LEED certification and it’s benefits.

Wastage of Water in our House

Infographics Posters

Extensive selection of well-designed infographics posters based on various topics from fashion, politics, entertainment, health, business to technology and others

Alternative Energy Infographic Www.viridian.com/sungolde

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Alternative Energy Infographic Www.viridian.com/sungolde

Doing MORE with LESS...that's what efficiency is all about.

Facebook Groups

Tweetadder has 380 members. Free Twitter, Facebook & Google apps (YouTube Google+) Best World Exchange Group on Facebook.

Green Home Improvements #infographics #environment

Pinfographics - Be Simple. Be Original.

Be Simple. Be Original.

The following infographic shows some of the steps Baptist Health South Florida is taking as well as some tips on what you can do to celebrate Earth Day 2015.

Earth Day 2015: What You Can Do (Infographic) | Resource | Baptist Health South Florida

2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. The first Earth Day in 1970 activated over 20-million Americans into what eventually became the modern environmental movement. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created later that same year. Passage of legislation like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act laid the ground work and still guide many of the environmental policies in the United States today. The Earth Day Network now estimates that over a billion people across the globe…

Why Buying Local is Worth Every Cent consommation infographie locavore

Why Buying Local is Worth Every Cent consommation infographie locavore

Of Concern To All! A tree is worth $193,250

Of Concern To All! A tree is worth $193,250

Air pollution and coal consumption - China (useful information on PM2.5 - what it means for your health)

The coal hard truth of air pollution

Particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter are called "fine" particles. These particles, approximately 1/30 the average width of a human hair, can lodge deeply into the lungs. Sources of fine particles include all types of combustion, including power

50 Ways Your Home Could Save The Earth: Apart from the suggestion to use the microwave for more cooking, these are excellent tips!

50 Cost-Efficient Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Let's face it: Reducing your home's negative impact on the planet will likely require a huge amount of work. But solar panels and temperature-regul...

infographic, energy independence, green design, sustainable design, renewable energy, green energy, clean tech, self-sufficient living

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Achieve Energy Independence Through Off-Grid Living

This infographic provides a look at exactly what it takes to live self-sufficiently entirely off the grid.

Green Products

Try these simple, green cleaning recipes you can make yourself. DIY!

Homemade Cleaning Solution to Scrub Every Inch of Your Home

The next time you have a sink to scrub or a window to wipe, just raid your cupboards and mix up a homemade cleaning solution.

A Guide to #DIY Cleaning Products: Cleaners that contain strong chemicals and disinfectants pose health risks for people & pets, & when they’re washed down the drain, they contaminate our waterways & soil. Help the environment and wildlife by making your own #green products that are just as effective as store-bought options.

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Learn how to make your home green to save money, conserve resources, live healthier, and have a lighter impact on the planet.

Best Tiny House Composting Toilet - Off Grid And Green

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Tiny house composting toilet options. See the Pros and Cons of our top pics for tiny home compost toilet options.

DIY cleaners and beauty products that will save me money, keep toxins out of the house, and help the environment? Yes, please. I’m loving this roundup Kristin put together for us. Now I just have to decided what to make this weekend – foaming hand wash, a few two-ingredient spa treatments, toilet bombs, or all …

Genius Ideas for Going Green and Saving Money

DIY cleaners and beauty products that will save me money, keep toxins out of the house, and help the environment? Yes, please. I'm loving this roundup Kristin put together for us. Now I just have to decided what to make this weekend - foaming hand wash, a few two-ingredient spa treatments, toilet bombs, or all of the above. Going green doesn't have to mean a whole-life overhaul. If we all make simple little changes, we can make a difference in the condition of the planet we leave for our…

Dreary hardwood floors, sticky vinyl, “unknown substance” in the kitchen? Use our DIY cleaning recipe survival guide for some green cleaning. #DIY #Cleaning

DIY Green Recipes for Making Your Own All-Natural Cleaning Supplies

Let's face it: name-brand cleaners are expensive and full of ingredients we can't even pronounce. Never fear! The Maids has compiled recipes to make your own natural, safe and effective homemade cleaning supplies using eco-friendly ingredients.

Learn which green cleaning ingredients you should never mix. I love recipes for homemade cleaners, but many combine ineffective or even dangerous ingredients.

Green Cleaning Ingredients You Should Never Mix

Making homemade cleaners? There are several green cleaning ingredients you should never mix! Learn to make safe effective DIY cleaners for natural cleaning.

10 Best Essential Oils for Cleaning

Our 6 Favorite Essential Oils for Green Cleaning

Not only do they smell good, but many essential oils are also naturally antibacterial. So go green with a guide to the best essential oils for cleaning.

Make These 56 DIY Cleaning Products For Pennies

Make These 69 DIY Cleaning Products For Pennies

If you're tired of reaching for cleaning products with ingredients you can't even pronounce, then head to your local grocery store for a few basic components,

Green Cleaning Recipes to Make Your House Sparkle

19 Green Cleaning Recipes to Make Your House Sparkle

Get your home clean while keeping your kids and pets safe. These green cleaning recipes are just as effective as store-bought cleaners!

Start your Spring cleaning off right with these natural, non-toxic DIY cleaning solutions. They can all be made using wholesome ingredients, like essential oils, lemon, vinegar and castile soap.

Start your Spring cleaning off right with these natural, non-toxic DIY cleaning solutions. They can all be made using wholesome ingredients, like essential oils, lemon, vinegar and castile soap.

He and She Eat Clean: Are Your Cleaning Products Really "Clean?" - Recipes to Help You Clean

Are Your Cleaning Products Really "Clean?" - Recipes to Help You Clean

Make your own green cleaning products using this shopping list and list of recipes.

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This has a "how to build your own solar panel" set of instructions, I may have to try this.

How to Build a Solar Panel

How to Build a Solar Panel: Currently I'm a college student studying computer engineering, and this summer while I was on break I decided I wanted to learn more about solar energy and how to build a solar panel from scratch. My main reason for looking to build it myself was to…

Our Favorite Food Storage Containers: Pretty, Functional and (Really!) BPA-Free

Our Favorite Food Storage Containers: Pretty, Functional and (Really!) BPA-Free

Water

The Rain Tower Vertical Hydroponic System /* I'd love to do this as an intro to indoor hydroponics in 2014 or 2015. Grows up to 12 heads of lettuce or other small plants. */

The Rain Tower Vertical Hydroponic System

How to build a vertical hydroponic Rain Tower system - CHEAP!

Raft based aquaponics or otherwise known as deep water culture (DWC) infographic

Raft based aquaponics or otherwise known as deep water culture (DWC) infographic

Never thought of this, GENIUS!!!

Never thought of this, GENIUS!!!

Alternatives to fish for aquaponics

Alternatives to fish for aquaponics

The Most Convenient Way to Fill Your Rain Barrel

The Most Convenient Way to Fill Your Rain Barrel

An easy way to help the environment. Instead of using water from a well or electricity do this. This water can be used to water plants and other outdoor uses. Saves water and electricity.

Capturing and Reusing Rain Water

Sharing our journey to live a more sustainable life. Focus on waste minimization, pollution prevention, non-GMO food & consumer right to know.

How a Septic System Works

Learn how a septic system works and why it is important to maintain them

Rainwater harvesting system

RainXchange: Modular Underground Rainwater Cistern

Rainwater cisterns are a great way to collect large amount of water to reuse in your home are garden — unfortunately most cisterns are very big, have a large footprint and typically don’t look very good… It’s this problem that RainXchange is going to solve: underground rainwater collection. It easily integrates into landscaping and is perfect for those who don’t like the look of a cistern or who are tight on space.

In this video from the Youtube channel, Starry Hilder Off Grid Homestead, Starry goes over 7 common mistakes people make when harvesting rainwater.

7 Mistakes to Avoid when Harvesting Rain Water

In this video from the Youtube channel, Starry Hilder Off Grid Homestead, Starry goes over 7 common mistakes people make when harvesting rainwater.

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Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders - one of the best things we ate last week. Only 4 simple ingredients - chicken, bacon, brown sugar and chili powder. They only take about 5 minutes to make and are ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Sweet and salty in one bite!

Great way to use Rain water to irrigate gardens

Harvest the Rain With These 4 DIY Rain Barrels

Do rainy days get you down? Build a rain barrel and look forward to the rain.

Recycling

KNOW YOUR PLASTICS | OUR JOURNEY OF COMPLETION~BODY~HEART~AND SOUL

KNOW YOUR PLASTICS

KNOW YOUR PLASTICS | OUR JOURNEY OF COMPLETION~BODY~HEART~AND SOUL

Top 20 Things to Recycle and Reuse #infographic

Consumers today are more aware of the environmental issues. They are willing to buy materials that are eco friendly and easily recyclable. Reusing and recycling products that you have already used can really save the total cost involved in manufacturing process. Likewise there are many more ways to reuse the things you once thought are completely useless. This infographic revolves around top 20 things which you can reuse and recycle today. Save environment, share this post and reduce your…

You don't have to do everything from scratch. I promise. Read this if you're feeling like a failure because you've got one foot in modern times and the other in the simple life.

The Simple Life: Don't Be Its Slave - A Farmish Kind of Life

Attention homesteaders: the simple life is meant to inspire, relax, and clarify our existence. The simple life was never meant to make us its slave.

The Rain Tower Vertical Hydroponic System /* I'd love to do this as an intro to indoor hydroponics in 2014 or 2015. Grows up to 12 heads of lettuce or other small plants. */

The Rain Tower Vertical Hydroponic System

How to build a vertical hydroponic Rain Tower system - CHEAP!

Do your part to save the Bees.

Do your part to save the Bees.

Make Your Own Potting Soil - DIY Potting Mixes

What Is Urban Gardening And How To Get Started

Make Your Own Potting Soil - DIY Potting Mixes

Green at Work Sign "Turn Off/Unplug Equipment When Not In Use" 14"x10", Recycled Plastic, Each

Green at Work Sign "Turn Off/Unplug Equipment When Not In Use" 14"x10", Recycled Plastic, Each

2038 ZING Green At Work Turn Off Equipment Sign

5 ways to reduce your carbon footprint! From food!

Five Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Foodprint

Although we usually think of the food we eat in terms of our health, rather than environmentally, purchasing, consuming and discarding the food we eat generates a significant amount of greenhouse gases – in fact, one third of the world’s carbon footprint comes from food production. (1) Nutrition and environment both play into the way…

Thinking About Building a Geodesic Dome? Don't.

They were wonderful mathematical constructs, but they are terrible buildings.

I can't read or speak russian, but this makes a ton of sense to me. Its kind of like a terraced garden greenhouse. I really like the concept as far as I understand it.

Солнечный вегетарий Иванова: опыт строительства своими руками

Все секреты постройки солнечного вегетария, спроектированного физиком Ивановым: как и где разместить, как обеспечить вентиляцию и обогрев, и в чем преимущества вегетария перед обычной теплицей.

How to Get A Government Grant For A Farm: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Get A Government Grant For A Farm: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

Raft based aquaponics or otherwise known as deep water culture (DWC) infographic

Raft based aquaponics or otherwise known as deep water culture (DWC) infographic

Never thought of this, GENIUS!!!

Never thought of this, GENIUS!!!

Alternatives to fish for aquaponics

Alternatives to fish for aquaponics

The Most Convenient Way to Fill Your Rain Barrel

The Most Convenient Way to Fill Your Rain Barrel

An easy way to help the environment. Instead of using water from a well or electricity do this. This water can be used to water plants and other outdoor uses. Saves water and electricity.

Capturing and Reusing Rain Water

Sharing our journey to live a more sustainable life. Focus on waste minimization, pollution prevention, non-GMO food & consumer right to know.

How a Septic System Works

Learn how a septic system works and why it is important to maintain them

Rainwater harvesting system

RainXchange: Modular Underground Rainwater Cistern

Rainwater cisterns are a great way to collect large amount of water to reuse in your home are garden — unfortunately most cisterns are very big, have a large footprint and typically don’t look very good… It’s this problem that RainXchange is going to solve: underground rainwater collection. It easily integrates into landscaping and is perfect for those who don’t like the look of a cistern or who are tight on space.