Woman Builds Magical Cob House Using Only Earthen and Reclaimed Materials

October 25, 2019 at 3:47 pm




A famous snowboarder says there’s no place like the adorable cob home she “shaped like play-dough” with her own hands, using non-recyclable plastics as filler

Why Cob Houses are the “Best Bang for Your Buck”

February 18, 2016 at 3:22 am




Cob or “adobe” houses are cheap, energy efficient, termite-proof, fire-proof, earthquake-resistant, non-toxic, beautiful and can last thousands of years.

cobhouse__Hobbit_H_2745149kImages of a cob house built for under $250 in England two years ago have been re-circulating the internet lately, inspiring tiny-house-enthusiasts and back-to-the-landers with hope that living off the grid on a low budget might not be too far out of reach.

Wombats are the Unsung Heroes of the Australian Fires, Sheltering Animals in Their Burrows

January 17, 2020 at 2:09 am




Wombats are allowing other species to take refuge from the fires in their complex underground tunnels

Why We Need to Walk Barefoot on the Earth Every Day

May 22, 2019 at 5:08 pm




“Earthing” or “grounding” eliminates inflammation, boosts immunity, speeds wound healing, lowers blood pressure and stress, and improves autoimmune disease, studies show

This City Bans Cars Every Sunday and Everyone Loves It

April 11, 2019 at 4:59 pm




Over 2 million cars and motorcycles are cleared off the roads of Bogotá, Colombia every Sunday to make way for bicycles, roller skates, scooters and skateboards

Credit: Juan Cristóbal Cobo, National Geographic

Couple Spends 25 Years Planting a Rainforest, Hundreds of Endangered Animal Species Return

January 4, 2019 at 5:56 pm




This husband and wife transformed barren farmland into a tropical paradise, bringing back rain, rivers and endangered animals including elephants, tigers and leopards

Save Animals Initiative Sanctuary. Planting trees brought rainfall, streams and rivers back to the land. Images via YouTube.

 

We’re Not Gluten Intolerant, We’re Glyphosate Intolerant

September 4, 2018 at 8:40 pm




Study blames Roundup herbicide for gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic

Why Hemp Houses Will Be The Best Houses In the World

August 27, 2018 at 5:33 am




Hempcrete is ten times stronger than concrete, mold resistant, rot resistant, pest resistant, fire resisitant, and carbon negative. It’s even better than cob/adobe. 

House made from hempcrete

Top 7 Wild Fruits to Forage This Summer

June 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm




Wild berries, cherries, grapes, plums and apples are far more nutritious and delicious than store-bought… plus, they’re free! Here’s how to find them:

Why This “Hobbit Lady” Went From Riches to Rags on Purpose

November 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm




An Oxford graduate, born in a castle, Emma Orbach decided she’d rather live in a mud hut in the woods “with fairies,” without electricity or running water

The daughter of a wealthy musician, Emma grew up in an old castle. She was educated in one of the most expensive boarding schools in England alongside the daughters of two foreign presidents.